Spring & Summer Break Camps
Registration is now open for our 2020 Spring Break and Summer Camps!
What makes us Unique?
We have been running our Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) camps for six years now, the first in Vancouver to do so and one of the first in North America! We have developed a reputation as the go to place for kids maker camps. The feedback we typically get from kids are statements like “best camp ever!” and “this is the coolest place ever!” Our passionate industry instructors inspire the kids and the kids in turn inspire us to raise the bar up higher each year. We have invested heavily in our facility, our equipment, safety, and industry instructors to create a special one-of-a kind environment.
One thing that makes us unique is that we have a very high instructor to participant ratio so all participants can get a lot of attention, hands-on experience and to ensure a safe environment. Most of our programs are limited to just eight kids so they usually fill up quickly… you won’t want to leave it the last minute as they normally sell out. Our instructors are also at the forefront of 3D printing, robotics, coding, design and more and their enthusiasm rubs off.
We have camps covering a wide range of topics from maker camps with 3D printing, electronics, robotics and more to coding, animation & game development camps to illustration and digital media camps so something for all interests, skills levels! We have camps for children and youth from 8 to 17 years old. Boys and girls equally like our camps and we make sure we make our camps inclusive and welcoming to people of all backgrounds and skill levels.
We operate out of a functioning industry innovation hub so the participants in our programs get to see tech companies in action, whether it’s SOC Robotics making humanoid robots and AR gloves or Fathom Scientific developing stream sensors for measuring water flow or TF Massif making world groundbreaking flextronic signs to name a few.
We hope to see you and your child or children at one of our camps and for them to experience the fun and learning!
Spring & Summer Camps at Zen Maker Lab & Zen Digital, North Vancouver, BC
Most camps ages 8 to 10 and 11 to 13 (we can make some exceptions based on experience) but we also have a number of camps for kids up to age 17.
2020 Spring & Summer Camps are now ready for registration! Spots fill up fast so don’t delay!
Zen Maker Lab
Spring Break Camps 2020
March 16 to 20, 2020 – Zen Maker Camp – Week 1 Sampler (ages 8 to 10 & 11 to 13)
March 16 to 20, 2020 – Build a Tronxy X1 3D Printer (ages 12-16)
March 23 to 27, 2020 – Zen Maker Camp – Week 2 Sampler (ages 8 to 10 & 11 to 13)
March 23 to 27, 2020 – 3D Design with Fusion 360 (ages 12-16)
Summer Break Camps 2020
June 22 to 26, 2020 – Zen Maker Camp – Week 1 Sampler (ages 8 to 10 & 11 to 13)
June 22 to 26, 2020 – Fusion 360 (ages 13-17)
June 29 to July 3, 2019 (no camp on July 1) – Build a Tronxy X1 3D Printer (ages 13-17)
July 6 to 10, 2020 – Zen Maker Camp – Week 1 Sampler (ages 8 to 10 & 11 to 13)
July 13 to 17, 2020 – Zen Maker Camp – Week 2 Sampler (ages 8 to 10 & 11 to 13)
July 20 to 24, 2020 – Zen Maker Camp – Week 3 Sampler (ages 8 to 10 & 11 to 13)
July 27 to July 31, 2020 – Zen Maker Camp – Week 4 Sample (ages 8 to 10 & 11 to 13)
Aug 4 to 7, 2020 – Zen Maker Camp – Week 1 Sampler (ages 8 to 10 & 11 to 13)
Aug 4 to 7, 2020 – Zen Digital – Coding, Animation & Game Development (ages 11 to 15)
Aug 10 to 14, 2020 – Zen Maker Camp – Week 2 Sampler (ages 8 to 10 & 11 to 13)
Aug 10 to 14, 2020 – Zen Maker Camp – Jewelry & Fashion Design using Inkscape (ages 10 to 15)
Aug 17 to 21, 2020 – Zen Maker Camp – Week 3 Sampler (ages 8 to 10 & 11 to 13)
Aug 17 to 21, 2010 – Zen Digital – Illustration, Art, Design & Printing (ages 8 to 10 & 11 to 13)
Aug 24 to 28, 2020 – Zen Maker Camp – Week 4 Sampler (ages 8 to 10 & 11 to 13)
Note: The material and main project is different in each of Week 1-4 Sampler Camps so it’s possible to register for multiple weeks and have different camp content and projects. For those that have taken a Zen Maker Camp before, we always add some new things into the mix and adjust the activities based on experience and skill level. If your child has already completed the four electronics project kits featured, we have a good repertoire of other projects your child can do instead.
PD Day Camps
Back by popular demand, we are pleased to offer our Design / Make / Play PD day camps for 8-12 yr old kids for the 2019/2020 school year! We have 13 different camps throughout the year to coincide with PD days held in local school districts.
Our upcoming dates are: Jan 20, Jan 24, Feb 7, Feb 14, May 4, May 15 and June 5
This hands-on camp is held at Zen Maker Lab in North Vancouver, the leading maker lab in the Lower Mainland with a focus on kids and educators.
No previous maker experience required, just a desire to learn and have fun! If your child has taken one of our PD Day camps before, we will be sure to provide new and more challenging activities and projects.
This workshop covers:
Design – 3D design and 3D printing
Make – Build an electronics gadget
Play – Measure your movement and learn the science behind sports
All supplies are included in the workshop price (retail value of approximately $50).
Maximum 10 participants per age group so don’t delay in signing up!