American Idol to host summer camp for kids

Filed under: Teens, Activities: Babies, That's Entertainment

Alright, I am going to completely reserve judgment on this (and talk about it in a subsequent post), but for now I'd like to hear what all of you think instead. American Idol has announced they will begin hosting summer camp this year. In short, it is a camp designed to help prepare kids in various areas of the performing arts with classes that include singing, dancing, acting, set construction, instrumental music, music video production, and the audition process.

To be eligible, your kids must be residents of the US and be between the ages of 12 and 15. There is a $35 non-refundable registration fee, and the camp itself costs $2900 - not including airfare. Yes, there are scholarships available if you qualify for them. No, it doesn't mean they get on the actual show.

However, just because you may want your child to attend doesn't mean they automatically get in. Acceptance is, according to their website, based on "short application questions such as personal and performance background, past inspirations and future goals, and a general passion for the performing arts".

So, what do you think? Is this something that you would want your children who are interested in the performing arts to be a part of, or not?

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