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Apple Retail Announces 2015 Interactive Summer Camps for Kids

Apple has opened registration for its annual Apple Camp three-day workshops where kids aged 8 to 12 can visit a retail store and learn how to make movies or create interactive books using software such as GarageBand, iBooks Author and iMovie on iPad and Mac. This year's two free workshops are called "Stories in Motion with iMovie" and "Interactive Storytelling with iBooks."

Apple Camp Retail 2015
Apple's summer workshops will be hosted between 11 AM and 12:30 PM local time, on various dates from July 20 to August 7, in the United States, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom. Parents are recommended to sign up early since space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

"Stories in Motion with iMovie" teaches kids how to create their own movies, ranging from storyboarding ideas and shooting video to creating an original soundtrack in GarageBand on an iPad and editing in iMovie on a Mac. "Interactive Storytelling with iBooks" shows kids how to create their own interactive books by drawing illustrations on an iPad and adding sound effects and Multi-Touch features using iBooks Author.

Apple notes that children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian for the duration of each workshop.



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16 months ago
And if any of the attendees are children of MR readers, the Geniuses can look forward to:



Rating: 10 Votes
16 months ago
Damn, I'm to old to go.
Rating: 10 Votes
16 months ago

Great idea. Set them up for a sedentary life style before puberty...staring at a screen all summer instead of getting out into the REAL world.


Do people like you even bother reading the article before bashing whatever Apple does?

11:00 am - 12:30 pm - these numbers might be hard to comprehend for you but for most normal people it says "not really that much time of a day".
Rating: 6 Votes
16 months ago
Great idea. Set them up for a sedentary life style before puberty...staring at a screen all summer instead of getting out into the REAL world.
Rating: 6 Votes
16 months ago

Great idea. Set them up for a sedentary life style before puberty...staring at a screen all summer instead of getting out into the REAL world.

Tech is the "REAL" world.
Rating: 4 Votes
16 months ago
Quite surprised with all the negative outlooks to this.

Just signed my 10 year old daughter up for this.

Not worried about her being indoctrinated into the apple cult as I did that job myself :eek:
Rating: 3 Votes
16 months ago
These are pretty good, but it would be even cooler if they had Xcode workshops :)
Rating: 3 Votes
16 months ago

These are pretty good, but it would be even cooler if they had Xcode workshops :)

If they had that I would legit pretend to be 12.
Rating: 3 Votes
16 months ago
I've read all the comments and I will say this. Unless you've done it, you may want to stop giving opinions. My 16 daughter year did this at 12. She still talks about it and still wears the shirt they're given all the time. It's a very cool 3 days and on the 3rd day, all the kids show their videos and it's hilarious. Some were actually very imaginative. I signed my 8 year old son up without hesitation. The video session is inside but the actual videos are done outside and around the mall.

But sure....let's all of negative....
Rating: 3 Votes
16 months ago
These workshops can only be a good thing giving kids hands on knowledge to help them be more creative and productive.

I agree too that they still need to be outside away from technology exploring and appreciating life, but these are only short sessions in the day to just give an introduction to these tools.
Rating: 2 Votes

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