For $2300, you can send your kids to a 10 day session designed to improve their social media skills.
Offered in London, Melbourne and here in California, the program includes instruction in lighting and camera work, writing, blogging, self-promotion, marketing, etc.
There is no doubt that a select few teens have achieved fame and fortune with a highly successful social media account.
Followers in the millions will generate advertising revenue in the area of 6 figures, an income to be taken seriously.
That kind of popularity doesn’t seem to follow a formula, there is no telling what will attract and sustain viewers. It’s a bit of random magic. Or is it ?
I wasn’t surprised to hear of this version of summer camp. Most traditional camps are still designed to allow our youth to unplug for a few weeks.
My family had our own version of affordable summer camp.
Send the kids out in the morning to play in the yards, woods and streams nearby and have them return, unharmed, before the street lamps were lit.
It was a different time, a different kind of adventure, and it seemed to work.
And of course, Allan Sherman’s 1963 classic camp refrain.