Week #3: Summer Vacation Bootcamp for 8-12 Yrs (July 26-30, 2021)

NewTechKids has teamed up with OBA and Maakplaats021 to offer discounted NewTechKids’ summer bootcamps. A limited number of scholarships are being offered to kids from low-income families.

Our bootcamps are part of the Midzomer Mokum initiative of the City of Amsterdam to ensure that children have access to activities this summer.

This camp will be taught in a combination of Dutch and English.

During this NewTechKids bootcamp of 5 daily workshops held at the Amsterdam Public Library during week #3 of the summer vacation, kids ages 8-12 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 design and programming challenges in pairs and presenting their prototypes.

Children who successfully complete the camp will receive a certificate of achievement.

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

– July 26, 27, 28, 29 and 30, 2021

The camp will be taught in a combination of English and Dutch by a 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.

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

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 camp. Registrants will be notified 3 days prior if the camp is cancelled and a full refund will be provided.

(Read about the health and safety precautions we are taking this summer.)

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

Fee: €189.96 euro (includes VAT and Eventbrite registration fee)