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Academic Summer Camps: Are They Worth It?

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CON: Your child may not meet the requirements.

Many camps try to present themselves as an exclusive “cool kids club” to garner interest from parents. Before you spend time and money applying, make sure your child is eligible. Different camps have different selection criteria, so read the brochures and websites very carefully. CTY, for instance, uses standardized tests to determine eligibility. Other camps use GPA and letters of recommendation.