February 08, 2022
US Sports Camps and William & Mary Announce New Esports Summer Camp
The new day camp will immerse rising eighth graders and high schoolers in the world of competitive gaming and STEM
SAN RAFAEL, California (February 15, 2022):
US Sports Camps and William & Mary are excited to announce the launch of a new STEM & SCRIM summer camp dedicated to the rapidly growing world of esports. Through the W&M Academic & Applied Esports Program — held on the William & Mary campus in Williamsburg, Va. — campers will develop competitive video gaming skills while exploring valuable topics like coding, leadership, and healthy gaming habits.
With US Sports Camps’ youth enrichment expertise, William & Mary has built a fun and exciting camp that offers rising eighth-grade and high school students a taste of the university’s distinguished esports program. Under the directorship of Dr. Michele King — who is a professor, ludologist (one who studies games) and member of the Electronic Gaming Federation Board of Governors — the university has emerged as a leader in the field. King will run the camp this summer, bringing with her a passion for student development and empowerment.
“William & Mary is excited to extend its partnership with US Sports into the digital realm,” says Dr. King, “US Sports’ commitment to youth enrichment for the past 47 years provides a foundation of safety, growth, and success while kicking off William & Mary’s inaugural STEM & SCRIM summer esports camp.”
“We are proud to introduce teen gamers to William & Mary esports,” says Charlie Freund, Partnership Director for Youth Enrichment Brands at US Sports Camps. “The university has embraced this new media and entertainment industry in full force. Dr. King brings the topics and experts to this camp that will not just make better gamers, but better people.”
Each day includes a gaming session in the W&M Esports Training & Research Center (ETARC) and seminars with W&M faculty and industry professionals. Campers can register for the one-week experience hosted either July 18-22 or July 25-29Families can visit the alma mater of a nation and step back in time by touring Colonial Williamsburg while campers explore the future! The camp provides attendees a chance to immerse themselves in this rapidly growing field and learn about the many aspects of esports, from communication to conflict resolution.
Registration for 2022 esports camps is open now! Interested players, coaches and parents can visit the US Sports Camps website for more information.
About US Sports Camps:
For over 45 years, US Sports Camps has partnered with coaches across the country to produce leading youth sports camps. From traditional sports like basketball and football to activities like esports and pickleball, US Sports Camps provides athletes with the support they need to develop their skills in a fun, challenging environment.