ASHEVILLE, N.C., Feb. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Asheville School wants to help teenagers from across the U.S. and abroad learn how to make apps this summer. The co-ed boarding and day school is offering a distinctive overnight and day camp in July that focuses on teaching kids how to write code, think critically, and make apps using Apple’s programming language – Swift.
App Development Summer Camp is an overnight co-ed app camp that teaches teens (ages 13-18) how to code apps and games in the Swift programming language and use Apple’s new Augmented Reality technology (ARKit). App Camp instructors Charles Long and Bob Williams help teach students how to make apps using Apple’s Swift programming language. The co-ed app camp, located in Asheville, NC, offers two one-week sessions in July for teens across the U.S. and abroad.
Led by two experienced app developers, Technology Director Charles Long and Communications Director Bob Williams, Asheville School’s Summer App Development Camp will teach young people ages 13 to 18 all about how to code apps.
“It’s a great opportunity for any student who’s ever dreamed of making their own app to learn the process behind creating an app,” said Williams, who worked with Long to create Asheville School’s award-winning iPhone and iPad app. “This year, we decided to expand the camp and offer an overnight option, with enough teachers to accommodate up to 40 teenagers each week. We will have some fun field trips to local attractions in Asheville for those who choose the overnight option. Teens will learn to make apps like Instagram and games like Super Mario Run. We’ll also introduce them to Apple’s new Augmented Reality features.”
Week One begins Sunday, July 8 – Friday, July 13 and Week Two begins Sunday, July 15 – Friday, July 20. All three meals are provided each day in the School’s dining hall for overnight campers and lunch is provided for day campers. Those who register by June 1 will also receive an app camp T-shirt.
“This camp is one of the few app camps in the country that will truly teach teens the basics of computer programming and expose them to Apple’s iOS Development Kit,” Long said. “We’d love to one day look back and say we helped