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July 16, 2019

App Development Camp Introduces Teens to Computer Science, Coding and App Design

Asheville School’s summer App Development Camp is officially in session, and this year’s 27 campers are excited to become fluent in Apple’s Swift programming language by the end of the week.  

Campers arrived on Monday from as nearby as Asheville and as far as Chicago, Illinois. Over the course of the week, they will learn how to imagine, design and bring to life apps for Apple devices like the iPhone and iPad. 

Asheville School alumnus Jack Hamilton, who is currently studying computer science at Georgia Tech, has joined App Camp founders Charles Long and Bob Williams as a camp teacher. 

Hamilton will lead campers through the steps of making two games: an air hockey game and a clone of the popular game “Fruit Ninja.”  

This year’s camp also features Apple’s newly released Reality Composer: students will learn how to begin making Augmented Reality games.  

App Development Camp is a great way for teenagers to learn how their favorite apps are made and how they can harness coding skills to develop their interests.

“It’s truly inspiring to see students so eager to learn how to develop apps for the iPhone,” said Williams. “Some of our students are as young as 13, and it’s amazing to see them learn the critical thinking skills necessary to make their own apps and games. These students are our future, and we want them to have the tools to make what may at first seem impossible, possible.”