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. 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:
When school is out this summer, we’re offering weekly maker camps to engage kids and teens in a fun summer full of making! We have weeklong camps running every week in July and August for two whole months of fun!
Ever wanted to build your own robot? Now is your chance! At our Robotics Summer Camp, we’ll design games as a group and then build our very own robots to compete in the games at the end of camp. There will be opportunities for success and celebration for all participants and their robots!
July 8-12, July 15-19, July 22-26, July 29-Aug 2, Aug 19-24, Aug 26-30
Minecraft Pro camp
Minecraft Pro For Kids uses your child’s already established enthusiasm for Minecraft to extend their creative, collaborative, and problem solving skills. Participants will work alongside mentors to design worlds, build projects and install mods. Workshops are driven by the participant’s interested and imaginations – we provide the structure and support to help them learn and grow. The focus of the camp is on learning and building, but there will be time set aside to play as well!
Aug 5-9, Aug 12-16
Tech Powered By Girls
Toronto! One of the most beautiful and culturally diverse cities in the world. In this program, girls will learn all about architecture and installation design to reimagine, remix, and recreate green spaces and concrete landscapes in some of Toronto’s most interesting neighbourhoods.
July 2-5 (4 day camp)
Ages 6-9: Imagineering
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, starting Saturday, Sept 14 – Oct 26, 2019.
Ages 6-12: After-School Club
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 THURSDAYS 3:30-6 PM, starting Thursday, Sept 12 – Oct 24
Ages 9-12: Inventioneering
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, $270 / 7 week program with optional $60 robotics kit that can be reused at future programs! SATURDAYS 1-3 PM, starting Saturday, Sept 14 – Oct 26
Ages 12-18: The Art of Comics Illustration Camp
Join The Maker Bean Cafe’s resident comics expert Joey Matthews for “The Art of Comics”, a beginner class for adults and teens teaching the basics of writing and drawing for comics! Have an idea for a comic series? Have you wanted to write but don’t have an outlet? Are you interested in the comic making process? This 7-week course will teach you the basics of comic illustration & writing. No previous experience required! $210 / 7 week program $240 / 7 week program with illustration sketchpad, specialized illustration pencils, brush pen & 3 fine-tip markers (recommended for beginners!) THURSDAYS 4-6 PM, starting Thursday, Sept 17 – Oct 29