Coronavirus Update: This camp has been indefinitely postponed. If state and facility restrictions lift to the point of being able to meet in person late in the summer, we MAY hold this camp around the end of August. However, we are not taking registrations at this time. Refer back to this page for future updates.
Hampton Roads Chess Association is pleased to present Summer Beginner Chess Camp!
Eastminster Presbyterian Church, 3229 MacDonald Road, Virginia Beach
July 27-31, 2020 POSTPONED INDEFINITELY
Full Day 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Beginner camp provides a fun environment with plenty of movement and changing activities and practice time to keep kids engaged!
What your child will learn:
How to set up a board and move the pieces, including castling and en passant rules
Other chess rules, such as all the ways a game can end in a draw
Chess etiquette, sportsmanship, resiliency, etc.
How to take chess notation during a game
The value of the pieces, making good trades, and calculating
Good opening principles
Basic endgames such as the Rook Roller, Queen & King vs King, Rook & King vs King, and “Helper” mates
Basic pawn structure and pawn promotion concepts and techniques
Tactics: Pin, Fork, Skewer, Discovered Attack, Deflection, Attraction, Decoy, Remove the Defender
Very basic positional concepts
Your child will go from 0 to 60 at this Beginner camp. Even if they’ve never touched a chess board before, at the end of five days, they will be tournament ready!
Payment Plans Available
Register in February: $45/month Feb-Jun; Final payment $50 in July
Register in March: $90 in March; $45/month Apr-Jun; Final payment $50 in July
Register in April: $135 in April; $45/month May-June; Final payment $50 in July
Register in May: $180 in May; $45 in June; Final payment $50 in July
Register in June: $225 payment in June; Final payment $50 in July
Register in July: $275 due
$25 non-refundable admin fee included. Cancel by 5/31, remainder of payments fully refundable. Cancel by 6/30, half of payments refundable. Cancel in July – payments non-refundable.
Once you have registered for camp, you will receive an invoice for payment.
Ready? REGISTER FOR BEGINNER CHESS CAMP HERE!!! (Link temporarily removed / program postponed)