FREE Microsoft Store YouthSpark Summer Camps | #WindowsChampions

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Are you looking for something fun for your budding techie to do this summer?

I’m excited to share that Microsoft Retail Stores are offering FREE YouthSpark Summer Camps this summer!

The free camps available in 58 store locations provide technology training for kids ages 8-13 and will run from June through August.

These camps include programming designed to teach kids computer science skills in fun and engaging ways like learning how to build, publish and bring mobile games to life as well as produce and design their own digital movies.

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Also, Microsoft is bringing back the DigiGirlz high-tech camps with single day and multi-day programs held at multiple locations worldwide to give high school girls the opportunity to learn about careers in technology.

Plus, this year Microsoft is sponsoring a Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program on Microsoft’s Redmond campus. 20 female high school students will participate in intensive instruction in robotics, web design and mobile development with engaging, career focused mentorship and exposure led by the industry’s top female entrepreneurs and engineers.

These programs are all part of the Microsoft YouthSpark initiative, which is dedicated to connecting young people with opportunities for education, entrepreneurship and employment.

I’m so proud to be working with a company like Microsoft that is investing in our future with free events like these!


Many are getting close to capacity – sign up soon!



  1. What a fantastic idea!

  2. nicole dz says

    WOW this looks like a fun program and they can learn a lot. I like that they can make there own digital movies. My kids love technology. They would love this so much. Very cool!

  3. What a great program by Microsoft. I wish my granddaughter’s were old enough to take these classes. Hopefully they will still be available in a few years when they are older.

  4. shelly peterson says

    It’s so awesome they are doing this. My son would love to go to this. I will have to see if we have one here.

  5. These camps and programs sound great and I especially like that they are geared toward girls. I would love to look into this further and hopefully find something in our area.

  6. Amber says

    Looks like a great program!

  7. Birdiebee says

    I wished we had a Microsoft Store close to where I live. I have never been to one before but would have loved for my grandkids to go to one of these camps.

  8. CR Williams says

    I wish my daughter was older for me to do this for her. It is a great opportunity.

  9. jeevon kay says

    This is a very great camp. i’m so gonna send my kids there next time !!

  10. Darlene Jones-Nelson says

    I am glad that there are companies that are trying to reach out to the community. I wish I would have seen this sooner to sign my son up for it.

  11. Sarah Hayes says

    this is a great idea. camps like this are so useful for kids today.

  12. Mitch says

    I hope they bring these back next summer!

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