 Camp. Make movie magic.

A fun, free workshop where kids become filmmakers.

At Apple Camp, kids ages 8-12 will 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 an Apple Camp Film Festival. Space is limited and workshops fill up quickly, so sign up now for a truly creative adventure.*

Find an Apple Store near you and sign up today.

What to Bring

A Mac, a digital camera or digital video camera, and earphones (if you’ve got them)

The Apple Retail Store where you attend Apple Camp will supply all the necessary tools to create your film. However, we encourage campers to bring their own Mac with OS X installed, an iPhone or iPad or a digital video camera and earphones. This helps campers become more familiar with their own cameras as they shoot film footage outside the store.

Parent or Guardian, and required forms

All campers under the age of 13 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian for the duration of Apple Camp. Campers must also bring along a signed Camp Permission Statement (PDF) and a copy of their registration confirmation to attend.

Please visit our Youth Website for a listing of year-round Apple youth and student programs.

Day One (1.5 hours)

Day One
  • Introduction to the basics of moviemaking, including creating a storyboard
  • Create an original soundtrack by making a song in GarageBand on an iPad
  • Prepare to shoot footage outside the store overnight, or inside the store at the end of the workshop

On day one, Apple Camp also includes an optional, one-hour Parents Workshop focused on Parental Controls on the Mac. No registration is required.

Day Two (1.5 hours)

Day Two
  • Introduction to iMovie, Apple's easy-to-use moviemaking software
  • Use a Mac to work with movie footage already collected, incorporating stills and music
  • Create a film

With guidance from Apple Camp Counsellors, kids will use iMovie software — part of the iLife suite of creativity applications that comes standard on every Mac — to create, edit and produce their film.

Day Three - Saturday or Sunday morning, please check date (1 hour)

Day Three
  • Film Festival

Kids will have the opportunity to showcase their movie to invited parents, relatives and friends. Participation in the festival is optional; campers can choose to take their completed movie home at the end of the second day if they prefer.

* Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Check your local Apple Store for Camp availability.