We were first introduced to Apple Camp last summer. My then 9-year-old was keen on learning how to make movies and this was the perfect introduction as it’s geared to kids. This free day camp—yes, I said FREE—is available for kids across Canada at participating Apple Stores. I’ve been informed that registration is now open (go to Apple Camp to register) for this summer season (starts July 20) and you should get on it fast as the spots fill up quick!
Apple Camp is designed for kids ages 8 to 12 years old. Led by the creative Apple staff (who are terrific with kids by the way!) it’s a camp workshop that gives kids the opportunity to take their imagination and bring them to life either by creating a film or an interactive story book.
Kids learn the process of creating their works of art from start to finish that includes storyboards, video shoots, and right to incorporating sound effects and even creating their own soundtracks. All, of course, programs exclusive to Apple like iMovie and iBooks Author. Interactive book session campers will also be learning how to use the Pencil by FiftyThree app.
As a parent, I secretly wished I could have this experience as well after seeing what my kid could do last year—it’s no secret that our family possess a MacBook Pro so I’d like to take advantage of the technology and see what else I can do. So, this year the stores will offer workshops for parents during the camps sessions to also learn about iMovie and iBooks Author! Brilliant!
The camp runs throughout the summer and lasts one week – usually an afternoon or morning. At the end of the week there’s a showcase for families to check out the creations. We’ll try and book our spot after I finish off this post!
You can link to read about our full experience from last year here: Apple Camp! Look What I Made!