Microsoft has announced that Microsoft retail stores will be hosting Summer Camps, giving students access to hands-on learning opportunities. The Camps are part of Microsoft’s YouthSpark Summer Camp Program and aims to provide kids of all ages the necessary coding skills to make fun games, apps, digital art, and more.
Classes run through the end of August, and will “offer direct access to exciting technology and highlight the growing need for students to be familiar and comfortable with computing.” Overall, four new and free camps will be offered on top of the STEM Saturdays programs which already exist. Microsoft lists that students will learn to create art in 3D, build human-emulating robotic hands from practical and affordable materials during these Summer Camp programs.
You can learn more about these programs, see a list of participating retail stores, and sign up by visiting the Microsoft Youth Spark Website.