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Chess Wizards offers summer and holiday vacation programs for children 6-12. As much as we love chess and champion it’s cognitive and character benefits, we don’t believe in asking an 8 year-old to stay inside for 3 or 6 hours and just play chess during their vacation. We’ve developed an interactive day-camp format which includes all kinds of activities to keep kids both physically and mentally engaged during their time with us. Team chess games, puzzles, skill-building, and team and individual physical games are just some of the ways we integrate the whole person into our camp activities. A sample day might include exploration of a technical chess concept, fun group challenges which hone specific chess thinking patterns, a healthy snack, a mini-tournament, capture-the-flag, and blob tag. Or creating and designing your own chess piece to be used in a practice game with your new friends. After all, it’s summer… we want our students to make memories that they’ll carry with them through the upcoming school year and beyond.
Goals and Objectives
The main goal is to teach/improve chess skills of students, to think logically, solve problems, win graciously, and learn from defeat.. The main objective of this program is the use of chess playing as a tool to improve your child’s: self confidence, imagination, concentration and intuition, logical and critical thinking, and reasoning skills.
Full day students:
Please pack lunch