ESPORTS 2021 KIDS SUMMER CAMP

Esports 2021 Kids Summer Camp

—  Both online and in-person camps are scheduled —

For 2021 we are moving forward with the assumption that we will be able to hold in-person camps. If for some reason this is not the case, all money paid towards the in-person camps will be refunded.

Our summer camp is open to middle and high school aged children (12-17 years old). Below is our tentative schedule, but detailed daily schedules will be provided before camp begins.

One-week camps for any skill level options:

ONLINE

June 28 - July 2

August 2 - 6

Online cost: $149.99/week

IN-PERSON

July 12 - 16 (day-only and overnight)

July 19 - 23 (day-only and overnight)

Day-only cost: $350/week

Overnight cost: $550/week

Requirements for Online Camp

  1. Must have a PC — all games and programming will be completed on PC.
  2. Your PC must be capable of running the following: Overwatch, League of Legends, Hearthstone, Fortnite and Rocket League.
  3. You will also need a keyboard, mouse, headset and camera/webcam.
    • A controller is preferred but not mandatory.
  4. You will need to have the following games on your PC:
    • League of Legends — Free
    • Valorant — Free
    • Fortnite — Free
    • Rocket League — $19.99
    • Overwatch — $19.99

Please note: The games requiring a purchase, can often be found on sale. We will provide links to sale pages and downloads in June.

Esports gaming kids summer camp located in the midwest.

SUMMER CAMP DETAILS

Career Opportunities and Training:

The UA Esports staff will offer 2-3 classes per day to help campers learn about professions in the realm of esports, with topics ranging from broadcasting to PC building. Campers are expected to spend around two hours each day learning practical, IT-related skills.

Growth in gaming potential:

Campers will also be able to take classes from players on the Akron Esports varsity team, who will analyze campers’ gameplay and provide one-on-one assistance and coaching.

Team-based and coached gaming sessions:

Each camper will be placed on a team upon arrival. Each team will be coached by an Akron Esports varsity player, who will lead in-game and out-of-game team-building exercises, focusing on individual and cooperative success.

Communication skills:

One of the largest indicators of success in esports is the ability of a team to communicate effectively both in-game and out-of-game. Each session will therefore focus on improving communication and teamwork skills.

Physical education:

Physical health is crucial to the Akron Esports program and to success in esports. Campers will spend an hour each day exercising and participating in activities.

End of week live show match:

Parents and friends will be invited to watch campers play a live match at the end of the week.

DAILY CAMP SCHEDULE

Monday - Thursday

9 - 11 a.m.

Esports/IT/College Mini Classes along with game specific introductions

11 - 11:40 a.m.

Workouts

11:40  - 12:30 p.m.

Lunch (no class)

12:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Game focused play with coaching and strategies

2:30 - 5 p.m.

Group free play and streaming interaction

Friday

9 - 11 a.m.

Esports/IT/College Mini Classes along with game specific introductions

11 - 11:40 a.m.

Workouts

11:40  - 12:30 p.m.

Lunch (no class)

12:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Tournament and Streaming Preparation

2:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Tournament Streaming with student commentary (parents invited to watch online)

Questions?

Parents or students, if you have any questions or want more information, please contact Nate Meeker.

Camp registration