Maker camps

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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Crescent Camps & Summer Programs  

North Toronto, Toronto

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day

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

  • Ages 6 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $340/week
Day Coed3406-170North Toronto, Toronto, Ontario

Innova STEM Labs  

Mississauga

  • Education: STEM
  • Day, Program, family

STEM based camp and workshops •3D Design and Printing •Robotics • Mechatronics •Virtual & Augmented Reality •Internet Of Things (IoT) • Computer programming •Video Game Design

  • Ages 5 to 16
  • Coed, Girls, Boys
  • from $99/month
Day, Program, family Coed, Girls, Boys995-161Mississauga, Ontario

Spirit of Math  

Alberta (1); Ontario (5)

  • Education: Math
  • Day

Does your child love math challenges? Spirit of Math’s summer camps focus on the core topics from our curriculum with an extensive range of fun & exciting summer camps designed to challenge students from grades 2 - 9.

  • Ages 4 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $275/week
Day Coed2754-172Leaside, Toronto, Willowdale, Toronto, Richmond Hill, Markham, Calgary

Active Scholars  

Ajax; Guelph; North Toronto, Toronto

  • Education (multi)
  • Day

A unique summer experience, Where Sports Meets Educations 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.

  • Ages 7 to 13
  • Coed
  • from $185/week
Day Coed1857-133Ajax, Ontario, Guelph, Ontario, North Toronto, Toronto, Ontario

Idea Lab Kids Oakville  

Oakville

  • Education: STEM
  • Day, Program

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!

  • Ages 4 to 14
  • Coed
  • from $154/week
Day, Program Coed1544-144Oakville, Ontario

Stem for Kids GTA  

Ajax; Whitby

  • Education: STEM
  • Day, Program, family

Fun-based Summer Camps that integrates STEM with the 4C skills of Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking and Creativity; and real world applications.

  • Ages 4 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $240/program
Day, Program, family Coed2404-165Ajax, Ontario, Whitby, Ontario

VEX Robotic Science Summer Game  

Richmond; Vancouver

  • Computer : Robotics
  • Day, Program, family

Two weeks robotics summer camp program for students Gr 3 to Gr 12. Will be using VEX-IQ, EDR Cortex, V5 Platform. Topics covered will include solving technical challenges, programming/coding, and robotics competition.

  • Ages 7 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $400/week
Day, Program, family Coed4007-176Richmond, British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Art (multi)
  • Day, Overnight, Program, family

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.

  • Ages 5 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $290/week
Day, Overnight, Program, family Coed2905-187Canning, Nova Scotia
  • Education: STEM
  • Day

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.

  • Ages 9 to 14
  • Coed
  • from $400/2 weeks
Day Coed4009-148Downtown West, Toronto, Ontario

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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