Virtual Winter Break Camp
Virtual Winter Break Camp
Why Virtual Camp
Virtual or online camp is a great option to have your kids engaged in a group activity with the convenience of an easy commute to their gaming computer or device. Our virtual camps bring kids from all over the United States, Canada and even Europe. In turn, this gives your kids the opportunity to safely interact and make friends with other kids through the Game Gym community.
Why Strategy Adventure Games
Campers have the choice of selecting from the games below to play during this week. During the registration process, campers select their 1st choice and 2nd choice games. Campers have the option of playing the same game all week or switching between multiple games.
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.
Rocket League is one of the most fun and accessible games in the world. Our Rocket League camp is designed to help you get better and have a blast while doing it! Mechanics and game sense are important to Rocket League, and we will improve our camper's individual skills and ability to play as a team.
Super Smash Bros is a crossover fighting game where you face against your opponent to push, knock, and throw them off the map. To win, the player needs to balance creativity, critical thinking skills, and fast reflexes. As one of the most popular esports in the Nintendo franchise, Smash is great for players of all ages!
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
Questions? Contact Us
Adventure Strategy Games
- Minecraft = Windows 10, MacOS, Nintendo Switch (Java and Bedrock can now play together)
- Rocket League = Windows 10, MacOS, PlayStation 4 or 5, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch
- Super Smash Bros. = Nintendo Switch
Online Communication Tools
Virtual camp uses two online communication, Zoom and Game Gym discord.
For the morning sessions, campers will connect to a Zoom session at 11 AM ET where they will engage in an interactive life skills session.
For the afternoon session, campers will need to join the Game Gym discord at 1:30 PM ET where they will connect to a camp voice channel to work with their Game Gym certified coach on the the game they are chose to play in the afternoon.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 summer 2023 virtual camp sessions.
Sample Camp Schedule
- 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM
- Arrival and Morning Meeting
- Announcements, plan of the day, warm up game or discussion
- 11:30 AM – 12:45 PM
- 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
- 12:45 PM – 1:00 PM
- Join in exercises led by a coach
- 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM
- Campers will eat independently offline during lunch break
- 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM
- Game Training Session
- Campers practice specific game related skills and strategies with a Game Gym Certified Coach