Summer 2024 Overnight Camp for: Overwatch, Rocket League and Smash Brothers Ultimate

Thursday, Jun 27, 2024
Van Perusem Hall basement
Cole Prescott, Director of Esports
Grades: Entering grades 9-12th

WHEN: JUNE 23-27COST: $600

EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT: Ends April 1, 2024 - Use code "EarlyBird" at checkout to receive $50 off your registration.

What is Esports? What is esports at Northwestern?

What esports titles are offered?

This camp is for Overwatch 2, Rocket League, and Super Smash Brothers Ultimate players.

What to Expect?

This camp is designed to give students the full collegiate esports experience, and equip them with the skills they need to excel as competitors and leaders. Students will receive collegiate level instruction while practicing in the Raider Esports Arena with other passionate competitors. In addition to gameplay and practice, students will participate in daily workshops that take them out of the arena and equip them with communication, teamwork, and leadership skills. Beyond esports, this week-long experience provides students the opportunity to grow in their independence and confidence. Esports campers will also have additional opportunities to make lifelong friendships and interact with other like minded esports competitors. Campers will also receive a year of Q&A access to the Northwestern Esports coaching staff via our camp discord.


These camps will take place on Northwestern College's campus in Orange City, Iowa.

Camp highlights:

In person team play experience

Exposure to Northwestern's varsity esports recruiters

Daily physical training

Daily workshops outside of the esports arena

Quality instruction on a variety on topics including

- Gameplay (fundamentals & advanced concepts)

- Communication, Planning, and Strategy

- How to VOD review

- Creating an effective training plan

- Leading your team

What do I need to bring?

For the camp

Sleeping bag or linens for your bed


Rain gear


Physical activity clothes (Mon-Wed)


Towel & soap


Smartphone (with Life 360 app installed)

Phone charger

Notebook & writing utensils

Cash/fun money


For the gameplay & practice sessions:

Discord account:

Overwatch 2 or Rocket League game license on PC (free)

Rocket League players only: Controller & cable to plug into a PC (Xbox One, Xbox series X, Playstation 4, or Playstation 5)

Smash players only: Controller. If you use a non standard or non USB controller, please bring an adapter as well.

Optional: Mouse, Keyboard, Headset (HyperX equipment is provided, but you may bring your own if desired)


Please leave the following items at home:

Laptops, PCs, Consoles


Sunday, June 23

4:30-6pm Check in

5:30 Supper

6:30pm Welcome session

7:30pm Team building

8:30pm Gameplay in arena

10pm Free time

12am/Midnight Lights Out


Mon-Wed, June 24-26

7:30am Breakfast

9am Gameplay in arena

12pm Lunch

1:15pm Personal development/leadership workshops

2:15pm Free time

4:15pm Team building

5pm Supper

6:15pm Gameplay in arena

8:30pm Physical activity

9pm Free time

12am/Midnight Lights Out


Thursday, June 27

7:30am Breakfast

9am closing session

9:30am clean rooms

10:30-11:30am parent pick up / camp dismissal


*Exact times subject to minor adjustments


Coaches & chaperones will be present during entire camp (including the overnight portion).

CPR, AED, and First-aid certified staff will be present during the camp.

All campers will be required to join our Life 360 group and keep their phones with them for the duration of the camp.

Orange City, IA is a small, quiet, college town and has been named the 2nd safest city in Iowa.

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