Computer/Robotics and Science Camps in Toronto and GTA for Kids

A list of computer and science camps in and around Toronto and the GTA.

Camp cost is indicative and is mentioned to give an idea about the cost involved. All are day camps with 09:00 PM to 04:00 PM/ or morning/evening sessions of ~ 3 hours.

  1. Computer and Science Camps within City of Toronto
  2. Computer and Science Camps – Beyond Toronto/Multiple locations in GTA( and in other Ontario locations) including Toronto

I. Computer and Science Camps within City of Toronto

1. Toronto Public Library

About:

Toronto Public Library holds various programs including 3D Printer Certification, 3D Design, HTML & CSS for Beginners, and many more., Programs for teens 13 to 19 years that help build technology skills and creativity – including Maker Drop Ins and K’Nex Club, Learn about the history of Virtual Reality and experience some of the latest VR games and apps with hands on demonstrations of the HTC Vive. Website

Approximate Cost: free/nominal cost.

Age:
5 and up. There are programs for adults too.
Location:

Across Toronto at various branches.

2.University of Toronto – Engineering Outreach

About:

University of Toronto – Engineering Outreach offer courses on cutting-edge topics in science, technology and engineering, with an emphasis on hands-on learning. Website

Approximate Cost: $150 to $400/per week/session

Age:
Ages 10 to 17

Location:

Across Toronto at various branches.

3.Ontario Science Centre

About:

Various themed camps featuring exciting experiments, hands-on exhibits and interactive discovery. Website

Approximate Cost: $205 to $345

Age:
4 to 14 years old

Location:

Ontario Science Centre, 770 Don Mills Road, Toronto

4. Toronto Zoo

About:

Toronto Zoo Programs are an excellent way to enhance your visit to the Zoo and gain additional knowledge about the many species of animals and the habitats that they are adapted to. Zoo Programs offer a balance of education and entertainment that helps to make your visit to the Zoo fun and inspiring. All Programs offered at the Zoo are designed to be appropriate for the age of the audience. Website

Approximate Cost: Varies depending on the program. Summer camps: $285

Age:
Parents and tots to Adults

Summer camps: 4 to 16

Location:

Toronto Zoo, Meadowvale Road, Scarborough

5. Digital Media Academy

About:

Digital Media Academy camps are designed to inspire and spark creativity among the next generation of animators, photographers, developers, filmmakers, designers and engineers through camps featuring hands-on, project-based learning using the latest in virtual reality, photography, film, 3D modeling, wearable technology, robotics, and more. To empower girls in coding and computer science, they also conduct a ‘Made by Girls’ initiative. Website

Approximate Cost: $399 – $3,000 USD

Age:
6 to 17

Location:

St. George Campus of University of Toronto

6. The Cube, Technology & Video Game Design School

About:
The Cube School focuses on 4 main disciplines including Programming, Robotics, Video Game Design, and Specialized programs geared towards media and other relevant technology subjects. The programs introduce technology and design thinking topics to students through hands-on and project based learning. Website

Approximate Cost:
$195 to $395/week

Age:
9 to 17

Location:
2195 Gerrard Street East, Toronto

7. MakerKids

About:

MakerKids offers STEM programs in Coding, Robotics and Minecraft through Camps, After-School & Weekend Programs and Parties. These programs, designed by professionals a variety of technical and soft skills.

MakerKids also offers 2-hour introductory trial class in coding, robotics and minecraft for $10. Website

Approximate Cost: $1 to $700/week

Age:
8 to 12

Location:
Summerhill, Toronto

Bloor West Village, Toronto

8. Girls Learning Code and Kids Learning Code

About:

This not-for-profit organization’s mission is to encourage women and youth in technology by teaching technical skills in a hands-on, social, and collaborative way. The programs cover a variety of topics from coding and design to game development to entrepreneurship and more!

They offer educational workshops, industry exposure events, and camps. The ‘Girls Learning Code’ program offers workshops, camps and other events for 8- to 13-year-old girls, while their co-ed workshops ‘Kids Learning Code’, conducts camps and events for 8- to 13-year-old boys and girls. Website

Approximate Cost:
$1 to $395/session

Age:
6 to 17

Location:
483 Queen St W, 3rd floor, Toronto

9. UCC Summer Camps

About:

UCC Summer Camps conducts over 20 programs ranging from Kids, Sports, Arts, Tech and Leadership camps. The arts and technology camps provide creative and intellectual challenges for children of all levels. They also provide lunch and extended care at no additional cost. Website

Approximate Cost: $400 to $520/week

Age:
4 to 16

Location:
200 Lonsdale Rd., Toronto

10. Ryerson Summer Day Camps

About:

Ryerson offers sport, academic, and leadership camps in partnership with Varsity sport teams, recreation professionals, the Departments of Architecture, Engineering, Science, the Ryerson School of Journalism, and Ryerson Library’s Digital Media Experience Lab. Design-a-Bot is a workshop for high school students to explore digital tools and technologies through a collaborative design studio. In addition there is Digital creativity camp that introduces campers to design software. Website

Approximate Cost: $260 to $600/week

Age: 6 to 17

Location:
Ryerson University in downtown Toronto

11. Branksome Hall Day Camps

About:
Branksome Hall offers day camps on a variety of subjects. Their technology camps introduces electronics, minecrafts, robotics, programming and engineering to campers. These camps not only build practical STEM skills but also engage the students in traditional camp activities such as swimming and arts & crafts. Website

Approximate Cost: $360 to $600/week

Age:
4 to 12

Location:
6 Elm Avenue, Toronto

11. Focus Learning

About:

Focus Learning is a community learning centre with programs providing after school, weekend, and camp options. They specialize in writing classes and tutoring, math programs, kids robotics and computer programming, chess and other STEAM subjects. Website

Approximate Cost: $268 to $385/week

Age:
4 to 17

Location:
Bayview Village, Toronto; Willowdale, Toronto

12. Creative Club Camp

About:

At the Creative Club Camp, the students learn engineering, history, and math using LEGO® Bricks and Robotics make learning a fun, hands-on experience. In addition, they also offer a variety of arts and crafts and fun activities.

Junior, Senior and Advanced Robotics programs are offered in Toronto and Richmond Hill locations. Also on offer are half-day, full day or multi-week Curriculum Based Programs, where students participate kinesthetically and creatively in mathematics, science, humanities and English, actively engaging their knowledge into 3-dimensional LEGO® form. Website

Approximate Cost: $275 to $325/week

Age:
5 to 12

Location: Downsview, Toronto; York Mills, Toronto; York Mills, Toronto

Summer camps in Toronto, Richmond Hill, and Ajax.

13. York University: SciX – Science Explorations

About:

Science Engagement Programs offers innovative and engaging programs designed to inspire youth and discover exciting topics in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). A non-profit organization operating out of the Faculty of Science at York University, their programs employ a discovery and inquiry-based learning approach that is focused on ‘learning by doing’. Every program includes demonstrations from various student groups, faculty presentations, laboratory visits, and hands-on workshops. Website

Approximate Cost: $250 to $450/week

Age: 8 to 18

Location:
Programs take place within the Faculty of Science at the Keele Campus of York University

14. AEMbots.com

About:

Through projects and activities geared towards science an engineering, AEMbots encourage the development of skills such as critical thinking, logical analysis, and creative problem solving. The program opens up children to the importance of science and engineering, and gives students a basic understanding of skills such as programming, electrical circuits, robotics, and much more. Website

Approximate Cost: $250/week

Age:
6 to 14

Location:
1881 Steeles Avenue W., Unit 9, Toronto

15. STEAMlabs

About:
STEAMLabs is a community makerspace, where students are engaged in physical and digital making. They offer camps in robotics, video game programing, minecraft. They also offer summer camp just for girls called the ‘Games made by Girls camp’. You can register for a $10 introductory workshop designed for beginners and those interested in our programs to come and try out STEAMLabs & meet mentors. Website

Approximate Cost: $15 to $250/session

Age:
7 to 17

Location:
49 Cameron Street, Toronto

16. Crescent Camps

About: With programs that encourage creativity, innovation, collaboration and leadership, the Crescent Camps focuses on robotics, athletics, business, leadership and the arts. The camps are designed in modules of one or two weeks. Campers can sign up for several weeks in one program, or combine programs for a varied camp experience. Website

Approximate Cost: $395 to $425/week

Age: 10 to 17

Location: 2365 Bayview Avenue, Toronto

17. DEEP Summer Academy

About:
Organized by the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering, Da Vinci Engineering Enrichment Program (DEEP) offers a diverse range of pre-university engineering and science courses. Designed for highly motivated high school students with an aptitude for science and math, the program exposes young minds to concepts presented in the undergraduate degree or in graduate school. Website

Approximate Cost:
$465 to $1,600/session

Age:
13 to 18

Location:
35 Street George Street, Room 173, Toronto

19. Oxford Learning Brain Camps

About: Oxford Learning Brain Camps offers students the opportunity to explore new mathematical ideas, advance their literacy skills, play logic games, create art, and, most importantly, make new friends. This year, kids can learn about robotics and programming using actual LEGO robots. They will learn to combine creative thinking with research, design, and problem-solving strategies. Throughout the day, spontaneous thinking challenges and different hands-on activities will encourage students to become active learners. Website

Approximate Cost: $375/week

Age:
4 to 12

Location:
406 Pacific Ave., Toronto

20. Harbourfront Centre Camps

About: Harbourfront Centre offers a variety of different camps that caters to diverse interests from sports camps to science camps, dance camps to fashion, paddling camps to leadership camps. These camps provides opportunities for exploration, creativity and personal growth within a positive camp atmosphere wherein the campers experience various facets of arts and contemporary culture. Website

Approximate Cost: $188 to $650/week

Age:
4 to 15

Location:
235 Queens Quay West, Toronto

21. AFTERFOUR

About: A unique program that allows children to decide an individualized day-camp experience with projects from specializing in LEGO® Mindstorms™ Robotics, Stop Motion Animation, Music Production and Video Game Design. Kids are taught engineering and robotics using LEGO ® parts as well as video game coding and animation. Website

Approximate Cost: $275 to $450/week

Age: 6 to 14

Location: 416 Moore Avenue, Suite 304, East York

21. Seneca Summer Camps – Sports, Arts & Science

About: At Seneca Summer Camps combine the fundamentals of sports with the world of arts, science and computers.The Senior Arts & Science camps, for ages 11 to 14, offers camps in Graphic Design, STEM, Video Game Creation, movie making, while the Intermediate Arts & Science camps, for ages 8 to 10, offers camps in omputer Programming, and web designing among others. Website

Approximate Cost:
$250 to $600/week

Age:
4 to 16

Location:
1750 Finch Ave East, North York

II. GTA/Multiple Locations

1. Institute of Robotics & Intelligent Systems Inc.

About:

Institute of Robotics & Intelligent Systems Inc. offers courses for preparation of competitions like FIRST Lego League (FLL) and World Robot Olympiad (WRO) in different categories. Also, some courses have final competitive challenges to foster competitive spirit while maintaining team professionalism.

At IRIS, we provide students with educational STEM-based (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) learning programs using LEGO Robotics technology! Our educational programs offers students with an interactive and enjoyable learning environment. Our hands-on approach will allow students to exercise their problem solving skills while working in an atmosphere of creativity and teamwork. Website

Approximate Cost: $29.99 drop in classes/$150 to $200/week

Age:
5 to 17

Location:
Various Venues, Markham, Scarborough,Etobicoke/Mississauga


2. Innovation Camp Thinnox

About:

Thinnox is a design and technology school that provides project based programs in design thinking and technology. Their Technology Engineering & Design Innovation camps result in games, films, portfolios and prototypes that you can take home & showcase during the Design Expo. Thinnox is ministry inspected and adheres to all provincial standards, including the provision of an Ontario Provincial Report Card and official transcripts to post-secondary institutions. They offer a no-obligation trial session to know more about their courses. Website

Approximate Cost: $250 to $300/week

Age:
7 to 17

Location:
Various Venues, Mississauga, Oakville, Brampton, Toronto


3. Junior Coders

About:

Junior Coders Learning Center provides a creative, inspiring, and collaborative environment for learning Computer Science courses from grade 1 through 12. The programs are structured to foster creativity and impart a robust foundation in computer science, programming, information technology and digital literacy. Website

Approximate Cost: $250 to $350/week

Age:
6 to 14

Location:
2021 Williams Pkwy Unit 1, Brampton


4. Science and Technology Summer Camps UOIT

About:
The Faculty of Education at UOIT offers a variety of unique summer camp programs in July and August making use of laptops, digital cameras, science and engineering equipment, and iPad technology. Each camp has a different focus and theme including STEAM, Lego Robotics, coding and minecraft. Website

Approximate Cost:
$300/week

Age:
7 to 15

Location:

UOIT, 2000 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa

5. Robo-Geek

About:
Robo-Geek offers both summer and march break camps and provide high quality content in Programming, Electronics and Robotics. Starting with fundamentals including programming Language Python, the students then go on to learn more complex concepts. Website

Approximate Cost: $250 to $340/week

Age:

8 to 14

Location: Milton, Oakville, Markham

6. Discovery Day Camp

About:
Discovery Day Camps provide a number of camps for ages 2 t0 15. Ages 12-15 can take participate in a number of technology camps experiences including computer game developement, building mobile apps, buildign web pages, write algorithms, electronics. Website

Approximate Cost: $230 to $450/week

Age:
3 to 15

Location:
2 locations in Richmond Hill

7. Glenburnie Summer Camp

About:
Glenburnie offers one to four weeks of Academic, Musical Theatre, French, and Vacation camps. Academic summer camps have weekly themes that makes learning a fun activity. These academic studies will be balanced with an equal amount of Vacation Camp fun integrated throughout the day. Website

Approximate Cost:aem

Age:

4 to 12

Location:

2035 Upper Middle Road East, Oakville

8. STEAM Project Summer Camp

About:

The STEAM Project Camp is for kids who love science, technology, robotics, and design projects. The kids learn while they experiment, invent, digitally fabricate, and build things with their hands. Their focus on designing, creating and tinkering allows campers to develop their artistic side while learning about science and technology. Website

Approximate Cost: $450/week

Age: 6 to 14

Location:

Richmond Hill

9. City of Markham

About: The City of Markham conducts Summer, Winter Break, March Break and P.A. day camps in community centres, libraries and cultural facilities across the City. From Adventure camps to Basketball camps, Economics camp to Multimedia camps, Robotics camp to Archery camp, Chefs camp to Firefighter camp, the City of Markham has something for every child’s interest. Website

Approximate Cost: $70 to $475/week

Age: 4 to 15

Location: Various locations in Markham

10. Hatch Canada

About:
Hatch Canada STEM camps teach coding in a project-based approach. Students are taught computer languages, coding, designing, creative and critical thinking. They will be mentored by Coaches working at the student’s pace.

Those interested in Hatch programs can sign up for their free 90-minute trial classes. They also have $5 Friday Tech workshops. Website

Approximate Cost: $430 to $690/week.

Age: 7 to 17

Location:
3202 Yonge St., Toronto;

9325 Yonge St #5, Richmond Hill;

1011 Upper Middle Rd E, Oakville


11. Kids n Bricks

About:
Kids and Bricks offers LEGO® Robotics and Minecraft Education after-school and weekend classes, March Break and Summer Camps. LEGO® Robotics is an exciting way to get children interested and involved in science, technology, engineering, and math. In Minecraft Education platform learn about computer science, digital technology, math, business, gaming, geography, language arts, visual arts, history. In addition to technical skills such as math, science, computer science and technology, programming and engineering skills, students are also taught “soft skills” including communication, collaboration, problem-solving, conflict resolution, and leadership. Website

Approximate Cost: $375/session

Age: 8 to 18

Location:

7755 Tenth Line West, Mississauga, ON

1152 Winston Churchill Boulevard, Oakville, ON

1884 Lakeshore Road West, Mississauga, ON

12. Real Programming 4 Kids

About:

Real Programming 4 Kids teaches kids and teens how to use real game industry-standard computer programming software just like the pros. Children learn programming languages like Visual Basic, Java, C# and C++, in addition to Alice, Java, Python, & the Unity 3D Game Engine. All of courses apply math from 2D coordinate grids and negative numbers right up to 3D vectors, and trigonometry.

They offer free trial class. Website

Approximate Cost: $540 to $730/week

Age: 7 to 17

Location:
Various Venues Toronto, Oakville, Richmond Hill, Oshawa, Waterloo, London and Ottawa.

13. Brick Works Academy

About:
LEGO Robotics, LEGO Engineering, Minecraft Computer Camp, Pokemon Designer and LEGO Stop Motion Animation camps are just a few of the camps offered by Brick Works Academy. They educate children in STEM, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math through hands on PLAY. They conduct summer camps, Saturday morning programs and in classroom workshops. Website

Approximate Cost: $220 to $350/week

Age:
6 to 14

Location:
WATERLOO, Kitchener / Cambridge, GUELPH, Toronto, Hamilton, Mississauga (Port Credit), Vaughan

 

14. Bricks 4 Kidz

About:

Bricks 4 Kidz is a creative learning program with LEGO® technic Bricks. During the Bricks 4 Kidz® camps children will use LEGO® Bricks to build specially-designed models, play games, explore the world of engineering, architecture and movie-making. Website

Approximate Cost: $155 to $300/week

Age: 4.5 to 12

Location:

Various locations, GTA

15. Exceed Robotics

About:
The Exceed Robotics program uses a robotics platform to teach all four STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) subjects. The Exceed Robotics curriculum empowers students with valuable knowledge and skills in areas such as computer design, 3D printing and programming. These programs also integrates the engineering process into its projects. They offer trial classes for ages 6-15. Website

Approximate Cost: $450/camp

Age:
6 to 15

Location: Thornhill, ON; Mississauga, ON

16. STEM Camp

About:
Campers participate in STEM activities that are fun and engaging while they learn! The various themes for these camps are selected so as to be appeal to the interest of both boys and girls. The weekly theme based programs are based on STEM. In addition, depending on the weather, these camps will also feature outdoor activities. Website

Approximate Cost:

$180 to $255/week

Age:
5 to 13

Location: 47 locations across Ontario

17. Prestige School Summer Programme

About: Prestige School Summer Programme offers kids fun, activity-filled, educational themed programs. In addition to sports camps and language camps, they also provide classes in Computer Design, Computer Animation and 3D Modelling, Drawing, Painting, Sculpting, as well as Chess. Website

Approximate Cost: $280 to $350/week

Age: 3 to 12

Location: Willowdale, Toronto; Richmond Hill, ON

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