2023 Summer Day Camps When: Option 1 June 12-15 -- Option 2 June 19-22 Cost: $50

What is Esports? What is esports at Northwestern?

Fortnite Camps

Option 1: June 12 - 15, 2023 | 1pm-3pm

Option 2: June 19 - 22, 2023 | 9am-11am

What to Expect?

These camps provide students with an opportunity to meet other local gamers, play with teammates in-person, and engage in team building. In addition, these camps will instruct students on esports fundamentals, improving their mental and physical health as a gamer, and how to clean and maintain their gaming equipment. Campers will also receive a year of Q&A access to the Northwestern Esports coaching staff via our camp discord.

What to bring?

Water bottle with a lid

Discord account: https://discord.com/

Epic Games account: https://www.epicgames.com/id/register

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


This camp will take place in the Northwestern College Esports arena located in the basement of Van Perusem Hall.

Camp highlights:

In person team play experience

Quality fundamental instruction

Education on mental and physical health as a gamer

Connecting with peers who share a common interest


Q: Why should I pay for an esports camp when I can play video games at home for free?

A: Great question! This camp offers a unique opportunity to connect and compete side by side with other local gamers while receiving quality instruction from collegiate esports coaches.

Q: How is practicing esports different from playing video games?

A: What distinguishes practice from play is the intentional pursuit of improvement.

Q: I've never played Fortnite before, can I still participate?

A: Prior experience is recommended but not required. Fortnite is free to play, so feel free to register for the camp now and familiarize yourself with the game before camp begins. 

Q: Will I just be playing video games the whole time?

A: No. A key component of this camp are coaching and discussion sessions that will take place outside of the video game.

Q: I play Fortnite on Playstation/Xbox, can I still sign up?

A: Yes! We have mice and keyboards available, but if you want to play on a controller you will need to bring your own controller & controller cable that can connect to a PC with you to the camp and we’ll help you get it connected to our PCs.

Q: Do I need to create a game account?

A: Yes. Bring your Epic Games account login info with you. You can create one for free here: https://www.epicgames.com/id/register

Q: What if I have more questions?

A: Contact Coach Prescott at cole.prescott@nwciowa.edu

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