Computers programs and classes for kids

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Computers are a rapidly developing area of interest for many. Your child, like many others, may have more than a passing interest in one or more area of computer science. In Canada, there are scores of after-school and weekend computer programs and classes 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. Computer classes can also prepare teenagers and young adults for post-secondary education and even careers in computer-related fields. Read more

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STEM Camp   

Ontario (93)

  • Science (multi)
  • Day camp

STEM Camp is a weekly summer day camp at more than 50 locations across Canada where youth aged 5-13 engage in fun and amazing activities in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math. 519-475-6600. stemcamp.ca Read more...

  • Ages 5 to 13
  • Coed
  • from $150/week
Day camp openCamp Coed1505-130Milton, London, Orangeville, Oakville, North Bay, Niagara Falls, Mississauga, Burlington, Markham, Kitchener, West Hill, Toronto, Kincardine, Hamilton, Guelph, Halton Hills, Ancaster, Cambridge, Brantford, Sarnia, Port Elgin, Richmond Hill, The Beach, Toronto, Scarborough Village, Toronto, Rexdale, Toronto, St. Catharines, Stratford, St Thomas, Strathroy, Vaughan, Waterloo, Welland, Windsor, Newmarket, Chatham-Kent, Woodstock, Barrie, Belleville, Caledon, Clarington, Bracebridge, Gravenhurst, Huntsville, Parry Sound, Brockville, Collingwood, New Tecumseth, Cornwall, Fergus, Ottawa, Frontenac Islands, Kingston, Leamington, Lindsay, Midland, Orillia, Oshawa, Owen Sound, Northern Grey County, Peterborough, Southern Kawartha Lakes, Birch Cliff, Toronto, Agincourt, Toronto, Rouge, Toronto, Dorset Park, Toronto, Sudbury, Danforth Village, Toronto, Richview, Toronto, East York, Toronto, KingScience (multi)STEM CampSTEM Camp is a weekly summer day camp at more than 50 locations across Canada where youth aged 5-13 engage in fun and amazing activities in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math. 519-475-6600. stemcamp.ca Milton, London, Orangeville, Oakville, North Bay, Niagara Falls, Mississauga, Burlington, Markham, Kitchener, West Hill, Toronto, Kincardine, Hamilton, Guelph, Halton Hills, Ancaster, Cambridge, Brantford, Sarnia, Port Elgin, Richmond Hill, The Beach, Toronto, Scarborough Village, Toronto, Rexdale, Toronto, St. Catharines, Stratford, St Thomas, Strathroy, Vaughan, Waterloo, Welland, Windsor, Newmarket, Chatham-Kent, Woodstock, Barrie, Belleville, Caledon, Clarington, Bracebridge, Gravenhurst, Huntsville, Parry Sound, Brockville, Collingwood, New Tecumseth, Cornwall, Fergus, Ottawa, Frontenac Islands, Kingston, Leamington, Lindsay, Midland, Orillia, Oshawa, Owen Sound, Northern Grey County, Peterborough, Southern Kawartha Lakes, Birch Cliff, Toronto, Agincourt, Toronto, Rouge, Toronto, Dorset Park, Toronto, Sudbury, Danforth Village, Toronto, Richview, Toronto, East York, Toronto, King Day camp Coed

Crescent Camps & Programs   

North Toronto, Toronto; Online

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

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. Read more...

  • Ages 6 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $75/week
Virtual Program, Day camp, Program openCamp Coed756-171North Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Traditional (multi activity) Crescent Camps & 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. North Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Virtual Program, Day camp, Program Coed

MindKraft   

Oakville

  • Computer (multi)
  • Day camp, Program

After-school program and summer camps for robotics, coding, game development, 3D design and other STEM activities. Read more...

  • Ages 5 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $99/program
Day camp, Program openCamp Coed995-172Oakville, OntarioComputer (multi)MindKraftAfter-school program and summer camps for robotics, coding, game development, 3D design and other STEM activities. Oakville, Ontario Day camp, Program Coed

Code-it Hacks   

High Park, Toronto; Bloor West Village, Toronto; Online

  • Computer (multi)
  • Virtual Program, 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 6 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $250/session
Virtual Program, Day camp, Program, Family camp openCamp Coed2506-173High Park, 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 High Park, Toronto, Ontario, Bloor West Village, Toronto, ON, Virtual Program, Virtual Program, Day camp, Program, Family camp Coed

Zebra Robotics   

Mississauga; Milton; Online

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

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

  • Ages 7 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $30/week
Virtual Program, Day camp, Program openCamp Coed307-174Mississauga, Ontario, Milton, Ontario, Virtual Program, Education: STEMZebra RoboticsRobotics and coding after-school, weekend, competition, and summer camp classes that are virtual classes for students from Grade 2 to 12. Serious STEM learning with a unique curriculum and wholesome support system! Mississauga, Ontario, Milton, Ontario, Virtual Program, Virtual Program, Day camp, Program Coed
  • Computer (multi)
  • Day camp, Program

Summer camp and after school programs focusing on computational literacy and STEM programming. Learn coding skills by building your own video games. Kids have fun, parents see results! Read more...

  • Ages 5 to 14
  • Coed
  • from $150/month
Day camp, Program openCamp Coed1505-145Mississauga, OntarioComputer (multi)Code Ninjas Mississauga (Port Credit)Summer camp and after school programs focusing on computational literacy and STEM programming. Learn coding skills by building your own video games. Kids have fun, parents see results! Mississauga, Ontario Day camp, Program Coed

Focus Learning Academic Centre   

Don Mills, Toronto; Online

  • Education (multi)
  • Virtual Program, Day camp, 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. Read more...

  • Ages 7 to 15
  • Coed
  • from $150/week
Virtual Program, Day camp, Program openCamp Coed1507-156Don Mills, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Education (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. Don Mills, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Virtual Program, Day camp, Program Coed

Artech Camps Canada   

Halifax; Online

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

Artech is the Ultimate Creative Technology Program Center specializing in Game Design, Animation & Coding. Our virtual programs are fully interactive for kids 7 through teens and can reach kids anywhere on this planet! Read more...

  • Ages 7 to 19
  • Coed
  • from $150/week
Virtual Program, Day camp, Program openCamp Coed1507-197Halifax, Nova Scotia, Virtual Program, Computer (multi)Artech Camps CanadaArtech is the Ultimate Creative Technology Program Center specializing in Game Design, Animation & Coding. Our virtual programs are fully interactive for kids 7 through teens and can reach kids anywhere on this planet! Halifax, Nova Scotia, Virtual Program, Virtual Program, Day camp, Program Coed

Real Programming 4 Kids   

Ontario (4); Online (2)

  • Computer : Computer programming (multi)
  • Virtual Program, Day camp, Program

Your child can learn game programming without wearing a mask! Currently, all our classes are online. RP4K introduces kids and teens to the fundamentals of computer programming. FREE 45 min trial class. Read more...

  • Ages 7 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $480/week
Virtual Program, Day camp, Program openCamp Coed4807-178Kingsview Vilage, Toronto, Online, Oakville, Richmond Hill, OshawaComputer : Computer programming (multi)Real Programming 4 KidsYour child can learn game programming without wearing a mask! Currently, all our classes are online. RP4K introduces kids and teens to the fundamentals of computer programming. FREE 45 min trial class. Kingsview Vilage, Toronto, Online, Oakville, Richmond Hill, Oshawa Virtual Program, Day camp, Program Coed

Code Academy   

Online; Mississauga

  • Computer : Computer programming (multi)
  • Virtual Program, Day camp, Program

Mississauga's premier kid’s coding academy offering in-person and virrtual courses, summer camps and afterschool programs. Located at Cawthra and Dundas. Read more...

  • Ages 6 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $85/month
Virtual Program, Day camp, Program openCamp Coed856-189Virtual Program, , Mississauga, OntarioComputer : Computer programming (multi)Code AcademyMississauga's premier kid’s coding academy offering in-person and virrtual courses, summer camps and afterschool programs. Located at Cawthra and Dundas. Virtual Program, , Mississauga, Ontario Virtual Program, Day camp, Program Coed

STEM Minds   

Online; Aurora

  • Science: STEAM
  • Virtual Program, Day camp, Program

STEM Minds is a mission-driven social enterprise that teaches technology to new and skilled users with in-class and virtual education programs in coding, video game design, and more for children ages 4-14. Read more...

  • Ages 4 to 14
  • Coed
  • from $100/program
Virtual Program, Day camp, Program openCamp Coed1004-1410Virtual Program, , Aurora, OntarioScience: STEAMSTEM MindsSTEM Minds is a mission-driven social enterprise that teaches technology to new and skilled users with in-class and virtual education programs in coding, video game design, and more for children ages 4-14. Virtual Program, , Aurora, Ontario Virtual Program, Day camp, Program Coed

CodeWizardsHQ   

Online; Texas

  • Computer : Computer programming (multi)
  • Virtual Program, Day camp, Program

The leading online coding school for ages 8-18. We deliver fun and effective live, online coding classes, designed to give our students the programming knowledge, skills, and confidence to thrive in a digital world. Read more...

  • Ages 8 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $447/program
Virtual Program, Day camp, Program openCamp Coed4478-1811Virtual Program, , Texas, TexasComputer : Computer programming (multi)CodeWizardsHQThe leading online coding school for ages 8-18. We deliver fun and effective live, online coding classes, designed to give our students the programming knowledge, skills, and confidence to thrive in a digital world. Virtual Program, , Texas, Texas Virtual Program, Day camp, Program Coed

Code Ninjas Meadowvale   

Mississauga

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

When school is out, fun and learning are in at Code Ninjas camps! If your kids are into MineCraft, Roblox, robotics, coding, or gaming, Code Ninjas is the place to be! Space is limited – reserve your spot today! Read more...

  • Ages 5 to 14
  • Coed
  • from $150/month
Virtual Program, Day camp, Program, Family camp openCamp Coed1505-1412Mississauga, OntarioComputer (multi)Code Ninjas MeadowvaleWhen school is out, fun and learning are in at Code Ninjas camps! If your kids are into MineCraft, Roblox, robotics, coding, or gaming, Code Ninjas is the place to be! Space is limited – reserve your spot today! Mississauga, Ontario Virtual Program, Day camp, Program, Family camp Coed

eLearnED Leaders   

Online

  • Education: Academic/Tutoring
  • Virtual Program, Program, Family camp

We offer one to one & group online tutoring support in all academic subjects & a variety of enrichment programs, such as learning & wellness strategies, literature, writing, math, science, coding, art, book clubs & more. Read more...

  • Ages 3 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $50/session
Virtual Program, Program, Family camp openCamp Coed503-1813Virtual Program, OntarioEducation: Academic/TutoringeLearnED LeadersWe offer one to one & group online tutoring support in all academic subjects & a variety of enrichment programs, such as learning & wellness strategies, literature, writing, math, science, coding, art, book clubs & more. Virtual Program, Ontario Virtual Program, Program, Family camp Coed

LOGIMIX   

Mississauga; Online

  • Education: Academic/Tutoring
  • Virtual Program, Day camp, Program

LOGIMIX offers enhanced and regular math, science, physics and chemistry programs all year long. Prepare students for SSAT, SAT tests, Pre-U and University levels. Dedicated help with IB math and science. Read more...

  • Ages 10 to 20
  • Coed
  • from $40/week
Virtual Program, Day camp, Program openCamp Coed4010-2014Mississauga, Ontario, Virtual Program, Education: Academic/TutoringLOGIMIXLOGIMIX offers enhanced and regular math, science, physics and chemistry programs all year long. Prepare students for SSAT, SAT tests, Pre-U and University levels. Dedicated help with IB math and science. Mississauga, Ontario, Virtual Program, Virtual Program, Day camp, Program Coed

Inspirely STEAM Education   

Online; Brampton

  • Science: STEAM
  • Virtual Program, Day camp, Program, Family camp

Premier after-school online STEAM Education for children age 6 to 15 years. They also host family bonding & parent networking events. Their creative STEAM Kits/Gifts are perfect to spend quality Family Time @HOME. Read more...

  • Ages 6 to 14
  • Coed
  • Cost Varies
Virtual Program, Day camp, Program, Family camp openCamp Coed06-1415Virtual Program, , Brampton, OntarioScience: STEAMInspirely STEAM EducationPremier after-school online STEAM Education for children age 6 to 15 years. They also host family bonding & parent networking events. Their creative STEAM Kits/Gifts are perfect to spend quality Family Time @HOME. Virtual Program, , Brampton, Ontario Virtual Program, Day camp, Program, Family camp Coed
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Listed below find after-school and weekend programs with some computer-related activities, included in a broader curriculum.

The STEAM Project   

Richmond Hill; Markham; Online

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

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

  • Ages 5 to 14
  • Coed
  • from $30/session
Virtual Program, Day camp, Program openCamp Coed305-140Richmond Hill, Ontario, Markham, , Virtual Program, Computer (multi)The STEAM ProjectCamps and classes for creative girls and boys who love science, technology, robotics, and design projects. Our kids learn while they experiment, invent, digitally fabricate, and build projects with their own hands! Richmond Hill, Ontario, Markham, , Virtual Program, Virtual Program, Day camp, Program Coed

Sidney Ledson Institute   

Don Mills, Toronto; Online

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

The SLI Summer Camp offers: Pre-K/K reading/numeracy program, Math/ English enrichment, Debate, Entrepreneurship, Comp Sci (HTML/CSS, Machine Learning/AI, App Development, R, Python), French, Spanish, and SSAT/ISEE prep. Read more...

  • Ages 2.5 to 14
  • Coed
  • from $420/week
Virtual Program, Day camp, Program openCamp Coed4202.5-141Don Mills, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Traditional (multi activity) Sidney Ledson InstituteThe SLI Summer Camp offers: Pre-K/K reading/numeracy program, Math/ English enrichment, Debate, Entrepreneurship, Comp Sci (HTML/CSS, Machine Learning/AI, App Development, R, Python), French, Spanish, and SSAT/ISEE prep. Don Mills, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Virtual Program, Day camp, Program Coed

Sylvan Learning Thornhill   

Thornhill; Markham

  • Education: Academic/Tutoring
  • Day camp, 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. Read more...

  • Ages 3 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $149/month
Day camp, Program openCamp Coed1493-182Thornhill, Ontario, Markham, OntarioEducation: Academic/TutoringSylvan 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 camp, Program Coed
  • Education: STEM
  • Virtual Program, Day camp

Connections: Queen's Summer Engineering Academy (QSEA) is an engineering-focused summer program that exposes students from Grade 1 - 11 to engineering design and various engineering disciplines. Read more...

  • Ages 6 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $100/week
Virtual Program, Day camp openCamp Coed1006-173Kingston, Ontario, Virtual Program, Education: STEMConnections: Queen’s Summer Engineering Academy (QSEA)Connections: Queen's Summer Engineering Academy (QSEA) is an engineering-focused summer program that exposes students from Grade 1 - 11 to engineering design and various engineering disciplines. Kingston, Ontario, Virtual Program, Virtual Program, Day camp Coed

Innova STEM Labs   

Mississauga

  • Science: STEAM
  • Virtual Program, Day camp, Program, Family camp

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

  • Ages 5 to 18
  • Coed, Girls, Boys
  • from $25/month
Virtual Program, Day camp, Program, Family camp openCamp Coed, Girls, Boys255-184Mississauga, ONScience: STEAMInnova STEM LabsSTEAM based camp and workshops •3D Design and Printing •Robotics • Mechatronics •Virtual & Augmented Reality •Internet Of Things (IoT) • Computer programming •Video Game Design Mississauga, ON Virtual Program, Day camp, Program, Family camp Coed, Girls, Boys

Prestige School Summer Programme   

Willowdale, Toronto; Richmond Hill; Online

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

A day camp with weekly themes that incorporate adventurous outings, artistic creations, scientific experiments, and much more. Read more...

  • Ages 3 to 12
  • Coed
  • from $350/week
Virtual Program, Day camp openCamp Coed3503-125Willowdale, Toronto, Ontario, Richmond Hill, Ontario, Virtual Program, Traditional (multi activity) Prestige School Summer ProgrammeA day camp with weekly themes that incorporate adventurous outings, artistic creations, scientific experiments, and much more. Willowdale, Toronto, Ontario, Richmond Hill, Ontario, Virtual Program, Virtual Program, Day camp Coed
  • Science (multi)
  • Day camp, Program, Family camp

Explore unique science and tech programa at Ontario Tech, including LEGO , Makerspace, Coding, Minecraft. Family Camps. Camps will require minimal parent support once the camp site has been successfully accessed. Read more...

  • Ages 5 to 17
  • Coed, Girls
  • from $300/week
Day camp, Program, Family camp Coed, Girls3005-176Oshawa, OntarioScience (multi)Ontario Tech University Summer CampsExplore unique science and tech programa at Ontario Tech, including LEGO , Makerspace, Coding, Minecraft. Family Camps. Camps will require minimal parent support once the camp site has been successfully accessed. Oshawa, Ontario Day camp, Program, Family camp Coed, Girls

Ryerson Day Camps   

Bay Street Corridor, Toronto; Online

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

Ryerson University offers safe and fun experiences for kids and teens. Programs include architecture, basketball, engineering, film, graphic design, robotics, science, soccer, and more! Read more...

  • Ages 6 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $270/week
Virtual Program, Day camp openCamp Coed2706-177Bay Street Corridor, Toronto, Ontario, Bay Street Corridor, Toronto, , Virtual Program, Traditional (multi activity) Ryerson Day CampsRyerson University offers safe and fun experiences for kids and teens. Programs include architecture, basketball, engineering, film, graphic design, robotics, science, soccer, and more! Bay Street Corridor, Toronto, Ontario, Bay Street Corridor, Toronto, , Virtual Program, Virtual Program, Day camp Coed

The Cube STEM Camps   

Downtown East, Toronto; The Beach, Toronto; Online

  • Computer (multi)
  • Virtual Program, Day camp

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. Read more...

  • Ages 7 to 17
  • Coed, Girls
  • from $195/week
Virtual Program, Day camp openCamp Coed, Girls1957-178Downtown East, Toronto, Ontario, The Beach, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Computer (multi)The 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. Downtown East, Toronto, Ontario, The Beach, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program, Virtual Program, Day camp Coed, Girls

Sylvan Learning Oakville   

Oakville; Online

  • Education (multi)
  • Virtual Program, Day camp, 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. Read more...

  • Ages 5 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $30/session
Virtual Program, Day camp, Program openCamp Coed305-189Oakville, Ontario, Virtual Program, Education (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, Virtual Program, Virtual Program, Day camp, Program Coed

The Michelangelo Code   

Brampton; Vaughan; Mississauga; Online

  • Computer : Video Game/Web Design
  • Virtual Program, Day camp, Program, Family camp

With valuable contributions from Industry leaders, Mr. G, a STEM Instructor and former GANZ game developer passes on key techniques used by his production team! Read more...

  • Ages 5 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $150/month
Virtual Program, Day camp, Program, Family camp openCamp Coed1505-1810Brampton, Ontario, Vaughan, Ontario, Mississauga, Ontario, Virtual Program, Computer : Video Game/Web DesignThe Michelangelo CodeWith valuable contributions from Industry leaders, 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, Virtual Program, Virtual Program, Day camp, Program, Family camp Coed

Active Scholars   

Ajax; Guelph; North Toronto, Toronto

  • Education: STEM
  • 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 openCamp Coed2357-1311Ajax, Ontario, Guelph, Ontario, North Toronto, Toronto, OntarioEducation: STEMActive 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 Day camp, Program Coed

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You might also enjoy these other programs

Computers are one among a rapidly growing list of education programs. If your child is interested in 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

Computers programs and classes for kids

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) ideal for younger kids, especially those who can’t get enough of this creative building game

Types of computer and technology programs

There are many different types of computer classes throughout Canada. This means you’ll have a huge variety to choose from. This includes the following: 

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 computer classes

Year-round, after-school, and weekend computer classes are some of the most popular on our website. While some kids prefer arts or sports programs, increasing numbers are turning to computers. Like other 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, computer classes can have the following benefits for your child:

  • Enrichment: is your child looking to pursue a powerful interest in one or more of computers? 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: computer classes 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, interactive learning: unlike for some school subjects, your child won’t be sitting in a chair, licensing to an instructor give a lecture. Computer classes, almost invariably, take place in dynamic learning environments where there’s lots of interaction and collaboration.
     
  • 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 computer 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 computers and 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 computers. Taking a computer 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 computers and 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 computer class or program

How do you know which computer class 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 computers?
  • What are their strengths and weaknesses?
  • Are they missing any essential skills?
  • What type of learner are they?
  • Are they looking for a broad computer background, or do they have more specific interests?
  • 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 computer classes. 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?

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 computer program, use the following Our Kids resources: How to choose a camp or program, Computer program reviews, Canada’s camp and program guide

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

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



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