The digitalswitzerland «nextgeneration» initiative supports digital education offerings primarily for children and adolescents to foster curiosity and build fundamental skills early in life. Our role is to connect these existing platforms and provide reach and publicity via our channels and network. There are offerings in all language regions of Switzerland.

The generation of tomorrow, the talents and shapers of the future are central to Switzerland. For this reason, digitalswitzerland is committed to concrete projects to teach digital skills. On this page, you will find activities and camps for children and young people aged 5 to 19 as well as for adults, distributed throughout Switzerland, to immerse themselves in the fascination of the digital world.

Activities and camps in the German speaking part of Switzerland

coding a story

coding a story

Ages 4 to 15

Coding a Story offers coding, robotics and computational thinking classes for children from 4 to 15 years old, using drones, games, 3D-printing, cryptography and more. Children choose their activity and learn at their own pace. Complex concepts become accessible through analogies with things around us. For 4-7 year-olds, 80% of the time is off-screen. This is an engaging experience for kids, no matter their experience in programming.

Startbahn 29: Where ideas take off

Startbahn 29: Where ideas take off

Ages

School Classes: 6  – 20 

Open Lab: 9+

Leisure Activities: 9+

In a unique place of learning, an experiments lab is being established to interface with research and provide access to a high-tech infrastructure, such as the realm of robotics at ETH Zurich. Children and youth, as well as young adults, will be given the opportunity to discover the fascinating world of science. With the help of experienced specialists, they’ll get to develop and implement their own ideas.

Robotics for Makers

Robotics for Makers

Ages 11 and up

Have you ever dreamt of building a full robot from scratch? In the RoboticsForMakers Labs you will have the unique opportunity to understand and build the “MiniCat” quadripod robot. Sounds complicated? Don’t worry, our specialists will guide you from the 3D printing of the body, through the electronics cabling until software testing. Everyone is welcome, the course content will be adapted for kids (11+) and adults.

Code Camp

Code Camp

Ages 7 – 13

Code Camp offers a unique introduction to the creative world of programming for kids. From Drag&Drop to JavaScript to CSS and HTML, you’ll find it all in our advanced camps – find the one that’s right for you! And after the camp, you can develop, play and share your game or website with friends without limits.

coding a story

coding a story

Ages 4 to 15

Coding a Story offers coding, robotics and computational thinking classes for children from 4 to 15 years old, using drones, games, 3D-printing, cryptography and more. Children choose their activity and learn at their own pace. Complex concepts become accessible through analogies with things around us. For 4-7 year-olds, 80% of the time is off-screen. This is an engaging experience for kids, no matter their experience in programming.

Robotics for Makers

Robotics for Makers

Ages 11 and up

Have you ever dreamt of building a full robot from scratch? In the RoboticsForMakers Labs you will have the unique opportunity to understand and build the “MiniCat” quadripod robot. Sounds complicated? Don’t worry, our specialists will guide you from the 3D printing of the body, through the electronics cabling until software testing. Everyone is welcome, the course content will be adapted for kids (11+) and adults.

Startbahn 29: Where ideas take off

Startbahn 29: Where ideas take off

Ages

School Classes: 6  – 20 

Open Lab: 9+

Leisure Activities: 9+

In a unique place of learning, an experiments lab is being established to interface with research and provide access to a high-tech infrastructure, such as the realm of robotics at ETH Zurich. Children and youth, as well as young adults, will be given the opportunity to discover the fascinating world of science. With the help of experienced specialists, they’ll get to develop and implement their own ideas.

Code Camp

Code Camp

Ages 7 – 13

Code Camp offers a unique introduction to the creative world of programming for kids. From Drag&Drop to JavaScript to CSS and HTML, you’ll find it all in our advanced camps – find the one that’s right for you! And after the camp, you can develop, play and share your game or website with friends without limits.

Activities and camps in the Suisse Romandie

Robotics for Makers

Ages 11 and up

Have you ever dreamt of building a full robot from scratch? In the RoboticsForMakers Labs you will have the unique opportunity to understand and build the “MiniCat” quadripod robot. Sounds complicated? Don’t worry, our specialists will guide you from the 3D printing of the body, through the electronics cabling until software testing. Everyone is welcome, the course content will be adapted for kids (11+) and adults.

Techspark Academy (In English)

Techspark Academy (In English)

Ages 8 – 18 

TechSpark Academy prepares the next generation to thrive in our digital world. Discover the camps that help craft creative problem solvers and tech entrepreneurs who will use their digital skills to make the world a better place!

Mon Robot est malin

Mon Robot est malin

Ages 11 – 13

This camp aims to introduce you to the world of science and technology, while having fun with robots. The Lego Mindstorms educational platform is used to introduce the basics of mechanical engineering, programming and show a practical application of mathematics. The camp is mixed, 50% girls – 50% boys.

Futurekids

Futurekids

Ages 5 –  16

Futurekids holds a mission to empower all young people to use and appropriate new technologies. In this way, the next generation becomes an actor and not just a consumer of tomorrow’s world. Participants in Futurekids activities acquire in-depth knowledge that they will be able to apply in many fields.

Robotics for Makers

Ages 11 and up

Have you ever dreamt of building a full robot from scratch? In the RoboticsForMakers Labs you will have the unique opportunity to understand and build the “MiniCat” quadripod robot. Sounds complicated? Don’t worry, our specialists will guide you from the 3D printing of the body, through the electronics cabling until software testing. Everyone is welcome, the course content will be adapted for kids (11+) and adults.

Mon Robot est malin

Mon Robot est malin

Ages 11 – 13

This camp aims to introduce you to the world of science and technology, while having fun with robots. The Lego Mindstorms educational platform is used to introduce the basics of mechanical engineering, programming and show a practical application of mathematics. The camp is mixed, 50% girls – 50% boys.

Techspark Academy (In English)

Techspark Academy (In English)

Ages 8 – 18 

TechSpark Academy prepares the next generation to thrive in our digital world. Discover the camps that help craft creative problem solvers and tech entrepreneurs who will use their digital skills to make the world a better place!

Futurekids

Futurekids

Ages 5 –  16

Futurekids holds a mission to empower all young people to use and appropriate new technologies. In this way, the next generation becomes an actor and not just a consumer of tomorrow’s world. Participants in Futurekids activities acquire in-depth knowledge that they will be able to apply in many fields.

Activities and Camps in Italian

TEENformatiCAMP

TEENformatiCAMP

Ages 13 – 15

Lo scopo dell’attività è quello di introdurre ed appassionare i ragazzi al mondo dell’informatica in modo semplice, divertente e costruttivo. TEENformatiCAMP non è un semplice corso su come utilizzare il computer e i vari programmi (Word, Excel, Power Point, …). Il nostro obiettivo è piuttosto quello di andare in dettaglio su come funzionano i computer ed incominciare a capire come ragiona e lavora un informatico. Infatti, le attività proposte hanno lo scopo di fornire ai ragazzi un’introduzione ai vari ambiti dell’informatica.

Explore-it (for teachers)

Explore-it (for teachers)

explore-it provides teachers with boxes of materials designed specifically for the end users: children. The starting point for a direct confrontation with the world of natural sciences is the construction, each time, of a technical object. On the explore-it website you can find all the instructions, descriptions and deliveries of the tasks, experiments and much more.

TEENformatiCAMP

TEENformatiCAMP

Ages 13 – 15

Lo scopo dell’attività è quello di introdurre ed appassionare i ragazzi al mondo dell’informatica in modo semplice, divertente e costruttivo. TEENformatiCAMP non è un semplice corso su come utilizzare il computer e i vari programmi (Word, Excel, Power Point, …). Il nostro obiettivo è piuttosto quello di andare in dettaglio su come funzionano i computer ed incominciare a capire come ragiona e lavora un informatico. Infatti, le attività proposte hanno lo scopo di fornire ai ragazzi un’introduzione ai vari ambiti dell’informatica.

Explore-it (for teachers)

Explore-it (for teachers)

explore-it provides teachers with boxes of materials designed specifically for the end users: children. The starting point for a direct confrontation with the world of natural sciences is the construction, each time, of a technical object. On the explore-it website you can find all the instructions, descriptions and deliveries of the tasks, experiments and much more.