My daughter is going to Princeton.
Ok, so it's for four days at a lacrosse camp!
It's a start, right?
I do love college sports camps because they give kids an opportunity to actually live on campus, eat in the cafeterias, learn the campus, get to know coaches and experience the college level of play.
It can be an eye opener for many student athletes. I think it can help an athlete determine if playing sports in college is really for them.
And, if it is something they desire? They may be motivated academically as well, as the coaches always explain that grades and SAT's are just as important (more important) to admissions as athletic performance.
I always remember a story a friend told me about her daughter.
In her daughter's junior year of high school they were taking a tour of University of Virginia, (a truly beautiful school and campus), and as they walked around awestruck her daughter said, " you really should have taken me here in 8th grade. if I had seen this, I would have tried a lot harder!"
My friend about died.
So, let's see if the camp can motivate my girl :)