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Summer Esports Boot Camp 2023

July 8, 2023 - July 14, 2023 Eastern Time
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Saturday, repeating until July 21, 2023

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Come and play competitive video games and learn what it takes to improve your game!

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Whether you’re more of a casual gamer curious about how to get good, or if you’re already great, you can learn a lot about how top tier college and pro players become as good as they can be. Then, turn around and use your new knowledge to become the best teammate you can at this week-long overnight esports and video gaming camp! This program is run by professional esport coaches at Clark University for gamers ages 14 to 19. Summer Esports Boot Camp features guest speakers, live tournaments, professional coaching, a visit to Helix Esports Facility with Oxygen Esports, and more, on and off the Clark campus. Compete and work on titles such as: League of Legends, Overwatch 2, Rocket League, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Mario Kart, Fortnite, and more!

Are you ready to bring YOUR esports and gaming to the next level? Come join top youth players for a week of competitive and recreational esports at Clark University’s premier esports facilities. You will experience top-level gaming and strategies with Clark’s professional esports coaches and collegiate players. This is your chance to learn from the best, play with the best, and be your best. Learn tips, tricks, and how teamwork is crucial to bring your game to the next level.

Clark University is a top-ranked esports program in the U.S. and is led by pro esports coach and player, Coach Shifty, and his team. In this program, we will help you cultivate your “inner esports pro” with real-time feedback and coaching, along with an insight into the esports industry from experts. Coach Nicholas “Shifty” Travis has been coaching Overwatch professionally since 2017 for both Team Dignitas and British Hurricane, the London Spitfire Academy team.


Camp Dates:

  • Session 1: Saturday, July 8 – Friday, July 14
  • Session 2: Saturday, July 15 – Friday, July 21

Cost: $950 for the week. Space is limited — register early.

Esports Camp Age Range: 14–19  (rising Middle School to Rising College)

Event Location(s): Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts, a state-of-the-art esports facility, with a planned trip to Helix Esports facility with professional Esports organization Oxygen Esports, located at Gillette Stadium at Patriot Place (Foxboro, Massachusetts).

Housing: Overnight in the Clark University dorms, with supervision by staff

Meals: All meals and snacks will be provided as part of the fee.  A variety of meal choices will be provided, but please let us know if your camper has specific dietary restrictions ahead of attending the camp.

Tentative Schedule: Example of our daily schedule, details, and schedule subject to change:

Expected schedule, with a Wednesday outing to the  Helix Esports facility:

  • 8:30–9 a.m. — Breakfast
  • 9–10:30 a.m. — Esports Workshop
  • 10:30 a.m.–noon — Workouts and/or Guest Speaker and Q&A
  • Noon–1:30 p.m. — Lunch and Free Time
  • 1:30–2:30 p.m. — Professional Esports Coaching, Tips, and Strategies, and a Q&A
  • 2:30–4 p.m. — Game Tournament
  • 4–5 p.m. — Free Play
  • 5–6:30 p.m. — Dinner
  • 6:30– 10:30 p.m. — Evening events, including esports free play
  • 10:30 p.m.  — Bedtime in the Clark University Dorms

* Schedule is tentative and subject to change

Packing List: Esports campers are not required to bring their own overnight gear or equipment, but are welcome to bring a laptop (and other mobile devices) if they wish.

Contact Info: If you have questions, please reach out to Camp Director Don Desrochers (508-798-4391, ext. 4391) or Coach Shifty (Nicholas Travis).