March Break Camps

In Person Camps for the week of April 12th - 16th are cancelled in accordance with the government of Ontario's "emergency brake" forced small business closures. 

Join us ONLINE for a morning or afternoon virtual creative experience. "Campers" will join TinkerLab staff each morning (9:30 - 10:30) or afternoon (3:00 - 4:00) during the week of April 12th - 16th and participate in activities similar to those that would be done in studio during a typical camp day. Each day will follow the same theme as previously planned for in person camps for example, the Monday morning and afternoon sessions will both involve making slime, on Tuesday morning and afternoon we will be learning about circuits and building robots.

Online Camps include a kit with all of the materials need for one child to create every day for the entire week. Kits can be delivered or picked up on Saturday, April 10th. 

Cost per child is $95.00.

Monday

Slime 

Campers will enjoy making a variety of slimes - edible, stretchy, fluffy and moldable, today campers will learn the basics of how slime works and then create their own slimes to share with friends and take home. 

Tuesday

Bots

So many little engineers come in to our studio and ask us how to make a robot  - today the campers will learn circuitry basics to create their own circuits and robots that really move, colour and paint!

Wednesday

Chemistry for Kids 

We are compacting our Chemistry for Kids class into one day of fun! Campers will learn all about solutions and solubility, acids and bases, and the secret ingredient to our favourite colour changing potions! 

Thursday

Artsplosions

Create a mess during this art-meets-science day of creative explosions! Campers will unleash their creative spirit as we erupt, explode, pop, fizz, and burst materials to create beautiful pieces of artwork!

Friday

Fairy Gardens

Design and create a beautiful and unique Fairy Garden complete with living plants, Fairy homes and accessories. 

Camp Pricing                                                                        

One Day Camp

Half Day 9:00 am - 12:00 pm 

$ 45.00 + HST

Full Day 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

$65.00 + HST

Full Week Camp (5 days)

Half Day 9:00 am - 12:00 pm 

$210.00 + HST

Full Day 9:00 am - 4:00 pm 

$280.00 + HST

Extended Care 

8:00 am - 9:00 am = $10.00 per day

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm = $10.00 per day

 

Early Bird Discount applies to ALL Summer CAMPS until March 1st, 2021. Receive 10% off your camp when registering prior to March 1st, 2021. 

Summer Camps

Welcome 2021! This year is a special year, we made it through 2020 but we are very aware of the dangers COVID-19 poses to our young children and their families. In light of the current global health crisis, TinkerLab is proud to introduce our three camp options for children this year: Traditional In-Studio Summer Camps (ages 4-10 years), Backyard Tinker Camp (ages 2.5-6 years), and Camp-in-a-Box (ages 5-10 years). All of our programs are jammed packed, designed and planned with age appropriate activities and themes.   

*Please see below for information regarding each camp as well as Frequently Asked Questions regarding policies and procedures in place due to Covid-19.

Our Traditional In-Studio Summer Camps are themed weekly and hosted to children 4-10 years of age. This camp is perfect for children looking for some hands-on creative fun. While each week is planned according to theme, we like to “go with the flow” and often add, modify or change activities in accordance with what the campers express interest in. Your child will participate in daily indoor art projects, science experiments, and engineering challenges as well as daily outdoor cooperative games and nature activities. 

 

June 21st - June 25th 

     Mission Possible

    Invisible Messages, Escape Rooms, Mazes, Coded Messages, and Codes! Your camper will spend their week of camp acting as detectives to find clues that solve puzzles and unlock mysteries.  

June 28th - July 2nd

    Dino Camp

     Dig into the past and discover ancient ecosystems, the fiercest predators and the largest animals that have ever existed! 

July 5th - July 9th

     Music Makers

     Campers will learn all about the sound and science behind making music and sound with a variety of materials and instruments.

July 12th - July 16th

    Zootopia

     This camp will delight in the excitement of animals by designing and creating their own animals, both real and imagined. Campers will paint, sculpt and create using inspiration from animals of the past, present and future. 

July 19th - July 23rd 

     Potions and Slime

     We’re mixing up a fun week of camp with all kinds of ooey gooey concoctions! 

July 26th - July 30th

     Silly Circuits

     Join us as we explore the fun world of electronics! We will be adding lights, sounds and action to our art and engineering creations this week. 

August 3rd - August 6th 

     DIY (Design It Yourself)

     Campers will use real tools to personalize and create a variety of take home projects including shirts, bags and porch signs. 

August 19th - August 13th 

     Mini Masters

     Campers will learn about some of the great innovative artists from around the world. Each day will focus on a new artist and technique to be captured by each camper for their own take home project each day. 

August 16th - August 20th

     Doll House Camp

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

August 23rd - August 27th

     Rainbows & Unicorns

     Magic! This camp will be magic! Rainbow art using a wide range of mixed media materials. Unicorn creations to wear, hang, and snuggle.

 

August 30th - September 3rd

     Potions and Slime

     We’re mixing up a fun week of camp with all kinds of ooey gooey conctions! 

     

Traditional In-Studio

CAMP PRICING

Half Days   9:00 am - 12:00 pm

$215.00 +HST / Weekly

$45.00 +HST / Daily

Full Days   9:00 am - 4:00 pm

$285.00 +HST / Weekly

$65.00 +HST / Daily

Before Care 8:00 am - 9:00 am

$40.00/week

After Care 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

$40.00/week

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 30 days prior to the start of camp, after this date fees will not be refunded. Cancellations made within 30 days of the start of camp will not be refunded. 

*Due to staffing arrangements and material preparation, we cannot issue refunds within 30 days of the start of camp, however we do have a Health Policy that allows families to use their missed camp day(s). 

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.)

In-Studio Summer Camp

Ages 4 - 10 years

Backyard Tinker Camps

Ages 3 - 6 years

TinkerLab’s Private Backyard Summer Camps offer the same high-quality experience as our in-studio camps but in the privacy of your own backyard. This camp is designed for children 2.5 – 6 years of age and hosts up to 5 children weekly. TinkerLab staff will keep your busy children active and creative in your own backyard for a few hours each day, giving you back your time. Backyard Camps run 9:00 am -12:00 pm or 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm Monday – Friday.

 

We require a backyard (any sized space is great!) with a hose hook-up and access to a bathroom (for children’s bathroom breaks).  All children must be toilet-trained and independent in the bathroom.

*Please note this program is not licensed by the Government of Ontario.

Choose from one of four camp themes. Your young campers will participate in a regular camp day, including singing, cooperative games, stories, art projects and sensory play fun! We bring all of the materials needed for a day of fun! 

 

Rainbows and Unicorns

Allow us to bring the magical and mystical world of unicorns and rainbows to your back yard! Complete with some of our in-studio favourite projects including tie-dye t-shirts, clay donuts and rainbow smoothies.

 

Earth Rangers

Featuring bug houses, fairy gardens, bird feeders and cloud detectors, your campers will spend their camp days learning about biodiversity and the living organisms found in their own backyard.  

 

Superheroes

Does your child have what it takes to be a superhero? This week campers will learn what it takes to be a superhero, they will build on their speed, agility, balance and teamwork skills, create their own capes and masks, and design their superhero headquarters. 

 

Zootopia

Learn more about wild animals and how we can take better care of their worlds. We will spend the week designing animal habitats, sculpting animals, and playing our favourite animal-inspired games. 

Backyard Tinker Camp

CAMP PRICING

*Camp pricing is for the entire group (up to 5 children weekly). Fees will not be charged until all campers from your group are registered. All campers must be registered to secure your camp week.

*Groups are hosted with up to 5 children. Fewer children in each group are accepted but the same fee applies to a group with fewer campers registered. For example, if you have 3 children registered for your backyard summer camp the fee of $1000.00 +hst applies to your camp group. 

Mornings   9:00 am - 12:00 pm

$1000.00 +HST / Weekly/Group

Afternoons   1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

$900.00 +HST / Weekly/Group

All Campers must be 2.5 - 6 years of age by the start of their registered session and independent in the bathroom (including toileting and hand washing).

Campers should bring the following items to camp EVERY DAY:

- A snack

- Water Bottle

- 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 30 days prior to the start of camp, after this date fees will not be refunded. Cancellations made within 30 days of the start of camp will not be refunded. 

*Due to staffing arrangements and material preparation, we cannot issue refunds within 30 days of the start of camp, however we do have a Health Policy that allows families to use their missed camp day(s). 

Camp-In-A-Box

Ages 5 - 10 years

Every box contains all of the materials and instructions needed to complete 5 art activities, 2 science experiments, and 1 engineering challenge. Video instructions will be provided for all activities. This kit also includes a list of activities that can be done with materials you have on hand in. your home. Keep your child busy for a week with this fun-filled box of creative materials! 

Camp-In-A-Box

CAMP PRICING

*Box pick up dates are the Friday before your camp week. Deliveries can be made by appointment.

$100.00 +hst per kit

Frequently Asked Camp questions

We follow the Provincial COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidelines and all of our counsellors are pre-screened. Please read our COVID-19 Safety Plan to review our health refund policy and the precautions we are taking to ensure a healthy and safe program for your child. 

 

  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 alloed to participate in programming until he/she is symptom free. 

In addition to hosting only a small number of children in our programs there have also been a number of new 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.

2. How does co-horting work?

In our In-studio camp, all children will be grouped together, with a maximum of 12 children participating each week (dependant on government regulations). Each child will work at their own table and use their own materials. 

Your own Private Backyard Summer Camp will be hosted to only 5 children. You choose your own group – family members, friends, neighbours- whomever you are comfortable with! 

 

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

In accordance with Halton Public Health regulations, TinkerLab requires all adults to wear a face mask or covering at all times while in the studio. We strongly encourage children to wear a mask but understand that we cannot force children to keep masks on all day. We do have paper masks that are available for all children and these can be decorated (to make wearing the masks a little more fun). 

 

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

Children who have come into close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 are required to stay at home until they receive a negative COVID-19 test and are not exhibiting any COVID-19 symptoms. *Families can use the health refund policy or transfer their registration to a family member.

 

5. What happens if someone in the cohort develops symptoms of COVID-19?

Children who are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 must stay home for 14 days, receive a negative COVID-19 test result or have confirmation from a doctor that the illness is not COVID-19 related before returning to TinkerLab. 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. 

 

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

All children bring their own snacks and lunches to camp every day. Each child will eat at their own desk during all snacks and meals. Desks are cleaned and sanitized prior to the start of every snack and lunch.

 

7. What will happen if TinkerLab is forced to close due to COVID-19?

If TinkerLab is forced to close due to COVID-19 parents will be able to use the fees already paid (for in studio camps and private backyard camps) for programming between July 1st, 2021 and December 31st, 2022. Refunds will not be issued to families if camps are required to close due to COVID-19. Unused fees can be used for any type of programming activity including camps, birthday parties (in studio, at home or virtual) or classes.

 

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

We want to assure families that they will not be charged for missing camp due to illness. It is the policy of TinkerLab that if a child is unable to participate in summer camp programming then he/she will be able to make up the missed day by December 31st, 2022 in any of our camps (based on availability). Parents/guardians must contact the studio prior to the start of the day to notify the staff of an absence. This refund can be used for up to 2 missed camp days in any one full week of registered camp (full day or half day). *Camp sessions can be transferred to family or friends without penalty. 

 

9. What happens if it rains during the Backyard Summer Camp program?

TinkerLab provides a structure tent (open air tent) during rainy days. In the event of thunderstorms or extreme weather conditions TinkerLab will choose to either run the program inside your home (with permission) or cancel the camp day (with refunds available to families). 

10. 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 shoes for outdoor play. 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. 

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