Description: A full-day, week-long chess camp, hosted by St. Andrew’s Episcopal School at their Shoal Creek Campus from June 27- July 1, 2022. The camp will be run by Gary Gaiffe and a team of local chess instructors. All scholastic players are invited to register!
Registration opens March 8th for St. Andrew’s families, and March 10th at 10am for non-St. Andrew’s families.
Camp website: https://www.sasaustin.org/student-life/summer-camp-at-st-andrews-2022
Registration will be available at the link above.
Camp dates: Camp week #5, June 27 – July 1, 2022.
Location: 31st St. Campus
Teacher: St. Andrew’s Summer Camp Specialist, Gary Gaiffe
Target audience: kids grades 2 – 8
Chess Camp includes formal instruction and play, plus a camp-wide tournament at the end of the week! Beginners learn basic chess theory, game objectives, piece movement, game and tournament rules.
Intermediates study chess analysis and decision-making, tactics, checkmate patterns and tournament strategies. Advanced students are taught more sophisticated chess techniques and decision-making, complex tactics, calculated and intuitive sacrifices, opening and endgame analysis.
Please visit the camp website before making inquiries. The website covers the topics of early arrival and aftercare, drop-off and pick-up, lunch and supervision, student conduct, class sizes, cancellation policy, and covid guidelines.