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PA Day Camps

This interactive, hands-on camp will challenge children to create using a variety of materials and methods. Each daily workshop includes open studio time for children to explore materials, group challenges to encourage innovation, and a STEM lab so each camper has something to take home and remember their awesome day at TinkerLab! 

Our upcoming September 5th P.A. Day will be our annual Back to School event as we kick off the summer! Join us as we decorate backpacks and pencil cases, take "back to school" pictures, and learn a new science experiment.  

Monday, January 22nd

Magic and Mythical Creatures

Friday, February 16th 

Peace, Love & Pottery

Monday, April 8th 

In the Path of Totality

*Parents welcome to join us at 3:00 pm to safely observe the eclipse (glasses provided).

Monday, June 3rd

Fairy Gardens

Camp Pricing                                                                        

One Day Camp

Half Day 9:00 am - 12:00 pm 

$ 50.00 + HST

Full Day 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

$70.00 + HST

Extended Care 

8:00 am - 9:00 am = NO ADDITIONAL FEE

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm = NO ADDITIONAL FEE

Children must be registered in our extended care prior to the start of the camp day to ensure staffing availability. 

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Winter Break Camps

Please check back on October 17th, 2024 for our winter break camp program dates and registration. 

Spark your child's imagination by giving them a creative outlet this holiday season. This interactive, hands-on camp will challenge children to create using a variety of materials and methods. Join us for a day or for the entire break!

Each daily workshop includes open studio time for children to explore materials, group challenges to encourage innovation, and a STEM lab so each camper has something to take home and remember their awesome day at TinkerLab! 

March Break Camps

Please check back on January 2nd, 2025 for our March Break camp program dates and registration. 

 March Break is the perfect time to encourage your young tinkerer to try something new. Join us for a day (or the week!) to create, build, and explore. Each daily camp includes Open Studio Time (with access to all of our favourite materials!), art projects, science experiments, and engineering challenges. 

This is a hands-on creative camp. Children should come dressed for mess and bring a change of clothes every day. 

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Summer Camps

In-Studio Summer Camp

Ages 4 - 10 years

July 2 - 5  **4 day camp

Neon Vibes (80's Themed Camp)

We're introducing all of your favourite 80's summer activities to your kiddos this year! Chia pets? Yes! Glow in the dark breakdancing? Obviously! With a mix of art activities, science experiments and design projects (hello rhinestones!) your camper will find this camp totally tubular. 

July 8 - 12

Gamer Camp

Does your child love Pokemon, Mario, or Minecraft? Get them off the screen this week and join us to build our own Mario Cart race cars, play with fizzing Poke Balls, and build our own 3D Minecraft worlds. 

July 15 - 19

Treehouse Camp

Do you love your castles and doll houses from previous years? Looking for a unique design experience again? This week we're building our own take home tree houses!

July 22 - 26

Shark Week

Whether your child fears them or loves them, sharks are fascinating, intelligent creatures and we're spending the week learning all about them (and a selection of other curious ocean creatures).

 

July 29 - August 2

Potions & Slime

     We’re mixing up a fun week of camp with all kinds of ooey gooey concoctions!  With a different type of slime each day and a whole host of explosive experiments, your child will be a science whiz by the end of the week! 

August 6 - 9  **4 day camp

Magical, Mythical Creatures

We're spending the week immersed in folklore and learning about myths from all over the world. We'll be discovering Griffins, Krakens, Big Foot, Dragons, Fairies and Mermaids. 

August 12 - 16

Dollhouse Camp

My own personal dream camp! Campers will spend the week designing, painting, wall-papering, and furnishing their own take-home  castle or doll house. This camp inspires the imagination! 

August 19 - 23

Squishmallow Camp

The week begins with selecting our very own Squishies to love and create with during the week. We'll be building them homes, sewing them outfits and creating abstract squishmallow art. 

August 26 - 30

Make What You Want 

We want children to feel empowered and give them real tools to design, tinker and build their own creation.  

Traditional In-Studio

CAMP PRICING

Full Days   9:00 am - 4:00 pm

$325.00 +HST / Weekly

$70.00 +HST / Daily

Before Care 8:00 am - 9:00 am

NO ADDITIONAL FEE

After Care 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

NO ADDITIONAL FEE

Children must be registered in our extended care prior to the start of the camp day to ensure staffing availability. 

All camps are subject to the provincial sales tax and an online registration service fee. These fees are calculated through the online booking system. 

*Half day camps and single day camps will be available for registration on June 27th. 

All Campers must be 4 - 10 years of age by the start of their registered session. 

Campers should bring the following items to camp EVERY DAY:

- A full lunch, including snacks

- Refillable water bottle (the studio has filtered water for camper use throughout the day)

- Full change of clothes

- Close-Toed Running Shoes

*Please do not send toys to camp as these can easily be damaged or lost during our camp day.

Full payment is due at time of enrollment. The full camp fee will be refunded up to 45 days prior to the start of camp, after this date fees will not be refunded. Cancellations made within 45 days of the start of camp will not be refunded. 

*Due to staffing arrangements and material preparation, we cannot issue refunds within 45 days of the start of camp.

Campers will participate in outdoor activities that coincide with special projects campers work on in TinkerLab's studio. Campers will go outside most days.

These outings will not affect camper drop off or pick up times and parents will be notified each week when we will be going outside to adequately prepare for outdoor activities (hat, sunscreen, etc.)

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Camp-In-A-Box

Ages 3+ years

Every box contains 2 pre-drawn canvases to paint, 2 wooden art piece projects, Slime Making kit (1), Bath Bomb Making kit (1), Candle Making kit (1), Lava Lamp science, Chromatography Painting, Cloud Dough, Drawing Prompts, and an "Art at Home" activity list.  Instructions provided for all activities.

 Keep your child busy for a week with this fun-filled box of creative materials! 

Email us to purchase, info@tinkerlabforkids.com

Kits available for pick up beginning July 8th, 2024. *Drop off available within Milton. 

3 Kits to choose from! 

Dinosaurs: 

- T-Rex Pre-drawn Canvas

- Triceratops Pre-drawn Canvas

- Dino Wood Circle Canvas

- Brontosaurus Wood Stand

Rainbow Dreamers: 

- Unicorn Pre-drawn Canvas

- Cupcake Pre-drawn Canvas

- Mermaid Wall Canvas

- Rainbow Wall Hanging

Animal Love: 

- Giraffe Pre-Drawn Canvas

- Highland Calf Pre-Drawn Canvas

- Sloth Wall Hanging

- Propagation Station *Plants not included

Camp-In-A-Box

CAMP PRICING

*Pick up and Deliveries can be made by appointment.

*Kits must be ordered before pick up. 

**No subsitutions or additions to kits are available at this time. 

$75.00 +hst per kit

Frequently Asked Camp questions

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We follow the Provincial Camp Health and Safety Guidelines and all of our counsellors are pre-screened. 

 

  1. What are we doing to keep a clean and safe environment?

We are committed to providing a healthy and safe environment for all children attending our programs. All children and staff are monitored for illness upon entry into the studio. If a child is found to be ill they will be denied entry into the studio and are not allowed to participate in programming until he/she is symptom free. 

We have a number sanitizing policies put in place. We have invested in a disinfecting machine, UVC light wands and child safe sanitizing products to clean and disinfect all furniture, surfaces, utensils, electronic and coding materials as well as an air filtering system.

2. Is my child expected to wear a mask while at camp? Who will provide the mask?

In accordance with Halton Public Health regulations, TinkerLab no longer requires all adults or children to wear a face mask or covering while in the studio.

3. If a member of our family comes into contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 can my child still attend camp?

Children are welcome to attend camp as long as they are negative for Covid and do not have any ill symptoms. 

 

4. What happens if someone in the camp develops symptoms of COVID-19?

If a child attends camp and during his/her time at camp receives a positive COVID-19 test TinkerLab will contact Halton Public Health and follow all recommendations set out. 

Children will not be able to attend camp if he/she has any of the following:

-elevated temperate over 38.0 degrees C. 

-acute cold (severe green nasal discharge and/or severe coughing)

-undiagnosed or contagious skin rash or infection

-lice, ringworm or other bodily infestations

-if the child is lethargic and cannot participate in the usual daily routine. 

-vomiting

-diarrhea

*A sick child needs to be symptom free or on antibiotics (prescribed by a doctor) for 24 hours before returning to TinkerLab for all illnesses

 

5. How will meals and snacks be delivered at camp to ensure safety?

All children bring their own snacks and lunches to camp every day. Desks are cleaned and sanitized prior to the start of every snack and lunch.

 

6. What will happen if TinkerLab is forced to close due to COVID-19 or another emerging respiratory virus?

If TinkerLab is forced to close due to COVID-19 or another emerging respiratory virus parents will be able to use the fees already paid (for in studio camps) for programming between January 1st, 2024 and December 31st, 2024. Refunds will not be issued to families if camps are required to close due to COVID-19 or another emerging respiratory virus. Unused fees can be used for any type of programming activity including camps, birthday parties (in studio, at home or virtual) or classes before December 31st, 2024.

 

7. Can I receive a refund if my child is sick?

Due to staffing arrangements and material cost and preparation we do not provide a refund if your child is sick. Camp sessions can be transferred to family or friends without penalty or transfer fees. 

 

8. What happens if it rains?

TinkerLab is an indoor camp. Our camp runs rain or shine. We do go outside each day if the weather permits but in the event of rain or extreme weather we are able to stay inside (and dry!)

9. What does my child need to bring to camp?

All children are required to bring two snacks, a full lunch, refillable water bottle and a complete change of clothes EVERY DAY. We also ask that you send closed-toe walking shoes. We do go outside most days and children need to have comfortable outdoor gear for outdoor play - winter wear is important for camps hosted October - April and sun protection for camps hosted May - September. Please send your child wearing clothes that can get dirty and stained. We love to get messy and use a variety of mixed media art materials, glue, etc. 

10. My child is not yet 4. Can they still attend camp? 

Summer Camps fall under Ontario's Child Care legislation and cannot accept children under the age of 4. Please contact us to chat about alternative options for your child. 

11. Sunscreen? Bug Spray? What should we send? Can someone assist my young camper with these items?

We try to go outside every day. Please send sunscreen each day with your camper. Please apply sunscreen prior to leaving the house and we will apply sunscreen throughout the day. It is recommended that sunscreen contains UVA/UVB protection, broad spectrum. Please make sure this sunscreen is labeled with your child’s name and has no coconut and/or nut oils. We also highly recommend sending your child with bug spray, lotion or wipes. We have noticed an increase in mosquitos, black flies and other pesky creatures when we are outside and additional protection is important for your child. Our staff will remind children to put their sunscreen and bug spray on prior to going outside and they can also help with putting it on if needed. 

12. What if I am late picking up? 

We offer free extended care until 5:00 pm. Children will be registered in the extended care program to participate but we recognize that "things happen" and ask that you please contact the studio by phone or email if you are going to be late so we can engage your child in after care activities. 

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