August 27- August 31
Full Day: 9:00am- 4:00pm
AM: 9:00am- 12:00pm
PM: 1:00pm- 4:00pm
Spend a week playing and learning about chess from the Silver Knights chess coaches! Our coaches are highly-rated professional chess instructors. We have taught tens of thousands of children, including the 2008 national champions for first and second grade and the 2009 national kindergarten champion. Campers are broken up into groups by skill level, so we accept anyone from total beginners up through experienced and highly-rated tournament players. Each camper receives a T-shirt and a tournament-style chess set. Activities include learning openings, tactics, endgames, studying master games, playing games against fellow students, and analyzing the students’ games. Campers will take periodic breaks for snacks and fresh air, and full-day campers have lunch and recess from 12:00 – 1:00.
This camp can be paired with a half day tennis camp with First Serve at the same location, so students will do tennis in the morning and chess in the afternoon. Campers can choose both camps (register independently) to make it a full day and staff from the camps will transition the children from tennis to the chess camp each day. To pick this option, register for the PM chess camp on this page and the AM tennis camp with First Serve. You can register ages 7-10 here and ages 10-14 here.
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.