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Whether you are an experienced chess player or new to the game, join us for a week of expert chess instruction and fun and games.
Session 1: June 19 – 23
Minimum 8 campers required.
Meet the Coach
Ross Colby is the chess coach of five independent schools in the greater Philadelphia area, a nationally-rated expert chess player, and a philosophy professor. He has coached three teams that have won national scholastic titles and has played on five scholastic teams that have won the scholastic national championship from seventh through 12th grades.
In addition to playing tournament-style recorded chess with chess clocks, we will also be analyzing and assessing our games, studying the games and lessons of the grandmasters, and fine-tuning our openings, middle games and endgames. We will be playing a different team game each day as well, such as "bug house," "postal chess" and "prediction." as well variant games such as "give away," "billiard chess" and "progressive." This camp is for campers who love all things chess!
Don't feel like packing lunch in the summertime? Try our lunch option. Campers will be served a nutritious and balanced meal with various choices. Daily offerings will include one entree (salad, sandwich or grill item) one small drink, and one snack or fruit. Cost: $6/day, $30/week. Campers are encouraged to sign up in advance if interested in this option, although cash “drop-ins” will be accepted.
Interested families may enroll in the extended-day option by indicating so in the appropriate space on the application. Campers may enroll in the Early-Bird Program, the After-Camp Program or both. Families who need this service occasionally or in an emergency must contact the director, and cash payment must be received the day the service is provided.
Prices listed below apply to advanced registration only. Drop-ins accepted on a daily basis without registration for a cash fee of $15 per day, per program.
Hours Drop off any time between 7:30 and 8:45 a.m.
Cost $6/day, $30/week
Hours 3:30-5:45 p.m. Pick up any time before 5:45 p.m.
Cost $11/day, $55/week
Snack and supervised activities included.
A late fee of $1 per minute will be charged for pick-up after 5:45 p.m.
Transportation can be provided for campers from Center City and some surrounding communities. However, our provisions for your child’s transportation do have limits. Once registration has been submitted, any changes to pickup and drop-off locations must be e-mailed well in advance, and a $25 administrative fee will be charged. Friends of campers may not ride the buses unless they have signed up in advance for transportation. We ask your cooperation in registering early for this extra service.
Round-trip $100/week; one-way $50/week.