The unofficial summer has begun as kids wrap up the final days of the school year. It’s an exciting time for sure, but it’s only a matter of time before we Moms and Dads begin to hear those dreaded words “I’m bored.” Well, have no worries because Microsoft has the answer to this dilemma with the announcement of Microsoft Store Summer Camps!
Microsoft Store Summer Camps
Microsoft Retail Stores has recently announced they will be offering YouthSpark Summer Camps this summer! The free camps available in 58 store locations provide technology training for kids ages 8-13 and will run from June through August. These camps include programming designed to teach kids computer science skills in fun and engaging ways like learning how to build, publish and bring mobile games to life as well as produce and design their own digital movies. Many are getting close to capacity – sign up soon!
Also, Microsoft is bringing back the DigiGirlz high-tech camps with single day and multi-day programs held at multiple locations worldwide to give high school girls the opportunity to learn about careers in technology. Plus, this year Microsoft is sponsoring a Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program on Microsoft’s Redmond campus. 20 female high school students will participate in intensive instruction in robotics, web design and mobile development with engaging, career focused mentorship and exposure led by the industry’s top female entrepreneurs and engineers.
These programs are all part of the Microsoft YouthSpark initiative, which is dedicated to connecting young people with opportunities for education, entrepreneurship and employment. Visit the Microsoft Citizenship blog post and check out the Power Point attached for more information.
I am loving everything Microsoft is doing to cure summer boredom, and teaching kids important skills to help them thrive in this technological age. Be sure to check and see if there is a summer camp near you. If your kids go, we want to hear about it!
Disclosure: I am a Windows Champions Blogger for 2014. As part of my participation in the program I will have the opportunity to try out new products and promotions.