Just like every year, Apple has opened registration for its annual three-day Apple Camp event. Kids between the ages of 8 and 12 are able to partake in hands-on projects at a number of Apple retail locations by choosing one of three tracks and spending 90 minutes per day immersed in their subject.
Programs include the following, with Apple breaking down what each is about:
Coding with Sphero Robots – In this three-day session for kids ages 8-12, we’ll introduce the fundamentals of coding using Sphero robots. Each day Campers will learn a new coding concept and practice problem-solving skills. They’ll partner up for fun activities to program their Sphero to change colors, create sounds, complete challenges, and more. Then they’ll apply their coding skills to design their own games.
Beat Making and Songwriting with GarageBand – In this three-day session, kids ages 8-12 will discover the magic of beat making and songwriting. They’ll start by exploring basic elements of song structure and how beats create the foundation of a song. Campers will get hands-on as they create music using Touch Instruments, add vocals, and fine-tune their creations with GarageBand on iPad. On day 3, they’ll share their songs with the group.
Telling Stories with Clips – Future filmmakers ages 8-12 will explore the creative process of telling stories using video, photos, and music. Campers will brainstorm and storyboard their ideas. They’ll get hands-on in groups to capture short videos, edit and enhance their shots with fun graphics and filters, and add opening and closing titles in the Clips app on iPad. On the final day, they’ll present their video stories.
The days and times of each will depend on the region, with some classes taking place Monday-Wednesday-Friday and others on a Tuesday-Thursday-Friday. Classes tend to begin around 9.30am ET and finish at 5.30pm ET.
The camp sessions are free and take place July 9 to July 27. Interested parents can register their kids on Apple.com in the US, Canada, France, Italy, and more. In the UK and Germany registration opens on 25 June.
A parent or legal guardian must accompany their child participating in the sessions and those who do participate get a free Apple Camp t-shirt.