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OU Esports Club Camps (2022 Edition)


Introducing The University of Oklahoma Esports & Co-Curricular Innovation, or OU ECCI, Summer Camps portal! One of our missions has always been to advocate for esports topics across all of our developments and energies. Whether it is journalism opportunities in broadcast, community planning logistics, academic opportunity awareness, or competitive energy we want to not only tell the world but also allow those interested to come along for the ride.

Our goal is to create comprehensive camp programming catering to different audiences targeting K-12 demographics as our contribution to the growing topic. Our coaches and mentors are pulled straight from our active developments that execute regularly throughout the school year. They are comprised of vetted upperclassmen, alumni, and employees of OU ECCI.

We want to focus on substance in 2022 versus profitability and are keeping the entry costs low for high caliber camps as a means of potential recruitment to OU, to facilitate impactful opportunities to the potential next generation of Sooners, and create another value addition in the consideration of attending the University of Oklahoma. All camps are capped at $120 or less. All camps are designed for ages 13 and up. All camps are VIRTUAL ONLY for one last year. All fees go exclusively to the coaches facilitating camps. 

Camp Expectations

  • An objective-oriented program focused on individual and team-based improvement with multiple performance reviews along the way
  • A positive environment with specific feedback given with constant points to improve on
  • Multiple coaches to ensure active mentorship for all attendees
  • Promotion of soft skill development and communication skills
  • Promotion of wellness in regards to time balance, stretching, nutrition, and physical activity
  • Zero tolerance for toxicity, negativity, and malicious behavior
  • Streaming of Day 1 interactions to provide perspective to parents and guardians

Since Summer 2020 we have run esports Summer camps. This marks the first year we drop all partners, take the experiences learned within our student leadership, and are executing everything from start to finish through our very own grown expertise. 2022 will mark the final year of virtual ONLY camps. Get signed up today!

Titles & Dates: 

  1. Apex Legends (PC) - June 6-10, 2022
  2. Madden 22 (ALL) - June 6-10, 2022
  3. Call of Duty: Vanguard(PC/PS/XB) - June 13-17, 2022
  4. Rocket League (PC) - June 13-17, 2022
  5. League of Legends (PC) - Beginner - June 24-26, 2022
  6. League of Legends (PC) - Intermediate - July 1-3, 2022
  7. Overwatch (PC) - July 11-15, 2022
  8. Halo Infinite (PC/XB) - July 18-22, 2022


(FAQ) Frequently Asked Questions

We are only interested in providing programming we have execution and expertise in. The titles we develop curriculum for are programs that have over a year of execution throughout the school year and their coaching staff or director is vetted to be professional, articulate, and respected.

Ages 13 and up ONLY! Each camp has unique prerequisites. From the platform (PC, console) to preexistent skill ability to playstyle we want as many campers to be involved as possible. These prerequisites will be defined in each individual camp listing.

In the context of gender-focused programming, when we are capable of facilitating physical programming on our campus we will explore this not because we believe in limiting participation, but because we believe in elevating demographics that need more attention statistically and historically.

It is no mystery everyone’s sensitivities to potentially violent video games differ, however, we look at it as an opportunity to provide mentorship about technique, emotional control, and sportsmanship because they are playing them already. This is how we can contribute to positive community influence versus just turning our back to them. Games that are rated “M” are treated the same as those that are not from the curriculum development standpoint. These camps are not designed for day 1 beginners, but are for those that have put at least a little time into the game/topic already and desire coaching. Parents are involved in the registration process and are made aware of what they are subscribing to.

Naturally, we are students, staff, faculty, and alumni of The University of Oklahoma. We are proud advocates of our university. As we continue to elevate the esports topic, we are just one opportunity that exists at OU. It all starts with visiting, but it doesn’t stop there. We are plugged in with our admissions and recruitment energies at the university level and promote conversation with them directly. We will gladly give you a very warm introduction to our personnel that can answer OU specific questions outside of the esports opportunities.

We know you’re interested in representing the University of Oklahoma formally in a licensed jersey, on a scholarship, and studying what you love. We’ve been working on all the above since 2016! Since Fall 2021 WE NOW HAVE THEM ALL! That aside there are tons of degrees that correlate to esports career fields. Journalism, engineering, business to name a few. You can get scholarships through academic excellence also.

REAL TALK: Esports in the educational sector is still very young in both K-12 and Higher Ed. There are many opportunities already popping up across the U.S. We are firm believers that we collectively owe it to our future generations to provide them with information and guidance to make a well-educated decision. Anybody entering and exiting educational journeys in the industry of esports is a win for everyone REGARDLESS of the brand and location.

Coaching Staff

Our camp coaches and staff are a small portion of our much larger organization. We have OU staff, students, and alumni involved in helping build this extension of our developments out. In Summer 2020, and as the COVID impacts stopped practically all programming everywhere, we started offering virtual summer camps as one of the only departments at The University of Oklahoma. In doing so we started to mature our own practices of developing summer camps, growing coaches, mentoring youth, and diversifying our programs to fill in the Summer months. Thanks to this collective efforts of our Intercollegiate Esports pillar we are able to scale up camps programming to provide synergy across differing titles and continue to build our legacy in the space.