My daughter went this past summer, session #3. She liked it, but was very, very very very very homesick. It was the first time away from home for more than just an overnighter at a friends house or overnight with the Girl Scouts. She learned lot out of it, missed two incredible workshops because of her homesickness. She might want to go back again next year, but only if I sign up as a "Camp Mom". She's only 12. She made some great friends, she sees them at feisanna and they email each other occasionally. One of the friends she made, her dad grew up with my husband, down the street from each other in NYC. Too funny. They were having a little mini-reunion the last day of camp when we were picking up our dd's.
Her favorite thing was Pilates. I would have thought she would have hated it, but she loved that the most. Drills, she hated. I got the impression EVERYONE hated drills. Movie night was fun, the showcase was fun. She said showering, the lines were long for that, so she didn't bother for a couple of days.
The thing that truly made her a worry wort was injuries. Sheila, the camp director was injured and had to give up dancing and that scared the daylights out of my dd. All she talks about is making sure you do certain things to avoid injury.
She finally learned about turnout. She always had gotten comments on her mark sheet that said "toes" and "turnout". They showed her how to improve on it. That was the biggest plus.
That's my take on the camp. I think it was a big help with some issues my dd was having with her dancing. Some things she needs to work on her own. Will she go again next year? I don't know. The jury is still out on that one. I'd love to see her go again, but even she said herself she wasn't ready yet for being away from home for 5 days. I'm not pushing it.