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Parents: Please don’t send your kids off to $1,000 a week YouTube camps

Aren’t there YouTube videos to teach you these things?

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There is big money to be made from YouTube. And not just from adults, but teenagers and even those in elementary school, as well. Yes, life truly is terrible.

Want to make those big bucks? Well, according to The Wall Street Journal, there are now summer camps for that. Even more surprising, some of them are available for kids as young as 9 years old which is below the 13-year-old requirement set by YouTube.

What to expect from a YouTube summer camp

If you’re one of the families willing to fork out up to $1,000 a week to help little Timmy or Khaleesi make it big on the platform, then here’s where your money is going:

  • How to edit footage for different types of content
  • How to post quality content to platforms like YouTube, Twitch, and TikTok
  • Creating your own personal brand
  • Curating your online presence as a whole

Honestly, I’m not sure how to feel about. While part of me wants to go out and yell at some clouds, the other part of me doesn’t see this as any different from kids that want to join Scouts or a sports league in the summer.

For me, the most important part is that the kids want to participate in these camps and that it isn’t the parents trying to bank in on some of that 2019 cash money.

What do you think? Would you send your child to a YouTube camp if they wanted to go? Let us know down below in the comments or carry the discussion over to our Twitter or Facebook.

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Senior Editor with a focus on all things tech and gaming. Life Adventurer. You can keep up with me on Twitter: @Josiah_Motley

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