SUMMER CAMPS

It’s time to get ready for the Chess2Children summer camps.  Here are the spots where your favorite C2C coaches will be leading chess-focused summer fun:

Marietta City Schools—1/2 day camp held at Marietta Community School, 368 Wright Street, Marietta, GA 30064. Dates are: June 11 - June 15 AND July 9 – July 13 , 9:00AM-2:00PM. $169 Fee.  Register online (scroll down past the weekday clubs to see summer options): http://www.mariettacommunityschool.com/cgi-bin/tabshop.cgi?config=tabshop/mariettacs/config.txt&command=link--youth

 

St. Benedict's Episcopal School--all day chess camp (before and after camp managed by St. B) in Smyrna, 

June 18-22 & July 16-20, 9:00am-3:00pm. Fee $225.

Register online—

WEEK 1: https://camperregsecure.com/stbenedicts/programdetails.php?programid=CR1038

WEEK 2: https://camperregsecure.com/stbenedicts/index.php?page=2

 

Galloway School--1/2 day chess camp held at Galloway school at Chastain Park, 9am-12pm, July 30 - Aug. 3. Fee: $195. Register online: https://www.gallowayschool.org/page.cfm?p=678

 

Way2Play Sports/Way2Perform+ Summer Camp! All Summer Long!! Chess2Children partners with Way2Play to offer chess 2 days a week as part of a multi-discipline sports, education and fun-focused summer camp.  Camps are held at Campbell High School in Smyrna, GA.  

There is also a Way2Perform camp for students who want to focus on acting & performance.  Those students also receive chess & STEM instruction.  Each week, we offer chess to campers, separated by chess level, giving them the chance to dig in, play and learn some new games & tactics.  

The overall camp offers sports/activity, STEM activities, nutritional lunches and so much fun the kids don’t want to leave!!!! 

Register here: http://way2playsports.com/product-category/summer-camps/

 

King Valley Drop in Summer Chess -- Our weekly drop-in chess club will run for 6 Tuesdays from 4:30-5:30PM this summer for the following weeks:

6/12, 6/19, 6/26, 7/10, 7/17, 7/24

The address is 1029 Queensgate Dr SE, Smyrna, GA 30082.  The cost is $10 paid weekly in cash. Our instructor will observe free-play and present a small tactical lesson each week.  Beginners welcome.  There will be an instructor teaching piece movement, as well.

USCF ID's

Many of our newer parents to tournaments have asked about signining up for a United States Chess Federation (USCF) ID #.   To do this, you would have to go to the US Chess Federation website (www.uschess.org) and follow the links along the left hand side.  USCF ID#'s are a method for children to compare their "rating"  and strength versus other players.  Some tournaments require this, some do not.  However, we have been seeing much more of a demand to be certified to participate in local and national tournaments.