Minecraft & Valorant Camps
Session 1 at George Mason Univ.

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Session 1 at George Mason Univ.

Date

Jun 13 2022

Time

9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Cost

$449.00
George Mason University, Fairfax

Location

George Mason University, Fairfax
4400 University Drive, The Hub, Room 2300, MS 2D6, Fairfax, Virginia 22030

Organizer

Game Gym
Email
camps@gamegym.com
Website
https://gamegym.com/camps/
GMU Minecraft & Valorant

Minecraft & Valorant Camps
Session 1 at George Mason Univ.

Date

Jun 13 2022

Time

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Why Minecraft & Valorant

Campers have two games to choose to play this week.

Minecraft (Java Edition) is a wonderful tool that can be used to open up our kid’s minds and think outside the box. We will present different building projects that will emphasize and develop our camper’s creativity, teamwork, and communication skills.

Valorant is the next big thing and we are super stoked about it! At camp, our Valorant coaches will help develop strategies and mechanical skills through organized practice sessions and video reviews. Whether you are grinding to become the next big star or want to just be the best of your friends, we can help!

About Game Gym

Game Gym offers a healthy approach to video games, with structured sessions and professional coaches designed to help kids game better and smarter!

We will work with campers to improve their gaming skills as well as fundamental life skills such as teamwork, public speaking, and critical problem-solving.

What You Will Learn

Over the course of the week, we will work on:

  • Becoming more efficient at the game(s)
  • Strategies to win
  • Being a good teammate
  • Communication with teammates
  • Talking to real-life professionals about the gaming industry
  • Discussing real-world events in a respectful and engaging way

Camp Recap

Details

Before & After Care

BEFORE CARE: 8:00-9:00 AM @ $100/child per week
AFTER CARE: 3:00-6:00 PM @ $200/child per week

Please view details on registration.

For the following weeks this summer, the child care cost is adjusted for the 4 days of camp during the registration process.
June 21-24 (Juneteenth day)
July 5-8 (Independence day)

Session Specifics

General Camp Requirements

  • Please have your child wear closed toe shoes for activities outside.
  • Please have your child bring a water bottle with their name written on the bottle.

Camp Workstations

  • A gaming station will be provided for each camper.
  • The campers game of interest will be installed on each workstation.
  • Campers are not required to bring their own equipment.
  • If a camper does choose to bring their own controller, mouse, or keyboard, the camper is responsible for their own equipment. We ask that they take the equipment home at the end of each day.

General Game Requirements

  • Prior to the start of camp, please have your camper setup an account, if not already setup, for the game they will be playing. Does not apply to Super Smash Bros Camp.
  • Please have your camper bring their login information written down on a sticky note for the first day of camp.
  • Most of the games the campers play are free to setup an account.

Minecraft Java Edition Requirements

  • If you camper is playing Minecraft, there are two versions of Minecraft (Bedrock and Java). Campers will be playing the Java Edition at camp.
  • Minecraft Java Edition has a fee of about $26.95. Please purchase a license for your camper at www.minecraft.net/en-us/store/minecraft-java-edition.
  • If your camper already has a license for the Minecraft Java Edition, please make sure they have updated to the newest version (Minecraft Release 1.6 or newer).

Links to Setup a Gaming Account

Lunch & Activities
  • Please bring a peanut free bagged lunch.
  • Please have your child wear closed toes shoes for activities.
  • Please have your child bring a water bottle with their name written on the bottle.
Covid-19 Policies
  1. Every camper and coach are required to provide a negative Covid-19 PCR or Rapid test result taken within the last 24-48 hours prior to the start of camp. Please show this negative result with a date and time stamp to your site lead on Monday morning upon drop off.
  2. Game Gym requires all staff and campers to wear masks while indoors.
  3. Covid-19 Vaccinations and boosters are required for all in-person Game Gym Staff.
  4. It is not required but encouraged all campers who are eligible for the vaccination receive it.

Note: Our Covid-19 Policies are based on the CDC Guidelines.

Max Seating

Maximum of 8 seats

Policies

George Mason University: Campers will continuously be monitored by a Game Gym certified site lead and coaches. Please note George Mason University is an active college campus. Camps at GMU are in 2 classrooms but the student lounge is accessible to staff members of GMU during camp hours, before-care, and after-care. Bathrooms are accessible by campers, students, and employees located in the building.

Camper Conduct: No refunds will be provided for not adhering to appropriate code of camper conduct. For minor infractions, two (2) calls will be made to a parent or guardian to help agree upon the best possible solution, before a decision to remove the child from any camp session.

Camp Cancellation: Any cancellation request must be provided in writing via email to our Camp Director at katy@gamegym.com. Cancellation requests submitted more than two weeks in advance will receive a full credit towards another Game Gym camp (in-person or virtual) or another Game Gym service. Cancellation requests submitted less than two weeks in advance will receive a full credit towards another Game Gym camp (in-person or virtual) or another Game Gym service, minus a $50.00 processing fee.

Camp Enrollment: A minimum number of campers is required for enrollment in order for that specific week of camp to be held. This applies for all in-person and virtual camps. If a minimum number of campers is not met for enrollment, families may have the option to switch to another week where enrollment is met.

Hourly Schedule

Sample Camp Schedule

9:00 AM9:30 AM
Arrival and Morning Meeting
Announcements, plan of the day, warm up game or discussion
9:30 AM11:30 AM
Morning Sessions lead by a Special Guest or Game Gym Coach
Focus on teambuilding opportunities as you meet your fellow campers for the week and diving into important topics: health, nutrition, mental health, communication, the business of esports
11:30 AM12:00 PM
Exercise
Join in exercises led by a coach or have the chance to engage in outdoor activities
1:200 PM1:00 PM
Lunch
Campers will eat outside depending on weather
1:00 PM3:00 PM
Game Training Session
Campers practice specific game related skills and strategies with a Game Gym Certified Coach