Staffed by a team of professional esports coaches, gamers and analysts, these esports camps will be customized to each student’s needs and areas of study. This camp will feature both group activities and one-on-one coaching. Multiple disciplines and related fields will be offered, providing every student with the most up-to-date curriculum, infrastructure and tools available.

Campers also receive two hours each day of additional programming focused on maintaining physical health, fitness, nutrition and mental health, as well as coaching in PR, social media management and career counseling. Campers will have plenty of time to relax, play games and enjoy SPIRE’s huge sports and recreation campus.

Regarding the camp intro to VR: Virtual Reality is a powerful new tool for educators and professionals. From helping patients, to building out projects in a virtual space, or protecting assembly line workers with safety procedure overlays, VR will change the workplace of the future. Touring space or, the natural wonders of the planet, even visiting a city you always wished you could travel to are all possible in the world of VR.

Our Online, At-Home esports Summer Camps are offered as one-week, home-based experiences from SPIRE Academy, a premier co-ed sports training. Each camp day, campers will work with esports industry professionals to learn the basics of the business and improve their in-game skills. Working one-on-one and in small groups with professionals, camper’s skills are measured and tracked throughout the week
to ensure each camper gets a personalized coaching and training experience..

In game practice is combined with management principles, recruitment guidelines, strategy sessions, critical thinking skill development, and other coursework to develop a baseline knowledge base of the industry and how it operates.

Every program includes one-on-one personalized training and coaching sessions, as well as team-based competitions. Campers also receive daily video conferencing sessions focused on professional, Challenger and collegiate level coaching, maintaining health, fitness, nutrition, as well as PR, social media management and career counseling.

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  • Virtual Camp Program- Introductory

    Program Dates

    • June 6th -11th
    • June 13th -18th
    • June 20th -25th
    • July 11th -16th
    • July 18th -23rd
    • August 1st -6th
    • August 8th -13th

    Program Highlights

    • 4 days a week / 3 hours a day.
    • Includes Team- based coaching in League of Legends. Work with our coaches and your teammates to learn competitive strategy, the differences between solo queue and competitive play and more!
    • Includes Lecture Series “Intro to Esports 101” based on the lecture series offered at Dean College over the Summer. Topics Include: Businesses of esports; How collegiate esports ecosystem is structured; What colleges are looking for in players; Best practices to get seen and be recruited; Evolution of esports as a consumer product.
    • Includes SPIRE STREAM Community Discord Invite to participate with the growing SPIRE esports and Mechatronics Community.

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  • Virtual Camp Program- Advanced

    Program Dates

    • July 11th-16th
    • July 18th-23rd
    • August 1st-6th
    • August 8th-13th

    Program Highlights

    • 5 days a week / 5 hours a day.
    • Includes Team based and Individual Positional Coaching with our staff. Designed to go deeper into individual mechanics and clean up some of those critical mistakes you may be overlooking, as well as improve your overall understanding of team play and objective prioritization.
    • Includes Lecture Series “Intro to Esports 101” as well as lectures from guest speakers who are currently working in the industry, includes Q/A time to dive deeper into some of these topics.
    • VOD review and Live Coached Scrims.
    • Includes SPIRE STREAM Community Discord Invite to participate with the growing SPIRE esports and Mechatronics Community.

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  • Intensive Esports Camp (5 Day)

    Program Dates

    • June 6th -10th
    • July 11th-July 15th

    Program Highlights

    • Cost
      • $695 for Day Camp
      • $895 for Boarding
    • Meals Included- Day Campers (Lunch) Boarding (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
    • Ages- 8th Grade through 12th Grade
    • Description- A 5 day intensive camp designed for players looking to improve in their game of choice (League of Legends, Counter Strike, Valorant). See specific weeks for specific games). Students will receive in person coaching in our LAN center, wellness support and a fitness regime with SPIRE’s elite training staff, access to additional recreation after hours, as well and drone and VR experiences!

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  • College Prep Camp (5 Day)


    • Aug 1-5
    • Aug 8-12


    • 11th-12th grade
    • Post Grad


    • $695 for Day Camp
    • $895 for Boarding

    Meals Included – Day Campers (Lunch) Boarding (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

    Program highlights:

    A concentrated camp designed to get aspiring college esports players ready for their collegiate experience. Learn to prepare and work as a team, develop better personal habits and include more conditioning and wellness support in your training and preparedness. Improve your in-game play with specialized coaching in League of Legends.

    • Students will get high level coaching from current and former collegiate League of Legends coaches, strength, conditioning and wellness support, including strength and conditioning work in SPIRE’s performance training center, their own SPIRE esports jersey, custom highlight reel from camp and takeaway VOD on areas to improve.

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  • Intro to Esports Camp (5 Day)


    • June 20-24
    • July 25-29


    • 8-12th grade

    Cost- $200 (LOCALS ONLY)

    • Includes Lunch

    Program highlights:

    An afternoon camp meant for students who are new to esports and looking to experience the craze for themselves! Students of all ages and abilities (U18) welcome, and they will get to try a variety of games, including NBA2K, League of Legends, Valorant, and select VR experiences. Information packets will also be available to parents, as well a special parent’s session on Day 1 of camp to explain core concepts, why so many schools embrace esports and answer any questions you might have!

    • Students will receive in person coaching in our esports lounge, with a chance to try a variety of titles, recreation time, their own SPIRE tee shirt, special parents Q&A session and select VR experiences.

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  • Weekend Esports Primer (3 Day)


    • June 10-12
    • June 24-26
    • July 15-17
    • July 29-31
    • Aug 12-14


    • 8th-12th grade


    • $350 for Day Camp
    • $595 for Boarding

    Meals Included- Day Campers (Lunch) Boarding (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

    Program highlights:

    A 3 day weekend camp (Friday, Saturday Sunday) designed to introduce core esports concepts in (Counter Strike, League of Legends or Valorant, see specific week for specific game).

    Students will receive in person coaching in our LAN center, access to additional recreation after hours, as well and drone and VR experiences!

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  • Esports Entertainment Package Add On

    When you come to SPIRE for one our traditional sports offerings you have the option to add a gaming package to your stay with us! SPIRE has gaming PCs, VR experiences, and esports coaching right here on campus! After a great day of training in your sport of choice, why not join us in the evening for a gaming and esports experience!

    • Casual – Add on to any camp for $75
      • The Casual experience includes access to our gaming and esports lounge, with access to a variety of titles on PC, and in VR. Play at your own pace or with friends and enjoy casual coaching across popular titles like League of Legends, Counter Strike or Valorant.
    • Competitive – Add on to any camp for $150
      • The Competitive experience includes all the same access as the Casual package, but also includes time to work directly with our esports staff on a 1 on 1 basis to improve your skills, awareness and thought process regarding popular titles like League of Legends, Counter Strike and Valorant.
    • Play Pass – Add to any camp for $45
      • After hours access to the esports and gaming lounge to play games on our high-end gaming computers, high speed internet and awesome accessories and peripherals. If you’re a gamer looking for a quality gaming experience while at SPIRE, this is the solution for you. Don’t let your time at SPIRE drop you down the leaderboards. Stay in the game with the Play Pass!




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  • Camp Check In & Out

    1. Check-In
      1. Checking in during the week: All campers will meet in the lobby of the SPIRE Academy and Fit area in the Aquatics Building. In the SPIRE Fit Desk, the campers meet the coaches and house parents. Depending on how many campers arriving, the camper’s belongings will be kept in a secure place till they get picked up and head to SPIRE Village, our on-campus housing. 
      2. Checking in on the weekend (if no activities are planned): At the SPIRE Fit Desk campers will meet the coaches and house parents. Once all campers have arrived, the camper’s will head to SPIRE Village, our on-campus housing
    2. Check-Out 
      1. Before coming into SPIRE, each house parent will check each campers room to make sure everything is cleaned up. Each camper will bring all their stuff to SPIRE and their belongings will be kept in a secure location till pick up by the parents. Pick up from parents will be held in the SPIRE Academy and Fit lobby of the Aquatics Building. Each student will be released to their parent(s) listed on the Camper Pick-up Authorization Form.
  • What To Bring

    1. General [Please bring enough for the duration of your camp plus a few extra]
      1. Shirts
      2. Bottoms [Shorts, Sweatpants, Leggings, etc.]
      3. Socks/Underwear
      4. Running Shoes
      5. Shoes for between activities/downtime
      6. Water bottle
      7. Toiletries
      8. Bed Linen [Twin XL – Deep Pocket]
      9. Back pack/Gym Bag
      10. Alarm Clock
      11. Jacket
      12. Face Mask
      13. Hand Sanitizer
    2. By Sport
      • Basketball
        • Basketball Sneakers
        • Compression Shorts
        • Other Preferred Gear [Compression sleeves, knee/ankle braces, mouth guards, etc.]
        • All other equipment will be cleaned and provided by SPIRE
      • Swimming
        • Swim Caps
        • Goggles
        • All other equipment will be cleaned and provided by SPIRE
      • Track and Field
        • Spikes
        • Pole Vaulters: Can bring your own poles, chalk and tape. If not, a pole will be provided.
        • All other equipment will be cleaned and provided by SPIRE
      • Football
        • Cleats
        • Compression Shorts
        • Compression Socks
        • Mouth Guard
        • All other equipment will be cleaned and provided by SPIRE
      • Wrestling
        • Wrestling Shoes (no street shoes on the mat)
        • Shorts and Shirt
      • Lacrosse
        • Cleats AND all purpose sneakers
        • Helmet, gloves, arm pads, shoulder pads, cup, mouth guard. Goalies-helmet with throat shield, chest protect, gloves, cup, mouth guard
        • All players should bring 2 sticks. Defensemen should bring a Long pole and short stick (for box games)
      • Soccer
        • Shin Guards
        • Cleats
        • All other equipment will be cleaned and provided by SPIRE
      • Drones
        • Please check with camp director.
      • Esports
        • Please check with camp director.
    3. SPIRE Academy is not responsible for any lost or missing items. It is not recommended that campers bring expensive electronics such as iPods or hand-held gaming devices. It is the athlete’s responsibility to maintain all personal belongings during their time at camp. Various evening activities will be hosted by SPIRE. Campers can bring items such as: books, magazines, board games, playing cards, arts and crafts.
  • Accommodations For Students

    1. SPIRE Village
      1. SPIRE Village consists of five 2,300sq. ft. new homes built specifically for SPIRE Academy. Each of the six bedrooms accommodates two twin beds, a nightstand, wardrobe, two study tables with chairs and a shared six-drawer chest. The student lounge has a big screen TV, couch/chairs and a dining room table with chairs for house meetings. There are three student bathrooms a washer and dryer all readily accessible. Picnic tables and some outdoor sports equipment will be placed in between the houses. Each house is heated by natural gas, cooled with AC, has LED lighting, is well insulated, fully sprinkled and all student rooms have their own unique entry key. All buildings are handicapped accessible. Houses will have weekly resident meetings designed around personal growth topics and jointly run by a student living in the house and the house parent. There will be activities planned where all houses work together on internal and external community projects and some fun competitions between houses for prizes. A house parent occupies a one-bedroom apartment in each building, complete with kitchen, dining/living area and full bath. Our house parents will be fully trained in safety and COVID precautions.
  • General Dining Information

    1. SPIRE Fuel
      1. SPIRE understands the importance of healthy eating and proper nutrition to the competitive athlete
      2. Located on site, SPIRE Fuel is an innovative approach to eating [or “fueling’ your system]. Fuel offers students, competitors and visitors the same nutritious, fresh meal options enjoyed by Olympic and Professional athletes.
      3. Fuel specializes in prepared-to-order cuisine with zero added trans-fat, no artificial flavors or coloring, and an emphasis on local produce, fresh ingredients, and whole grains
      4. Special nutritional needs can also be accommodated. Please notify the Camp director prior to camp.
      5. Please answer the food allergy question during the Registration to alert us of allergies or dietary restrictions.
  • Health Services

    Express Care

      1. Cleveland Clinic Express Care Clinic

                                   2999 McMackin Rd, 

                                   Madison, OH 44057


    Local Hospitals

      1. Cleveland Clinic Ashtabula County Medical Center

                                   2420 Lake Ave,

                                   Ashtabula, OH 44004


                   2. UH Geneva Medical Center

                                   870 W Main St,

                                   Geneva, OH 44041


    Local Pharmacies

                  1. CVS Pharmacy

                                   170 E Main St, 

                                   Geneva, OH 44041


                  2. Giant Eagle Pharmacy

                                   755 South Broadway Avenue, 

                                   Geneva, OH 44041


                  3. Rite Aid Pharmacy

                                   633 S Broadway, 

                                   Geneva, OH 44041



      1. Specialist are available depending on situation/injury
  • Laundry

    All student housing includes washers and dryers for the students to use

  • Phone/Fax

    1. SPIRE’s Main Office: 440-466-1002
    2. SPIRE’s Fax: 440-415-1087
  • Mail

    1. Incoming Mail – please send mail for the athlete to:

                         Athlete’s Name

                         c/o SPIRE Camp

                        5201 SPIRE Circle, 

                        Geneva, Oh 44041

          2. All Mail can be picked up in the main office during business hours, 9 am to 5 pm

  • Activities

    On Campus activities:

    • Swimming in SPIRE recreational pool
    • Campfires w/ smores
    • Scavenger Hunts around campus
    • Game Night (board games, card games, ping-pong, cornhole)
    • Kickball/Volleyball games
    • Movie Nights w/ ice cream sundaes and popcorn
    *On campus activities are with either a coach and/or house parents supervising and facilitating at all times.
    Potential Off-Campus activities:
    • Whip n Dip ice cream trip
    • Beach trips
    • Geneva-On-The-Lake resort
    *Off campus activities depend on the weather, the number of campers, age of campers, and ALWAYS have 2-3 house parents and/or coaches supervising at all times.
  • Refund Policy

    SPIRE Camp Refund Policy:
    • SPIRE will refund the amount paid for the camp (less 2.5%) if you cancel the camp at least 48 hours prior to the originally scheduled camp start date.
  • Inclement Weather Policy

    1. Please note, in case of rain or other inclement weather, all sports programs have a plan in place to out of the weather.
  • COVID-19 Policies

    1. All COVID-19 Policies can be viewed here.
  • What are esports?

    Esports is the formal exercise of competitive video gaming and is best used to describe the framework under which this community operates. Publishers, Colleges, and many independent leagues have used a traditional athletics outline to structure the organization of their video gaming offerings, and many colleges with varsity esports programs put that program under athletics and treat it in a similar fashion to other athletic offerings. From participant to spectator, to administrative, the esports and traditional sports environments function in a remarkably similar fashion.

  • How can esports benefit my child?

    Gaming is immensely popular with the youth of today, with Pew Research finding around 70% of college kids in 2012 were gamers in some capacity. Video games have a strong impact on communication skills, socialization, hand eye coordination, and teamwork.

    Many students will not have the opportunity to participate in, or be recruited for, traditional athletic opportunities after high school. Student-Athletes may be miss out on opportunities to play at a certain school due to positional considerations, cutbacks, or other considerations. College backed esports programs help to better match students with schools and degrees where they can be successful, and the implemented structures provide students a toolkit to better thrive in the collegiate environment. Many schools that offer varsity or equivalent esports programs have health and wellness support, dedicated coaching, tutoring, grade support, etc. for their students. Many schools offer scholarships and the admissions department will take feedback from coaches into consideration when making admissions decisions. Esports are quickly becoming a regular part of campus life, and the added benefits and considerations that esports can provide to a potential student are like traditional athletics in many cases. At SPIRE, we believe that it is this addition of support, guidance and coaching that will be transformative for many students who otherwise may not seek out the benefits of traditional sports. Esports offers a competitive outlet that any player can tap into, providing a catalyst for the lessons we have traditionally learned through team based athletic competitions. Dealing with adversity, success, and failure, learning to work with others, learning to be unselfish for the good of the team, to take feedback and improve, are all lessons that can be effectively conveyed through an esports experience.

  • Which colleges are involved?

    175 higher educational institutions are members of National Association of Collegiate Esports and offer varsity esports programs that include partial or full esports scholarships, coaching, and departmental support. At least 314 schools are active in TESPA, and others participate in other online and in person leagues. Notable schools include Ohio State University, Robert Morris, SNHU, Assumption College, Full Sail University, Northeastern University, UCI, ASU and more!

  • Why an Academy setting like SPIRE for esports?

    An Academy system develops the necessary skills and mindset in the student to achieve success. SPIRE esports is not just about learning how to be a great player in game, it is developing the mental skillset, the physical health, the strategic mindset, and the general academic mindset to be successful in whatever opportunities present themselves. Talent is a great starting point, but it is learned skills, like leadership, presence, mindfulness, and the ability to overcome adversity which set a player and a student apart. When a student leaves SPIRE for their next great opportunity, whether that is in college, with an organization, or a career, they can be confident that the skills they’ve learned here will set them apart and help them reach their full potential. Many professional esports organizations use an Academy system to foster the best possible talent. SPIRE is democratizing this process and bringing it to the high school level to better prepare students for college and career. 

  • What about a sedentary lifestyle, isn’t that dangerous?

    SPIRE advocates for a healthy well-rounded lifestyle, and students participating in the esports programs will get the benefit of working with our excellent strength and conditioning staff, nutritional experts, and mental skills coaches. It is not just about playing games; it is about leveraging the student’s love of games to engage them on multiple meaningful levels. 

    Gamers are playing longer. Injury at the collegiate and professional esports levels are a real thing, and much of that risk comes from poor/lack of training, combined with repetitive motion-based injuries. Maintaining a healthy weight, engaging in strength training to support the wrist elbow, shoulder and back, eating correctly to get the best mental clarity and focus, will all help a student achieve more in game. If they want to be the best, these are the steps that are crucial to building their mind and body up to maximize their potential. Using that competitive drive and harnessing it into constructive behaviors is what SPIRE esports is all about!

For more information about

SPIRE Camps, view our resource center

SPIRE Contact info:

Phone: (440) 466-1002

Email: [email protected]

Address: 5201 SPIRE Circle, Geneva, OH 44041