The camp allows kids ages 8–12 to explore their creativity through fun, hands-on projects across four tracks ranging from coding to art & design, in a variety of free 90-minute hands-on sessions at Apple Stores. Kids must be accompanied by a parent of guardian for the duration of their visits.
Traditionally, the camps run during July, on weekdays between 9:20 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. local time. Previous camps have offered sessions about coding Sphero robots, GarageBand skills, and creating and editing video shorts with Apple’s Clips app for the iPad.
Although Apple hasn’t announced the session subjects for the United States, Canada, and Mexico sessions, they have announced session subject for a similar program (Apple Summer Camp) in Singapore. (First discovered by MacRumors)
Creating Your Own Song with GarageBand
In this three-day session, kids aged 8–12 explore how to build their own song. They’ll learn rhythm basics, practise making beats and experiment with Smart Instruments to create a melody in GarageBand for iPad. On the final day, Campers will celebrate their new skills by sharing their song with the group. Devices will be provided.
Designing Your Dream Park with iPad
In this three-day session, kids aged 8–12 learn design skills to imagine a park for their community. They’ll go on a short walk to gather inspiration and take photos of materials, colours and textures. Then they’ll sketch their ideas in the Procreate app using iPad with Apple Pencil to bring their design to life. On the final day, they’ll present their park to the group. Devices will be provided.
Coding Fundamentals and Programming Robots
In this three-day session, kids aged 8–12 explore fun activities to learn how to code Sphero robots. They’ll start with coding fundamentals like commands, loops and functions, then use blocks of code to create a program using the Sphero Edu app for iPad. On the final day, Campers will program lights, sounds and animations to tell their own story starring Sphero. Devices will be provided.
Directing Your Own Movie with Clips and iMovie
In this three-day session, kids aged 8–12 discover how to create fun video footage using iPad. They’ll start with fundamentals of moviemaking like experimenting with camera shots in the Clips app and drawing ideas on storyboards in Keynote. On the final day, they’ll apply their skills to make a captivating movie trailer using iMovie, and they’ll celebrate their creations. Devices will be provided.