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Video Game Creation Camp August 25-29 2014 at MakerKids

MakerKids

Monday, August 25, 2014 at 9:00 AM - Friday, August 29, 2014 at 3:30 PM (EDT)

Video Game Creation Camp August 25-29 2014 at MakerKids

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
General Admission Ticket
Register for this ticket if you need to use a computer here at our makerspace.
Ended CA$500.00 CA$30.60
General Admission Ticket (Bring Your Own Laptop) Ended CA$500.00 CA$30.60
Before care 8 AM - 9 AM (entire week) Ended CA$50.00 CA$3.60
After care 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM (entire week) Ended CA$125.00 CA$8.11
One Day of After Care 3:30-6PM (select quantity of days you want it for) Ended CA$25.00 CA$2.11
Before care 8 - 9 AM + after care 3:30-6:00 PM (entire week) Ended CA$175.00 CA$11.11
Monday Ticket Ended CA$100.00 CA$6.60
Tuesday Ticket Ended CA$100.00 CA$6.60
Wednesday Ticket Ended CA$100.00 CA$6.60
Thursday Ticket Ended CA$100.00 CA$6.60
Friday Ticket Ended CA$100.00 CA$6.60

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Event Details

Do you know a young boy or girl who wants to learn how to create their own video game?

The game Flappy Bird was created in 3 days, and was so popular it was installed on tens of millions of devices. We have a whole week to create our games, so just imagine what we will create!


We'll build games with the Scratch system from MIT, the Portal 2 level builder, and even make puzzles and challenges with Minecraft. Kids will learn what makes a good game design, plan out their projects, make the artwork and sound effects, and program the games themselves.


Learning to program is a vital skill for the 21st century. Take charge of the technologies shaping our world by learning to code!

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FC5FbmsH4fw


Logistics

The camp runs Monday through Friday, from 9 AM until 3:30 PM every day. This camp is appropriate for kids ages 8 and up. Older kids are encouraged to sign up too - we typically have a range of kids from 8 to 15 or older. Drop-off and pickup is at our makerspace at 2241 Dundas Street West. 


FAQs

What have other kids learnt at our past programs? 

 “At first when I came here, I had no idea how any of this electric stuff worked, and I’m just like, how I am going to be able to make this? But over time with my mistakes, I realized it gets easier and it comes to me and sometimes making a mistake actually teaches you something – why something doesn’t work.”


What skill level is this program appropriate for?

No previous experience is required-just a desire to make things! Our instructors will show you how to use any tools safely, and teach you anything else you might want to know. If your child already experience with using similar tools or materials - that's great too!

What age range is this program appropriate for?

Ages 8-18. 
 
What is your instructor to student ratio?
1:5

How many 3D printers do you have?
7

Do you have any safety measures in place?
Yes, we have safety procedures and training for the kids on how to use the tools safely. Our instructors are also well trained and we usually have a ratio of 1 instructor per 5 kids.  Our woodworking shop has a lock on it and kids can use it safely when adults are around to supervise. Kids also wear safety goggles when using certain tools or materials. Any sharp tools are kept well out of reach unless someone needs to use them for a particular project with adult supervision. If you have any questions about this, please contact us. 

What is your philosophy towards making?

Our philosophy is to encourage creativity and empower kids with their own ideas for projects. We encourage all kids to participate in our programs and we don't push towards certain activities based on gender or stereotype - it's up to the child what they want to explore and learn about! We also like to encourage children in making their own decisions and to learn by doing, while we act as mentors instead of doing things for them.


Do I have to purchase a ticket in advance? 

Yes. 

I'm a parent staying with my child. Do I need to purchase a ticket for myself?
No. You only need to purchase a ticket for each child. (eg. 2 children+parent=2 tickets)

Does my child need to bring a lunch or snacks?

Yes.

Do I need to stay with my child during the event? 

No.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

We are located at 2241 Dundas St W, about a 5 walk from Dundas West TTC subway station. The 504 King Street car also stops nearby. If you are driving, there is parking across the street at Loblaws.

Do you have other programs?

We have other programs for kids, teens and adults: www.makerkids.eventbrite.com

Where can I contact the organizer with any other questions?

You can email us at info@makerkids.ca

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When & Where


Maker Kids
2241 Dundas St W
Toronto, ON M6R 1X5
Canada

Monday, August 25, 2014 at 9:00 AM - Friday, August 29, 2014 at 3:30 PM (EDT)


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MakerKids

MakerKids is a makerspace for kids in Toronto that provides creative programs that empower children to learn new hands-on skills and make projects using electronics, 3D printing, robotics, woodworking, sewing, crafting, Minecraft, programming, and more.

We offer programs for kids, teens and adults and birthday parties for kids and for adults. We are also availble for consulting, executive training and external workshops.

Contact us at: info@makerkids.com
www.makerkids.com

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