When my kids were little, my big concern this time of year was signing them up for fun summer camps so I could work while they learned to swim, play tennis, and ride horseback. But now that they are teenagers, my worry is that I am about to spend the next three months arguing over video games. They are too old for camp. They both assure me they plan to work. But I have a bad feeling about it. If yours are still young enough for camp, here are a couple that might harness their gaming  -- or TV watching – interests into skills that might someday help them earn a living.

Apple Camp

This free camp will teach your kid – 8 to 12 – to make a movie, in about the time it takes to watch one. It spans three days and culminates in a film festival where kids show off their creations. Registration opens on June 16. Sign up here to be notified when sign up begins.

ID Tech Camp

If you are willing to get a bit more spendy, your child or teen can have fun, learn some seriously marketable skills, and get a taste of life on a college campus at these computer and technology camps held on the campus of top universities. Got a kid who is crazy about gaming or playing with phone apps? Maybe it’s time he learned to build them. These are pricey and they fill up fast.

Christina Tynan-Wood writes the Family Tech column for Family Circle, and is the author of "How to Be a Geek Goddess." You can find her at GeekGirlfriends.com.