Bored this summer? There’s an app camp for that

Updated: 2013-06-04T19:38:01Z

Middle and high school students have an opportunity this summer to learn how to build apps for Android phones and iPads.

It’s a program pioneered by Cerner Corp. and the Lee’s Summit High School robotics team. This year, other entities have been trained to operate camps elsewhere in the Kansas City area.

Students can create multiple arcade style games, paint programs and social media apps, spending part of their time developing their own ideas for apps. The camps are open to students who have completed seventh through 12th grade.

“Many employers in the Kansas City area have expressed an interest in these camps,” Lee’s Summit High School robotics coach Jim Nazworthy said in a news release. “There are too few students in the Midwest pursuing degrees in computer science to fill the job vacancies in this area. Of particular concern is the low number of females pursuing degrees in software engineering.”

Remaining all-day sessions in Jackson County include:

• A girls-only camp July 22-26, at Lee’s Summit High School.

• An iPad camp for high schoolers, July 8-12 and July 29-Aug. 2, both at Lee’s Summit High.

• A camp reserved for Kansas City Public Schools students, July 15-19, at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

• A camp reserved for Kansas City, Kan., public schools, July 22-26, at UMKC.

Find more information at www.kcpowersource.com.

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