NewTechKids 2022 Summer Vacation Bootcamp (8-12 Yrs): August 15-19, 2022

NewTechKids 2022 Summer Vacation Bootcamp (8-12 Yrs): August 15-19, 2022

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€50 – €284.34

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Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam (OBA)

Junior Lab (basement)

Oosterdokskade 143



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Week-long holiday camp teaching kids ages 8-12 to design, build and code robots and tech prototypes. Taught in both Dutch and English.

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(Bilingual camp taught in a combination of Dutch and English. A number of subsidized spots are available for kids from low-income families with a Stadspas.)

Theme: Robots Playing Traditional Games

During this NewTechKids summer vacation bootcamp of 5 daily workshops held at the Amsterdam Public Library, kids ages 8-12 will design and code robots to play a series of games before developing their own robot game with strategy, rules and a point system.

Kids will dive into building and visual programming using 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 challenges in pairs and presenting their prototypes.

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

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

- August 15, 16, 17, 18 and 19, 2022

This bilingual camp will be taught by a native Dutch-speaking professional teacher with specialised training in computer science. The curriculum and workshops 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. Girls are welcome!

A morning drink and snack will be provided. Children are required to bring their own lunches, including utensils and cups.

A minimum of 16 students is required to offer this bootcamp. 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 in the Junior Lab basement (5-minute walk from Centraal Station)

COVID Precautions

Our programs are limited to a maximum of 16 children in OBA Junior Lab which is large and well-ventilated.

- NewTechKids has used AI-based software to design floor plans for the room which determine the spacing of tables and chairs, the location of teacher, etc. Tables and chairs are placed apart to encourage social distancing amongst the children.

- Kids are required to wash their hands when they arrive and there are multiple hand washing breaks during every class.

- Hand sanitizer is readily available.

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