Dundee and Angus College is hosting Scotland’s first ever esports summer camp for kids aged eight to 11. The week-long program aims to promote competitive gaming as a career prospect, giving kids the opportunity to hone their skills in some of the most popular competitive games, while learning about the esports industry as a whole and how to transfer said skills into the real world.
“Some parents might think their children already have a lot of screen time, but there’s much more to esports than sitting at a screen,” said Laura Louch, Sector Development Leader at Dundee and Angus College. “Being part of an esports team and competing in esports events can be great for children. Playing games competitively teaches similar, transferable skills as playing other sports. Children develop grit and resilience as they work on improving their skills and competing against others. They also learn to create and follow strategies, communicate with teammates, and develop strong hand-eye coordination. Importantly, they also learn about good sportsmanship and being mindful of their emotions, which can help students to manage stress in their daily lives. Indeed, as well as teaching them how to play games safely online, we’ll also encourage health and wellbeing as part of our broader esports ethos.”
The camp will host several tournaments throughout the week in Rocket League, Dota 2, FIFA, and Street Fighter, with prizes being awarded to the winners.
The camp costs $36 per kid, and runs each morning from 9:30am to 12:30pm. The camp dates are July 18th through the 22nd.
Anyone who wants to sign up can do so by emailing Laura Louch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(All information was provided by The Daily Record)