2022 New Year’s Bootcamp #1 for 8-12 yrs. (January 3-7, 2022)

(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.

New Year’s Bootcamp #1 Theme: Division Q Spy Agency

During this NewTechKids bootcamp of 5 daily workshops held at the Amsterdam Public Library during the 2021/2022 Christmas school vacation, kids ages 8-12 will join the Division Q Spy Agency and invent spy gadgets that will make James Bond and his team jealous.

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:

– January 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7, 2022

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, 1st floor workshop space (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)