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Technology is a rapidly developing area of interest for many. Your child, like many others, may have more than a passing interest in one or more technologies. In Canada, there are scores of after-school and weekend technology programs for kids and teenagers. This can be a great way for your child to pursue a budding interest or to support and enhance their studies during the school day. Technology programs can also prepare teenagers and young adults for post-secondary education and even careers in technology-related fields. Read more


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Idea Lab Kids Calgary  

Calgary

  • Education: STEM
  • Day, Program

Idea Lab provides classes, camps ranging from Cooking, Robotics, 3D Art, Engineering and Science. At Idea Lab children learn through hands-on-activities utilizing Critical-thinking Skills and a great deal of IMAGINATION!

  • Ages 3 to 14
  • Coed
  • from $30/week
Day, Program Coed303-140Calgary, AlbertaEducation: STEMIdea Lab Kids CalgaryIdea Lab provides classes, camps ranging from Cooking, Robotics, 3D Art, Engineering and Science. At Idea Lab children learn through hands-on-activities utilizing Critical-thinking Skills and a great deal of IMAGINATION! Calgary, Alberta Day, Program Coed

STEAMlabs  

Downtown West, Toronto; Don Mills, Toronto; Wallace Emerson, Toronto

  • Education: STEM
  • Day, Program

Maker programs & camps for curious hands-on kids. We use the latest tools and technologies, like 3D printing and laser cutting, to help your child bring their ideas to life.

  • Ages 6 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $200/session
Day, Program Coed2006-171Downtown West, Toronto, Ontario, Don Mills, Toronto, Ontario, Wallace Emerson, Toronto, OntarioEducation: STEMSTEAMlabsMaker programs & camps for curious hands-on kids. We use the latest tools and technologies, like 3D printing and laser cutting, to help your child bring their ideas to life. Downtown West, Toronto, Ontario, Don Mills, Toronto, Ontario, Wallace Emerson, Toronto, Ontario Day, Program Coed
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  • Education: STEM
  • Day, Program, family

We're the coolest, most innovative kid program! We offer French & English classes in Robotics, Math, Lego, Creative writing, Technical drawing for engineers, photography, virtual reality, painting, software engineering.

  • Ages 4 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $190/week
Day, Program, family Coed1904-180Mississauga, OntarioEducation: STEMBudding Genius - Central MississaugaWe're the coolest, most innovative kid program! We offer French & English classes in Robotics, Math, Lego, Creative writing, Technical drawing for engineers, photography, virtual reality, painting, software engineering. Mississauga, Ontario Day, Program, family Coed

The STEAM Project Summer Camp  

Richmond Hill

  • Education: STEM
  • Day

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.

  • Ages 5 to 14
  • Coed
  • from $460/week
Day Coed4605-141Richmond Hill, OntarioEducation: STEMThe STEAM Project Summer CampCamp 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 Day Coed

Zebra Robotics  

Mississauga; Milton

  • Computer (multi)
  • Day, Program

Robotics and coding after-school, weekend, competition, and summer camp classes for students from Grade 2 to 12. Serious STEM learning with a unique curriculum and wholesome support system!

  • Ages 7 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $30/week
Day, Program Coed307-172Mississauga, Ontario, Milton, OntarioComputer (multi)Zebra RoboticsRobotics and coding after-school, weekend, competition, and summer camp classes for students from Grade 2 to 12. Serious STEM learning with a unique curriculum and wholesome support system! Mississauga, Ontario, Milton, Ontario Day, Program Coed

Envision Robotics  

Markham

  • Computer : Robotics
  • Day, Program

Toronto's fastest growing dedicated STEM Studio teaching kids 6+ how to build and program robots and create with 3D Printing. Year-round after school/weekend programs, PA Day, March and Summer Camps. FREE TRIAL Classes.

  • Ages 5 to 13
  • Coed
  • Cost Varies
Day, Program Coed05-133Markham, OntarioComputer : RoboticsEnvision RoboticsToronto's fastest growing dedicated STEM Studio teaching kids 6+ how to build and program robots and create with 3D Printing. Year-round after school/weekend programs, PA Day, March and Summer Camps. FREE TRIAL Classes. Markham, Ontario Day, Program Coed

Exceed Robotics  

Thornhill; Mississauga; Richmond Hill

  • Computer : Robotics
  • Day, Program

Toronto's leading robotics club teaching students 7 years and older how to build and program robots following a STEM-focused curriculum. Year-round after school/weekend program and premier March Break and Summer Camps.

  • Ages 7 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $165/month
Day, Program Coed1657-164Thornhill, Ontario, Mississauga, Ontario, Richmond Hill, OntarioComputer : RoboticsExceed RoboticsToronto's leading robotics club teaching students 7 years and older how to build and program robots following a STEM-focused curriculum. Year-round after school/weekend program and premier March Break and Summer Camps. Thornhill, Ontario, Mississauga, Ontario, Richmond Hill, Ontario Day, Program Coed

Bot Camp - Specialty Robotics Programs  

Willowdale, Toronto

  • Computer : Robotics
  • Day, Program

Founded by FIRST Robotics world champion Shawn Lim, Bot Camp is a best-in-class robotics program for students 10 and up. Summer, March Break, PA-Day camps. After-school and weekend workshops. Competitive robotics teams.

  • Ages 10 to 99
  • Coed
  • from $49/session
Day, Program Coed4910-995Willowdale, Toronto, OntarioComputer : RoboticsBot Camp - Specialty Robotics ProgramsFounded by FIRST Robotics world champion Shawn Lim, Bot Camp is a best-in-class robotics program for students 10 and up. Summer, March Break, PA-Day camps. After-school and weekend workshops. Competitive robotics teams. Willowdale, Toronto, Ontario Day, Program Coed

Power of Words Academy  

Don Mills, Toronto; Richmond Hill

  • Education (multi)
  • Day, Program

Creative Writing/Drama Summer Camps | Reading Comprehension/Writing/Public Speaking/Debate Programs. In a setting that gets students excited about learning, we prepare them to be leaders! FREE TRIAL CLASS / ASSESSMENT.

  • Ages 7 to 14
  • Coed
  • from $200/week
Day, Program Coed2007-146Don Mills, Toronto, Ontario, Richmond Hill, OntarioEducation (multi)Power of Words AcademyCreative Writing/Drama Summer Camps | Reading Comprehension/Writing/Public Speaking/Debate Programs. In a setting that gets students excited about learning, we prepare them to be leaders! FREE TRIAL CLASS / ASSESSMENT. Don Mills, Toronto, Ontario, Richmond Hill, Ontario Day, Program Coed
  • Education (multi)
  • Day, Program

An enrichment academic learning centre committed to igniting the love of learning among children and teens. A variety of subjects are on offer with both our FocusKids and FocusLeaders summer camps.

  • Ages 6 to 15
  • Coed
  • from $40/week
Day, Program Coed406-157Markham, OntarioEducation (multi)Focus Learning Academic CentreAn enrichment academic learning centre committed to igniting the love of learning among children and teens. A variety of subjects are on offer with both our FocusKids and FocusLeaders summer camps. Markham, Ontario Day, Program Coed

LSA- Lifetime Skills Academy   

Thornhill; Bayview Village, Toronto; York Mills, Toronto

  • Education (multi)
  • Day, Overnight, Program, family

LSA - where children become leaders in our new technological age. S.T.E.M, finance and leadership skills are mastered through fascinating camps, lessons and programs. Year-round programs for all ages across the G.T.A!

  • Ages 6 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $250/week
Day, Overnight, Program, family Coed2506-168Thornhill, ON, Bayview Village, Toronto, Ontario, York Mills, Toronto, OntarioEducation (multi)LSA- Lifetime Skills Academy LSA - where children become leaders in our new technological age. S.T.E.M, finance and leadership skills are mastered through fascinating camps, lessons and programs. Year-round programs for all ages across the G.T.A! Thornhill, ON, Bayview Village, Toronto, Ontario, York Mills, Toronto, Ontario Day, Overnight, Program, family Coed

Sylvan Learning Thornhill  

Thornhill; Markham

  • Education: STEM
  • Day, Program

Sylvan camp will spark the creativity of campers through various hands on STEM related activities, such as robot building, math/science projects and creative writing.

  • Ages 3 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $149/month
Day, Program Coed1493-189Thornhill, Ontario, Markham, OntarioEducation: STEMSylvan Learning ThornhillSylvan camp will spark the creativity of campers through various hands on STEM related activities, such as robot building, math/science projects and creative writing. Thornhill, Ontario, Markham, Ontario Day, Program Coed

No Fuss Tutors - In Home Tutoring   

Mississauga; Markham; Lawrence Heights, Toronto

  • 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

  • Ages 6 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $30/session
Program Coed306-1810Mississauga, ON, Markham, ON, Lawrence Heights, Toronto, ONEducation: 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 Mississauga, ON, Markham, ON, Lawrence Heights, Toronto, ON Program Coed

The Michelangelo Code  

Brampton; Vaughan; Mississauga

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day, Program, family

With valuable contributions from Industry leader David Pacheco, Creative Director of The Walt Disney Company, Mr. G, a STEM Instructor and former GANZ game developer passes on key techniques used by his production team!

  • Ages 5 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $150/month
Day, Program, family Coed1505-1811Brampton, Ontario, Vaughan, Ontario, Mississauga, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) The Michelangelo CodeWith valuable contributions from Industry leader David Pacheco, Creative Director of The Walt Disney Company, Mr. G, a STEM Instructor and former GANZ game developer passes on key techniques used by his production team! Brampton, Ontario, Vaughan, Ontario, Mississauga, Ontario Day, Program, family Coed

The Cube STEM Camps  

The Beach, Toronto; Rosedale, Toronto; Kingsway Park, Toronto

  • Education: STEM
  • Day

A technology camp that offers kids the opportunity to touch on a full range of fun and engaging technology classes and activities that encourage kids to use their creativity to be the technology makers of the future.

  • Ages 6 to 17
  • Coed, Girls
  • from $345/week
Day Coed, Girls3456-1712The Beach, Toronto, Ontario, Rosedale, Toronto, Ontario, Kingsway Park, Toronto, OntarioEducation: STEMThe Cube STEM CampsA technology camp that offers kids the opportunity to touch on a full range of fun and engaging technology classes and activities that encourage kids to use their creativity to be the technology makers of the future. The Beach, Toronto, Ontario, Rosedale, Toronto, Ontario, Kingsway Park, Toronto, Ontario Day Coed, Girls
  • Education (multi)
  • Day, Program

Sylvan EDGE camps and classes will introduce your child to new and fun experiences in the world of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). Tutoring & homework help also available.

  • Ages 3 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $95/session
Day, Program Coed953-1813London, OntarioEducation (multi)Sylvan Learning LondonSylvan EDGE camps and classes will introduce your child to new and fun experiences in the world of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). Tutoring & homework help also available. London, Ontario Day, Program Coed

Institute of Robotics & Intelligent Systems  

Thistletown, Toronto; Mississauga; Scarborough Junction, Toronto

  • Computer : Robotics
  • Day, Program

We offer STEAM based TDSB approved learning programs that utilize robot technology. Kids will learn programming/ building, teamwork, creativity and use of analytical skills. In schools workshop are also available.

  • Ages 5 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $250/week
Day, Program Coed2505-1714Thistletown, Toronto, Ontario, Mississauga, Ontario, Scarborough Junction, Toronto, Ontario Computer : RoboticsInstitute of Robotics & Intelligent SystemsWe offer STEAM based TDSB approved learning programs that utilize robot technology. Kids will learn programming/ building, teamwork, creativity and use of analytical skills. In schools workshop are also available. Thistletown, Toronto, Ontario, Mississauga, Ontario, Scarborough Junction, Toronto, Ontario Day, Program Coed

Active Scholars  

Ajax; Guelph; North Toronto, Toronto

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day, Program

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 $235/week
Day, Program Coed2357-1315Ajax, Ontario, Guelph, Ontario, North Toronto, Toronto, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) Active ScholarsA 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. Ajax, Ontario, Guelph, Ontario, North Toronto, Toronto, Ontario Day, Program Coed
  • Education (multi)
  • Day, Program

We offer low monthly rate programs in Readng, Writing, Math, Homework, Science Study Skills and Advanced Reading Strategies. Our STEM related programs and camps receive great popularity.

  • Ages 4 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $159/session
Day, Program Coed1594-1816Mississauga, Ontario, Mississauga, ONEducation (multi)Sylvan Learning of Mississauga CentreWe offer low monthly rate programs in Readng, Writing, Math, Homework, Science Study Skills and Advanced Reading Strategies. Our STEM related programs and camps receive great popularity. Mississauga, Ontario, Mississauga, ON Day, Program Coed

Engineering For Kids York Region  

Aurora; Richmond Hill; Newmarket

  • Education: STEM
  • Day, Program

A fun and educational STEM camp full of hands on engineering activities: Aerospace, Electrical engineering, Mechanical toy making, Marine Engineering, Robotics and more

  • Ages 4 to 14
  • Coed
  • from $185/week
Day, Program Coed1854-1417Aurora, Ontario, Richmond Hill, Ontario, Newmarket, OntarioEducation: STEMEngineering For Kids York RegionA fun and educational STEM camp full of hands on engineering activities: Aerospace, Electrical engineering, Mechanical toy making, Marine Engineering, Robotics and more Aurora, Ontario, Richmond Hill, Ontario, Newmarket, Ontario Day, Program Coed

Real Programming 4 Kids  

Kingsview Vilage, Toronto; Leaside, Toronto; Oakville

  • Computer : Computer programming
  • Day, Program

With locations in Leaside, Etobicoke, London, Oakville, Richmond Hill, Oshawa, Waterloo and Ottawa, RP4K introduces kids and teens to the fundamentals of computer programming. FREE 45 min trial class.

  • Ages 7 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $548/week
Day, Program Coed5487-1718Kingsview Vilage, Toronto, , Leaside, Toronto, Ontario, Oakville, OntarioComputer : Computer programmingReal Programming 4 KidsWith locations in Leaside, Etobicoke, London, Oakville, Richmond Hill, Oshawa, Waterloo and Ottawa, RP4K introduces kids and teens to the fundamentals of computer programming. FREE 45 min trial class. Kingsview Vilage, Toronto, , Leaside, Toronto, Ontario, Oakville, Ontario Day, Program Coed

Robo-Geek  

Milton; Halton Hills; Brampton

  • Computer : Robotics
  • Day, Program

Robo-Geek main focus is on promoting interest in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) for young minds through coding and robotics. We aim to foster students’ confidence and “can do" attitude.

  • Ages 7 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $120/week
Day, Program Coed1207-1619Milton, Ontario, Halton Hills, Ontario, Brampton, OntarioComputer : RoboticsRobo-GeekRobo-Geek main focus is on promoting interest in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) for young minds through coding and robotics. We aim to foster students’ confidence and “can do" attitude. Milton, Ontario, Halton Hills, Ontario, Brampton, Ontario Day, Program Coed

Kidzwhiz  

Markham; Thornhill

  • Computer (multi)
  • Day, Program

Technology camps for kids ages 6-12 involving coding, robotics, game design, and more! Choose one topic as a specialty camp, or try them all in our variety camp! Weekly programs and drop-in classes are also available.

  • Ages 4 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $250/program
Day, Program Coed2504-1620Markham, Ontario, Thornhill, OntarioComputer (multi)KidzwhizTechnology camps for kids ages 6-12 involving coding, robotics, game design, and more! Choose one topic as a specialty camp, or try them all in our variety camp! Weekly programs and drop-in classes are also available. Markham, Ontario, Thornhill, Ontario Day, Program Coed
  • Education: STEM
  • Day, Program

Join us for a week of building Lego® robots & an introduction to video game design and programming! Your child will learn problem solving skills all while making friends & having fun with STEM!

  • Ages 3 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $250/week
Day, Program Coed2503-1721Guelph, OntarioEducation: STEMSylvan Learning GuelphJoin us for a week of building Lego® robots & an introduction to video game design and programming! Your child will learn problem solving skills all while making friends & having fun with STEM! Guelph, Ontario Day, Program Coed

Idea Lab Kids Oakville  

Oakville

  • Education: STEM
  • Day, Program, family

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 15
  • Coed
  • from $60/month
Day, Program, family Coed604-1522Oakville, OntarioEducation: 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 Day, Program, family Coed

Ultimate Coders  

Brampton; Vaughan; Bendale, Toronto

  • Computer (multi)
  • Day, Program

#1 Computer Coding, Robotics and Math classes in Brampton for Kids - Grade 1 to 12. Our after school & weekend programs give eager young minds early exposure to stimulating activities that will kick start their futures!

  • Ages 6 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $100/month
Day, Program Coed1006-1823Brampton, Ontario, Vaughan, Ontario, Bendale, Toronto, OntarioComputer (multi)Ultimate Coders#1 Computer Coding, Robotics and Math classes in Brampton for Kids - Grade 1 to 12. Our after school & weekend programs give eager young minds early exposure to stimulating activities that will kick start their futures! Brampton, Ontario, Vaughan, Ontario, Bendale, Toronto, Ontario Day, Program Coed

Code-it Hacks  

High Park, Toronto; Bloor West Village, Toronto

  • Computer (multi)
  • Day, Program, family

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

  • Ages 7 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $250/session
Day, Program, family Coed2507-1824High Park, Toronto, Ontario, Bloor West Village, Toronto, ONComputer (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 High Park, Toronto, Ontario, Bloor West Village, Toronto, ON Day, Program, family Coed

MakerKids  

Leaside, Toronto; Bloor West Village, Toronto

  • Computer (multi)
  • Day, 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.

  • Ages 6 to 13
  • Coed
  • from $452/week
Day, Program Coed4526-1325Leaside, Toronto, Ontario, Bloor West Village, Toronto, OntarioComputer (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 Day, Program Coed
  • Education (multi)
  • Day, Program

Sylvan STEM Camps are high quality, low ratio camps with LEGO Robotics, Coding, Science Experiments, Engineering builds and more hands-on STEM activities. REMEMBER Effective summer tutoring is also available for JK-Gr.12

  • Ages 3 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $150/week
Day, Program Coed1503-1726Burlington, OntarioEducation (multi)Sylvan Learning BurlingtonSylvan STEM Camps are high quality, low ratio camps with LEGO Robotics, Coding, Science Experiments, Engineering builds and more hands-on STEM activities. REMEMBER Effective summer tutoring is also available for JK-Gr.12 Burlington, Ontario Day, Program Coed
  • Science: LEGO
  • Day, Program, family

Our classes & camps use LEGO® bricks & K'Nex® to offer STEAM programs in Engineering, Science, Robotics, Animation, Drones, Video Game Design and more,..plus fun themes like Pokemon, Ninjas, Star Wars and Minecraft®.

  • Ages 4 to 14
  • Coed
  • from $93/program
Day, Program, family Coed934-1427Milton, OntarioScience: LEGOSnapology of Halton-MississaugaOur classes & camps use LEGO® bricks & K'Nex® to offer STEAM programs in Engineering, Science, Robotics, Animation, Drones, Video Game Design and more,..plus fun themes like Pokemon, Ninjas, Star Wars and Minecraft®. Milton, Ontario Day, Program, family Coed
  • Education (multi)
  • Day, Program

At Sylvan of Oakville, we have STEM Summer Camps, STEM Club, tutoring in JK-Gr. 12 math, reading, and writing, as well as SAT/ACT prep courses.

  • Ages 5 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $49/session
Day, Program Coed495-1828Oakville, OntarioEducation (multi)Sylvan Learning OakvilleAt Sylvan of Oakville, we have STEM Summer Camps, STEM Club, tutoring in JK-Gr. 12 math, reading, and writing, as well as SAT/ACT prep courses. Oakville, Ontario Day, Program Coed

UTutor Education Centre  

Willowdale, Toronto; Richmond Hill; Newmarket

  • Education (multi)
  • Day, Program

A professional after school tutoring centre with dedicated and experienced tutor professionals helping students get their academic success, from High school to University pathway programs.

  • Ages 12 to 22
  • Coed
  • from $100/week
Day, Program Coed10012-2229Willowdale, Toronto, Ontario, Richmond Hill, Ontario, Newmarket, OntarioEducation (multi)UTutor Education CentreA professional after school tutoring centre with dedicated and experienced tutor professionals helping students get their academic success, from High school to University pathway programs. Willowdale, Toronto, Ontario, Richmond Hill, Ontario, Newmarket, Ontario Day, Program Coed
  • Education (multi)
  • Day, Program

Academic and Enrichment Summer Camps with STEM-focused sessions, including Robotics and Coding; and High School Prep Camps for Writing, Math & Study Skills. Tutoring in all subjects for JK-GR 12 also available.

  • Ages 3 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $50/day
Day, Program Coed503-1730Hamilton, OntarioEducation (multi)Sylvan Learning HamiltonAcademic and Enrichment Summer Camps with STEM-focused sessions, including Robotics and Coding; and High School Prep Camps for Writing, Math & Study Skills. Tutoring in all subjects for JK-GR 12 also available. Hamilton, Ontario Day, Program Coed

York University; Science Engagement  

Bathurst Manor/Clanton Park, Toronto; Sentinel Park, Toronto

  • Education: STEM
  • Day, Overnight, Program

Science Engagement Programs offers interactive and hands-on STEM experiences for youth in grade 3-12. Elementary programs include Science Saturdays, March Camp, and SciX. Secondary programs include Helix and Spark Lab.

  • Ages 8 to 18
  • Coed, Girls
  • from $195/week
Day, Overnight, Program Coed, Girls1958-1831Bathurst Manor/Clanton Park, Toronto, Ontario, Sentinel Park, Toronto, OntarioEducation: STEMYork University; Science EngagementScience Engagement Programs offers interactive and hands-on STEM experiences for youth in grade 3-12. Elementary programs include Science Saturdays, March Camp, and SciX. Secondary programs include Helix and Spark Lab. Bathurst Manor/Clanton Park, Toronto, Ontario, Sentinel Park, Toronto, Ontario Day, Overnight, Program Coed, Girls

You might also enjoy these other programs

Technology is one among a rapidly growing list of education programs. If your child is interested in technology and/or computers, you might also consider the following:

Engineering programs: in-depth instruction in engineering, an important field with a wide range of applications in the sciences and social sciences

Science programs: a broad field covering several sub-disciplines, such as biology, chemistry, physics, and astronomy

Math programs: teach a wide variety of abstract and applied subjects, such as algebra, calculus, logic, geometry, and number theory

STEM programs: focus on the approach to learning that combines science, technology, engineering, and math

LEGO programs: ideal for young children who enjoy hands-on play, and aren’t quite ready for more complex tasks

Minecraft programs: (like LEGO) are ideal for younger kids, especially those who can’t get enough of this creative building game

Types of technology programs

There are dozens of different kinds of technology programs throughout Canada. There are as many kinds of programs as there are areas of technology. This means you’ll have a huge variety of programs to choose from. These include the following: 

Computer and technology programs: focus on the basics of computer science and related technologies

Coding programs: teach and develop skills and knowledge in programming languages and their applications

Robotics programs: teach and develop interest, skills, and knowledge in robotics and related technologies

Animation and 3D design programs: great for kids interested in computer animation and graphic design

Website design/development programs: teach the basics and sometimes the more advanced features of designing and/or developing websites

Video game design programs: ideal fit for “gamers” who are creative and interested in design and various types of technology 

Benefits of technology programs

Technology programs are some of the most popular on our website. While some kids prefer arts or sports programs, increasing numbers are turning to technology. Like other after-school and weekend education programs, these programs have perks that go beyond being fun (though they are fun as well!). From coding to robotics to animation, they allow your child to both pursue a compelling interest and learn outside of school hours.

Among others, technology programs can have the following benefits for your child:

  • Enrichment: is your child looking to pursue a powerful interest in one or more technology? If so, an after-school or weekend program can be just the ticket. This can be a great way to engage in more advanced learning and acquire sophisticated technical knowledge that may not be possible during the school day.
  • Skill acquisition: technology programs are a great way for your child to learn and develop specific skills. Typically, they’re offered in an interactive environment where students can apply and test the skills they’re learning, working with both instructors and peers.
  • Engaged, hands-on learning: unlike for some school subjects, your child won’t be sitting in a chair, quietly licensing to an instructor give a lecture. Technology programs, almost invariably, take place in dynamic learning environments where there’s lots of interaction, collaboration, and practical, hands-on learning.
     
  • School preparation: computer-based technology is becoming more and more pervasive in schools. By learning the basics of, say, computer programming, your child can acquire knowledge integral to primary and secondary school curricula. Sometimes this can also give your child a leg up on the competition in post-secondary school applications.
  • Job and career prospects: the skills your child will learn in a technology class can help them get a desirable—and sometimes well-payingafter-school or summer job. It can also pave the way for entry into an exciting and successful career in a dynamic field. More on this below.

Career trajectories in technology

Needless to say, computer-based technology is a rapidly burgeoning field. It’s becoming more and more a part of our everyday lives, from morning to evening, from preschool to retirement.

There are virtually countless careers in the field of technology. Taking a technology class or program can be a crucial step in preparing your child or teenager for one or more of these. While we can’t discuss them all, below is an interesting list. These are the top 10 careers in technology, according to US News:

Software developer 
Median salary:
$103,560
Projected job growth by 2026: 24%

Computer systems analyst
Median salary: $88,270
Projected job growth by 2026: 9%

IT manager
Median salary: $139,220
Projected job growth by 2026: 12%

Information security analyst
Median salary: $95,510
Projected job growth by 2026: 28%

Database administrator
Median salary: $87,020
Projected job growth by 2026: 11%

Web developer
Median salary: $67,990
Projected job growth by 2026: 15%

Computer network architect
Median salary: $104,650
Projected job growth by 2026: 6%

Computer systems administrator
Median salary: $81,100
Projected job growth by 2026: 6%

Computer support specialist
Median salary: $52,810
Projected job growth by 2026: 11%

Computer programmer
Median salary: $82,240
Projected job growth by 2026: -7%

What to look for in a technology program

How do you know which technology program is right for your child? This is an especially important question given the wide array of options.

While it’s impossible to give a definitive answer, there are certain pointers which we think will guide you in the right direction. First, consider your child. Ask yourself the following questions:

  • What are their interests vis-à-vis technology?
  • What are their strengths and weaknesses?
  • Are they missing any essential tech skills?
  • What type of learner are they?
  • Are they looking for a broader technology background or do they have a more specific interest?
  • What’s their level of knowledge and expertise in computers and technology (especially in the area(s) they’re interested in pursuing)?

Then take a close look at different technology programs. You can get an in-depth look at them by going through their profiles here on OurKids.net/programs. You should also visit them in person, and ask plenty of questions.

Here are a few important questions to get you started:

  • What is your curriculum?
  • What is your approach to teaching and learning?
  • What kinds of tasks and activities does your program involve?
  • What can my child expect to learn, and what skills is she likely to acquire?
  • Who are your instructors—full-time and part-time—and what are their qualifications?
  • What kinds of facilities and equipment do you have, and how do you use them?
  • Do kids work mostly by themselves or in groups?

Be sure you’ve found the best camp or program

Finding the right camp or program for your child is no simple task. If you look around at the breadth of options, this can be a daunting challenge. A good place to start is the Our Kids camp and program expo, held every February in Toronto. You’ll find many camps and programs there, as well as interactive activities, learning sessions, and more. It’s the ideal way to learn about the camp and program landscape, and to find the best fit for your child.

To learn more about choosing a camp or program, including a technology program, use the following Our Kids resources: How to choose a camp or program, Technology program reviews, Canada’s camp and program guide

To learn more about careers in technology and computers, check out the following sources: 

Bureau of Labor Statistics: computer and information technology careers
US News: discover the best technology careers
TheBalanceCareers.com: Information technology jobs
ITCareerFinder.com: best computer jobs for the future



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