Esports 2022 Kids Summer Camp

—  2022 registration open  —

Two week-long camp options. For both day-only and overnight campers at any skill level:

Our summer camp is open to middle and high school aged children (12-17 years old). You can find our tentative schedule below. Detailed daily schedules will be provided before camp begins.

For 2022 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.

Option 1

July 11- July 15

Option 2

July 18 - 22

Day-only cost: $350/week

Overnight cost: $550/week

Esports gaming kids summer camp located in the midwest.


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.

Games of the Year:

This year we will focus on five our most popular titles that are played at the collegiate and high school level: Valorant, Overwatch, Rocket League, Fortnite and Super Smash Brothers. Of course we will also have plenty of time to fit in other popular titles as well but those are the main five we will work with.


Subject to change

Monday - Thursday

9 - 11 a.m.

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

11 - 11:40 a.m.


11:40 - 12:30 p.m.


12:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Game focused play with coaching and strategies

2:30 - 5 p.m.

Group free play and streaming interaction

Overnight Camp Schedule

5:45 - 6:30 p.m.


6:45 - 8 p.m.

Camp team activity outside if weather permits

8:15 - 10:15 p.m.

Game activities and free play in esports spaces

10:30 p.m. 

Bedtime back in our Honors dorms


9 - 11 a.m.

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

11 - 11:40 a.m.


11:40 - 12:30 p.m.


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)


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