Camps + PA Days

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:


Scholarships for 2 x 7-week Winter Kids Tech Camp 2020 available!

Thanks to the generous support from our 2019 Indiegogo campaign, we’re thrilled to offer 2 camp spots in our Winter Kids Tech Camps for those who may not otherwise be able to attend!

To apply, please click here to access our application page, and submit a 1-paragraph (maximum 100 words) description about what your child would use tech skills for in the future! Applications are open until 11:59 PM Sunday, January 12th.

We’ll choose 2 applications by Monday, January 13th and award a camp spot to each one, for any of the Winter 2020 Weekly Camps below.

Looking forward to your applications!

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Winter 2020 Weekly Tech Camps

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.

Save $25 by signing up early with promo code “Earlybird”! Valid until Feb 17, 2020. To enter promo code on Eventbrite site, click “Tickets”, then click “Enter promotional code” at top-right of list of tickets. Discount will be applied automatically to the camp spot you purchase.

Pricing

7-week camp: $210/camper

Add-on tickets available at bottom of ticket list:

  • Lunch & 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, Mar 14, 2020.


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, Mar 12, 2020.


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, 2020.


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:

Feb 14, 2020 – sign up here

June 5, 2020 – sign up here

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)

March Break 2020 Kids Tech Camp – ages 6-12 sign up here

March Break is a time to spring into making things! We host creative technology camps for kids 6-12 that will have them learning new things while they make friends & leave with a fun technolgoy project they made themselves using laser cutters, 3D printers & more!

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

Multi-day discounts! Save 10% with 2-day sign up and 15% with 3-day sign up between Mar 16 and Mar 19:**To choose this option, click the “Select a date” button to choose the first date you’d like your child to attend, then choose the “2-day” or “3-day” ticket option; you’ll be able to choose the other date(s) at checkout**

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

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

Camp Schedule

Mon, Mar 16: Minecraft Pro Camp: create & play in new Minecraft worlds, while you design & laser cut a shape from the game to take home

Tues, Mar 17: Intro to Robotics: using coding, servo motors and laser cutting, your child will create a moving robot that responds to its environment

Wed, Mar 18: Minecraft Pro Camp: create & play in new Minecraft worlds, while you design & laser cut a shape from the game to take home

Thurs, Mar 19: Intro to Robotics: using coding, servo motors and laser cutting, your child will create a moving robot that responds to its environment

Note: The Maker Bean will not be hosting camps on Fri, Mar 20.

Looking forward to having your child join us!


Summer 2020 Tech Camps – starting June 29, 2020sign up here

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

4-day week (9-4): $395 (for weeks with a holiday: July 1 and Aug 3)

2 weeks or 2 kids – save 10%! Purchase 2-day or 2-child ticket.

Save $50 by signing up early with promo code “Earlysummer”! Valid until Mar 20, 2020.


To enter promo code on Eventbrite site, click “Tickets”, then click “Enter promo code” at top of list of tickets. Discount will be applied automatically to the camp spot you purchase.


Add-on tickets available at bottom of ticket list:

  • Lunch & snacks for all camp days (+$75)
  • Before-care (8-9 AM) for all camp days (+$50)
  • After-care (4-5 PM) for all camp days (+$50)

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!