Apple Camp and How to Get Started With Coding Sessions for Kids

If you have youngsters you may be interested in signing up your kids for Apple Camp this summer. Our team’s family members have participated in the sessions over the past few summers and have enjoyed their hands-on experiences in fun learning. No surprise that what they’ve learned have certainly become useful and have carried through in their regular school years.

Canadian kids are invited to discover new creative skills at Today at Apple sessions including Apple Camp, new weekly Kids Hours and How to Get Started with Coding sessions.

APPLE CAMP is a free, three day learning camp for kids 8 to 12 years old. Creative in-store pros help kids explore hands-on coding, illustration, movie making and composing music as well as develop characters and stories and solve puzzles. Camps run three days with 90 minute sessions. We’ve done this twice with the kids making a short films as well as iBooks. At the end of each session the camp holds a showcase for friends and family. Strongly suggest you book now as this camp is super popular!

This year’s session include:

  • Coding Games and Programming Robots
  • Creating Characters and Composing Music
  • Stories in Motion with iMovie

NEW TODAY AT APPLE SESSIONS FOR KIDS is part of the new Today at Apple programming at every Apple Store around the world. Kids Hours are sessions that help spark imagination and creativity with fun hands-on projects.

Sessions offered weekly:

  • Kids Hour: Sphere Maze Challenge
  • Kids Hour: Creating Music with GarageBand
  • Kids hour: Making Movies Together

HOW TO SESSIONS are offered daily and now include over 15 new How To sessions taught everyday in Apple stores. The sessions cover topics including coding, photo and video, music and art and design.

HOW TO: GET STARTED WITH CODING is a new session where kids are invited to explore coding concepts and get hands-on with the same code professional developers use every day. Swift Playgrounds is an app for iPad that makes coding interactive and fun for beginner coders. The sessions is ideal for kids ages 12+. No coding experience or knowledge necessary.

Parents can also learn coding together with their kids with Swift Playground, Apple’s educational coding app on iPad. Perfect rainy day activities!  The app was recently updated to offer a new fun way to learn the fundamentals of coding with Swift using interactive real-world robots, drones and musical instruments.


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