Apple Expands Camp Lineup to Teach Kids More Technical Skills

Apple is now offering an expanded lineup of courses to teach basic coding skills to children for free. Aimed at kids aged 8 through 12, new three-day sessions taught in Apple retail stories will educate young students on various tech skills such as block-based coding.

At an Apple Camp, which consist of 90-minute sessions, kids learn one of three skills: coding games and programming robots; interactive storytelling; and movies. In the first, kids learn coding fundamentals using the Tynker app and Sphero robot. In the second, students create interactive books with iBooks. And in the third, children learn to create and edit movies in iMovie.

Apple Camp sessions are free but have limited slots available. The company expects 60,000 kids—the maximum capacity of its program—to participate.

Apple Camp started in 2003.