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2018 chess summer camp

Our 2018 Chess Summer Camp will be held June 25-29, 2018 at the One School of the Arts campus in Longwood. We are offering 5 days of camp and early drop-off/late pick-up times. Campers can choose from two camp levels: Beginner or Intermediate.

We are offering two levels at this year's camp: Beginner and Intermediate (an Advanced level may be added if there are enough registrants). Each level will engage in various learning activities with peers in separate classrooms. All students will snack and socialize together as a group during synchronized break times.

  • Beginner level: For students who are new to chess and do not know the rules of the game.
  • Intermediate level: For students who are comfortable with the rules of the game (piece movement, etc) and have a desire to improve their skills.

beginner campers will:

  • Discover how the pieces move
  • Learn the point values of the pieces
  • Identify what check and checkmate are
  • Gain experience playing chess with peers
  • and more!

intermediate campers will:

  • Discover the 3 golden rules of the opening
  • Identify key tactical motifs such as the pin and fork
  • Solve checkmate puzzles
  • Learn about fun chess trivia, famous grandmasters, and the history of chess
  • Compete in a fun tournament at the end of the week (with trophies and medals!) 
  • and more!

frequently asked questions


Are lunch and snacks provided?
Students need to bring their own lunch and snack for each day of camp. Water and fresh fruit will be provided each day.

Do you offer sibling discounts?
We offer a 50% off sibling discount for families.

What is the maximum number of registrants?

This year's camp is limited to 50 campers.

Are there early drop-off times and/or late pick-up times? 

Early drop-off is available from 8:00 to 9:00am and late pick-up is available until 4:00pm.

 

Where will the camp be held?

The camp will be held from June 25-29 (Monday-Friday) at the One School of the Arts (OSOTA) campus, located on 1675 Dixon Road, Longwood, FL 32779. 

How do I know which level is right for my child?

Each level is tailored for different skill levels:

  • Our Beginner level is designed for students who are new to chess and do not know the rules.
     
  • Our Intermediate camp is designed for students who are already comfortable with the rules of the game (piece movement, etc) and have a desire to improve their skills.