 Summer Camp. Make movie magic.

A fun, free workshop where kids become filmmakers.

At Apple Camp, kids ages 8-12 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 Apple Retail Stores, spans three days and ends with campers debuting their masterpieces at the Apple Camp Film Festival. Space is limited and workshops fill up quickly, so sign up now for a super-creative adventure.*

Find an Apple Retail 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, a digital or 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 forms.

All campers under the age of 13 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian for the duration of the Apple Summer Camp Workshop. Campers must also bring along a signed Summer 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 programmes.

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 for shooting footage outside the store overnight, or inside the store at the end of the workshop.

On day one, Apple Summer 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 — simple-to-use moviemaking software.
  • Use a Mac to import and edit collected movie footage, incorporating stills and music.
  • Create a film.

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

Day Three (Saturday morning, 1.5 hours)

Day Three
  • Film Festival

Kids will have the opportunity to showcase their film 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 day two if they prefer.

* Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Each child is limited to no more than one (1) Apple Summer Camp Workshop.