Programs

Pro-D Sessions for Teachers

The best way to learn more about the maker movement and how to integrate emerging technologies like 3D printing, laser cutting, electronics and coding into your classroom is to try these technologies out for yourself!

Our maker sessions for educators will give you the big picture context as well as the hands-on experience. We do many of the same activities as what our kids do in our summer maker camps so you can have some fun and be a kid again! It’s a great chance to meet other educators and share experiences as well of how your schools, districts or post-secondary institutions are integrating science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) into their curriculum. These workshops are ideal for K-12 teachers, post-secondary instructors or others in the education sector interested in the maker movement.

On-site Maker Workshops

We can also come to your school or district office to run a customized, maker info session or workshop to suit your specific needs. Please contact us for more information.

Maker Tech Week

 

Maker Kids and Youth Camps

July 11-15th – Maker/Tech Camp - $500 (at Pipe Shop, Lonsdale Quay)

July 18-22th – Kids Camps (8-15) - $500

 Here kids will find maker education, interactivity, inspiring projects and competitions. Kids may also create their own projects to help address a local community problem or opportunity.

 

We offer:

  • Fun, engaging, safe, well-organized & affordable camps and events.
  • Integrated coding, hardware, 3D design & interactive arts providing future-ready skills.
  • Students get access to the tools, skills and training they need to compete for modern day jobs through the satisfaction found in creating while learning.

We have developed a course curriculum for kids with a range of unique maker programs such as:

  • 3D Printing
  • Robotics
  • MineCraft & 3D design
  • Electronics & coding
  • Raspberry Pi
  • Arduino projects
  • Modeling & 3D printing
  • Art & design
  • Laser cutting & metal work
  • Flextronics, sensors & more

We have projects which are fun & diverse, appealing to both boys & girls such as:

  • Drawbots
  • Robotic arms
  • Drones
  • Coding & game development
  • Wearable tech fashion & more

Our camps come with defined lesson plans that are age appropriate for teacher and children from 8-15.

 

 

For more details email info@makerlabinabox.com or call 604 770 2936

Birthday Parties

Invite your friends to create at Zen Maker Lab!  A maker birthday party is a great way for kids to have fun while exploring technology related concepts. From arts, 3D design and printing, to electronics and robotics, come explore and build! Ideal for ages 8-16, your party includes all instruction and supplies to create a project from the following themes:

  • Minecraft & 3D printing
  • 3D modelling & printing
  • Robotics

(other variations may be available by request)

Party package includes:

  • 2 hours, including 1.5 hour birthday activity (choose above)
  • Wrap-up space for serving refreshments and cake (guests supply)
  • Up to 8 children (extra charge for additional guests)
  • Guests bring home their creation!

Cost including all instruction and supplies for up to eight kids is $400  Extra kids are $20 per participant.      

Email us at info@zenmakerlab.com for more info and to confirm availability. Alternate times may be available, we’ll do our best!