Parents Can Send Their Kids to YouTube Camp This Summer

May 22, 2019

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Summer camp is all about the great outdoors, right? Not when that camp is all about YouTube. To this end, The Wall Street Journal reports that several YouTube camps have cropped up around North America, with parents forking over good money to have their kids learn the art of online video production. In fact, one Denver mom is shelling out $1,000 for her 12-year-old son to learn how to post videos of himself playing Fortnite. Meanwhile, Vancouver, B.C., accountant Nikki Alore was initially bummed out when her 10-year-old son, Jacob, told her he wanted to be a YouTuber, but she eventually warmed to the idea and signed him up for a camp when she saw how passionate he was about the medium. She also made him promise he'd "get a real job" and not "be living at home when he's 35." Good luck with that one, ma!