Learn to play chess or learn to code! Campers have the option to sign up for chess, coding, or both!
In chess camp (ages 5-13), campers play and learning about chess with Silver Knights! We've taught tens of thousands of children including national champions, but most students are beginners looking to learn and have fun! Campers are broken up in groups by skill level. Activities include learning the rules, openings, tactics, endgames, studying master games, and playing lots of games against other students. Campers will take breaks for snacks and fresh air, and have lunch and recess from 12:00 – 1:00.
In Silver Knights Coding Camp (ages 7-12), children learn to create stories, games, and animations using a visual programming language called Scratch. It’s as easy to use as snapping together building blocks! With Scratch, children learn to think creatively, work collaboratively, and reason systematically. Scratch is designed and maintained by the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab. Our curriculum teaches new coders the basics while challenging more experienced coders to create increasingly complex programs. Silver Knights provides a laptop for every child. At the end of the camp, each child takes home a USB with all their programs on it!
All refunds are subject to a $20 administrative charge per participant per camp session. Payment is not based on attendance; it is the responsibility of the guardian to cancel if the camper won't attend. Deadline to make any changes to camp registrations is 5pm the Monday prior to the camp start. No refunds will be issued for cancellations after that deadline.
Please list any special assistance or accommodations needed in the Message box on the Checkout page.
Arlington County is committed to ensuring access to all programs regardless of ability to pay and therefore has a comprehensive fee reduction program for Arlington County residents. For more information and to request a fee reduction please contact the Arlington County Registration office at 703-228-4747.