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Two Sessions Available | On-Ground, Commuters


Esports, otherwise known as electronic sports, or better yet, organized, multiplayer video game competitions, is a massive growing industry across the globe. Today, esports has the audience and pro players to rival traditional sporting events such as football.

Welcome to our Esports Summer Programming: an ecosystem of organized video gaming opportunities that strategically empowers the next generation to go beyond the games themselves. In this curated, lecture and lab style camp, students will devote one week to a specific video game while enjoying modern teaching styles. This dynamic camp applies connected learning models by bridging the intersections of genuine youth interests and technological career success. 



Program #1:
League of Legends (LoL) | Monday, June 27 - Thursday, June 30, 2022 | Ages 14-18

Program #2: Rocket League (RL) | Monday, July 25 - Thursday, July 28, 2022 | Ages 11-14 

 

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All students are required to be fully vaccinated (meaning a person has received their primary series of COVID-19 vaccines) in order to participate in our program.

Basic familiarity of video games is encouraged. 

Program LoL is open to the first 10 students who complete the registration and pay their deposit. 
Available for students who are 14-18 years of age.
Rated: TEEN for blood and fantasy violence. Official site can be found HERE
 
Program RL is open to the first 12 students who complete the registration and pay their deposit. 
Available for students who are 11-14 years of age. 
Rated: E for everyone. Official site can be found HERE

Important Dates:


League of Legends:
Program Start Date: Monday, June 27 
Program End Date: Thursday, June 30


Rocket League:
Program Start Date: Monday, July 25
Program End Date: Thursday, July 28

 

Class Outlook:

Classes will be held Monday - Thursday with a 1-hour lunch break (lunch is provided). Each day will consist of lectures and hands-on scrimmage time. A more detailed schedule will be released closer to the start of each program. 

Daily Schedule
9:30am - 10:00am Student Drop Off
10:00am - 1:00pm Coaching / Scrimmage
1:00pm - 2:00pm LUNCH
2:00pm - 3:00pm Lecture or Guest Speaker
3:00pm - 6:00pm Coaching / Scrimmage
6:00pm - 6:30pm Student Pick Up

 

Drop-off / Pick-up for Commuters:

Commuter students should be dropped off each day in our designated "Drop-Off Zone". This zone is located at 330 Boulevard of the Allies, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Parents and guardians will pull into the lot, drop off their student, and exit down First Avenue. Additional details will be sent to registered participants. To view a campus map of our University, click here.

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Chris Gaul: Esports Director and Head Coach

Chris Gaul is the current Esports Director and Head Coach at Point Park University. He has worked to develop the program from the ground up over the last year. Prior, Gaul was the Esports Director and Head Coach at Northern Virginia Community College for two years. While at NOVA, he developed a new esports program at the second-largest community college in the country. Gaul also served as the athletic department budget manager at NOVA.

A 2018 graduate of Allegheny College with a degree in economics and a minor in physics, Gaul was hired as the head esports coach at NOVA in July 2018. While at NOVA, Gaul's esports teams competed in League of Legends, Overwatch and Rocket League. Within the first year of the program, the Nighthawks made deep runs into the playoffs in both League and Overwatch. The Rocket League team finished 4th in the nation within the first two years. The teams also had first-place finishes at local tournaments.
In addition to being an esports head coach on the collegiate level, Gaul has also spent time serving as an esports consultant over the last few years. In that role, he has been contracted by schools for advice on developing and budgeting upcoming collegiate esports programs. Gaul's esports competition background includes time spent competing on a Tier II level team for Overwatch. Additionally, playing Rocket League, League of Legends, Rainbow 6, and PUBG at the highest levels.

 

Discover more about Point Park's Esports Team! 

Payment Information:

All payments are due before the start of the program. 


Registration and payments will be handled through our easy, user-friendly online registration platform, CampDoc. V
isa, Mastercard, Discover and Electronic Checks are accepted. Payment plans are available. Students receive a t-shirt with seasonal swag and an ID holder with their registration. 

Non-Refundable Deposit: 
A non-refundable deposit of $100.00 is required to reserve your space in the program. Please review our FAQs for the most up-to-date information on cancellations and refunds. 


Board Information:
Students will receive a daily buffet lunch. All meals take place in the Lawrence Hall Dining Room.

Costs
Deposit $100.00
Tuition $380.00
Total Cost: $480.00

 

Available Discounts:
1. A 30% tuition discount is currently offered to Point Park University employees, alumni, and their immediate family members. Family is defined as yourself, your spouse, and/or your children. Room and board costs are not available for this discount.

Welcome to our campus!

All classes will be held on campus at Point Park University in our brand new, 1,450-square-foot, Esports Arena located in the University's Student Center.

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Address: 
Point Park University
201 Wood Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Our esports arena is equipped with 16 gaming stations and three large-screen televisions mounted on the wall to highlight the action at any of the terminals. A new high-speed data network was installed and configured with multimedia lines. 

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Point Park University is a member of the NAIA, and athletic scholarships are awarded to Pioneer student-athletes as allowed by the NAIA. Point Park is also a member of the River States Conference, one of the most competitive conferences in the country. 

Your college athletics experience begins at Point Park University and in the NAIA. We strive to attract high-quality student-athletes who are looking for a very competive level of collegiate athletics while also achieving academic success. Learn more about Point Park Athletics

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Community and Summer Education Contact Information
Email SummerCamps@PointPark.Edu
Call 412-392-3457
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