If used properly camps can be a critical tool for prospects in the process. Some camps will have several hundred student-athletes in attendance. If you just walk in the door “cold” as an unknown, odds are you won’t receive a lot of recruiting benefit from that camp. You will certainly benefit from good coaching and get better - but coaches are going to be able to focus in on you if they don’t know that you’re coming. The key to maximizing camps from a pure recruiting perspective is to make sure coaches know who you are before you get there. Ideally, the coaches will have seen you play on viewership-enabled video before you attend the camp.