2021 May Vacation Bootcamp for 7-12 Yrs (April 26-30, 2021)

(Read about our health and safety precautions.)

Taught in a combination of Dutch and English.

During this NewTechKids bootcamp of 4 daily workshops held at the Amsterdam Public Library during week #1 of the Meivakantie, kids ages 7-12 will learn important computer science and programming concepts while becoming familiar with design, robotics and computer programming.

Kids will dive into building and visual programming using LEGO WeDo and/or 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 mystery challenges in pairs and presenting their prototypes.

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

Children who successfully complete the bootcamp will receive a diploma.

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

– April 26, 28, 29 and 30, 2021 (no workshop on April 27th which is King’s Day)

The camp will be taught in a combination of English and Dutch by a native Dutch-speaking professional teacher with specialised training in computer science. The curriculum and classes 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 maximum of 15 students is required to offer this bootcamp. Registrants will be notified three days prior to the bootcamp if the bootcamp is cancelled and a full refund will be provided.

Location: Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam, Oosterdokskade 143 in the Junior Lab basement (5-minute walk from Centraal Station)

Price: 252.88 euro (includes online registration fee and BTW)