Virtual Summer Game Camp


New York Society of Play


6 - 15 yrs


Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri

Aug 30, 2021 - Sep 10, 2021


12:00pm - 4:30pm EDT




Ryan J., Taylor W., Marielle M., Raphael C., Evan J.


10 students

Class Experience

Immerse your children in a community of like-minded game enthusiasts! At the New York Society of Play, your child can enjoy safe, fun social interactions with friends both old and new. Join us for awesome activities such as Minecraft, Pokemon, Dungeons & Dragons, and more!

Daily Itinerary:
12:00-1:15 - Electives Workshop (Minecraft, Pokemon, Board Games, and more! *Selected based on interest and instructor availability*)
1:15-2:15 - Lunch, Streaming Media, and Character Garage
2:15-4:15 - Dungeons and Dragons
4:15-4:30 - Guild Hall


IMPORTANT NOTE: High-end Computer is Required for Minecraft! The following devices will NOT work during our workshop:
- Chromebook
- iPad
- Kindle
- Phone
- Gaming console (Xbox, Switch, etc.)
Links will also be sent an hour before camp begins (at 11am EST)

How To Participate

You will receive an email 30 minutes before class starts with a link to the class and access instructions.

Meet your Instructors

Ryan J.

I own and operate my own events and portrait photography business in NYC. I’ve earned Masters and Bachelors of Fine Arts degrees in Acting from the University of California at Irvine and Ithaca College respectively. I love introducing kids to games, helping them develop healthy gaming habits, watching them meet new friends, and creating the phenomenal stories only kids can tell. I enjoy spending time with my sons, playing board games, watching movies, reading, swimming, and road trips.

Taylor W.

I was a food server and bartender for 9 years before moving into restaurant management. I was also in a touring rock band for 7 years. I chose to work in childcare because the mentors I had growing up in theater and music changed my life. Being able to provide that support to the next generation of great minds is a dream come true. Seeing the immense social and emotional progress of every student who takes part in our programming is inspiring. In my free time I love to make music and play chess.

Marielle M.

I have a B.A. in Creative Writing from Brooklyn College with a focus on Fiction. I chose to work in childcare because making a difference for a kid – in any way possible – makes all the difference. I strive to be the person that a younger me needed as a child. The kids at the NYSoP are absolutely incredible. They come up with stuff that always has me on the edge of my seat. They have boundless creativity. In my free time, I like to play video games and crochet.

Raphael C.

Before and while earning a B.A. in Music and Theatre Arts from Brown University, I served in many roles with theatrical organizations. I work in childcare because imagination is something that is very strong during youth, and can remain strong throughout the aging process as long as it has a solid foundation. I enjoy helping kids embrace and cultivate their imaginations in a fun and healthy manner. In my free time, I like to play D&D, compose music, and bake.

Evan J.

I hold a BFA from NYU in Drama with a minor in mathematics and computer science. I chose to work in childcare because I love working with kids and playing games. For me, the most inspiring part of working at the NYSoP is getting to watch students who are new to D&D discover the magic of collective storytelling. In my free time, I play an excessive amount of video games and film videos with my friends.