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Metro Esports and the YMCA have partnered to offer the Metro Madness Gaming Summer Camp! During this competitive, yet casual, gaming experience, kids will learn skills to develop healthy gaming habits while promoting a safe, social environment. Campers can expect daily structured activities to provide them unique, social gaming experiences they couldn’t find anywhere else. This camp melds educational learning with guided play to enrich your child’s ability to communicate, socialize, learn, and understand the various occupational outlets that gaming, esports, and STEM have to offer through daily guided instruction.

Each Friday of this summer camp experience features a dynamic focus session targeted at providing the foundational tools for the core pillars of the esports industry. Whether it’s content creation, healthy physical and mental gaming habits, building a PC, and so much more, kids can expect to engage in both instructed and hands-on activities supervised and coached by industry professionals. Each day, campers can expect a brief educational gaming or instructional lesson based on that week’s theme. On Friday, each camper gets the opportunity to apply this theme hands on. For our STEM themed camps, a STEM accredited professor will be on-site to provide a live STEM/Coding demonstration on the final day of the camp.

Kids can expect to play their favorite games, or explore new ones, as they race to earn points and develop their physical and mental gaming skills. No matter if you’re a fan of Rocket League or Super Smash Bros, everyone can compete in their favorite titles and earn points at the same rate as others.

This summer, everyone is on an equal playing field at the YMCA’s Metro Gaming Lounge.

  • Program held at the new state-of-the-art Gaming Lounge opening in late spring at our Doylestown branch
  • Convenient weekly schedules are available
  • All equipment and games provided
  • For grades 3-9 (read more below)
  • Make it a full day! Register for both the AM & PM sessions and pack a lunch to make it a full day of gaming, learning and engaging with friends!

Financial Assistance Available.

Register Online

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Session Details

AM = 9AM-12PM
Supervised Lunch & Play = 12-1PM
PM = 1PM-4PM
Early and late care available with main camp program

Fees

Member $171/half day
Non-Member $226/half day
5-Day AM & PM available

Weekly Focus Sessions

The below information outlines each camp week’s 45 minute Focus Session. The session takes place on the final day of camp.

Week AM  PM 
1 - June 13-17 Train Like a Pro Train Like a Pro
2 - June 20-24 Video Game Design Train Like a Pro
3 - June 27-July 1 Content Creation Fundamentals of Streaming
4 - July 5-8 Fundamentals of Streaming Train Like a Pro
5 - July 11-15 Roblox and Code Build a PC
6 - July 18-22 Train Like a Pro Roblox and Code
7 - July 25-29 Minecraft and Code Cosplay in Gaming
8 - Aug 1-5 Train Like a Pro Minecraft and Code
9 - Aug 8-12 Build a PC Content Creation
10 -  Aug 15-19 Train Like a Pro Video Game Design
11 - Aug 22-26 Cosplay in Gaming Train Like a Pro

 

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About Age Range

At the Metro Madness Summer Camp, kids will compete against one another towards accumulating points across some of the world's most popular gaming titles. The best thing about this camp is kids can earn points at a similar rate no matter their age or skill level. Whether you're young and inexperienced, or older and a seasoned gamer, kids can play the titles they’re most comfortable with and earn points all at the same rate.

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Games

Our summer camp experience features: Fortnite, Mario Kart, Fall Guys, Overwatch, Splatoon 2, Super Smash Bros Ultimate, Brawlhalla, NBA2K22, Madden 22, Rocket League, Plants vs Zombies

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Accessibly to all

It’s important that this camp is available to everyone. Metro Esports provides accessibility products, such as the Logitech Adaptive Gaming Kit, and trains staff in recognizing and altering the many in-game accessibility settings to ensure each kid is having an equally enjoyable gaming experience. Gaming is best when it’s done together.

Theme Descriptions

The below information outlines each camp week’s 45-minute Focus Session. The session takes place on the final day of camp.

Build a PC
Ever wondered what that small little part in your PC is for? Let's learn together what each of the parts do and how they work together.

Content Creation
Like making YouTube videos? Do you record your gameplay? Learn how to creatively mash all of your content together to produce the very videos you know and love.

Cosplay in Gaming
Gaming is best when it's done with community. One of the best parts of the gaming community is the passion for characters from fantasy worlds. We'll show you what cosplay is all about and provide tips and tricks in creating your own cosplay outfit!

Minecraft and Code
Minecraft has infinite amounts of customization, but have you ever wondered how it actually works? We'll show you the basics of how to code in Java script and how those skills can translate into a career in coding.

Roblox and Code
Playing Roblox is fun, but have you ever wanted to make your own Roblox worlds? We'll show you the basics of how to do so and how those skills can translate into a career in coding.

Train Like a Pro
Going pro in gaming is like going pro in football. It requires dedication and a focus on physical and mental health. We'll provide the necessary steps in how to train like a pro in the healthiest way possible by focusing on critical mental and motor skills.

Fundamentals of Streaming
Streamers are revolutionizing the modern entertainment industry, but getting into it can be complicated. We'll go through the fundamentals of streaming and provide the real insight into how to get started and grow your brand.

Video Game Design
The fundamentals of Video Game Design can be scary. We're here to show you the basics and provide the tools needed to gauge your interest in playing a part in designing products for the fastest-growing entertainment industry in history.

 
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About Safety

Esports is one of the fastest growing activities in the US.

We are proud to partner with Metro to provide a safe and fully supervised environment. All gaming stations, computers and games are provided for the program. Additionally, each PC station will be warded against harmful internet voice chats, thanks to Kidas. Learn more at kidas.net