If you live near an Apple store, your kids could be in for a unique learning opportunity this summer!
The company is offering free Apple Camps this summer to teach kids how to create with technology.
Kids ages 8 to 12 can join the camps for free and “broaden their creative horizons by making movies, creating interactive books and more using Apple products.”
Camps take place at participating Apple stores and run for an hour and a half per day for three days in July. Dates and times vary by location.
Coding Games and Programming Robots
Kids will use the Tynker app and Sphero robot to learn the basics of block coding for games.
They’ll use what they learn to program their own robots to perform tasks and complete challenges!
Interactive Storytelling With iBooks
Take the fundamentals of writing a story to the next level. Interactive books are the next wave of storytelling, and this camp helps your kids create their own.
Campers will become authors by storyboarding, drawing illustrations, adding sound effects and Multi-Touch features and publishing books using iBooks Author.
Stories in Motion With iMovie
Kids get to be writer, director and producer in this camp. They’ll learn how to storyboard ideas, shoot video and create and edit films in iMovie.
How to Register
To reserve a spot for your kid(s), choose your city and find a nearby Apple store here.
Select your preferred dates and times, and register your child. Space is limited and registration is first come, first served, so sign up now if you’re interested!
Your Turn: What are your kids doing while school is out for the summer?
Dana Sitar (@danasitar) is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder. She’s written for Huffington Post, Entrepreneur.com, Writer’s Digest and more, attempting humor wherever it’s allowed (and sometimes where it’s not).