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Apple Stores to Host Free Summer Camps for Kids

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Apple is inviting kids ages 6-12 to visit its retail stores this summer to learn to code, draw, edit videos and more on Mac computers at no cost.

The first in-store program, called Apple Camps, runs July 10 through July 28 and aims to foster creativity in kids ages 8-12, according to the program website. Over the course of the three-days, participants will learn how to:

  • Make movies using iMovie;
  • Create animated characters using the iPad Pro and Apple Pencil and add music with GarageBand; and
  • Learn introductory computer programming and robotics skills, gaining first-hand experience with Tynker and Sphero products.  

Another summer program launched this week, Today at Apple, hosts shorter Kids Hour sessions for parents and kids (ages 6 and up) that teach them similar skills. The “Sphero Maze Challenge” session, for example, teaches participants to code Sphero robots and guide them through various obstacles in a maze.

Registration for Apple Camp is live in the United States, with many camps filling up quickly. Kids Hours are also open for registration.

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Sri Ravipati is Web producer for THE Journal and Campus Technology. She can be reached at sravipati@1105media.com.

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