Apple Camp is once again being offered at Apple retail stores across Canada. The free camps are targeted to kids 8-12 years of age, with the aim at broadening their creative horizons. New this year is a coding camp where kids learn the fundamentals of block coding. The coding camp is one of 3 camps available, the others being creating movies and interactive books. Of course, all this is done on all the latest Apple devices.
Stories in Motion (Runs July 12, 14, 15)
Campers will learn everything they need to create their own movies. They’ll storyboard ideas, shoot video, and delve into other aspects of the filmmaking process. Then they’ll edit their new epics in iMovie on a Mac.
Interactive Storytelling with iBooks (Runs July 18-20-22)
Campers will create their own interactive books and learn about the elements of writing a story, from idea to storyboarding. They’ll draw illustrations using an iPad, then add sound effects and Multi-Touch features using iBooks Author on a Mac.
Kids will learn visual block-based coding for games, applying logic skills such as pattern recognition and problem solving. Then they’ll use what they’ve learned to program their own robots to perform tasks, challenges, and much more.
My son participated in the Apple Camp a few summers ago and had a blast. This is a terrific opportunity for kids to not only expand their creativity but to also learn about technology. Trust me, they will be having so much fun that they won’t even know that this camp is actually educational.
Camps run 1.5 hours in length over 3 days. A parent of guardian is expected to remain in the store during camp.
Many of the camps are full, but if you’re flexible with your location, you may still be able to find available spots.
For more information about Apple Camps, can be found at Apple.com.
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.