2022 Voorjaarsvakantie Bootcamp #1: 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: Tech Inventors to the Rescue

During this NewTechKids bootcamp of 5 daily workshops held at the Amsterdam Public Library during the 2022 Voorjaarsvakantie, kids ages 8-12 will become master inventors who design tech to help people in different industries do their jobs better. They’ll help farmers plant and pick crops with robots. Design robots to move items around in a factory. Help doctors and nurses treat patients while socially distancing. Run a restaurant without human workers. 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 tech is changing different industries before completing class challenges in pairs and presenting their prototypes.

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.

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.

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, Junior Lab in basement (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)