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Academic Summer Camps: Are They Worth It?

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By Jasmine Evans

Your child may not have the most ambitious summer plans: sleeping in, watching TV, frolicking at the mall and swimming at the beach. You know that going all summer without working on academic skills is just asking for trouble. Students who experience the “summer slide” return to school a step behind. Academic camps may be your answer, but many of them cost thousands of dollars. Are they really worth it? Our list of pros and cons can help you decide.