DACC offers video game camps for young people | News

DANVILLE – The fun is often undeniable when it comes to eSports, competitive video games.

The jokes, focus, and maneuvering of the characters weren’t just coming from students at Danville Area Community College this week, but also from a youth camp inside the DACC Games Lab.

DACC eSports coordinator Guido Estevez told the eSports camp that participants are playing Overwatch, Super Smash Bros., Rocket League and Fortnite video games.

For broadcast production and video editing camps, young people shoot and edit videos and work together as a team, he said.

Camps can be integrated around school, home schooling.

Cameron Mitchell, 14, AJ Esteves, 11, and Kassidy Mitchell, 10, said the eSports camp was a lot of fun.

“It’s fun to play with (electronic) toys,” Guido Estevez said.

New to DACC’s Community Education Department this year is College For Kids Spring Fling.

Camps last two to four days a week and run from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. or 4:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. The cost of each camp is $ 65.

Spring College For Kids camps started this month and will continue through March and April.

This month’s camps have included: Pep Band, DJ Mix-a-Lot, and Lego Robotics.

March camps include: Mini-Jaguar eSports, Broadcast Production, Guitar for Beginners, Minecraft, Video Editing, and Studio 101.

An April camp is DJ Mix-a-Lot.

The age groups for the camps are 8 to 18 years old.

For a complete list of courses with course descriptions and timetables, visit www.dacccommunityed.coursestorm.com.

To register or for more information, call 217-554-1667 or email commed@dacc.edu. The community education office is located on the DACC campus at the Bremer Conference Center, 2000 E. Main St., Danville.

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