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COSI and Game Arena have teamed up once again to offer science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) themed camps. Campers will enjoy both science activities AND game instruction, perfect for anyone ages 10-15 years old interested in STEM careers. Each weeklong camp runs from 1pm - 5pm ET, and is 100% online. Content, STEM lessons, and gameplay vary based on the theme of the camp day.

WHEN IS THE CAMP?
Campers meet virtually for one week, Monday - Friday for 4-hours (1pm - 5pm ET) each day. Start dates vary based on your choice of game.

July 5 – July 9, 2021
Minecraft* - GIRLS ONLY
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July 12 – July 16, 2021
Fortnite
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July 19 – July 23, 2021
Minecraft*
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*Please note that a PC is required for Minecraft Edition of the e-sports camp.

HOW MUCH IS THE CAMP?
Each week-long camp is $110 for COSI members or $130 for non-members.

WHO CAN JOIN?
The e-sports camps are for players ages 10-15 who are interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) careers in these exciting industries, and gaming in a fun and competitive atmosphere.

WHERE IS THE CAMP?
The esports camp is online only and we invite you to join us on the gaming platform applicable for each week. Campers will be required to create their own free game account, as well as access to the free Discord platform on your device. Discord is an application that can be run on any web browser, phone, or tablet and will be used for communication between camp counselors and other campers. These camps are virtual and accessible from the comfort of home.

WHAT WILL WE DO?
Each day of camp will start with a STEM introduction led by a COSI educator, followed by a short game-focused coaching session so that you can learn from the pros and collegiate players. The day will end with about 2 hours of open play geared towards the STEM lesson of the day. We will even have some surprise guest speakers! At the completion of the camp, all campers will receive a limited-edition certification of completion and COSI digital STEM badge.

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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.

About COSI
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.