Camps + PA Days

The Maker Bean Cafe, in partnership with STEAMLabs, is hosting weekly creative technology camps to engage your kids & teens, as well as tech-focused PA Day camps. Topics include Robotics, Inventions, Minecraft & Video Game Programming. Descriptions and dates for all programs below:

 

PA Days – sign up here

Friday Oct 5th, 9 – 4 pm

CIRCUIT KALEIDOSCOPE MAKING
Take a traditional kaleidoscope to the
next level using the CPX.

  • MakeCode scripting
  • Basic electronics

Friday Nov 16th, 9 – 4 pm
FLOPPING CREATURES
Design and build a flopping creature.

  • Intro to CPX
  • 2D design/laser cutting
  • MakeCode scripting, sensors & servos

Friday Dec 7th, 9 – 4 pm
MOMENT FACTORY
Bring your dream to life using cardboard,
wood, & some basic gear mechanisms.

  • 2D design/laser cutting
  • Basic electronics

Fall 2018 Camps

Ages 6-13: Tech Powered by Girls (formerly Robotic Playground for Girls) – sign up here

Tech Powered by girls is a hands-on program that explores themes at the intersection of architecture, design and making. In this program, girls / girl identifying kids will learn about architecture and installation design to reimagine, remix and recreate green spaces and concrete landscapes based on some of Toronto’s most interesting neighbourhoods.

$280 / 7 week program, $340 / 7 week program with required $60 robotics kit that can be reused at future programs!

SUNDAYS 1-4 PM
Round 1 | Sunday, September 9 – October 28, 2018 [skips October 7th for Thanksgiving long weekend]
Round 2 | Sunday, November 4 – December 16

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, $270 / 7 week program with optional $60 robotics kit that can be reused at future programs!

 

SATURDAYS 10-12
Round 1 | Saturday, September 8 – October 27, 2018 [skips October 6th for Thanksgiving long weekend]
Round 2 | Saturday, November 3 – December 15

Ages 6-9: Imagineering 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!

$200 / 7 weeks

 

WEDNESDAYS 3:30-6 PM
Round 1 | Wednesday, September 19 – October 31, 2018
Round 2 | Wednesday, November 7 – December 19, 2018

Ages 8+: Minecraft Pro – sign up here
Take your Minecraft skills up a notch at the STEAMLabs Minecraft Pro Club! Participants use their considerable enthusiasm for Minecraft to extend their creative, collaborative, and problem solving skills. The learning is kid-driven, with projects defined by the kids as a group. Parents are encouraged to attend on the final class of each round for the showcase of everything they’ve made.

$210 / 7 week program

SUNDAYS 10-12
Round 1 | Sunday, September 9 – October 28, 2018 [skips October 7th for Thanksgiving long weekend]
Round 2 | Sunday, November 4 – December 16

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.

$280 / 7 week program, $340 / 7 week program with required $60 robotics kit that can be reused at future programs!

 

SATURDAYS 1-4 PM
Round 1 | Saturday, September 8 – October 27, 2018 [skips October 6th for Thanksgiving long weekend]
Round 2 | Saturday, November 3 – December 15

There are also a limited number of scholarships available to those in needs of financial assistance.