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Parents are paying up to $1,000 a week for their children to attend YouTube Camp…

YouTube has created a new generation of stars who are raking in thousands while still in elementary school…

With kids like 7 year old Ryan of YouTube’s “Ryan ToysReview” channel which generated 22 MILLION in revenue last year from his YouTube account, a new generation of children and teens are turning to summer camp to learn how to be become YouTube stars!

Nickelodeon's 2019 Kids' Choice Awards - Red Carpet

LOS ANGELES, CA – MARCH 23: Ryan ToysReview attends Nickelodeon’s 2019 Kids’ Choice Awards at Galen Center on March 23, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)

Parents are paying up to $1,000 a week for their children to attend this camp.

The camps teach kids how to create digital content, edit video footage, create personal brands and market themselves.

Many of the camps are for kids ages 9 and up, even though YouTube requires users to be 13.

“This camp branches out from traditional storytelling to how to create the fun and hilarious content that kids love to watch,” a camp called “YouTube STAR Creator Studio” advertises. “Become an Internet sensation … This camp is bound to go viral.”



Tracy Marie is one of Beasley Media Detroit's Digital Program Directors. She has an obsession with fun coffee mugs, yoga pants, and Jason Momoa. She enjoys decorating, taking naps and a good coffee buzz. You can hear her on-air, Sundays 10am-3pm. Connect with her on Instagram @ItsTracyMarie.