At Mindful Makers we provide educational services that allow children to develop hands-on maker skills, which in turn will boost a child's self esteem and happiness by achieving a sense of mastery over their world. 

We focus on learning success through joyful creation and play.  By encouraging curiosity, critical thinking and innovation, our children become life-long learners and contributing members of our community. 

7 - 14 years
OUR THEME THIS SUMMER WILL BE : SUPER HEROES! Every year we spend time developing and carefully selecting the projects we will create to fit our theme and to cover a range of maker skills and materials. More specifics will be updated as we make progress in our planning. You can expect a minimum of 2 new lessons per day, along with a week-long project the students will spend some time working on at the end of each day. We conclude the week with a very special Show & Tell Open House for friends and family to come see what we got up to during the week! Our lessons will include a variety of projects including: Sewing by hand & on a machine 3D modelling & printing Sculpture / cardboard building Mold making & casting Weaving 2D computer design (vector based) for using with a vinyl cutter Screen printing Electronic soft circuits Projects are open to modifications based on the student's interest. Our end goal is to teach how a tool or process works and help you make something awesome with your newly learned skills! SESSIONS: --------- We are offering nine one-week sessions to choose from. Yes, we run all summer long! On the Friday of each week, families and friends are invited to join us for our "Show & Tell: Family Game Night" from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Campers will have this opportunity to show off what they made over the week. Session 1: July 2 - 5 (No camp on the Canada Day Holiday, Mon. July 1)\* Session 2: July 8 - 12 Session 3: July 15 - 19 Session 4: July 22 - 26 Session 5: July 29 - August 2 Session 6: August 6 - 9 (No camp on the Civic Holiday, Mon. Aug. 5)\* Session 7: August 12- 16 Session 8: August 19 - 23 Session 9: August 26 - 30 Our class lessons will repeat weekly, however if your child would like to attend more than one session, our staff will happily modify the activities so they are always creating something new using the same processes. \*During our short weeks, some camp activities will be omitted. AGES: ----- Our programming is intended for ages 7 - 14. TIME: ----- Camp runs 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Drop-off starts at 8:45 am, and pick up is until 4:30 pm. EXTENDED CARE: -------------- If you require additional child care outside of these times, we will offer before and after care for a small additional fee. AM care will begin at 8:00 am, PM care runs til 5:30 pm. If you require care outside of these hours, please get in touch and we can work something out. LOCATION: --------- The Cedars Worship Centre (Westminster United Church), 543 Beechwood Drive Waterloo, Ontario. See our location page for more details and photos. WHAT TO BRING: -------------- We will be taking two nutrition breaks during the day to eat. During these periods we will also be spending time outdoors and playing games, weather permitting. Campers should come with a water bottle, and a nut-free lunch / snacks. Please have them dress appropriately for the weather that week, including a change of shoes to wear indoors if it is wet out. COST: ----- Full week: $300 plus HST Holiday week: $240 plus HST All materials are included in our camp price. DISCOUNTS: ---------- For families with 3 or more children (must be brothers and or sisters) we are able offer a small discount.   If you'd like to attend a 2nd week of summer camp, we will honor a small discount for families with 2 or more children. If you are eligible, we ask that you please contact us and let us know which weeks you'd like to register for, so we can quote you with proper discount code to enter at the checkout before completing your registration online. CANCELLATION POLICY: -------------------- If you need to cancel your registration please contact as soon as possible. Upon cancellation the following penalties will apply: Cancellations anytime after registration and up to 3 weeks before your session start date: a full refund minus 20% admin fee will be issued. Cancellations anytime after registration and less than 3 weeks before the session start date: a full refund minus 45% admin fee will be issued. Sorry, no refunds can be issued with less than 48 hours notice before the session start date. Switching Sessions (summer camp only): If you would simply like to be moved into another available session rather than cancelling, we are happy to make this accommodation, free of charge. DAILY SCHEDULE: --------------- See program website. Click here to register!

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