2024 New Year’s Bootcamp for 8-12 Yrs (Jan. 2-5)
(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: Robots Playing Traditional Games
During this NewTechKids school vacation bootcamp of 4 daily workshops held at the Amsterdam Public Library, kids ages 8-12 will invent robots and tech prototypes to play traditional games such as dominos, catapults and pinball.
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:
– January 2, 3, 4 and 5, 2024
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 12 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)
Fee for Children without Stadspas: €227.71 (includes VAT and Eventbrite registration fee)
Fee for Children with Stadspas (4 spots available): €20.22 (includes VAT and Eventbrite registration fee)REGISTER