UCI eSports Girls' Summer Camp

By Kathy Chiang
Third-year Hillary Phan plays games with her friends in the UCI eSports Arena. Photo by University of California, Irvine.

UCI eSports is proud to announce the first of a Youth Summer Camps series, the Girls' Summer Camp. Our goal is to create learning and networking opportunities that are both interesting and useful for various members of our gaming community.

The UCI eSports Girls’ Summer Camp is an newly-created outreach program that strives to educate young women about the world of esports. Our goal is to develop interest for the multi-faceted esports industry and create a welcoming community for individuals who are passionate about gaming.

Some topics that we will explore range from streaming, game development, the competitive scene and much more. We hope that this summer camp will lead to larger projects and create a tradition of workshops and events hosted by UCI eSports.

The camp will take place at our very own UCI eSports Arena, featuring our top-tier facilities and talented staff and students. It will be a 5-day program beginning June 26 from 9am to 5pm each day.

We will have more information coming soon, including registration details and applications. If you'd like to be specifically alerted when the content launches, please contact us here.

What is esports?

Esports is a fast-growing industry that combines the competitive aspect of gaming with the business practices seen across all modern sports. From tournaments to broadcasts and team management, esports is a multi-faceted industry with a massive baseline of work to get in on and tons of room to grow within your specific niche.

Where will the camp take place?

The camp will be held in the UCI eSports Arena at G205 Student Center, Irvine, CA 92697.

Is there a registration fee?

Yes. The registration fee is $100 for the summer camp.

What kind of topics will be covered?

Some topics that we will be covering include: competitive gaming, streaming, esports reporting, game creation, team management, business, and community organization.

Who will be teaching at/leading the camp?

The camp counselors are all be members of the esports community on and around campus, such as members, officers, and staff of The Association of Gamers at UCI and UCI eSports. We will also feature guest speakers who are UCI alumni and individuals currently working at notable gaming organizations.

What games will be highlighted at the camp?

We want to cover all major players in the esports industry right now. Some titles include League of Legends, Overwatch, and Super Smash Brothers. We want to make sure all gamers feel welcome and represented.

What will the structure of the camp look like?

The camp will run from 9am to 5pm on all five days. Each day of the camp, we will focus on a specific topic of the gaming industry, such as club organization, marketing, content creation, competition, and game creation. For each day, we will also be bringing in prominent individuals within the esports community to present their personal experiences within the field.