Lego camps near you
Lego camps are found in cities and neighbourhoods across Canada. Narrow your options by clicking on the links below to find camps in your city.
More than just summer camp
For kids who really love Lego camp, there are a variety of ways to go. Use our site to find various options below.
The benefits of Lego camp for kids
Your child will receive step-by-step instructions and supplies to unleash their creativity while working with others, improving communication and other soft skills. Take a closer look at more advantages offered by camps with Lego:
Learn teamwork. The biggest advantage of a Lego camp for kids is, of course, fun with friends. Kids learn to work with others in the supervised setting of a camp, where they cooperatively work to complete projects.
Develop creative problem-solving. At Bricks 4 Kidz, for example, children are guided to not only assemble their own motorized products but expand on creations over the course of the program. They recognize problems as they develop, and duly correct them. Activities “support the sense of pride and accomplishment... giving them structured problem-solving skills with curiosity and imagination at the core."
Hone fine motor skills. Putting Lego or Lego Duplo together requires coordination and precision. The complex sets kids play with at camp will challenge them even more so. Interplay (sometimes competitive), adds to this growth.
Develop resilience from an early age. When a Lego project falls apart, it can be upsetting or worse for the child builder. They learn to deal with discouragement and disappointment and move on with the encouragement of instructors.
The independence fostered in camp is integral to early maturation. We offer a much bigger look at how camps develop character.
Discover related camps and programs
Kids who love Lego will appreciate or develop a later interest in camps with related themes. Here are some suggestions for camps they might also attend or graduate to, later:
Minecraft camp appeals to the same age group, helping kids explore this popular building-and-exploring game with fellow campers.
Avengers or MCU camps are fun-focused, with activities centering around the popular Marvel Universe characters and other superheroes.
As your child gets older, look at camps that explore new directions their curiosity might take them in:
Maker camp offers open-ended creativity that sparks kids’ imagination using a diverse range of products, media, and other items. It’s an ideal next step for kids as young as five, encouraging both individual and collaborative creativity.
STEAM camp and STEM camp offer curriculum that combines science, technology, engineering and math (as well as arts, in the case of STEAM). These are proper for kids aged seven and higher.
Math camp develops mathematical skills and helps improve grades in this core subject.
Kids’ robotics is a logical transition from Lego and Minecraft, where kids build real world robots like battle bots, etc. It’s actually a big step, when you take into account the need to understand series circuits and complex electronics, so it’s ideal for kids 12 and older.
Other kinds of camps that Lego fans might eventually enjoy include code camp for kids and engineering camp, where older kids explore these career-oriented interests with a career-orientation.
Find the right Lego camp
According to Rona Amaral, Managing Director of Bricks 4 Kids Mississauga, parents should consider first and foremost whether a Lego camp will be age appropriate. She advises that the general age range for full day campers is 5+ to 11 or 12 years old when kids are ready to move on. Children 4 years or younger may not be mature enough for a full day camp, so families might want to consider a half day session in the mornings. “It depends on the child,” Rona says, “If kids are too tired, it’s just not going to be as enjoyable for them. But parents can call us to talk about whether they think it might be right for their child.”
Other questions you may want to consider asking include:
- How is this camp different from other types of educational camps?
- Are there any additional activities or amenities offered (such as snack/lunch or transportation)?
- Are campers grouped by age, if at all?
- What is the camper-to-staff ratio?
- What accreditations does the camp have and what credentials do the staff have?
- What safety precautions are in place in case of injury with the Legos?
In addition, instructors at Lego camps are all teachers having either completed or finishing the ECE program who are committed to providing informative and exciting activities, but don’t hesitate to ask about their qualifications and training if you have questions.
As more parents are looking to add variety to their child’s summer experience, Rona advises choosing a camp program that “brings a lot of value” overall and where kids will be learning without even realizing it. Lego camps in particular offer this type of environment, inviting children to take initiative and get creative, all while learning and expanding on the educational concepts they delve into at school.
Sources and further information
"Benefits of Lego Play." Barossa.coop