Apple Adds Coding Sessions for Kids to its 2016 Summer Camp

Apple has included coding and robotics sessions to its 2016 Summer Camp, free registrations for which are now open for kinds in the US, the UK, China and Canada. For those who aren’t aware, an Apple Camp is a free three-day program for kids ages 8 to 12 held at select Apple Stores, and is aimed at broadening their creative horizons by making movies, creating interactive books, and more using Apple products.

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While Apple has hosted Apple Camp for years, this is the first time it has offered this “Coding Games and Programming Robots” course. The debut of the new coding class comes at a time when Apple has been increasingly focused on helping to introduce coding to younger users. At its WWDC event, the company debuted a new iPad app called Swift Playgrounds which teaches kids to code in Swift.

The new coding and robotics camps will run alongside the two existing options in which children are invited to use iMovies and iBooks Author for filmmaking and interactive storytelling.

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