Spring Break, Summer and PD Day Camps

Registration is now open for our 2018 Spring Break Camps and our 2018 Summer Camps!

What makes us Unique?

We have been running our Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) camps for five years now, the first in Vancouver to do so and we have developed a reputation as the go to place for kids maker camps in the Lower Mainland and perhaps Western Canada. 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 16 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 Break Camps at Zen Maker Lab, North Vancouver, BC

March 19 to 23, 2018 – Zen Maker Camp – Week 1 (ages 8 to 12)
March 19 to 23, 2018 – Zen Digital Camp – Coding, Animation & Game Development (ages 10 to 14)
March 26 to 30, 2018 – Zen Maker Camp – Week 2 (ages 8 to 12)
March 26 to 30, 2018 – Zen Maker Camp – Build a Tronyx X1 3D Printer (ages 12 to 16)
March 26 to 30, 2018 – Zen Digital Camp – Illustration, Art, Design & Printing (ages 9 to 12)

Summer Camps at Zen Maker Lab, North Vancouver, BC

Ages 8 to 12 (we can make some exceptions based on experience)

June 25 to 29, 2018 – Zen Maker Camp – Build a Tronyx X1 3D Printer (ages 12 to 16)
July 3 to 6, 2018 (4 day camp) – Zen Maker Camp – Week 1 Sampler (ages 8 to 12)
July 9 to 13, 2018 – Zen Maker Camp – Week 2 Sampler (ages 8 to 12)
July 16 to 20, 2018 – Zen Maker Camp – Week 3 Sampler (ages 8 to 12)
July 23 to 27, 2018 – Zen Maker Camp – Week 1 Sampler (ages 8-12)
July 30 to Aug 3, 2018 – Zen Maker Camp – Week 2 Sampler (ages 8-12)
Aug 7 to 10, 2018 – Zen Maker Camp – Week 3 Sampler (ages 8-12)
Aug 13 to 17, 2018 – Zen Maker Camp – Week 1 Sampler (ages 8-12)
Aug 20 to 24, 2018 – Zen Maker Camp – Week 2 Sampler (ages 8-12)
Aug 27 to 31, 2018 – Zen Maker Camp – Week 3 Sampler (ages 8-12)

Note: The material and main project is different in each of Week 1 Sampler, Week 2 Sampler and Week 3 Sampler 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.

Summer Camps at Zen Digital, North Vancouver, BC


(just next door to Zen Maker Lab!)

June 25 to 29, 2018 – Zen Digital Camp – Introduction to Unity and VR (ages 11-15)
July 3 to 6, 2018 (4 day camp) – Zen Digital Camp – Coding, Animation & Game Development (ages 8-10)
July 9 to 13, 2018 – Zen Digital Camp – Illustration, Art, Design & Printing (ages 9-12)
July 16 to 20, 2018 – Zen Digital Camp – Coding, Animation & Game Development (ages 8-10)
July 23 to 27, 2018 – Zen Digital Camp – Illustration, Art, Design & Printing (ages 9-12)
July 30 to Aug 3, 2018 – Zen Digital Camp – Coding, Animation & Game Development (8-10)
Aug 7 to 10, 2018 (4 day camp) – Zen Digital Camp – Illustration, Art, Design & Printing (ages 9-12)
Aug 13 to 17, 2018 – Zen Digital Camp – Coding, Animation & Game Development (ages 8-10)
Aug 20 to 24, 2018 – Zen Digital Camp – Illustration, Art, Design & Printing (ages 9-12)
Aug 27 to 31, 2018 – Zen Digital Camp – Introduction to Unity and VR (ages 11-15)

Summer Camps at Zen Launchpad, North Vancouver, BC

(just upstairs from Zen Maker Lab!)

We are excited to offer a new, cutting edge program for youth on entrepreneurship, design and tech held partially at Zen Launchpad and partially at Zen Maker Lab and Zen Digital. These are intended for ages 13 to 16 although we can make some exceptions based on experience.

July 3 to 14, 2018 – Zen Launchpad Camp – Entrepreneurship, Design & Technology (ages 13-16)
July 16 to 28, 2018 – Zen Launchpad Camp – Entrepreneurship, Design & Technology (ages 13-16)
July 30 to Aug 12, 2018 – Zen Launchpad Camp, Entrepreneurship, Design & Technology (ages 13-16)
Aug 13 to Aug 26, 2018 – Zen Launchpad Camp, Entrepreneurship, Design & Technology (ages 13-16)

2017 and 2018 PD Day Camps

Here are our upcoming PD day camps coming up. They will all be taking place at our Zen Maker Lab headquarters, 276 East 1st Street in North Vancouver, BC. We have a lot of unique and diverse offerings that we are sure your kids will enjoy and learn a lot too!

Friday, September 22, 2017 – Make a Microbit Pet (ages 8-12)
Friday, September 22, 2017 – Make a LED Night Light (ages 8-12)
Monday, September 25, 2017 – Make a Microbit Pet (ages 8-12)
Friday, October 20, 2017 – Make a LED Clock (ages 8-12)
Monday, October 23, 2017 – Make a Microbit Pet (ages 8-12)
Monday, November 6, 2017 – Make a LED Clock (ages 8-12)
Friday, January 26, 2018 and Feb 9, 2018 – Make a LED Nightlight (ages 8-12)
Friday, May 18, 2018 – Make a Microbit Pet (ages 8-12)

Summer 2017 Camps Wrap Up

Thanks to all the participants in our Summer 2017 Zen Maker Camps! We hope you had as much fun as we did running the camps!

You can see photos of the camps on our new Zen Maker Lab Photo Site. You will need the password to view the photos (we emailed the parents the password. If your child was in one of our camps and you didn’t receive the password to view the photos, please contact us and we can provide).