May 2018 Vacation Bootcamp: Week #1 (7-12 years)

Week #1 Bootcamp: Rise of the techno-lympians!

During this morning computer science bootcamp of five (5) workshops during the first week of the school vacation (April 30-May 4, 2018), kids ages 7-12 will explore visual programming and robotics by developing technology prototypes to automate a variety of sports.

During this bootcamp, they will receive hands-on, building and programming experience with Ozobot robots, littleBits and LEGO Mindstorms. In the process, kids will learn about core computer science concepts such as automation, programming, algorithms, loops, input/output, parts working together, feedback, sequences, variables, and design and testing. To help them develop their collaboration skills, they will work in small teams for most of the activities.

This bootcamp is designed to help kids develop computational thinking skills: adopting thought processes required to solve problems and create solutions using computers. NewTechKids promotes bilingual education and our workshops will be taught in a combination of Dutch and English. Light snacks and drinks will be provided and children can also bring healthy food from home.

Workshops will take place daily from 10:00-13:00 on the following dates:
– April 30, May 1, 2, 3 and 4, 2018

This bootcamp is ideal for children with no previous exposure to computer science and those who have previously participated in NewTechKids programs. All of our programs are taught by professional teachers with specialised computer science training.

A minimum of 15 students is required to offer this bootcamp. Registrants will be notified one week prior if the bootcamp is cancelled and a full refund will be provided.

The bootcamp is organised in partnership with Maakplaats 021, the Amsterdam Municipal Library’s initiative to offer Maker spaces in its branches.

Location: Room 5.1, 5th floor, Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam (OBA), Oosterdokskade 143 (near Centraal Station)

Price:  202.54 euro (includes online registration fee and BTW)