His mother is over the moon. She's calling all of their family and friends and telling him how special it is. I looked at the information and it seemed...off.
First of all, he's a good kid and a good student, but he's not exactly gifted or academically special that I can see right now. The work that he's taught in his fourth grade class is a little slow moving IMO, so he's doing it well and he's happy.
Second, this program is 2 grand for 4 days, not including airfare.
Third, they go a little far to convey what a miraculous event it is. They included a marketing letter especially for him, and a link for a press release that he can send to his local newspaper.
Fourth, it didn't come from the school, or through the school. The school didn't even mention anything like this to us, or even that he was in the running for some kind of award, even though his teachers name is mentioned many times in the packet. There's nothing else to the program that I see. Just camp.
It seems a little like those Who's Who books to me and DH is skeptical, too. But, again, his mother is thrilled and so is my kid, so I'm kind of hoping that we're wrong.
Has anyone ever heard of the NYSP or participated?