Maker Bean March Break Camp

Maker Bean March Break Camp

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Make things, friends & memories!

Have your child spend their March 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!

March Break 2024 dates are Monday, March 11 - Friday, March 15 inclusive.

Mon, March 11 & Wed March 13 sold out!

Each day has a different theme (listed below), 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 1.5 hours per day to Dufferin Grove or Dovercourt Parks (5-minute walks from The Maker Bean) for active games & fresh air. Please ensure your kids are dressed for outdoor time during the winter.

Pricing

$125/day

Lunch and snacks available (veggie options available too), +$18, use drop down menu and add lunch to cart

Times

Camps run 9 AM – 4 PM daily, drop off from 8:50 AM, pick up promptly at 4 PM

Daily themes

Each day has a different theme, either Minecraft or Maker, and all Minecraft and Maker days are different from each other, so kids can sign up for more than one day and not repeat any activities! All skill levels are welcome (beginner to advanced) for both Minecraft and Maker themes.

March 11 - Minecraft Torch

Minecraft Theme 1

We will be making our very own Minecraft Torches!

We will start by assembling the LED’s that will go inside our Torch. We will learn the ins and outs of an electrical circuit, and assemble 2 LED’s together on the same battery pack.

Then, we will assemble our Minecraft torch using pre-cut pieces. Then, we will add paper to the top to allow it to glow, and insert our LED’s inside the torch.

We will wrap the day by decorating our Minecraft Torch and playing Minecraft!


March 12 - Magic Wands

Maker Theme 1

We will be making Light Up Magic Wands!

We will start the day by designing a 3D Wand tip in TinkerCad! This will go at the end of our wand and light up! We will learn how to navigate a 3D design program, and how to make simple items using shapes.

Then, we will wire up a simple electrical circuit with an LED. This will allow our magic to glow! We will then assemble our wands using pre-cut wooden pieces. If time permits, we will also use the laser cutter to make custom engravings! 

After we attach our 3D printed wand tips, we will finish the day by decorating our wands.

March 13 - Creeper Bot

Minecraft Theme 2

Today, we will create our own Creeper Bots!

We will start the day by wiring up a simple motor. We will learn how to attach wires to an electrical circuit, as well as learn how a propeller works.

We will then assemble our Creeper using pre-cut wooden pieces, attaching our motor to the inside of our bot.

We will wrap up the day by decorating our Creeper and playing Minecraft!


March 14 - Wobble UFO Bot

Maker Theme 2

Today, we will make a Wobble UFO Bot!

We will start the day by wiring up a simple motor. We will learn how to attach wires to an electrical circuit, as well as learn how a propeller works.

We will then assemble our UFO Bot using pre-cut wooden pieces, attaching our motor to the inside of our bot.

We will wrap up the day by decorating our creations and hosting competitions between them!


March 15: Light Up Nether Portal

Minecraft Theme 3

We will be making our very own Minecraft Nether Portals!

We will start by assembling the LED’s that will go inside our Portal. We will learn the ins and outs of an electrical circuit, and assemble 2 LED’s together on the same battery pack.

Then, we will assemble our portals using pre-cut pieces. Then, we will add paper inside to allow it to glow, and insert our LED’s to create that signature glow.

We will wrap the day by decorating our Portal and playing Minecraft!