Summer Vacation Bootcamp for 8-12 Yrs (Aug. 9-13, 2021)

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

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

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

Theme: Robot Art

During this NewTechKids bootcamp of 5 daily workshops held at the Amsterdam Public Library during the summer vacation, kids ages 8-12 will channel their artistic expression by creating robotic art: sculpture, music, drawing, dance and more.

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, prototyping) 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 team-based 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:

– August 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13, 2021

This bilingual camp will be taught 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.

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: Fee: €189.96 euro / €24.99 for kids from low-income families  (includes VAT and Eventbrite registration fee)