Kids Camps

Based on the announcement by Ontario government officials, camps are moving forward in Ontario with strict safety precautions, including limiting camps to 10 people (staff & campers included) and daily screening for symptoms. The Maker Bean will put these precautions into place immediately to ensure the safety of you and your families.

The smaller group sizes means our Summer Camps are fully booked, contact us if you’d like to be added to the wait list for full weeks or have any other questions.

Our weekly Tech Camps for kids 6-12, launching Sept 17, 2020 are now live for sign up! They’ll also fill up fast given the smaller group sizes, so secure your spot now.

We’re looking forward to a safe, fun & learning-filled summer and fall!

The Maker Bean Cafe 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. 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! – starting September 17, 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 & 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 a low-sugar drink.

Weekly Camp Schedule

Ages 6-9: Imagineeringsign 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.

SATURDAYS 10-12, starting Saturday, Sept 19 – Oct 31, 2020

Ages 6-12: After-School Clubsign 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!

THURSDAYS 3:30-6, kids can arrive anytime after 3:30, and will start the day’s activities when they arrive, starting Thursday, Sept 17 – Oct 29, 2020

Ages 9-12: Inventioneeringsign 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.

SATURDAYS 1-3, starting Saturday, Sept 19 – Oct 31, 2020


Summer 2020 Tech Camps – full-week camps June 29 – Sept 4

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

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.

Pricing

5-day week (Mon-Fri, 9-4): $495 (includes tax & no fees)

4-day week (9-4): $395 (includes tax & no fees; for weeks with a holiday: July 1 and Aug 3)


Add-on tickets available:

  • Lunch & snacks for all camp days (+$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

SOLD OUT Week 1: Powered By Girls Tech Camp (June 29 – July 3, 4 days, closed July 1)

Explore the wonderful world of tech and imagination in a girl-positive environment! They’ll work together to build a tech project that focuses on solving a real-world problem, and present it at the end of the week to parents.

SOLD OUT Week 2: Robotics (July 6 – 10, 5 days)

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!

SOLD OUT Week 3: Robotics (July 13 – 17, 5 days)

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!

SOLD OUT Week 4: Minecraft Pro (July 20 – 24, 5 days)

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!

SOLD OUT Week 5: Robotics (July 27 – 31 , 5 days)

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!

SOLD OUT Week 6: Robotics (Aug 4 – 7, 4 days, closed Aug 3)

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!

SOLD OUT Week 7: Minecraft Pro (Aug 10 – 14, 5 days)

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!

SOLD OUT Week 8: Robotics (Aug 17- 21, 5 days)

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!

SOLD OUT Week 9: Minecraft Pro (Aug 24 – 28, 5 days)

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!

SOLD OUT Week 10: Robotics (Aug 31 – Sept 4, 5 days)

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!