Maker camps

Find a makerspace near you

Maker camps are one of the most exciting, rapidly growing type of summer camp or March break program. These camps focus on a very practical curriculum influenced by the Makerspace (also called Hackerspace) movement. Some official maker camps originated in association with makezine.com, but the term is also applied more generally and includes camps around the world. Read more


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Sprouts - Growing Bodies & Minds  

Leslieville, Toronto; Virtual Program

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day camp, Program, Family camp

Sprouts offers a wide array of traditional day camps as well as specialized STEM and dance camps for children 4 - 12 years of age. Read more...

  • Ages 1 to 12
  • Coed
  • from $340/week
Day camp, Program, Family camp Coed3401-120Leslieville, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Traditional (multi activity) Sprouts - Growing Bodies & MindsSprouts offers a wide array of traditional day camps as well as specialized STEM and dance camps for children 4 - 12 years of age. Leslieville, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Day camp, Program, Family camp Coed
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No Fuss Tutors - In Home Tutoring   

Oakville; Markham; Lawrence Heights, Toronto; Virtual Program

  • Education: Academic/Tutoring
  • Program

Private In-Home Tutoring | Throughout the GTA | $30 Per Hour | Math, English, Science & More | Grade 1-12 | Rated 5 Stars on Google | Try Your First Hour on Us Read more...

  • Ages 7 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $27/session
Program Coed277-180Oakville, Ontario, Markham, ON, Lawrence Heights, Toronto, ON, Virtual Program, Education: Academic/TutoringNo Fuss Tutors - In Home Tutoring Private In-Home Tutoring | Throughout the GTA | $30 Per Hour | Math, English, Science & More | Grade 1-12 | Rated 5 Stars on Google | Try Your First Hour on Us Oakville, Ontario, Markham, ON, Lawrence Heights, Toronto, ON, Virtual Program, Program Coed

Code-it Hacks  

Bloor West Village, Toronto; Virtual Program

  • Computer (multi)
  • Day camp, Program, Family camp

Blend of 5 flavors in our Kids Coding & Robotics Camp in Toronto! Learn to Code, Learn to build: Robotics & Circuits, Outdoor play:Logic Games & a field trip to a tech company! Never a dull moment in our camps & programs Read more...

  • Ages 4 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $250/session
Day camp, Program, Family camp Coed2504-181Bloor West Village, Toronto, Ontario, Bloor West Village, Toronto, ON, Virtual Program, Computer (multi)Code-it HacksBlend of 5 flavors in our Kids Coding & Robotics Camp in Toronto! Learn to Code, Learn to build: Robotics & Circuits, Outdoor play:Logic Games & a field trip to a tech company! Never a dull moment in our camps & programs Bloor West Village, Toronto, Ontario, Bloor West Village, Toronto, ON, Virtual Program, Day camp, Program, Family camp Coed

Digital Media Academy  

Vancouver; Bay Street Corridor, Toronto; Virtual Program

  • Computer (multi)
  • Day camp, Overnight camp

Digital Media Academy offers the most impactful STEAM learning experiences available anywhere. Learn from art and technology professionals using industry-level software. Overnight and multi-week options are available. Read more...

  • Ages 9 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $1,390/week
Day camp, Overnight camp Coed13909-182Vancouver, British Columbia, Bay Street Corridor, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Computer (multi)Digital Media AcademyDigital Media Academy offers the most impactful STEAM learning experiences available anywhere. Learn from art and technology professionals using industry-level software. Overnight and multi-week options are available. Vancouver, British Columbia, Bay Street Corridor, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Day camp, Overnight camp Coed

SV Robotics Academy  

Markham; Brampton; Virtual Program

  • Education: STEM
  • Day camp, Program

SV Robotics Academy is a project based learning program for bright and curious students! We help students find their love for learning, innovate and participate in numerous events year round! Read more...

  • Ages 6 to 18
  • Coed
  • Cost Varies
Day camp, Program Coed06-183Markham, Ontario, Brampton, Ontario, Virtual Program, Education: STEMSV Robotics AcademySV Robotics Academy is a project based learning program for bright and curious students! We help students find their love for learning, innovate and participate in numerous events year round! Markham, Ontario, Brampton, Ontario, Virtual Program, Day camp, Program Coed

Crescent Camps & Summer Programs  

North Toronto, Toronto; Virtual Program

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day camp

Our Camps and Programs reflect Crescent School's excellence in academics, robotics, athletics, business, the arts and leadership, with highly qualified, enthusiastic instructors and staff in our exceptional facilities. Read more...

  • Ages 6 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $340/week
Day camp Coed3406-174North Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Traditional (multi activity) Crescent Camps & Summer ProgramsOur Camps and Programs reflect Crescent School's excellence in academics, robotics, athletics, business, the arts and leadership, with highly qualified, enthusiastic instructors and staff in our exceptional facilities. North Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Day camp Coed

Rotherglen Summer Camp  

Oakville; Virtual Program

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day camp

Summer Camps will include Robotics, STEM, Drama, Art, Sports and Cooking Camps, all taking advantage of our beautiful new state of the art facility. Registration opens Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. Read more...

  • Ages 6 to 14
  • Coed
  • from $340/week
Day camp Coed3406-145Oakville, Ontario, Virtual Program, Traditional (multi activity) Rotherglen Summer CampSummer Camps will include Robotics, STEM, Drama, Art, Sports and Cooking Camps, all taking advantage of our beautiful new state of the art facility. Registration opens Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. Oakville, Ontario, Virtual Program, Day camp Coed

Toronto Kidz  

High Park, Toronto; Virtual Program

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day camp

Every week at Toronto Kidz Camp we focus on a theme such as Dinosaurs, Underwater World, etc. and includes a field trip to one of Toronto's top attractions: Ripley's Aquarium, the ROM, Pirate Life Cruise, Casa Loma, etc. Read more...

  • Ages 5 to 12
  • Coed
  • from $202/week
Day camp Coed2025-126High Park, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Traditional (multi activity) Toronto KidzEvery week at Toronto Kidz Camp we focus on a theme such as Dinosaurs, Underwater World, etc. and includes a field trip to one of Toronto's top attractions: Ripley's Aquarium, the ROM, Pirate Life Cruise, Casa Loma, etc. High Park, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Day camp Coed

MakerKids  

Leaside, Toronto; Bloor West Village, Toronto; Virtual Program

  • Computer (multi)
  • Day camp, Program

Empowering the makers of tomorrow! MakerKids specializes in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs with highly trained instructors. We run camps, after-school programs, private classes and more. Read more...

  • Ages 6 to 13
  • Coed
  • from $1/week
Day camp, Program Coed16-137Leaside, Toronto, Ontario, Bloor West Village, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Computer (multi)MakerKidsEmpowering the makers of tomorrow! MakerKids specializes in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs with highly trained instructors. We run camps, after-school programs, private classes and more. Leaside, Toronto, Ontario, Bloor West Village, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Day camp, Program Coed

Codezilla  

Danforth Village, Toronto; Wychwood Park, Toronto; West Toronto Junction, Toronto; Virtual Program

  • Education: STEM
  • Day camp, Program

Educational Fun! 40+ schools, 5 camps in GTA. Small-size camps, girl-friendly curriculum. STEM and Coding camps include: Game Makers, Toy Makers, Slime Makers, Movie Makers, App Makers, Doll Makers and Space Makers. Read more...

  • Ages 6 to 14
  • Coed
  • from $340/week
Day camp, Program Coed3406-148Danforth Village, Toronto, Ontario, Wychwood Park, Toronto, Ontario, West Toronto Junction, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Education: STEMCodezillaEducational Fun! 40+ schools, 5 camps in GTA. Small-size camps, girl-friendly curriculum. STEM and Coding camps include: Game Makers, Toy Makers, Slime Makers, Movie Makers, App Makers, Doll Makers and Space Makers. Danforth Village, Toronto, Ontario, Wychwood Park, Toronto, Ontario, West Toronto Junction, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Day camp, Program Coed

Active Scholars  

Ajax; Guelph; North Toronto, Toronto; Virtual Program

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day camp, Program

A unique summer experience, Where Sports Meets Education and campers get to engage in both STEM Learning & Basketball or Soccer Development. Each week we offer a unique experience for continued growth and engagement. Read more...

  • Ages 7 to 13
  • Coed
  • from $235/week
Day camp, Program Coed2357-139Ajax, Ontario, Guelph, Ontario, North Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Traditional (multi activity) Active ScholarsA unique summer experience, Where Sports Meets Education and campers get to engage in both STEM Learning & Basketball or Soccer Development. Each week we offer a unique experience for continued growth and engagement. Ajax, Ontario, Guelph, Ontario, North Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Day camp, Program Coed

Neilson Park Creative Centre  

Markland Wood, Toronto; Virtual Program

  • Art (multi)
  • Day camp

Arts-focused camps, classes and workshops supporting a creative learning environment where children, teens and families are encouraged to explore and enrich their lives through the arts. Read more...

  • Ages 5 to 12
  • Coed
  • from $240/week
Day camp Coed2405-1210Markland Wood, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Art (multi)Neilson Park Creative CentreArts-focused camps, classes and workshops supporting a creative learning environment where children, teens and families are encouraged to explore and enrich their lives through the arts. Markland Wood, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Day camp Coed

Mississauga Code Club  

Mississauga; Virtual Program

  • Education: STEM
  • Program, Family camp

Mississauga Code Club offers quarterly coding, digital media, and robotics courses for kids, youth &girls of age 8-17. The growing enrollment in our courses reflects high quality and community’s trust in our offerings. Read more...

  • Ages 8 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $250/program
Program, Family camp Coed2508-1811Mississauga, Ontario, Virtual Program, Education: STEMMississauga Code ClubMississauga Code Club offers quarterly coding, digital media, and robotics courses for kids, youth &girls of age 8-17. The growing enrollment in our courses reflects high quality and community’s trust in our offerings. Mississauga, Ontario, Virtual Program, Program, Family camp Coed

Explorer Hop  

Leaside, Toronto; Virtual Program

  • Education: Entrepreneurship
  • Day camp, Program, Family camp

Featured in BBC. A camp where kids learn about Entrepreneurship, Money Management, Innovation, Debate Camp and even get to create their own board game! Read more...

  • Ages 6 to 14
  • Coed
  • from $350/week
Day camp, Program, Family camp Coed3506-1412Leaside, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Education: EntrepreneurshipExplorer HopFeatured in BBC. A camp where kids learn about Entrepreneurship, Money Management, Innovation, Debate Camp and even get to create their own board game! Leaside, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Day camp, Program, Family camp Coed

The Maker Bean Cafe  

Dovercourt Park, Toronto; Wallace Emerson, Toronto; Virtual Program

  • Education: STEM
  • Day camp, Program

Creative technology camps to engage your kids & teen. Topics include Robotics, Inventions, Minecraft & Video Game Programming. Read more...

  • Ages 2 to 12
  • Coed
  • from $40/week
Day camp, Program Coed402-1213Dovercourt Park, Toronto, Ontario, Wallace Emerson, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Education: STEMThe Maker Bean CafeCreative technology camps to engage your kids & teen. Topics include Robotics, Inventions, Minecraft & Video Game Programming. Dovercourt Park, Toronto, Ontario, Wallace Emerson, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Day camp, Program Coed

Ross Creek Centre for the Arts  

Canning; Virtual Program

  • Art (multi)
  • Day camp, Overnight camp, Program, Family camp

SummerArts combines the best of camp with the best of the arts, with great food, a full rec schedule, campfire, and of course a core of incredible arts programming, all on a beautiful campus overlooking the Bay of Fundy. Read more...

  • Ages 5 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $290/week
Day camp, Overnight camp, Program, Family camp Coed2905-1814Canning, Nova Scotia, Virtual Program, Art (multi)Ross Creek Centre for the ArtsSummerArts combines the best of camp with the best of the arts, with great food, a full rec schedule, campfire, and of course a core of incredible arts programming, all on a beautiful campus overlooking the Bay of Fundy. Canning, Nova Scotia, Virtual Program, Day camp, Overnight camp, Program, Family camp Coed

Summer Youth Programming at the Daniels Faculty  

Downtown West, Toronto; Virtual Program

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day camp, Overnight camp

Summer STEAM camps for children from ages 9-14. The theme for this summer’s youth programs is Drones in the City. We will explore the potential of this disruptive technology and how the city design might respond. Read more...

  • Ages 9 to 99
  • Coed
  • from $400/week
Day camp, Overnight camp Coed4009-9915Downtown West, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Traditional (multi activity) Summer Youth Programming at the Daniels FacultySummer STEAM camps for children from ages 9-14. The theme for this summer’s youth programs is Drones in the City. We will explore the potential of this disruptive technology and how the city design might respond. Downtown West, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Day camp, Overnight camp Coed
  • Education: STEM
  • Day camp

Camp for creative girls and boys who love science, technology, robotics, and design projects. Our kids learn while they experiment, invent, digitally fabricate, and build things with their hands. Read more...

  • Ages 5 to 14
  • Coed
  • from $460/week
Day camp Coed4605-1416Richmond Hill, Ontario, Virtual Program, Education: STEMThe STEAM Project: Makerspace, Camps & Classes @ Richmond HillCamp for creative girls and boys who love science, technology, robotics, and design projects. Our kids learn while they experiment, invent, digitally fabricate, and build things with their hands. Richmond Hill, Ontario, Virtual Program, Day camp Coed

UME Academy  

Vancouver; Yorkville, Toronto; Virtual Program

  • Computer (multi)
  • Day camp, Program

Learn technology, critical thinking and the design process through game-making. For children who are ready to be creators and teens who are thinking about careers in technology, game design engages and educates. Read more...

  • Ages 6 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $495/session
Day camp, Program Coed4956-1717Vancouver, British Columbia, Yorkville, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Computer (multi)UME AcademyLearn technology, critical thinking and the design process through game-making. For children who are ready to be creators and teens who are thinking about careers in technology, game design engages and educates. Vancouver, British Columbia, Yorkville, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Day camp, Program Coed

HIDDEN BAY LEADERSHIP CAMP  

Parry Sound; Virtual Program

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day camp, Overnight camp

Small Camp, Big Adventure! Located near Parry Sound, we are a world away from the city and the perfect place for your child to learn leadership while enjoying traditional camp fun in a welcoming and inclusive environment Read more...

  • Ages 5 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $695/week
Day camp, Overnight camp Coed6955-1618Parry Sound, Ontario, Virtual Program, Traditional (multi activity) HIDDEN BAY LEADERSHIP CAMPSmall Camp, Big Adventure! Located near Parry Sound, we are a world away from the city and the perfect place for your child to learn leadership while enjoying traditional camp fun in a welcoming and inclusive environment Parry Sound, Ontario, Virtual Program, Day camp, Overnight camp Coed

Science North Camps  

Ontario (6); Virtual Program (2)

  • Education: STEM
  • Day camp

Science North offers innovative and stimulating PA Day, holiday and summer camps that introduce children to the worlds of science, technology, engineering and math. Camps are available for 4-11 year olds. Read more...

  • Ages 4 to 14
  • Coed
  • from $153/week
Day camp Coed1534-1419City of Thunder Bay, Sudbury, Barrie, North Bay, Kenora, Virtual ProgramEducation: STEMScience North CampsScience North offers innovative and stimulating PA Day, holiday and summer camps that introduce children to the worlds of science, technology, engineering and math. Camps are available for 4-11 year olds. City of Thunder Bay, Sudbury, Barrie, North Bay, Kenora, Virtual Program Day camp Coed

Ontario Tech University Summer Camps  

Oshawa; Virtual Program

  • Science (multi)
  • Day camp, Family camp

Get a unique science and tech education in this program by the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, including LEGO Robotics, Makerspace, Coding, Minecraft. Girls only sessions, Family Camps, Educator sessions. Read more...

  • Ages 5 to 17
  • Coed, Girls
  • from $260/week
Day camp, Family camp Coed, Girls2605-1720Oshawa, Ontario, Virtual Program, Science (multi)Ontario Tech University Summer CampsGet a unique science and tech education in this program by the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, including LEGO Robotics, Makerspace, Coding, Minecraft. Girls only sessions, Family Camps, Educator sessions. Oshawa, Ontario, Virtual Program, Day camp, Family camp Coed, Girls

Idea Lab Kids Oakville  

Oakville; Virtual Program

  • Education: STEM
  • Day camp, Program, Family camp

Innovative programming with a focus on STEM. Summer camp, after school, birthdays and more. Courses for all ages in coding, game design, circuitry, toy engineering, the arts, VR, robotics, 3D printing, cooking and more! Read more...

  • Ages 4 to 15
  • Coed
  • from $60/month
Day camp, Program, Family camp Coed604-1521Oakville, Ontario, Virtual Program, Education: STEMIdea Lab Kids OakvilleInnovative programming with a focus on STEM. Summer camp, after school, birthdays and more. Courses for all ages in coding, game design, circuitry, toy engineering, the arts, VR, robotics, 3D printing, cooking and more! Oakville, Ontario, Virtual Program, Day camp, Program, Family camp Coed

StemKid  

Markham; Virtual Program

  • Education: STEM
  • Day camp, Program, Family camp

We specialize in providing a holistic solution for children's science and technology innovation, we have 27 patents for robots and maker products, providing a wild range of educational products for different age groups. Read more...

  • Ages 4 to 14
  • Coed
  • from $100/week
Day camp, Program, Family camp Coed1004-1422Markham, Ontario, Virtual Program, Education: STEMStemKidWe specialize in providing a holistic solution for children's science and technology innovation, we have 27 patents for robots and maker products, providing a wild range of educational products for different age groups. Markham, Ontario, Virtual Program, Day camp, Program, Family camp Coed
  • Education (multi)
  • Day camp, Overnight camp

An academically enriched university experience for students in grades 5 to 12 focussing on unique courses, living in residence, and campus life. Come and experience your future! Read more...

  • Ages 10 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $305/week
Day camp, Overnight camp Coed30510-1823Kingston, Ontario, Virtual Program, Education (multi)Enrichment Studies Unit (ESU) at Queen's UniversityAn academically enriched university experience for students in grades 5 to 12 focussing on unique courses, living in residence, and campus life. Come and experience your future! Kingston, Ontario, Virtual Program, Day camp, Overnight camp Coed

DigiTeens Academy  

Thornhill; Scarborough Village, Toronto; Virtual Program

  • Computer (multi)
  • Day camp, Program, Family camp

Canada’s leading Robotics, Coding and Game Design club. Our program is different and unique as we combine robotics and game/animation design to teach students Entrepreneurship Skills and Artificial Intelligence. Read more...

  • Ages 7 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $100/month
Day camp, Program, Family camp Coed1007-1624Thornhill, Ontario, Scarborough Village, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Computer (multi)DigiTeens AcademyCanada’s leading Robotics, Coding and Game Design club. Our program is different and unique as we combine robotics and game/animation design to teach students Entrepreneurship Skills and Artificial Intelligence. Thornhill, Ontario, Scarborough Village, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Day camp, Program, Family camp Coed

Maker camps offer programming similar to STEM curriculum but add practical tech interests (ranging from robotics to coding to design) as well as craft materials. Makerspace camps tend to emphasize collaboration and can be thought of as more workshop-oriented than other technology camps. Some are associated with major corporations such as Intel and others.

Why maker camp?

The advantage of maker camps may seem obvious in our increasingly technology-oriented world, but here's a close look at some reasons to dive into a maker kids camp:

Addition of a social element. While technologically-oriented kids may delight in making things on their own, makerspace summer camps add the benefit of collaboration, comparison, presentation and communication (among other things).  Growth in these critical soft skills gives kids an edge in social situations, and in job skills as they look at future career paths.

Curriculum is created by experts. Maker camps in major cities are often associated with universities and/or corporate sponsors. Teen makers can always work on independent projects, but the discipline instilled through professionally-developed curriculum gives them needed guidance in understanding a practical application of makerspace learning.

They meet kids from elsewhere in their area. Kids at any summer camp form friendships and connections that can last a long time into the future. Some Toronto maker camps are attended by kids from countries around the world, in fact. This is an extension of camps' ability to help kids grow in social skills and form early connections to others with similar interests. They might indeed form collaborative connections that may extend far into the future and be fruitful in ways that parents and instructors cannot anticipate.

Related types of camps:

Maker camps are part of a rapidly expanding universe of technology camps focused on helping kids develop skills they will use well into the future. Their practical-oriented curriculum has implications for the development of an entrepreneurial bent, and career choices, etc.  these camps might be thought of as oriented toward older kids, related to robotics and other technology camps and targeted toward older kids who may have previously attended Lego or Minecraft camps.

Parents navigating their way through these options or descriptions need to work closely with their kids and with camps listed below to note which camps most closely match their needs and expectations. 



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