Late Fall 2023 Tues. Aft. Bootcamp: 8-12 Years (5 workshops)

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

A limited number of discounted spots are available for kids from low-income families with a Stadspas.


Theme: Around the World in 5 Weeks…with Robots

During this NewTechKids bootcamp of 5 weekly workshops held at the Amsterdam Public Library, kids will take a virtual trip around the world and invent robots based on geography, culture and historical landmarks.

Kids will develop creativity and innovation skills by designing, building and coding a series of robots and tech prototypes based on their own ideas. 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.).

During each class, they’ll discuss inspiring examples of technology before completing 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.

Classes will take place on Tuesday afternoons from 16:30 – 18:00 on the following dates:

  • November 21 and 28
  • December 5, 12 and 19

Kids are asked to bring a snack and drink which they will eat at the the beginning of class.

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 curriculum and lesson are based on NewTechKids’ pedagogy which focuses on concept-context learning and the use of tangible learning tools.

A minimum of 16 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)

Regular fee: €101.87 (includes VAT and Eventbrite registration fee)

Fee for Children with Stadspas (4 spots available): €24.99  (includes VAT and Eventbrite registration fee)