Apple's high-tech summer camp for kids

(Samuel Borges Photography/shutterstock.com)

(Samuel Borges Photography/shutterstock.com)

Relaxnews

, Last Updated: 4:57 PM ET

If you're looking to keep your kids happy, engaged and entertained when the school year comes to an end, Apple will be turning its retail stores into high-tech classrooms where children can hone their digital movie-making and storytelling skills.

The free summer camps will be offered at select Apple Stores in the U.S. and Canada, China, Hong Kong and Japan; and the U.K., France, Italy, The Netherlands, Spain and Switzerland during July and August, on a first come, first served basis.

There are two three-day workshops on offer -- "Stories in Motion with iMovie" and "Interactive Storytelling with iBooks" -- both of which, Apple promises will be summer camps "where kids ages 8 to 12 bring their imaginations to life."

For movie-minded pre-teens, "Stories in Motion with iMovie" will help them learn everything they need to know to make their own films -- from storyboarding to editing and overlaying a soundtrack.

"Interactive Storytelling with iBooks" offers kids the chance to create their own illustrations, sound effects and touch features and integrate them into an interactive eBook.

Both summer camps run for three days and require that a parent or guardian is present for the duration. To reserve a place and to check if your closest store will be offering workshops this summer, Apple has set up a dedicated RSVP page.


Videos

Photos