If you’re looking for something to entertain kids ages 8-12 over the summer, and the chance for them to learn some useful tech skills into the bargain, you may want to register them for this year’s Apple Camp. Apple holds annual workshops at its retail stores intended to help kids make creative use of technology.
Apple Camp, a free three-day program for kids, will broaden your child’s creative horizons by making movies, composing musical stories, coding games and robots, and more using Apple products.
Free Summer Apple Camp For Students
Creating Characters and Composing Music
Kids ages 8-12 will create their own stories through drawings and sounds. Campers will start their session by sketching characters and scenes with iPad Pro and Apple Pencil, then they’ll explore the basics for composing a track using GarageBand. They’ll bring their story to life by adding vocals and finishing touches.
Stories in Motion with iMovie
Future filmmakers ages 8-12 will explore the creative process of turning their ideas into real movies. In this three-day session, Campers will learn how to brainstorm and storyboard. Then they’ll get hands-on with movie-making techniques like learning camera angles and editing with iMovie. On the final day, they’ll present their masterpieces.
Coding Games and Programming Robots
In this three-day session for kids ages 8-12, we’ll introduce programming through interactive play. Kids will learn visual-based coding by solving puzzles with Tynker. Then they’ll learn how to program Sphero robots, and even create fun stories starring Sphero as the main character.
How To Register For A Free Apple Camp
Each Apple Camp workshop lasts 90 minutes and takes place in Apple Stores across the country in July and August. Sessions are free, but spaces are very limited. Some stores offer waitlists.
To register your child for an Apple Camp, visit www.apple.com and search under state and your local store.
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