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Apple brings summer camp indoors for tech-minded youngsters

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Certain things immediately jump to mind at the mere mention of summer camp: dusty old cabins, long hikes out in the woods, and the thrill of jumping into a lake that’s much colder than it seemed from dry land. However, certain children attending camp in the summer of 2016 will be making memories in the more sterile surroundings of an Apple Store.

Apple has opened registration for its annual summer camp, a tech-focused series of workshops designed for children between the ages of 8 and 12. Parents in the United States and Canada — as well as 12 countries across Europe and Asia — can sign up their children.

Interested parties should perhaps consider registering sooner rather than later. Demand for spots on the Apple Camp might not rival that of consumers trying to buy the latest iPhone on release day, but there will certainly be ample competition for the limited amount of spots available.

Successful applicants will be able to enjoy such workshops as “Stories in Motion with iMovie” and “Interactive Storytelling with iBooks.” Attendees in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom will also be treated to a third workshop: “Coding Games and Programming Robots.”

That third activity seems likely to revolve around Swift Playgrounds, an app designed to help younger users learn to code that was announced at WWDC 2016. The finished product is expected to be released in the fall, so it wouldn’t be too surprising if its usage at the summer camp is intended to be something of a beta test.

Apple Camp 2016 will play out across various dates between July 11 and August 12. To find a camp near you and register for a spot, head to the Apple Camp page on the company’s website.

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