Fortnite Esports Camp: Skill Building and Team Practice, Age 12-16
Train alongside other Fortnite enthusiasts (age 12-16) in this week-long camp where gamers get to practice drills and evolve their gameplay from an experienced esports coach.
Connected Camps Esports
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$20 per class
Meets 5x per week
Over 1 week
90 minutes per class
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Fortnite has taken the esports world by storm and in this camp we’ll teach you how to stay in the center of it all! As you improve your raw game mechanics, you’ll also discover the craft of how to think critically and refine your gameplay strategy while under pressure. Like many of the Fortnite pros you see on Twitch streams, you’ll get to practice strategies like utilizing circle rotations and maintaining the high ground. Over the course of the week, you will: — Explore the finer...
These are the students’ learning goals and activities over the course of five sessions: — Day 1 - Set Up and Playing With Others - Our primary goal for this day is to assist students in setting up Fortnite and to familiarize kids with our camp’s objectives. We start off the camp with an icebreaker to create a comfortable space for kids to get to know each other. In this session, we’ll concentrate on interpersonal skills and how to communicate effectively with each other during team play. — Day 2 - Drop Points, Looting, & Circle Rotations - Students will learn about the various drop points on the map, how to loot effectively, and perform circle rotations. They will also get to practice these skills in game. — Day 3 - Farming and Building Under Pressure - Our coach will show students how to farm effectively from wood to steel and how to acquire the materials they need in game. Students will learn and then practice their turbo building skills. — Day 4 - Skirmishing - Students will discover how to evaluate their current battles to determine if a skirmish could go in their favor. They will also learn ways to reduce the probability of an ambush and how to maintain higher ground. — Day 5 - Goal-setting and Training Routine - Self-improvement is an ongoing process so we will equip students with ideal ways in which they can train in Fortnite and find pain points they can improve upon. Students will also learn how to adapt to their own style of gameplay and discover what play style works best for them.
Connected Camps is a not-for-profit organization founded in 2015 with the mission to build a global online community where kids build, code, play, and learn from one another. Our programs are designed based on the extensive research in the learning sciences. The founders and leaders of Connected Camps, Mimi Ito and Katie Salen, are professors at the University of California, Irvine who specialize in the design of online learning experiences that are fun, social, and tied to academic outcomes. Learn more about the research behind Connected Camps at the Connected Learning Alliance resource site. One thing that makes our programs unique is our near-peer mentorship model. Our programs are led by young adults and college students, often with the help of high school volunteers. We hire counselors and coaches from top universities in computer science, game development, economics, and sports performance, and design and train them on how to facilitate project-based learning with younger kids. Our young instructors have the same passion for technology, games, and digital making as our learners, and take on the role of instructors, as well as fellow enthusiasts and relatable role models. Learn more about our organization at: https://connectedcamps.com/about About UCI Esports: UCI is the first public university to create an official esports program and is regarded as one of the best and most comprehensive in the world. The vision for the esports program was born in the summer of 2015. With a successful Computer Game Science major, a thriving gaming community, and a history of elite competition, UCI is a natural place for esports to thrive. UCI recruit's the best gamers in the world to compete for their teams in the top collegiate leagues in North America and is at the forefront of game-related education and research.
This class does not require any out-of-class work although if students wish to explore this subject any further, our instructors can provide guidance so they can continue to practice Fortnite on their own time.
Learners must own a Fortnite account and have it installed and updated. A pair of headphones and microphone are also needed for communication with the class.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
At Connected Camps, we assess each student’s progress by engaging them in reflection of their own work and the work of their classmates. By practicing in Fortnite and applying concepts taught in class, our students are able to solidify their learnings through hands-on application. Our counselors’ focus is to provide qualitative feedback to further each students’ individual goals and interests, and we do not use letter or number grades. In addition to our in-class reflections, our counselors also provide post-session recaps that offer a summary of what is accomplished each day. Through these summary reflections, students are able to review the material and share with their parents what they did in class. We find this approach allows kids of different interests and abilities to engage with our teachings in a way that is particularly relevant to them.
7 hours 30 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Internet safety is a top priority for us and our goal is to create a safe, connected community of learners that is moderated by our instructors. Throughout our programs we strive to educate our learners on internet safety and best practices for connecting online. In our programs, our learners are often making friendships and connections with others in class and while we encourage positive online friendships we think it’s important to practice these principles of internet safety: — Do NOT ask others to connect online outside of our programs without first confirming with your parents. Our programs are a safe, moderated space for learners to engage but we can’t moderate connections outside of our classes. — Do NOT give away personal information which includes but is not limited to: your name, address, phone number, passwords, location, email address, and parental information. — If an individual asks for personal information, you should inform a counselor or your parent for guidance. The Connected Camps Code of Conduct means that everyone is friendly, inclusive, and has fun together.You can view the Code of Conduct here: https://connectedcamps.com/code-of-conduct *All student participants must have a working and updated version of Fortnite for PC/Mac on their computer and an active Epic Games account (username). Epic Games accounts can be created for free from EpicGames.com and Fortnite can be downloaded from https://www.epicgames.com/fortnite/ .
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