Winter 2023 Thurs. Aft. Bootcamp: 8-12 Years (6 workshops)

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

A limited number of discounted spots are available for kids from low-income families with a Stadspas.


Theme: Tech Inventors to the Rescue – Jobs of the Future

Ever imagined what jobs of the future will be like? Kids in this bootcamp will discover how by inventing robots and tech prototypes for industries such as farming, art, transportation, healthcare, music and construction. Tech inventors to the rescue!

During this NewTechKids after-school bootcamp (6 weekly lessons) on Thursday afternoons, kids ages 8-12 will invent, a series of robots and tech prototypes. The bootcamp will take place at the Amsterdam Public Library near Centraal Station.

Using LEGO robotics kits, 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.

The workshop will be taught in a combination of English and Dutch by a native Dutch-speaking teacher with specialised training in computer science.

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

  • January 26
  • February 2, 9, 16 and 23
  • March 9

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

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

The curriculum and lesson 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: Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam, Oosterdokskade 143, Junior Lab in basement (5-minute walk from Centraal Station)

Fee for Children without Stadspas: €101.87 (includes VAT and Eventbrite registration fee)

Fee for Children with Stadspas (4 spots available): €29.74  (includes VAT and Eventbrite registration fee)