Looking for something educational and free to do this summer that kids will actually be excited about? Microsoft Store has just announced a free Harry Potter summer camp among several other exciting options.

You can now sign up your STEM and magic-loving campers for free summer camp sessions at Microsoft Store locations across the country. The camps are designed to teach kids coding skills in a fun and exciting way, like creating their own video games or learning to code in the wizarding world of Harry Potter.

The free camps include:

Harry Potter Creative Coding Workshop (Ages six and up)

Campers will get hands-on coding lessons using the Harry Potter Kano Coding kit.

Harry Potter Creative Coding Workshop (Ages eight and up)

Using the same kits older campers will learn more advanced coding skills to cast spells and compete in a Quidditch Match.

Gaming Summer Camp: Grow Your Passion for Gaming and Learn Positive Life Skills (Ages eight -12 and Ages 13 and up)

Campers explore teamwork, effective communication and resilience while strategizing how to put these skills into action during Rocket League and Fortnite tournaments.

Design and Create Your Own Video Games with MakeCode Arcade (Ages eight and up)

Campers will design and create their own video games with MakeCode Arcade. By the end kids will compete in a tournament where they play the video games created by other campers.

All of the camps offered are free of charge, but you must register in advance to participate, either online here or at your local Microsoft Store. Dates and times of the camps will vary by location.

—Shahrzad Warkentin

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All photos: Courtesy of Microsoft Store

 

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