Camps + PA Days

The Maker Bean Cafe on Bloor 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. There are also 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 Winter Break Kids Tech Camp 2019/2020 available!

Thanks to the generous support from our 2019 Indiegogo campaign, we’re thrilled to offer 2 full-day 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 Thursday, December 19th.

We’ll choose 2 applications by Friday, December 20th and award a full-day spot to each one, on one of the Winter Tech Camp dates listed below.

Looking forward to your applications!

Winter 2020 Weekly Camps – next session starts Jan 16, 2020!

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, Jan 18, 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, starting Thursday, Jan 16, 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, Jan 18, 2020.

PA Days 2019/2020

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

Dec 6, 2019 – sign up here

Jan 17, 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)

Winter Break 2019 Kids Tech Camp – ages 6-12 sign up here

Have your child spend the Winter Break meeting new friends & learning tech skills at The Maker Bean Cafe! Using tools such as laser cutters, 3D printers & wood-working tools, your children will create something straight out of their imaginations!

1 day: $95

2-days between Dec 23 – Jan 3: $161.50 (15% savings) **To choose this option, use the “Dates” drop down to choose the first date you’d like your child to attend, then choose the “2-day” ticket option; you’ll be able to choose the other date at checkout**

Daily themes:

Mon, Dec 23: Flopping Robotic Creatures:your kids will design and build personalized flopping creatures using our digital fabrication and robotic tools, including programmable CPX module, servo motors and laser cutters.

Fri, Dec 27: Minecraft Modding: create & play in new Minecraft worlds, and laser cut a shape from the game to take home  (different content from Thurs, Jan 2 Minecraft day)

Mon, Dec 30: Crazy Clapping Night Light: using laser cutters, coding & 3D printing, kids will build a device that shines random colours and creates designs they’ve made onto the walls.

Thurs, Jan 2: Minecraft Modding: create & play in new Minecraft worlds, and laser cut a shape from the game to take home (different content from Fri, Dec 27 Minecraft day)

Fri, Jan 3: Robotic Build: using 3D printing, laser cutting, electronics & coding kids will create a moving robot!

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)

Looking forward to having your child join us!