Camps that instruct children in becoming YouTubers are opening up all over the nation.

Tex, Kathy. — Since he was 3 or 4 years old, when he first started watching videos on the platform, Graham, now 10 years old, has dreamed of becoming a YouTuber.

"I consider myself content when I work on YouTube," he remarked. "I think I would have a great experience with that."

On a recent Tuesday morning, Graham drew sketches for amusing videos in a church building in this small town outside of Houston. 

This is Creator Camp, a summer program designed to teach kids between the ages of 6 and 13 how to navigate the digital world and succeed.

Creator Camp, which was started by a group of young artists who connected through their high school's film program two years ago, blew up this summer, 

One of the most common career aspirations among students in America and around the world is becoming a full-time creator.

In a 2019 global survey by the Harris Poll and toymaker Lego, nearly 30 percent of children aged 8 to 12 selected "YouTuber" as their dream job 

more than three times those who chose "astronaut." In the same year, more than half (54%) of American Gen Z and millennials between the ages of 13 and 38 said they aspired to be social media influencers in a Morning Consult survey.

After-school programs and summer camps like Creator Camp have sprung up from coast to coast to meet the increasing demand for relevant filmmaking skills instruction.

 YouTube classes or tracks have also been added to more conventional camps that offer programs in the arts and sciences. Higher education establishments are also catching up. 

Programs and courses on social media marketing and content creation have been added by Cornell, the University of California at Los Angeles, the University of Southern California, and East Carolina University.

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