Esports Camp Open to Young Gamers

By | January 17, 2020

esports kids in the esports room watching someone compete.Young esports enthusiasts will have a chance to improve their skills and learn about maintaining a healthy lifestyle at a one-week esports camp scheduled in February at Daemen College.

The esports camp, which is open to gamers ages 10 to 14, will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 17 to 21 in Daemen’s Wick Campus Center esports lounge.

“Daemen has the premier esports program in Western New York,” said Dr. Greg Nayor, vice president for strategic initiatives. “Under Coach Pat Ryan’s leadership, we plan to grow competition by teaching middle and high school students the ins and outs of being a healthy esports athlete.”

Camp participants will learn about esports history and its future, including collegiate, professional, domestic, and international esports; balancing esports with a healthy lifestyle, nutrition, and exercise, and the importance of ergonomics; and careers in esports.

Games that will be covered in the camp include League of Legends, Hearthstone, Overwatch, Rocket League, Fortnite, DOTA 2, Super Smash Brothers Ultimate, and Apex Legends.

Cost is $225 per camper, which includes all equipment and lunch each camp day. No prior experience with a particular game is required but the camp will focus on PC gaming.

To register, visit More information is available by contacting Pat Ryan, Daemen esports coach, at