Long Island’s Apple stores offer free programs called “Apple Camp” each summer for kids. Each of the four stores — Roosevelt Field in Garden City, Manhasset, Smith Haven mall and Walt Whitman Shops in Huntington Station — offers the courses.
Each course meets for 90 minutes three times during the one-week program. There are three different programs — Stories in Motion with iMovie, Interactive Storytelling with iBooks, and, new this summer, Coding Games and Programming Robots.
The classes meet in the stores. The third session — Coding — just finished recently. All the sessions are filled this summer — as are the waiting lists. Parents interested in signing up their kids for summer 2017 should be aware that registration this year started on June 21.
Here are more details about each session:
- Coding Games and Programming Robots teaches coding for games, applying logic skills such as pattern recognition and problem solving. Then students program robots to perform tasks and challenges.
- Stories in Motion with iMovie teaches how to storyboard ideas, and shoot and edit video.
- Interactive Storytelling with iBooks teaches how to create interactive books. Students draw illustrations using an iPad, then add sound effects and Multi-Touch features.