If you are like me, you have probably waited until the very last minute to find something to keep your kids occupied for the summer, AND/OR they will be with you all day eating all of your snacks. Don’t worry, I’m here to help.
Apple is offering free classes, that’s right, FREE classes for 8-12 year olds this summer! There are three different tracks available, 3 classes per camp and each class is 90 minutes long. This is clutch for a mama like me that will likely need a little break while the boy learns some valuable coding skills! Here are the three class tracks:
Apple Camp: 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.
Apple Camp: 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.
Apple Camp: 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.
All you have to do is sign in with your Apple ID, they will find the Apple stores near to you and will list the availability. There are different times and dates offered for each class (they even offer evening classes!) so make sure you scroll all the way through the list to find a class that fits your schedule–but don’t scroll too fast the spots are going quickly!
I signed up my eldest for two courses in July!
You can find a local class at your nearest Apple store here. Good luck and let me know if you sign up!Free summer coding classes for 8-12 years old at @apple stores near you!Click To Tweet