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2024 All Girls Chess Summer Camp - July 29 to August 2 - Central West End

Chess Summer Camps are the perfect way to introduce the game of chess to new students, deepen understanding of the game for established players, or offer intensive instruction for aspiring chess masters.

 

Chess Summer Camp aims to gather similarly skilled, scholastic chess players for intensive training and practice games. Whether a beginner or advanced; this camp will provide insightful instruction and exciting activities during this week-long session. Depending on the student's level, the topics below will be presented.

Personal games can be submitted for analysis by a Club Grandmaster for camp attendees.

Instruction is provided by a nationally recognized WGM, who will emphasize the following topics:

For Advanced Players

  • Opening Repertoire Selection
  • Middle Game Planning
  • Endgame Technique
  • Tactical Calculation
  • Practical Time Management for Tournament Play

For Beginner Players

  • Proper piece and board set-up
  • Algebraic Notation (Chess Language)
  • Basic Principles of Play 

Grandmasters then provide expert instruction building on these skills and covering more advanced ideas, including:

  • Tactics
  • Strategy
  • Middlegames
  • Checkmates

Each camp provides opportunities to practice these skills in various activities and practice games.

Daily Schedule

  • Arrival - 8:45 AM
  • Morning Practice - 9:00 AM
  • Snack and Break Time - 10:30 AM
  • Morning Lecture - 10:40 AM
  • Lunch - 12:00 PM-12:30 PM
  • After Lunch Skittles - 12:30-1:00 PM
  • Afternoon Practice - 1:00 PM
  • Afternoon Lecture - 2:30 PM
  • Departure 3:45-4:00 PM

WEEKLY FEES

  • $450.00
  • Scholarships Available

AGES

6-18

FOOD

The Chess Club will provide light snacks (including beverages) during scheduled snack times. Students should bring a sack lunch. 

For any inquiries, please contact Richard Pointer - rpointer@saintlouischessclub.org - 314.669.5010

July 29th, 2024 9:00 AM through August 2nd, 2024 4:00 PM
Scholastics - 4657 Maryland
4657 Maryland Avenue
Saint Louis, MO 63108
United States
Phone: 3146695010
All Girls Camp $450.00