2022 Voorjaarsvakantie Bootcamp #2: 8-12 Yrs (5 daily workshops)

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

Kids are required to wear masks during our classes. 

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Theme: Robots Playing Games

During this NewTechKids bootcamp of 5 daily workshops held at the Amsterdam Public Library during the 2022 Voorjaarsvakantie, kids ages 8-12 will design, build and code robots to play a series of games before developing their own. Games include Hoedje Wip, dominos, pinball and more.

Kids will dive into building and visual programming using 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 how technology before completing class challenges in pairs and presenting their prototypes.

The workshop will be taught in a combination of English and Dutch by a native Dutch-speaking teacher with specialised training in computer science. The curriculum and lesson 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:

– February 21, 22, 23, 24 and 25, 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.

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

A minimum of 14 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 (5-minute walk from Centraal Station)

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

Fee for Children without Stadspas: €252.88 euro (includes VAT and Eventbrite registration fee)

Fee for Children with Stadspas (4 spots available): 50 euro (includes VAT and Eventbrite registration fee)