2023 Summer Bootcamp (8-12 Yrs.): July 24-28 (5 days)

(Bilingual camp taught in a combination of Dutch and English by a native Dutch-speaking teacher. A number of subsidized spots are available for kids from low-income families with a Stadspas.)

Theme: Around the World in 5 Days with Robots

During this NewTechKids school vacation bootcamp of 5 daily workshops held at the Amsterdam Public Library, kids ages 8-12 will take a virtual trip around the world and invent robots based on geography, culture and historical landmarks. They’ll invent a series of robots and tech prototypes during fun class challenges.

Working in pairs and using LEGO robotics kits, kids will design, build and code in pairs using their imagination and creativity and then present them to their peers and parents at the end of each day.

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

Children who successfully complete the bootcamp will receive a NewTechKids diploma.

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

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

  • July 24, 25, 26, 27 and 28

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

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

A minimum of 16 students is required to offer this bootcamp. 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)

Regular Fee: €284.34 (includes VAT and Eventbrite registration fee)

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