Tweens love their technology and as a parent, I love to find ways for them to nurture their love of technology in creative and fun ways. However, the options available are often costly and/or the locations are not convenient. That’s why I’m so excited to hear that Apple Camp is once again offering free summer workshops at Apple Stores across Canada.
Apple Camp starts July 20, 2015 and are aimed at kids 8-12 years of age. Once again, Apple will be offering 2 workshops: Interactive Storytelling and Stories in Motion. Workshops takes place over 3 days for 1.5 hours each day.
Interactive Storytelling will teach kids how to create interactive books complete with their own illustrations and sound effects. With Stories in Motion, kids will learn to make movies by storyboarding ideas, shooting video, and creating an original soundtrack. My son participated in the Stories in Motion last summer, and had a fabulous experience.
This year, the sessions continue with their focus on iMovie and iBooks Author but with one neat addition: In the interactive book sessions, campers will have Pencil by FiftyThree to compliment the Paper by FiftyThree app that they used last year.
Campers must be accompanied by a parent and/or a legal guardian for the duration of the workshop. New this year, stores will offer workshops during camp sessions for parents to also learn about iMovie and iBooks Author. How awesome is that?
Space is limited, so register early to avoid disappointment. It always sells out.
Images: Apple Canada
About Wendy Morelli
Wendy loves her 2 kids and her iPhone, not necessarily always in that order. She is an app obsessed mom who loves everything tech and is (unfortunately) old enough to remember the brick Motorola cell phone and the Commodore computer. Her love for technology stems back to the 10+ years of working for technology based companies. Wendy's alter ego, "AppHipMom" has been featured in Canadian Family, iVillage, Women in Biz, EverythingMom, BlogHer and Savvy Mom.