Camps

Are you looking for a chess camp that offers CHALLENGE, EXCITEMENT, THE CHANCE TO MAKE NEW FRIENDS, and FUN? The Berkeley Chess School chess camp is it!  Camp will be held at Thousand Oaks School, 840 Colusa Avenue, Berkeley,  for the following dates:

Week 1- June 19-23

Week 2- June 26-30

Week 3- July 24-28

Week 4- July 31- August 4

Week 5- August 7-11

Week 6- August 14-18

We offer an afternoon intensive chess camp from 1:00-5:00, and the option of an all day camp, which includes sports and games in the morning, combined with chess camp in the afternoon. The full day option is from 9:00-5:00.

The program includes chess instruction at multiple levels for those entering grades 1-12. All campers must know how the pieces move and have an enthusiasm for chess (complete beginners can join the first 2 weeks only, see info below). Emphasis is on the joy of the game but with a serious eye to the student’s progress. New material will be presented each week of camp.

New this year at our Berkeley location: We will offer a camp for beginners for the first 2-weeks of camp only:  June 19-23 and June 26-30. This camp introduces the absolute basics to campers. Children will learn the names of the chess pieces, where they are placed on the board, and how they move. The beginner camp is for kids entering kindergarten, 1st or 2nd grades.


The Berkeley Chess School Dublin Camp will be held for two weeks, July 31-August 4, and August 7-11, from 1:00-5:00.  The fee is $250.


We also offer summer chess camps in Bencia, Burlingame, Concord, Hercules, Lafayette, Orinda, Piedmont, Pleasanton, San Ramon, and UC Village in Albany. All of these camps, except Albany, are sponsored by each city’s recreation department, which also takes the registrations.  For more information on these regional camps, click here.


In addition to chess camp, our partners, Galaxy Robotics, will offer morning robotics and integrated competition camps from 9:00-12:00 at our Berkeley location, Thousand Oaks School.    
The Galaxy Robotics camp is a unique and exciting opportunity for people with all levels of experience in robotics. Over the course of a week, students will learn the essentials of robotics, game design, and engineering. Repeat students will be able to pursue more ambitious designs and utilize available advanced sensors and autonomous programming. This camp is for kids entering grades 3 – 8.    
     

The Galaxy Integrated Competition camp is a rigorous and content intensive camp, where both robotics and programming are combined to simulate a real competition setting. Students will work in groups of three to four to design, build, and program their robots to compete in a series of challenges, with the final one being a friendly sport-like competition between groups. Students will gain intensive in-depth knowledge of the skills necessary to create their own competitive high school or middle school VEX teams. This camp is for kids entering grades 6 – 12.

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Program Name

Date

Location

Details / Register

BCS Summer Chess Camp 2017 Jun 19 - Aug 18 840 Colusa Ave
Berkeley
CA 94707
Express Registration
BCS Summer Chess Camp For Beginners 2017 Jun 19 - Jun 30 840 Colusa Ave
Berkeley
CA 94707
Express Registration
Dublin Summer Chess Camp 2017 Jul 31 - Aug 11 6690 Amador Plaza Rd #130
Dublin
CA 94568
Express Registration
Galaxy Integrated Competition Camp 2017 Jun 26 - Aug 18 840 Colusa Ave
Berkeley
CA 94707
Express Registration
Galaxy Robotics Summer Camp 2017 Jun 26 - Aug 18 840 Colusa Ave
Berkeley
CA 94707
Express Registration