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Drone & Esports Camp

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the 2023 camp session will be june 12 – june 15.

Tiffin University’s Drone & Esports camp will expose participants to a variety of digital and cloud-based applications including basic coding for flying or racing drones. All participants will receive their own personal drone and backup battery. Coaching instruction, free play, simulations, and a mini-tournament will enhance campers’ skills and knowledge in esports. Staff supervision includes a sports management specialist from India who will engage with campers 24-7 including a games and a field trip to an escape room!  Anyone 12 years of age or older may participate.

Check out the highlights from the 2022 camp.



Refund policy

Campers will receive a full refund if there is a cancelation two weeks (fourteen days) before the camp’s start date. If there is a cancelation after this time, no refund will be given. 


Important instructions for esports

  • The campers need to have an active account for at least one of the games listed below.  Only Overwatch requires a fee.  
  • When students log-in to their account, they may be asked for verification through an email or phone which may be linked to their parent’s information.
  • Fortnite is not an option for summer camp.

Gaming Options

  1. Rocket League
  2. Valorant
  3. League of Legends
  4. Overwatch


Students will be staying in a single room. Meals will be provided to the students in the Cole Dining Hall.

What to Bring

Students will need to bring all personal hygiene items, towels, pillow and bedding for an XL twin bed.


bonnie tiell headshot

Bonnie S. Tiell, D.S.M.

Professor of Management
matthew mccabe

Matthew McCabe, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Exercise Science
Department Chair for Sciences and Mathematics
567.268.6026 More Info
shane odonnell

Shane O’Donnell

russ snyder

Russ Snyder

Director of Broadcast Operations
rick goeb

Rick A. Goeb, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Sports Management
tyler costello

Tyler Costello

Assistant Sports Information Director (VB, WSOC, TF, MBB, WBB, BB, MTEN, WTEN)
Owen Fritz

Owen Fritz

Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Drone Academy Director
419.448.3384 More Info
heidi marshall

Heidi Marshall

Exec. Asst. to V.P. of Athletics/NLI Administrator
bruce chambers

Bruce Chambers

Assistant Director of the Drone Academy
david gierhart

David Gierhart

Drone Academy Instructor
brett ybarra

Brett Ybarra

Director and Head Coach of Esports
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