Free Apple Camp This Summer!!

By Aaronnette Jackson

Atlanta area Apple Stores are offering free camps to kids this summer! Apple Camp is made up of individual and specialized workshops including: Movie, Music, Photo, and Presentation. Apple Camp is recommended for kids ages 8-12 and focuses on teaching kids to make movies, compose, and record songs, create photo books and other cool projects by using iLife and iWork applications. Once kids complete their projects, they learn how their new skills are used to present their projects to an audience and used at school. There is no limit on the number of workshops a child can sign up for and each child gets to bring their project home at the end of camp on a DVD.  Registration begins in May and space is limited.

Below is a list of free workshops being offered at Apple Camp this summer:


Movie Workshop: Lights. Camera. Action.

Kids take the director’s chair in the Movie Workshop, where they learn how to make a movie in the time it takes to watch one. From importing and cropping video clips to adding cool special effects and transitions, kids go home as up-and-coming filmmakers with a DVD of the movie they’ve just made

What to Bring: If you have an Apple notebook running Mac OS X, a digital camcorder, or existing footage, you can bring them with any required cables.


Music Workshop: Ready to rock?

Kids become instant rock stars in the Music Workshop. With GarageBand and a MIDI keyboard, they get to play bass, electric guitar, drums, and sing their own lyrics — even learn how to play a real instrument. Kids can also explore iTunes and see how to sync an iPod. And they’ll burn their latest hit to a CD so they can share it with adoring fans at home.

What to bring: Have your child bring a few favorite CDs or an iPod or MP3 player to work with. Sample CDs are also available for demonstration purposes.


Photo Workshop: Point. Shoot. Share.

The iPhoto Workshop shows kids the basics of digital photography — and then some. They’ll learn how to import photos from a digital camera and make them look even better. Organize photos by who’s in them and where they were taken. Create slideshows with music and cool photo effects. And even build their own photo web page using iWeb to show them off to the world.

What to bring: If you have an Apple notebook running Mac OS X, a digital camera, or favorite photos, feel free to bring them, along with any required cables.


Presentation Workshop: Take the stage.

Your children create a super-slick slideshow with movies, music, photos, and charts and graphs and learn how to present it to captivated audiences. By the time this workshop is over, they’ll go home with a multi-media presentation in hand and lots of tips to wow family, friends, and everyone at school.


For more information on Apple Camp and Apple Stores or to locate a participating store near you, visit Apple Retail Store - Youth Programs.