2021 Christmas Bootcamp for 8-12 yrs. (December 27-31, 2021)

(Bilingual camp taught in a combination of Dutch and English.)

NewTechKids has teamed up with OBA and Maakplaats021 to offer three discounted NewTechKids’ 2021 Christmas school vacation bootcamps. A limited number of subsidized places are being offered to kids from low-income families with a Stadspas.

Theme: Bringing Favourite Kids Books & Films to Life (with Robots) 

During this NewTechKids bootcamp of 5 daily workshops held at the Amsterdam Public Library after Christmas, kids ages 8-12 will use their imaginations to bring the most popular children’s books and films to life by inventing robots based on the stories. Books and films will include “Harry Potter”, “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”, “Star Wars”, “de Griezelbus” and others.  

Kids will dive into building and visual programming using LEGO WeDo and/or LEGO Mindstorms and art supplies. They’ll learn about design concepts (resources, requirements, prototyping) and computer science concepts (coding, algorithms, commands, loops, sequence, iteration, if-else logic, etc.).

During each class, they’ll discuss inspiring examples of technology before completing team-based challenges in pairs and presenting their prototypes.

Children who successfully complete the camp will receive a certificate of achievement.

This bilingual camp will be taught by a native Dutch, professional teacher with specialised training in computer science. The curriculum and classes are based on NewTechKids’ pedagogy which focuses on concept-context learning and the use of tangible learning tools.

Classes will take place everyday from 10:00 – 14:00 on the following dates:

– December 27, 28, 29, 30 and 31, 2021

Our camp is ideal for children with no previous exposure to design and computer science and those who have previously participated in NewTechKids programs.

A morning drink and snack will be provided. Children are required to bring their own lunches, including utensils and cups.

A minimum of 12 students is required to offer this camp. Registrants will be notified 3 days prior if the camp is cancelled and a full refund will be provided.

Location: Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam, Oosterdokskade 143 in the Junior Lab basement (5-minute walk from Centraal Station)

(Read about the health and safety precautions we are taking.)

Fee for Children without Stadspas: €189.96 euro (includes VAT and Eventbrite registration fee)

Fee for Children with Stadspas (4 spots available): 25 euro (includes VAT and Eventbrite registration fee)