Have you heard of Apple Camp? It’s a free summer camp for kids at the Apple Store where kids can learn to make their own movies and music on a Mac.
Even if kids have never used a Mac computer before, they can sign up for the Apple Camp.
In fact, the whole reason I signed up my daughter for Apple Camp last year was because I was about to get my first Apple Mac Book Pro and I wanted her to get comfortable with it.
Here are the specific details from the Apple websites:
At Apple Camp, kids ages 8-12 learn how to shoot their own footage, create an original song in GarageBand on an iPad, and put it all together in iMovie on a Mac. This free workshop, held at Apple Retail Stores, spans three days and ends with campers debuting their masterpieces at the Apple Camp Film Festival. Space is limited and workshops fill up quickly, so sign up now for a super-creative adventure.
As you saw, kids 8-12 are eligible for this free Apple Camp, which typically takes place over 2-3 days. Kids will spend about 1.5 hours for two days creating their original song in Garage Band and then their original movie in iMovie. Then on the third day, they put on an Apple Camp “Film Fest” to show off their creations to their parents.
Kids especially like the free t-shirt, backpack and bracelet USB drive they receive that are EXCLUSIVE to Apple Camp attendees.
Slots fill up quickly, but there are still some spaces available to sign up for at the Apple Camp website. You can also sign up for the waiting list if your preferred days are already filled.