07/08/2010 04:19 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

"Modeling Camp" Comes To New York

"Modeling Camp" has hit the modeling capital.

The four-day summer workshop is already offered in Washington, DC and Florida, but this week, in addition to August 3 to August 6, aspiring teen models will be able to learn the tricks of the trade in the Big Apple.

The prospect is eliciting excitement from young model-hopefuls in other parts of the country.

"I want to be a model in New York," 17-year-old Julieta Cardenas told the New York Post. Cardenas lives in Virginia, where she's currently signed with an agency.

Modeling Camp prides itself on having a staff of industry-insiders. The camp is run by Heather Cole, a former Vogue model, and established fashion photographer Barry Hollywood conducts the campers' photo shoots.

The camp has programs for girls "ages 7 thru 18 in Fashion, Modeling, Etiquette, and Fashion Design."

But some parents are weary that the experience may be too professional, however, or possibly just too vapid.

New Jersey teen Chelsea Eareckson and twin-sister Hannah begged their parents to sign them up after finding the camp online.

"My mom was OK with it, but my dad didn't really understand," Eareckson told the Post. Lucky for Chelsea and Hannah, Mom ultimately convinced Dad.

Self-confidence, social skills, makeup techniques, runway walking... all it takes is four days and $999.