Once your registration is received you will be directed to a page which includes information about your chess or video game creation camp. It also includes important forms that must be returned on the first day of camp. Please do not mail these forms to us. You must provide an email address with your registration. This is how you will receive any and all communication about the chess camp for which you have registered. All registrations and payments must be received by midnight the Friday before camp starts. After this date, add $25 to tuition and then you must register/pay online. Walk-in spots available on a first come, first serve basis and subject to a $25 walk-in fee. Discount rate of $20 off per camper with groups of five or more. Registrations and payments must be mailed together to qualify for group rate. Please call Active Learning (USA Chess) at 888.65.CHESS or 281.257.0078 for more information or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. USA Chess does not offer extended care, however the host school may offer it through their own summer programs. Please contact the host school if you are interested.
The camp schedule is structured, but at the same time it is fun. Classroom size for our chess program averages 12-15 campers. We make every effort to group friends together, but groupings within the chess programs are dependent on the camper’s chess playing ability. Teaching methods and lessons are specific to each instructor, but the main focus is the same: present the chess material in a fun, exhilarating and entertaining way. All necessary equipment is provided. There are no expectations placed upon the campers, and the atmosphere is very relaxed. A typical day in our chess program will include instruction, activities and, of course, an opportunity to try their new skills with an opponent. For half day campers, the day consists of two classroom lessons lasting an hour each, with an hour break in between for practice and snack. All-day campers follow the same schedule in the afternoon: an hour lesson with an hour break in between for practice and snack and then a final lesson.