March-April 2024 Tues. Aft. Bootcamp (7-9 Yrs.): OBA Roelof Hartplein

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

A limited number of discounted places are available for kids with a Stadspas.


Theme: Tech Inventors to the Rescue

During this NewTechKids bootcamp of 5 weekly workshops held at the Amsterdam Public Library’s Roelof Hartplein branch in Amsterdam Zuid on Tuesdays, kids ages 7-9 will become different problem-solvers (astronauts, farmers, deep sea divers, musicians and more) who invent robots and robotic prototypes to solve exciting challenges.

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.

Our camp is ideal for children with no previous exposure to design and computer science.

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

  • March 26
  • April 2, 9, 16 and 23

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

This bilingual bootcamp 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 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: OBA Roelof Hartplein, Roelof Hartplein 430, Amsterdam Zuid (Kluunzaal on 2nd floor)

Regular fee: €96.80 (includes VAT and Eventbrite registration fee)

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