COSI and Game Arena have teamed up once again to offer science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) themed Fortnite camps. Campers will enjoy both science activities AND Fortnite game instruction, perfect for anyone ages 10-15 years old interested in STEM careers. Each single-day camp runs from 10am - 2pm. Content, STEM lessons, and gameplay vary based on the theme of the camp day. Purchase camp days individually, or save when you purchase all three together.
Summer camp dates coming soon!
Single day camps: $55/day COSI Member - $65/day Non-Member
Purchase all three topics/days together and save!: $150 COSI Member - $180 Non-Member
Every COSI/Game Arena Camp includes:
TRAIN like a Pro
Learn how to build, fight, and plan your way to a Fortnite victory royale – online and at home! Train Like a Pro teaches players how healthy eating and exercise is important for both gaming and mental health. By understanding the body’s needs, gamers can evolve their skills and even improve their hand-eye coordination. Along with gaming instruction, a COSI educator will provide an interactive STEM lesson to continue developing gaming skills, while being mindful of one’s health. Finally, a professional Fortnite player will coach gamers on new in-game techniques and share how they stay healthy. Of course, campers get to put their new skills to the test during dedicated game-play time.
THINK like a Pro
During this camp, Game Arena counselors will teach gamers how to pick the perfect Fortnite landing spot using smart rotations and implementing game sense. Fortnite is game of strategy, and not just a battle royale! The workshop will continue with how to apply these strategies offline – how does one plan like a pro in real life? Next, gamers will receive a trajectory and aerodynamics interactive lesson from a COSI educator. Finally, campers will be coached by a professional Fortnite player on how to advance in-game and think like a pro in real life. Of course, gamers will put these new skills to the test during dedicated game-play time.
TALK like a Pro
During this camp, gamers will learn how to effectively communicate with teammates healthily and productively. Campers will also learn about keeping up our positive game mentality, and not giving up at the first sign of conflict. This camp’s goal is to help evolve social skills during the game and offline in real life. After doing an immersive STEM neuroscience lesson led by a COSI educator, campers will talk about how communication is key to in-game victories and success in the real world. Of course, gamers will receive instruction from a professional Fortnite player and have the opportunity to practice during dedicated game-play time.
Frequently Asked Questions
Fortnite is one of the world’s most popular multi-player video games. Players skydive onto an island and scavenge for gear to defend themselves from other players. Players can fight alone (Solo), with one additional player (Duos), or with a group of up to three others (Squads). As the match progresses, the playable area within the island gradually constricts, giving the players less and less room to work with. The last player or team alive wins the match. The main distinction from other games in the genre is the game's construction elements, letting players build walls, obstacles, and other structures from collected resources to take cover from incoming fire or give one a strategic view advantage.
About Game Arena
First of its kind in Ohio, Game Arena is an esports facility and gaming center located in Hilliard, Ohio. Game Arena and COSI began partnering in 2020 to offer virtual Fortnite and Minecraft video game camps that emphasize developing playing skills along with healthy habits that promote mental and physical well-being. Game Arena offers 60+ computers, the latest consoles, the most comfortable gaming chairs, great food, and the latest games. Game Arena's #1 goal is to create the ultimate social gaming experience for every type of gamer. For more information about Game Arena, please visit https://www.game-arena.co/index.html.
COSI is a nationally esteemed science center that has delighted Central Ohio with all things science for 55 years, inspiring interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) topics and delivering our experiential, "hands-on fun" brand of learning. As a trusted educational resource for families, schools, and community partners, COSI is an essential element of our community, engaging more than one million people annually through onsite, offsite, and online experiences. COSI was named the #1 science museum in the country in 2020 by USA Today’s 10Best Reader’s Poll.