Chess Camp

TYPE OF CAMP: Advanced Specialty Camps
GRADES: 2-7
WEEKS: Week 4 (7/13/20–7/17/20), Week 5 (7/20/20–7/24/20), Week 6 (7/27/20–8/01/20)

This camp is appropriate for beginners to advanced chess students. The program includes both instruction in elementary tactics and strategy, as well as individual gameplay. Sharpen your skills (logical thinking, problem-solving, planning ahead, etc.) for success in both chess and the academic world. Players will be organized based on age, ability, and instructor recommendations. The day is focused on chess with appropriate breaks for snack, lunch, and just plain old running around a bit.

Chess Master Vadim Maritrosov has worked with BB&N and our Lower School students for several years now and is eager to continue working with our summer campers again this summer. Vadim Martirosov is a highly experienced Chess Master (Highest FIDE rating: 2345; Current: 2250) from the former USSR. He studied chess under the supervision of Oleg Privorotsky (G. Kasparov’s first coach) and has been teaching chess full time in the US for the last seven years to all levels of students. Vadim has taught hundreds of students from all age groups in elementary, middle, and high schools and has mentored many of them from beginners up to expert level and on to championships. Vadim comes to Summer Camp with excitement and enthusiasm that makes the game of chess fun for all ages. This class will specialize in taking all students to the next level of play.

What to Bring

Campers play regardless of weather, please plan accordingly. Bathing suits are recommended for all camps. Classic campers will swim and Specialty and Sports campers may have an option to do slip and slide fun during the week. We leave our bathing suits at camp all week so no need to remember to bring them back and forth each day. We provide towels here at camp so no need to bring your own! We are trying to use less plastic cups, please encourage your camper to bring a reusable water bottle. There will be water refill stations all over campus.

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