> About our camps
Our camps run from 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. with exceptions of half-day camps such as Women in STEM.
We are now happy to offer before and after camp care. (learn more)
We understand that breaks are as important as the class itself, and that's why we take students to nearby playgrounds and safe areas. Our full-day camps have two 15-minute breaks and one half an hour lunch break.
All our programs are facilitated by experts in the field, such as engineering, design, architecture, physics, business and entrepreneurship, and more.
PICK UP & DROP-OFF
For camps running at our Shipyards location in North Vancouver, staff will be available at loading zones to gather your child(ren).
OUR SUMMER CAMPS 2023 THEMES
A SNEAK-PEEK INTO OUR CAMPS
NOT YOUR AVERAGE CAMPS
EXPERIENCED AT WHAT WE DO
Trusted by over 1,000 parents and schools since 2013 in children's STEAM education.
TAKE-HOME PROJECT-BASED LEARNING
All of our programs include projects/progress books that students can take home.
Quality instructors, experts, & co-ops from recognized universities.
QUALITY FROM EVERY ANGLE
We take your child's education very seriously, that is why we are proud to have experts in the field such as engineers and designers so you can have peace of mind.
In addition, all of our instructors go through a Criminal Record Check, Vulnerable Person Training, First Aid Training, and more.
Environmental Science and Manufacturing
Carol is a dynamic force in the classroom and the maker lab. Her focus is creating challenging and super-fun programs for very young and expanding minds. Her goal is to encourage kids to say “yes” when later in life they are considering science and engineering.
Bachelor of Applied Science in materials engineer
Elaheh has more than two years of experience as an Environmental Engineer.
Her specialty is in curriculum development for K-3 afterschool program and summer camps.
STEAM Instructor / Research Engineer
Ryley developed a passion for robotics at a young age and continued to pursue this interest as he studied Engineering Physics at the University of British Columbia. With experience working on autonomous robots and in the field of drones, Ryley now creates robotics projects for kids, hoping to inspire them in the same way he was inspired.
STEAM Instructor / Project Engineer
As a 4th year computer engineering student at UBC and with over 5 years of experience as an educator, Ka-Yee is passionate about challenging kids to solve problems using design thinking while also encouraging them to express themselves through their work and is especially interested in teaching coding and software development.
Ka-Yee's advice to students is always "if you don't know something, seek out the truth for yourself."
> Our instructors:
+ and many more instructors experienced and experts on the field
All of our camps are supported by our top-tier Maker Lab, which features a laser cutter, a UV Printer, a sticker & poster machine, over 40 3D printers, and more!
WHAT ARE PEOPLE SAYING
Parents and kids love our programs since 2013, check our Google Reviews
General Studies Principal
at Shalhevet Girls High School
I attended a professional development workshop at Zen Maker Lab and it was one of the best Pro-D's I have ever attended in my 10 year teaching career.
The projects perfectly align with the B.C. Applied Design, Skills and Technologies curriculum. I would highly recommend Zen Maker Lab to all creative and curious minds
Kids programs are innovative and creative. The instructors are knowledgeable in their fields of expertise.
My son learned a lot with ZenMaker and look up to the instructors there.
Mark J Wlodyka
The maker lab environment gives kids the chance to learn design thinking, prototyping and even in some cases kids are commercializing the product ideas they come up with. I have incorporated this unique lab environment into my university engineering design class with the students successfully fabricating their own very creative designs.