Kids Camps

Safety of your children & our staff is our #1 priority at The Maker Bean. We’ve implemented strict safety precautions, including limiting camp sizes, daily temperature screening, 2 metre spacing between campers and daily sanitizing of all equipment & surfaces.

We’ve successfully led 11 weeks of Summer Camps and weekly tech camps, ensuring a safe environment for your child to learn and make new friends!

The Maker Bean Cafe is your place for creative technology camps to engage your kids, 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.

Descriptions and dates for all programs below, or jump to:

Camp cancellation policy:

We will honour all cancelled camps 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. These programs generally fill up well in advance, and we’d love to have your children 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 are currently available. More info on those on our website under the various headings above.


Weekly Tech Camps for kids 6-12! – next round starting November 5, 2020!

Start or continue your child’s journey of learning, fun & friendship!
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 and other skills as they work towards a final project.

For kids 6-12 years old, both experienced & new makers alike, at our 1052 Bloor St. West location.


Pricing

$210 for 7-week camp ($30/session)

Add-ons available:

  • Snacks for all camp days (+$5/week= $35/7-week)
    • Snacks are a mix of items such as fruit, carrot sticks, oatmeal cookies and natural juice.

Weekly Camp Schedule

Ages 6-9: Imagineering – Saturdays 10am-12pm

Round 2 (Nov 7 – Dec 19, 2020) – 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.


Ages 6-12: After-School Club – Thursdays 3:30-6, kids can arrive anytime after 3:30, and will start the day’s activities when they arrive

Round 2 (Nov 5 – Dec 17, 2020) – 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!


Ages 9-12: Inventioneering – Saturdays 1-3pm

Round 2 (Nov 7 – Dec 19, 2020) – 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.


PA Day Kids Tech Camps – Nov 20, 2020

SIGN UP HERE

Make things, friends & memories!
Have your child spend their PA Day 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!

Each day has a different theme, so you can sign your child up for multiple camps, and they won’t repeat the same activity.

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. Please ensure your kids are dressed for outdoor time during the winter.

Pricing

$95/full day (9 AM – 4 PM)

Times

Camps run 9 AM – 4 PM daily

Before-care (8-9 AM) and after-care (4-5 PM) available


Add-on tickets available:

  • Lunch & snacks for 1 camp day (+$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)

PA Day schedule

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November 20, 2020Build your own Robot Animal!

Using design software, kids will design and laser cut their own robotic animal! We’ll then teach core electronics skills they’ll need to bring their animals to life with moving arms, legs, tail or whatever they’d like!


Winter Break 2020 Kids Tech Camps – December 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30

SIGN UP HERE

Make things, friends & memories!
Have your child spend their winter 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!

Each day has a different theme, so you can sign your child up for multiple Robotics and/or Minecraft camps, and they won’t repeat the same activity.

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. Please ensure your kids are dressed for outdoor time during the winter.

Pricing

$95/full day (9 AM – 4 PM)

Times

Camps run 9 AM – 4 PM daily

Before-care (8-9 AM) and after-care (4-5 PM) available


Add-on tickets available:

  • Lunch & snacks for 1 camp day (+$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

Dec 21: Build a Robot!

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!

Dec 22: Minecraft x Making

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!

Dec 23: Build a Robot!

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!

Dec 28: Minecraft x Making

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!

Dec 29: Build a Robot!

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!

Dec 30: Minecraft x Making

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!