Summer Week 4 | Peacocks Esports Camp: Grades 7-10

YS 65 SW4 : 

Non-credit – In-person

  • Dates: August 1 – 5
  • Times: 10 AM – 3 PM
  • Meetings: 5
  • Days: Monday – Friday
  • Instructor: Coach Benjamin Farley


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Calling all aspiring gamers in grades 7 to 10join us for a week-long, in-person summer esports camp at the Pennsylvania College of Art & Design! Competitive esports is an increasingly mainstream platform that relies on creativity, collaboration, and communication. As a growing segment of the sports industry, esports requires skilled and trained creatives and designers. 

Under the supervision of facilitators and members of PCA&D’s collegiate esports team, the Peacocks, students will receive hands-on instruction and coaching. We’ll also explore the career opportunities and possibilities within other aspects of esports, such as game design and management. Afternoons will be dedicated to guest speakers and practicing techniques with PCA&D Peacock team members. Game play will focus on gamer fitness, understanding the game, refining your mechanics, teamwork, communication, and improving ability by leaving your comfort zone. Students will receive a certificate of completion on the last day. This camp is a perfect opportunity to take your interest in gaming to the next level. 

Game focus will be Overwatch with additional play in Rocket League and Fortnite. 

Campers must come to camp with an Overwatch for PC Account and Login information (Legendary or Standard Edition accounts are fine. Price range is $20-$40)

Please Note: 

Students should bring lunch and an afternoon snack to camp each day. Food brought to campus should NOT contain any nuts or seeds. PCA&D has refrigerators and microwaves for student use.


Dawn Cox, MSPT, CFMT

Dawn Cox owns and operates Prana Functional Manual Therapy, an independently owned physical therapy clinic in Lancaster, PA.  She has more than 20 years of physical therapy experience.  She honed her hands-on manual therapy skills in the heart of Broadway treating Broadway dancers and other performing artists in New York City before she moved to Lancaster 15 years ago. 

Mrs. Cox became certified in a specialty of PT called Functional Manual Therapy in 2007.  She is one of four therapists in the state of Pennsylvania with this certification.  She has taught Core First Strategies, nationally for the Institute of Physical Art, a world-wide continuing education organization for physical therapists.  She serves as a guest lecturer at Franklin & Marshall College in the Theatre & Dance department. She was also recently awarded one of “The 25 Women Changing the Face of Lancaster City” and a few years ago as an “Innovator” (in healthcare) in Lancaster by the FIG magazine. She is a Lancaster Chamber member and served on the Executive Leadership Team for Marketing for the Lancaster City Alliance for three years. 

She has recently started a new business called Myokind. Myokind is a strategic movement method to create wellness through efficient posture and movement. These postural strategies prevent repetitive stress injuries in the workplace and are built on decades of experience and passion for helping individuals be their best without pain. Myokind will serve human resources, safety and training executives nationwide to help bridge the gap on what they don’t know they don’t know about lifting strategies and other essential movements performed everyday by their employees. The highlight is a new instructional video for how to achieve the best posture with workplace movements…and it is more than just “use your legs!. She is currently working with Armstrong Worldwide Industries, Clark Associates, Webstaurant in the Lancaster area,

She jokes about being known in Lancaster as the “posture police” while giving postural tips to anyone who will listen, now those tips are going nation-wide! 


Gregg Travitz

Based in Santa Monica, California and a native of Central Pennsylvania, Gregg is a Producer for Legends of Runeterra at Riot Games. Previously at Riot, Gregg was a Business Development and Partnerships Manager and supported the entire inventory of Riot’s game portfolio in North America, managing brand partners, driving business through new partnerships, and licensing IP and tournament operations.

An avid gamer, Gregg got his start while moonlighting as an esports shoutcaster and commentator while working in medical sales, and eventually landed a job at an esports and gaming startup in Los Angeles, California. From there, he gained experience in the industry and landed a job at Riot in 2016 working on the League of Legends Championship Series.  Six years later, working at Riot is still his dream job.

Jen Kraft

Jen is a Freelance Concept Artist and Illustrator, as well as a Concept Artist at Firaxis Games. She has worked on games like Civilization VI, XCOM: Enemy Within, XCOM 2, XCOM Chimera Squad and Marvel’s Midnight Suns.

She started as a Quality Assurance tester intern at Firaxis while studying Illustration at PCA&D. She has worked her way through several departments at Firaxis. First becoming a full time QA Tester for multiple projects, then working as a Visual Effects artist on Marvel’s Midnight Suns, before ending up as a Concept Artist on an unannounced project. On the side, she produces freelance illustrations and concept art for various companies. 


***Please read our CCE Safety Checklist before joining us on campus***

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Campers must come to camp with an Overwatch for PC Account and Login information (Legendary or Standard Edition accounts are fine. Price range is $20-$40)

Students should bring lunch to camp each day. Food brought to campus should NOT contain any nuts or seeds. PCA&D has refrigerators and microwaves for student use.


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