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2018 Summer Chess Day Camps at U.S. Chess Center


8560 Second Ave
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Mail to: PO Box 9797
Washington, DC 20016

Tel: 1.202.857.4922Email: admin@chessctr.orghttp://chessctr.org/


Summer Chess Day Camps



  • The nation’s oldest provider of summer chess camps – since 1989!

  • The only camp that uses only nationally certified chess coaches, including David Mehler, one of just five Professional Chess Coaches in America!


  • Combines chess with other recreation!



Summer camps in McLean, Vienna, Springfield, Fairfax, Chantilly, and Alexandria and a spring break camp in McLean.


The complete schedule and on-line registration

www.chessctr.org/camps.php



For almost 30 years, making chess fun!


The U.S. Chess Center is a non-profit educational charity. We teach the strategy, discipline and etiquette of chess to improve the academic and social skills of our students as our primary mission. Camps are highly structured, and students receive individual attention.


Two former campers are Rhodes Scholars, and dozens of others earned college scholarships. Our students develop critical thinking skills, and they learn to win or lose with grace and dignity.  Persistence and hard work make the game fun as kids improve with each game they play.


Our Washington-area students have won nearly every national championship over these 30 years, and many have represented America in international competitions.


                           

 

 

Our fees are reasonable and our results are unmatched.


U.S. Chess Center

Telephone: (202) 857-4922 E-mail: Admin@chessctr.org








The U.S. Chess Center has been running day camps for children since 1992. Organized by David Mehler, the camps provide high-level chess instruction in a fun environment. 

Our instructors all are adults and are nationally certified chess coaches.

Camps are tentative until on-line registration is available. 

When camps fill we will note that on this page. Camps in red are full. 

Camps in McLean and Vienna usually fill first.

For more information, please e-mail, or call us:

(202) 857-4922

We take about 30 students in each camp, sometimes more in the full-day camps, always on a first-come basis. Many camps fill, so we recommend registering on-line or by mail as soon as the camp locations have been confirmed.

In addition to teaching chess, we engage in a variety of recreational activities in each camp. We supply snacks each day and organize games like Capture the Flag. We have gone swimming in some of the full-day camps. Some full-day camps have the availability of an after-care enrichment program until 5:00 p.m. for an additional fee. Partial scholarships usually are available for those who need them. Campers receive a T-shirt each summer.

Cancellation policy:
Camp registration fees are refundable until one week before the start of camp with a $10 administrative fee. Between one week and the start of camp, 50% of camp fees will be refunded. After the start of the camp there will be no refund.

Summer Camps

Camps are not confirmed until registration is available. The dates and locations are subject to change until registration has opened.

June Chess Camps

June 18 - June 22

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Orange Hunt Elementary School in Springfield, Virginia, for students rising into grades 2 - 7. $200 per week. Aftercare available until 5:00 p.m. for an additional $60. On-line registration is not yet available.

June 25 - 29

Half-day camps at Willow Springs Elementary School in Fairfax, Virginia.

Mornings (9:00 a.m. - noon) for beginner-to-intermediate players entering grades 2 - 7. $110 per week.  

On-line registration

Afternoons (1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.) for intermediate players entering grades 2 - 8. $110 per week.  

On-line registration

July Chess Camps

July 2 - 6

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Tifereth Israel synagogue, 7701 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC (walking distance from the Silver Spring Metro. For players who already know the rules of chess rising into grades 2 - 8. $200 per week. No camp July 4. Aftercare available for an additional $60.  

On-line registration

July 9 - 13

Half-day camps at Colvin Run Elementary School in Vienna, Virginia.

Mornings (9:00 a.m. - noon) for beginner-to-intermediate players entering grades 2 - 7. $110 per week.   

On-line registration

Afternoons (1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.) for intermediate players entering grades 3 - 9. $110 per week.   

On-line registration

July 16 - 20

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Colvin Run Elementary School in Vienna, Virginia, for players rising into grades 3 - 9 comfortable with tournament rules. $200 per week. Aftercare available until 5:00 p.m. for an additional $60.  

On-line registration

July 23 - 27

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Churchill Road Elementary School in McLean, Virginia, for beginner and intermediate students entering grades 2 - 7. $200 per week. Aftercare available until 5:00 p.m. for an additional $60.  

On-line registration

August Chess Camps

July 30 - August 3

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Churchill Road Elementary School in McLean, Virginia, for intermediate-to-advanced students entering grades 2 - 9. $200 per week. Aftercare available until 5:00 p.m. for an additional $60. (Rising second and third graders must have prior permission before registering for this camp.) 

On-line registration

August 6 - 10

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 8009 Fort Hunt Road in Alexandria, Virginia, for beginner and intermediate students entering grades 2 - 8. $200 per week. Aftercare available until 5:00 p.m. for an additional $60. 

On-line registration

August 13 - 17

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. in the Alpha STEM offices at 14088 Sullyfield Circle, Suite P, in Chantilly, Virginia, for intermediate students entering grades 1 - 8. $210 per week.   

On-line registration

 


Teaching Kids to Think. Learning a skill for life

U.S. Chess Center teachers have provided high-quality chess instruction to at-risk youth since 1992. In that time, nearly every child we have taught completed high school by the age of 18. Two long-time students became Rhodes Scholars. Many others earned academic scholarships with dozens attending prestigious universities. We have had more than 35,000 students complete at least 15 weeks of our classes.

US Chess Center video

Published on May 14, 2014

The U.S. Chess Center works with at-risk children, using chess to help them with academic and social skills. This video highlights the value of chess for children from various backgrounds.








Last update: 5/11/2018






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David Chen,
May 11, 2018, 9:46 AM
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