Esports Summer Camp

July 24-27, 2023

Presented by Tech Castle & Periphio

With Special Guests:

  • Derrick McBride - Thomas More Esports Head Coach
  • Players from Thomas More Esports Team
  • NoctWolfe - Full time Twitch Streamer and Content Creator

Esports is one of the fastest growing sports in the world and it's been added to the majority of schools in the area as an official competitive sport!

With the help of Derrick McBride, the Head Coach of Thomas More University's Esports program and Periphio Gaming PC's, we've put together an Esports camp to challenge young students through competitive gaming and to help them understand not just the games, but how the games and industry work. They will also learn about the opportunities that high schools and colleges offer in the Esports world.


Camp Overview

Get your gamer off the couch this summer and hone their gaming skills in our State of the Art Gaming Lab powered by Periphio Gaming PC’s! Camp will be instructed by Derrick McBride, the Head Esports Coach of the Thomas More University Esports Program and players from the team, to give your child a professional gaming experience! Camp will include game play and workshops that focus on team building, socialization, communication, leadership and STEM education. Camp is open to any students entering 5th - 12th grade in the Fall.


Streaming Workshop - Learn what equipment and software you need to get started streaming from your own home!

Content Creation - Explore best practices and tips from experienced Twitch streamers and Social Media content creators. Learn everything from different ways to drive search algorithms, to specific software to aid in higher quality content.

System Building Workshop - Start with an empty case and boxes of parts and follow along in our Periphio system building workshop. Guided by a Periphio Master Tech, you will personally build a computer from the case up. You will learn the specifics of each part and what it pertains to with regards to performance of the PC. Once complete you will have the option to buy your own Gaming PC you personally built and a steeply discounted rate, complete with warranty!



Cost for the Camp

  • Single Student
    • $250 per person
  • 2+ Students
    • $175 per person *must be siblings residing within the same household to receive a family discount.

Spots available

  • 36 per session, with 2 sessions available per day
    • 5th through 8th Grade
      • 8:30 AM to 9:00 AM - Arrival
      • 9:00 AM - Daily Skill Overview
      • 9:15 AM - Team Play
      • 10:30 AM - Workshop (TBD)
      • 11:15 AM - SNACKS
      • 11:45 AM - Group Play
      • 1 PM - End of Day and Student Pickup
    • 9th through 12th Grade
      • 1:30 PM to 2:00 PM - Arrival
      • 2:00 PM - Daily Skill Overview
      • 2:15 PM - Team Play
      • 3:30 PM - Workshop (TBD)
      • 4:15 PM - SNACKS
      • 4:45 PM - Group Play
      • 6:00 PM - End of Day

Complementary Items for all attending Camp

  • Professionally designed Gaming Jersey
    • Look the part, with professionally designed Jerseys, just like what your favorite Esports team and Streamers wear. These Personalized Jerseys, with your display name will only be available to attendees of this event, made specifically for it and you, so wear it with pride! Additional jerseys will be available to purchase for attendees of the event only.
  • Complimentary Drinks and Snacks will be provided during a daily break
  • Discounted price to purchase a Gaming PC YOU built!

All spots are a first come, first serve basis. To sign up, click this link and fill out ALL forms as they are necessary to attend the camp. Once complete, contact our staff at 859-282-4982 for payment. Payment must be made for the camp in order to guarantee a spot in the camp. We do understand that unknown things do come up. All cancellations made by July 3rd will be refunded in full, any cancellation made after that date will be forfeit.