Academic Summer Camps: Are They Worth It?

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CON: They take your child away from home.

Some kids aren’t ready to be away from home, and if we’re being realistic, you may not be ready to either, and that’s okay! “It can be hard to know when a student just needs a little extra encouragement to try something new, and when the student is truly not ready for the experience or just isn’t willing to embrace it,” Albert says. Ask your young one about her fears and desires about academic camps. If she doesn’t want to be away from home, try to find a day camp in the area that meets her needs.