Computer camp has never sounded so cool. I’ve just learned about these free filmmaking workshops being offered to kids ages 8-12 at Apple Stores across the country, including many in the DC-metro area.
Apple Camp will teach kids the ins and outs of iMovie and how make a film in about the time it takes to watch one. Campers will 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.
Sounds pretty darn cool, if you ask me. If my kids were older, I’d sign them up in a second.
Many of the workshops at Maryland stores are full, but it looks like the Georgetown store still has space for many of the dates, as do several stores in Virginia (but do check your local Maryland outlet, as there may be spots open on one or two dates). Registration is easy through the Apple website.
It’s recommended that kids bring their own Mac and digital or video camera is they have them, but tools will be provided if they don’t. Campers must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian during the sessions. They must also bring a signed permission statement that can be downloaded from the website.