Kids Already Bored This Summer? Sign Them Up for Apple’s Free Day Camps

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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, where they’ll “broaden their creative horizons by making movies, composing musical stories, coding games and robots, 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.

Camps include:

Telling Stories With Clips

Created for future filmmakers, this camp explores the creative process of telling stories using photos, video and music. Kids will be tasked with brainstorming and storyboarding their ideas and will group up for short videos. They’ll learn to edit and enhance their shots with graphics and filters.

Campers will also learn to add opening and closing titles using the Clips app on iPad before presenting their video stories on the final day of camp.

Beat Making and Songwriting with GarageBand

With this camp, kids will learn beat making and songwriting by exploring basic elements of song structure, along with how beats are used to create the foundation of a song.

Campers will use different elements of GarageBand to create songs to be presented on the final day of camp.

Coding with Sphero Robots

This camp teaches coding skills and concepts using Sphero robots. Kids will partner up to learn how to program Sphero robots to create sounds, change colors, complete challenges and more.  

On the final day of camp, campers will use what they’ve learned to design their own games!

How to Register

To reserve a spot for your kid(s), choose your state 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!

Dana Sitar (@danasitar) is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder. She’s written for Huffington Post,, Writer’s Digest and more, attempting humor wherever it’s allowed (and sometimes where it’s not).