HRCA Summer Beginner Chess Camp 2020

Coronavirus Update:  This camp was cancelled for 2020.  Hope to see you in 2021!

Hampton Roads Chess Association is pleased to present Summer Beginner Chess Camp!

Eastminster Presbyterian Church, 3229 MacDonald Road, Virginia Beach

July 27-31, 2020  CANCELLED

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!

Cost: $275

 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)

Summer Beginner Chess Camp Flyer