US Sports Camps acquires Play Your Game Collective, provider of Esports Camps

8 October 2020

Play Your Game Collective pivoted quickly in the late spring to convert its expansive “in-person” summer camp schedule to virtual programming that connected campers to coaches from across the nation. It also worked with its partners Logitech, Riot Games and Statespace to enhance the educational and competitive experience for each of its campers. In particular, it worked closely with Logitech to help develop a new, modular based curriculum for youth Esports training.

Ujesh Desai, vice president of gaming at Logitech says, “It’s been great working with Esports Camps team to develop a curriculum that will advance human performance in gaming, while also creating healthier and more sustainable training habits. We’re excited to roll this out this fall and hopefully in person next summer.”

“We’re excited to add Esports to the USSC platform,” says Justin Hoeveler, CEO of US Sports Camps. “We absolutely believe in the future of gaming as a means of connection, competition, teamwork and camaraderie for our youth. While esports have been around for over two decades, this industry is still in its infancy. We see now as the perfect time to create more access to coaching for aspiring gamers and foster stronger connections amongst gamers with educational institutions."

About US Sports Camps

Founded in 1975 and headquartered in San Rafael, CA, US Sports Camps is the nation’s leading youth sports camp company, serving more than 100,000 campers across 1,200+ camps in 48 states. The Company is the licensed operator of Nike Sports Camps. US Sports Camps’ offering spans 19 different sports, Esports, and academic programs for campers ranging from 6 to 18 years old. The Company partners with leading academic facilities and local camp directors to operate exceptional camps, clinics, and programs for kids. For more information, visit