Apple has opened registration for its annual three-day “Apple Camp” event for kids ages 8 to 12. The annual event allows kids to partake in hands-on projects for 90 minutes per day, allowing them to become “immersed in their chosen subject.”
The programs this year include “Coding with Sphero Robots”, “Beat Making and Songwriting with GarageBand”, and “Telling Stories with Clips.”
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 times and days of the week will vary, depending on your region. Some classes will take place on a Monday-Wednesday-Friday schedule, while others will take place on a Tuesday-Thursday-Friday schedule. The time of day will also vary depending on region. Check the Apple Camp page for local days and times.
Apple Camp sessions kickoff on July 9 and will run through July 27. Parents in the United States, Canada, France, Italy, and some other countries can now register their offspring on the Apple.com website. Registration for Germany and the United Kingdom opens Monday, June 25.
Parents or legal guardians must accompany and child participating in the sessions every day. Participants will receive a free “Apple Camp” t-shirt.