Kids Camps

Given recent Toronto and Ontario government announcements, and amid escalating concerns around COVID-19 spread, it is with a heavy heart that we have decided to cancel Maker Bean Camps, including March Break and weekly tech camps, until further notice. We believe this move is in the best interest of keeping you, your children and our staff safe and healthy during this difficult time.

Per our cancellation policy, we will honour all cancelled camp purchases as credit towards any of our future camp offerings, including Summer Camps, PA Days, birthday parties and our next session of weekly Thursday & Saturday camps set to start May 14 and 16. These programs generally fill up well in advance, and we’d love to have your kids join us. To redeem your credit, please contact us through our Contact page and we’ll apply the credit to whichever program you’d like.

We are also happy to offer the credit for cafe purchases, adult workshops and laser cutting/3D printing services we offer. Take-out cafe services (including coffee beans for home) and online orders will continue to be available More info on those on our website here: https://themakerbean.com

The Maker Bean Cafe is your place for creative technology camps to engage your kids & teens, as well as tech-focused PA Day camps. Topics include Robotics, Inventions, Minecraft & Video Game Programming. All camps & programs take place at our 1052 Bloor St. West location.

There are a limited number of scholarships available to those in needs of financial assistance. Descriptions and dates for all programs below, or jump to:

Camp cancellation policy: if a child cannot attend camp for any reason (e.g., cancelled by The Maker Bean Cafe or by a parent), we will honour the value of the camp as credit towards a future camp or other Maker Bean product or service.


Winter 2020 Weekly Tech Camps – Round 2 starts May 14 and 16

Have your kids join our community of young makers as they learn new tech skills & have fun! Our 7-week tech camps will have them learn laser cutting, 3D printing, coding & other skills as they work towards a final project.

For kids 6-12 years old at our 1052 Bloor St. West location.

If your child will miss any sessions, they’re welcome to make up the session at one of our other camps.

Pricing

7-week camps: $210/camper

Add-on tickets available at bottom of ticket list:

  • Snacks for all camp days (+$35)

Ages 6-9: Imagineering sign up here
Imagineering is a class that introduces kids to the fundamental skills of making and programming. Students will take part in activities that teach 21st century skills through games, storytelling and of course, making. $210 / 7 week program!

SATURDAYS 10-12, starting Saturday, May 16 – June 27


Ages 6-12: After-School Club sign up here
Imagineering Club is a weekday after school program for kids who have lots of ideas and love to make things. At our maker space, Imagineers will learn new technologies and making skills to bring their ideas to life! $210 / 7 weeks

THURSDAYS 3:30-6 PM (kids can arrive anytime after 3:30, and will start the day’s activities when they arrive), starting Thursday, May 14 – June 25


Ages 9-12: Inventioneering sign up here
Do you often dream up ideas and inventions – but rarely ever get the chance to bring them to life? Using a combination of high tech tools (3D printing, laser cutting, electronics), wood working and craft, we provide the mentorship and structure to help you turn your sketched ideas into working prototypes – led by your own interests, imagination and ingenuity. $210 / 7 week program!

SATURDAYS 1-3 PM, starting Saturday, Mar 14 – June 27


PA Days

We host tech-focused PA Day camps, ages 6-12, 9 AM – 4 PM, before & after care available.

Kids work on a full-day project, with at least 45 minutes of outdoor time at Dufferin Grove Park (5-minute walk from The Maker Bean on Bloor)


$95/day

Dates:

June 5, 2020 – Robotics – sign up here

Kids will use their imaginations, and laser cutting, coding & other tools to create a robot!

Optional CPX coding learning tool can be purchased at check out for $35: kids will have access to it throughout the day to use, and if purchased, and continue learning coding at home.

Add-on purchases at checkout include:

  • Lunch & snacks (+$15)
  • Before-care (8-9 AM) (+$10)
  • After-care (4-5 PM) (+$10) 
  • CPX (programmable learning tool) (+$35)

Passover 2020 Kids Tech Camp – ages 6-12

SOLD OUT! Book your Summer Camp spot now before it sells out!

We’re excited to host your kids for 2 days over Passover for fun & engaging tech-focused activities! Kids of all skill levels will learn or push their knowledge of laser cutting, 3D modelling and robotics while meeting friends & having fun.

Kids also head outdoors for at least 45 minutes per day to Dufferin Grove Park (5-minute walk from The Maker Bean) for active games & fresh air.

Pricing

1 day: $95

Add-on purchases available as “ticket” types to purchase include:

  • Lunch & snacks (+$15/day)
  • Before-care (8-9 AM) (+$10/day)
  • After-care (4-5 PM) (+$10/day)

Looking forward to having your child join us!


Summer 2020 Tech Camps – starting June 15 (Montessori schools), and June 29 (all schools)

Make things, friends & memories!
Have your child spend their summer break meeting new friends & learning tech skills at The Maker Bean Cafe at 1052 Bloor St. West! Using tools such as laser cutters, 3D printers & wood-working tools, and with 1 laptop per child, your children will create something straight out of their imaginations!

For kids 6-12 years old, both experienced & new makers alike.

Kids also head outdoors for at least 1 hour per day to Dufferin Grove Park (5-minute walk from The Maker Bean) for active games & fresh air.

Pricing

5-day week (Mon-Fri, 9-4): $495 (includes tax & no fees)

4-day week (9-4): $395 (includes tax & no fees; for weeks with a holiday: July 1 and Aug 3)


Add-on tickets available at bottom of ticket list:

  • Lunch & snacks for all camp days (+$15/day)
    • Lunch is a mix of healthy snacks, fruit, a hot-pressed sandwich and low-sugar drink. Example snacks would be carrot sticks, oatmeal cookies and fruit cups. Warm pressed sandwiches can be cheese & turkey, grilled cheese, etc.
  • Before-care (8-9 AM) for all camp days (+$10/day)
  • After-care (4-5 PM) for all camp days (+$10/day)

Camp schedule

Week 1: Powered By Girls Tech Camp (June 29 – July 3, 4 days, closed July 1)

Explore the wonderful world of tech and imagination in a girl-positive environment! They’ll work together to build a tech project that focuses on solving a real-world problem, and present it at the end of the week to parents.

Week 2: Robotics (July 6 – 10, 5 days)

Learn and develop a variety of skills to create your own robot that kids take home at the end of the week: 2D & 3D design, laser cutting & 3D printing and programming, as well as incorporating sensors, motors & moving parts; for beginners & experienced kids alike!

Week 3: Robotics (July 13 – 17, 5 days)

Learn and develop a variety of skills to create your own robot that kids take home at the end of the week: 2D & 3D design, laser cutting & 3D printing and programming, as well as incorporating sensors, motors & moving parts; for beginners & experienced kids alike!

Week 4: Minecraft Pro (July 20 – 24, 5 days)

Whether a beginner or experienced Minecraft player, expand your kids’ skills with this creative, learning-filled game. From designing new worlds, to collaborating with others on in-game tasks, to laser cutting & 3D printing custom items from the game, they’ll love every Minecraft-filled minute!

Week 5: Robotics (July 27 – 31 , 5 days)

Learn and develop a variety of skills to create your own robot that kids take home at the end of the week: 2D & 3D design, laser cutting & 3D printing and programming, as well as incorporating sensors, motors & moving parts; for beginners & experienced kids alike!

Week 6: Robotics (Aug 4 – 7, 4 days, closed Aug 3)

Learn and develop a variety of skills to create your own robot that kids take home at the end of the week: 2D & 3D design, laser cutting & 3D printing and programming, as well as incorporating sensors, motors & moving parts; for beginners & experienced kids alike!

Week 7: Minecraft Pro (Aug 10 – 14, 5 days)

Whether a beginner or experienced Minecraft player, expand your kids’ skills with this creative, learning-filled game. From designing new worlds, to collaborating with others on in-game tasks, to laser cutting & 3D printing custom items from the game, they’ll love every Minecraft-filled minute!

Week 8: Robotics (Aug 17- 21, 5 days)

Learn and develop a variety of skills to create your own robot that kids take home at the end of the week: 2D & 3D design, laser cutting & 3D printing and programming, as well as incorporating sensors, motors & moving parts; for beginners & experienced kids alike!

Week 9: Minecraft Pro (Aug 24 – 28, 5 days)

Whether a beginner or experienced Minecraft player, expand your kids’ skills with this creative, learning-filled game. From designing new worlds, to collaborating with others on in-game tasks, to laser cutting & 3D printing custom items from the game, they’ll love every Minecraft-filled minute!

Week 10: Robotics (Aug 31 – Sept 4, 5 days)

Learn and develop a variety of skills to create your own robot that kids take home at the end of the week: 2D & 3D design, laser cutting & 3D printing and programming, as well as incorporating sensors, motors & moving parts; for beginners & experienced kids alike!

Montessori Week 1: Robotics (June 15-19, 5 days)

Learn and develop a variety of skills to create your own robot that kids take home at the end of the week: 2D & 3D design, laser cutting & 3D printing and programming, as well as incorporating sensors, motors & moving parts; for beginners & experienced kids alike!

Montessori Week 2: Robotics (June 22-26, 5 days)

Learn and develop a variety of skills to create your own robot that kids take home at the end of the week: 2D & 3D design, laser cutting & 3D printing and programming, as well as incorporating sensors, motors & moving parts; for beginners & experienced kids alike!