SCHEDULE AND INFORMATION - Virtual Camp:
The Virtual Chess Camp will be held on Zoom and the Dalton Team Room at lichess.org
. The Chess Department will create the lichess usernames and passwords.
Virtual Chess Camp Session dates, times, and cost:
Monday, July 31 - Friday, August 18, from 4:30-6:00 PM.
Campers can choose a weekly schedule or the entire summer schedule. Fee is $350 per week. A 10% sibling discount is available. SCHEDULE AND INFORMATION - In-Person Camp:
The In-Person Chess Camp will be held at Big Dalton (89th Street).
In-person Chess Camp Session date, times, location, and cost:
Monday, August 21 - Friday, August 25, from 8:45-3:30 PM. Snacks will be provided, but please bring your own lunch. Fee is $1,000. A 10% sibling discount is available. We will be serving pizza and refreshments on Friday, August 25.
ALL LEVELS WELCOME
Open to Dalton students and their siblings from other schools, from Kindergarten through 8th grade. Note: Non-Dalton students will be accepted on a case-by-case basis.TYPICAL SCHEDULE FOR IN-PERSON CAMP
8:45 AM-9:00 AM. Check-in and welcome
9:00 AM-10:00 AM. Daily Tournament Game (5 rounds Swiss G/30 practice) One round per day. After each game, an Instructor analyzes the game with the two players.
10:00-10:15 AM. Snack break
10:15-11:30 AM. Chess lesson and labs.
11:30 AM-12:00 PM. Playtime - roof and strategy games.
12:00-12:40 PM Lunch break (Students should bring lunch. We will provide snacks each day and will have pizza on Friday)
12:40-1:30 PM Classroom sessions – instructors rotate to different groups.
1:30-2:20 PM Classroom sessions – instructors rotate to different groups.
2:20-2:30 PM Snack break
2:30-3:30 PM Fun activities, including a bughouse tournament, a blitz tournament, and more!
3:30 PM Dismissal
All campers receive an ID badge at the start of camp and Dalton Chess Team t-shirts. Chess sets, clocks, and pencils/pens will be provided, and each camper will receive a Dalton chess notation book. On Friday afternoon, we will present awards for the training tournament, bughouse tournament, puzzle challenge, and best daily game.
CHESS CAMP FEE AND REGISTRATION
Registration is open now. The deadline to register for the virtual camp is June 16, and the in-person camp is August 18.
Financial aid is available for families who receive tuition assistance at Dalton using your afterschool/camp discount code. If you have any Financial Aid related questions, please contact Director of Financial Aid Jennifer Pease (firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any further questions, contact Beatriz Marinello (email@example.com