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Esports Summer Camps

WMU Esports summer camps are an introductory series to competitive Esports. All camps are led by experienced WMU Esports coaches and staff and consist of five days going over a variety of topics that are critical to being a successful Esports competitor.

Topics that will be covered include:

  • Growth mindset
  • Productive communication
  • Learning from losses
  • How to give/receive feedback
  • Emotional management
  • Game mechanics
  • Game strategy

The advanced camp is intended for gamers who already have a grasp on playing at a higher-than-average level and gives them the opportunity to take their skills to the next level. The camp covers the same curriculum as the beginner camp, but dives deeper into other topics such as strategy, communication and mechanics. Attendees will also have more time to collaborate with counselors for individualized attention.

All camps will meet Monday through Friday from noon to 5 p.m. at the WMU Esports Arena. The last day of each camp will be a show match between the campers to exhibit all of the lessons learned during the week, and we strongly encourage family and friends to attend.

Priority registration deadline is May 29. All campers registered by this date will be guaranteed to receive their preferred size of camp shirt.

For questions and inquiries regarding Esports camps, please contact Tavian Napier, Assistant Director for Esports & Arena, via e-mail or at (269) 387-8221

Beginner Camp

The beginner camp is geared towards middle school students that will be entering grades 6 through 8 in the fall.

Date Options
  • June 24-28 (Registration closed)
  • July 8-12 (Registration closed)
Camp Fees

$200 per camper

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Advanced Camp

The advanced camp is geared towards high school students that will be entering grades 9 through 12 in the fall.

Date Options
  • July 15-19 (Registration closed)
Camp Fees

$250 per camper

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NOTE: Registration closes two (2) weeks prior to the start of each camp. The maximum number of players for each camp is 24. Payment is due at the time of registration. Your spot in camp will not be secured until a registration form and payment are received. Any additional registrations received beyond the maximum number will be added to a waitlist. If additional spots become available, the camp director will reach out to fill additional spots in the order in which they were received.

Refund Policy

No refunds will be issued after the start of camp. If you are needing to cancel a registration for any reason, we will refund you in full up until noon on Wednesday BEFORE the camp start date. If a camp does not meet the number of required participants, that camp session will be canceled, and the camp director will reach out with other options.