Apple Camps 2018

Apple is now beginning to accept reservations for this summer’s Apple Camp sessions. The annual retail program teaches kids and their parents about Apple products in fun creative ways.

You can now make reservations in the United States, Canada, France, and several other countries for sessions beginning July 9 through July 27. Reservations in Germany and the United Kingdom open June 25.

This year’s program is limited to kids aged eight to 12 and includes three 90-minute sessions within a chosen track. This year’s three tracks include: “Coding with Sphero Robots,” “Beat Making and Songwriting with GarageBand,” and “Telling Stories with Clips.”

In “Coding with Sphero Robots,” kids will learn about different coding concepts to make Spheros change colors, product sound, and complete activities. As a final project, the kids will design an app.

Meanwhile, “Get Making and Songwriting with GarageBand” introduces elements of song structure and using an iPad to play and record songs. Finally, in “Telling Stories with Clips,” campers will use Clips for iPad to produce media combining photos, video, music, and titles.

Keep in mind these reservations fill up pretty quickly, so be sure to sign up soon. Each Camp is free and includes a free t-shirt for each child.

The Apple Camps program has been around since 2003 and has changed its focus over the years. Earlier programs were mostly Mac-based; in recent years, attention has shifted to iOS devices. Beginning in 2016, the Camps started using Sphero products as part of the curriculum.

If you’re looking for a unique way for your kids to spend a part of their summer, you can’t go wrong with Apple Camps. Fun and free, these sessions have been designed to teach kids how to do creative things with their iOS devices.

You can sign up now via the Apple website.