The US Department of Labor projects that “US universities are expected to produce only 29% of the required number of grads.That is, to fill the 1.4 million computer specialist job openings.”
Technology is here to stay and in order for our children to compete in the future they will need to have a working knowledge of technology, which is why our schools are focusing more on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. One American company that is trying to make a difference and get the younger generation excited about technology is Apple.
A Brief History about Apple’s Summer Camp
For the past , years, Apple has provided a free camp during the summer for kids ages 8-12 years old. The workshops offered in the past are: Coding Games and Programming Robots; Creating Characters and Composing Music; and Stories in Motion with iMovie.
Ask an Apple Camper
When I asked my 9-year-old daughter, “What do you like about Apple Camp she told me?”
I liked that I learned how to use the “Clips” app.
They camp was a lot of fun. We made cool stuff.
As a parent I want to publicly thank Apple for providing this free resource to families. We really appreciate the interest and time you taken to excite the children in the community.
Where is Apple Camp Offered?
The short answer is at Apple Stores Worldwide.
Each class lasts for about 90 minutes, and usually takes place in July or August within Apple Stores in the following countries:
- United States
- Hong Kong
- The UK
Apple Camp Review
For the last two years, my kids have loved attending Apple Camp. They enjoy meeting new campers and their instructors. They are fascinated by the apple devices and learn how to expand their creativity beyond just playing games and taking pictures. The skills they learn will help them have more connections that they can build on in school and in future situations.
Camp Attendees Receive
A free Apple T-shirt and certificate of completion.
Even if Apple Camp isn’t at the right time for you or your kids, you can still take advantage of the classes they offer with their program called Kids Hour, these classes are about 60-minutes longs and cover one of following subjects:
- Sphero Maze Challenge: This session teaches kids coding concepts, as they’ll learn how to program a Sphero robot to do a variety of tasks.
- Creating Music with GarageBand: Kids will learn how to create songs using GarageBand for iPad, including basic song production concepts, as well as how to use the GarageBand app.
- Making Movies Together: Kids will learn the ins and outs of making a short movie. They will brainstorm original ideas, shoot videos using an iPad, and edit and produce a video in iMovie on the iPad.
Interested in Apple Camp or Kids Hour
Learn more about Apple Camp and sign-up here: apple.com/retail/camp.
In 2018, Apple Camp in the U.S. is from July 10 and ending on July 28.
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