Apple Stores to Host Free Summer Camps for Kids
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.