Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Off to Camp

There are still openings at Chicago-area chess camps this summer

Are there still empty weeks in your kid’s schedule this summer? If you’re looking for a way to fill them with something fun and educational, consider one of several chess camps going on in the Chicago area. There might just be one to suit your needs.

All of the camps listed below are run by trained professionals and reputable chess organizations. They’ll work with your kids to show them a good time and improve their chess games. Most combine chess with other activities, to keep the chess fun and prevent it from turning into drudgery. Call or write to each group for details.

The newest camp takes place on the North Side, at the Touch Move Chess Center, a popular new chess club run by International Master Angelo Young, the current and five-time Illinois state chess champion. The six-week camp starts next week, so get in touch soon: (773) 627-2759 or I think you can attend camp for any number of the six weeks it’s open, but check with IM Young for details. More information here.

The only camp I know of on the South Side is run by the Hyde Park Academy for Scholastic Chess, at the Kennicott Park Field House. That’s probably started already, but since it goes for six weeks you may still be able to get in. Get in touch with Coach Wayne Smith.

Chess Education Partners and Renaissance Knights both have camps in the city and out in the ‘burbs.

Check ‘em out. Go to camp and come back to school in midseason form.


Anonymous said...

Tom thank you for supporting the summer chess camps, here is some info on the:

Junior Knights Chess Camps

Wright College
Junior Knights Chess Camp
4300 N. Narragansett Ave., Chicago.
July 30-August 3, 2007
9:00 AM-3:00 PM
World Renowned Chess Coach
Grand Master Sam Palatnik
(Former Olympic Coach & US Chess Team Coach)
& National Master William Aramil
(Former winner of the Denker Tournament of High School Champions)

Lake Zurich Chalet
Junior Knights Chess Camp
200 S. Rand Rd., Lake Zurich, IL
August 6-10, 2007
9:00 AM- 4:00 PM
Our world class chess teachers includes:
International Master Stan Smiatankin
(Former co-Champion Illinois State Championship)
& National Master William Aramil
(Former winner of the Denker Tournament of High School Champions)

Sheila Heiser

Touch Move Chess Center said...

Touch Move! Chess Center
5639 N. Ashland Ave. Chicago IL. 60660
Phone: (773) 627-2759


What will the campers learn?
Week 2: July 16 - 20
Week 3: July 23 - 27 · Understanding of chess openings
Week 4: Aug 6 - 10 · Comprehend middlegame ideas
Week 5: Aug 13 – 17 · Mastering endgame patterns
Week 6: Aug 20 – 24 . 5 elements of chess . .Knowledge of important positions Camp Information: · Learn tactics and combinations
9:00 – 10:00 Class/workshop · Create logical plans and strategies
10:00 – 10:20 Break · Develop chess mental toughness
10:20 – 11:20 Class / Workshop Cost:
11:20 –11:40 Problem Solving Week 1-6: $200 each week (Bring a 11:40 –12:30 Lunch Time sack of lunch everyday except
12:30 – 1:30 Tournament Game Friday Pizza Party) drinks & snacks 1:30 – 1:50 Break will be Provided .
1:50 – 2:30 Class/workshop

Special Chess Camp for youngsters from ages 6 - 14 years old . Limit to 16 person. Scheduled Teachers : 1 lady steward,2 experts , 1 master & Head Instructor: IM Angelo Young 5 times Illinois State Champion.

Official Entry Form
Name & Address____________________________________________
Contact No. ______________ Email: ____________________________
Circle One : Beginner Intermediate Advanced Age:____
Parent/Guardian :_______________________________________
Date(s) attending :________________ Amount Enclosed $_________

Enroll Now! First come first served

Touch Move Chess Center said...

Thanks! Tom