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June 25, 2024

Northwest offering esports camp for middle school, high school students

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Northwest Missouri State University is offering middle school and high school students an opportunity to play video games with peers during two esports summer camps in July on the University campus.

Northwest will host its Esports Summer Camp for ages 10 to 13 from Monday, July 8, through Thursday, July 11, and for ages 14 to 18 from Monday, July 15, through Thursday, July 18. All camp sessions are 9 a.m. to noon each day.

Attending boys and girls will participate in fun and team-oriented gaming activities while learning skills related to communication, team development, problem-solving and best online practices. Games will include “Apex Legends,” “Fortnite,” “League of Legends,” “Mario Kart,” “Minecraft,” “Overwatch 2,” “Rocket League,” “Super Smash Bros” and “Valorant” as well as varied sports games.

The cost to attend is $75 per individual.

“Attending the Northwest Esports Summer Camp is an excellent opportunity for campers to enhance their skills while benefiting from expert guidance,” Andrew Murphy, Northwest’s esports coordinator, said. “It offers an ideal way to spend the summer, fostering lasting friendships and improving teamwork skills in an engaging environment.”

Opened in 2020, Northwest boasts an Esports Lab in its J.W. Jones Student Union that is furnished with high-end computers and consoles to engage students to thrive in a competitive environment while building long-lasting connections.

For more information, contact Northwest Esports at 660.562.1759 or, or visit


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