The Apple store in Short Pump Town Center will offer FREE three-day workshops this summer for kids ages 8 to 12 learn to make movies or create interactive books complete with their own illustrations and sound effects.
The catch is that these camp slots get filled super-fast (less than a day). Last year, registration opened on June 16 so if you’re interested sign up now to be notified by email when Camp registration opens and/or check the Apple Camp website regularly over the next week.
NOTE: All classes are now filled – If your child will still be young enough next year, you can sign up on Apple’s website in April or May to be notified when registration opens; it seems to open on a Monday in mid-June
Reserve your child’s spot now in one of Apple’s free three-day workshops for kids ages 8-12 – go here to sign up (fills up quickly!)
Apple Store at Short Pump Town Center
Update 8:50 pm: That WAS fast! The six movie camps were all open when I posted at 5:25, and all filled three hours later. But the iBooks camps are still open – where it says Select A Workshop, click on “Interactive Storytelling with iBooks”
Update 6/17 10am: I haven’t seen an official announcement, but thanks Allison for discovering you can register NOW – go here!
Know a young aspiring filmmaker? Send them to Apple Camp this summer!
A fun, free workshop where kids become filmmakers.
At Apple Camp, kids ages 8-12 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. This free workshop, held at the Apple Store, spans three days and ends with campers debuting their masterpieces at the Apple Camp Film Festival.
Not surprisingly, all the slots for such a neat FREE opportunity get filled fast. Based on previous years, online registration should be opening soon (anytime this week is my guess) and you can sign up here to be notified via email when the 2013 Apple Camp registration opens.
The only Apple store in Richmond is located at Short Pump Town Center.
Henrico County residents:
Registration for Henrico County’s summer Parks & Recreation programs and camps begins this Saturday, April 27th, at 8 a.m. If you set up a “HCRP Connect” account you may register online at that time [convenience fee applies], or you can register in person at several recreation centers around the county.
The “At Your Leisure” Summer Program Guide can be viewed online, and program details are listed through HCRP Connect (sort by category: camps).
My son enjoyed two weeks of the Wee Wonders preschool morning camp last summer, and the cost was a very reasonable $30! Elementary schools offer free “Summer Blast” camp sessions:
For students who have completed grades K-4 during the 2012-2013 school year. Summer Blast Camp provides recreational activities that foster creativity and growth through arts and crafts, music, sports, creative dramatics, indoor and outdoor games, history, nature, special events, and more
Popular locations (i.e. West End) fill up quickly, so it’s important to register as soon as possible to get your top choice.
(Non-county residents may register for preschool camps starting May 28, if space is available.)