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Bay Area Chess --- Summer 2021


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Warm Welcome to Bay Area Chess Camps, 2021.  This season, BAC will be hosting both in-person and online Camp options!
Our Mission: To introduce children of all ages to everything that Chess has to offer, socially and academically, in the Bay Area and Beyond!


In-Person Camps, 2021

pic       Regular Chess Camp: Half-Day options available every week. 
    We welcome any child of 5 years or older to our Regular Chess Camps. 
    Prior chess knowledge is NOT required to attend a BAC camp.
    In-Person camps are for players of Level 1-4, (under 1250 USCF or u1650 chesskid). 
    Bay Area Chess is CDC compliant.

        Morning Camps from 9AM to 1PM 
     (Full-Day options are not yet available. Afternoons are available online
     Early drop-off (8:30-9am) available when registering.


Sample Daily Schedule

Morning Schedule: 9am - 1pm


      *8:30 - 9am :  Early-Drop options available at Registration
      9:00 - 9:30 :  Arrival + Casual Free-play Games, Warm-ups
      9:30 - 10:25 :  Group Instruction/Demonstrations (based on observed skill levels)
      10:25 - 10:35 :  Recess / Snacks (see snack options / disclaimer below)
      10:35 - 11:40 :  Games, Organized Pairings, Puzzles, Analysis at Coach discretion. 
      11:40 - 12:10 :  Group Instruction/Demonstrations
      12:10 - 12:40 :  Lunch Break / Outside time. Please pack a child's lunch
       (snacks will be provided to children without one).
      12:40 - 1:00 :  Free-Play Puzzles and Gaming until Pick-up


See Camp Policies

In-Person Camp Locations

San Jose: BAC Office (map)
2050 Concourse Drive #42, San Jose, CA 95131
Week of 6/7 - 6/11
Week of 6/14 - 6/18
Week of 6/21 - 6/25
Week of 6/28 - 7/2
Week of 7/12 - 7/16
Week of 7/26 - 7/30

Palo Alto: Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto (map)
505 East Charleston Road, Palo Alto, CA 94306 
Week of 7/5 - 7/9
Week of 7/12 - 7/16
Week of 7/19 - 7/23
Week of 7/26 - 7/30
Week of 8/2 - 8/6
Week of 8/9 - 8/13

 Atherton: Menlo College (map)
 1000 El Camino Real, Atherton, CA 94027
Week of 7/19 - 7/23


Please note: there is a NO NUTS policy and NO FOOD Sharing policy in all BAC Camps.
We appreciate your cooperation and understanding.
Please inform us immediately of any known allergies your child may have
The Camp snacks options may include:

Annies Organic Fruit Snacks
Kelloggs Organic Fruit Snacks
Kirkland Apple-Sauce
Doritos Brand Basic Chip Variety Pack
Doritos Brand Bold Chip Variety Pack
Individual Kelloggs Rice Krispies Treats
Keebler Cookie/Cracker Variety Pack
Cheeze-Its cracker snacks
Nature-Bakery Fig Bars
Kirkland Soft+Chewy Granola Bars
Fruit by the Foot Roll-Ups
Nature-Valley Honey+Oats Granola Bars
Velvita Cinnamon Breakfast Biscuits
All-Natural Otter-Pops (Apple-Juice popsicles)
Individual Pringles Variety Pack
Capri Sun Juice Variety Pack
Kirkland bottled Water


Online Camps, 2021


5/31 - 8/6, 3-Hour Online Camps "Pools" for Levels 2-4, Daily (weekdays)


3 Hour Afternoon Pools (Chess Camps)!: Join us for our standalone 3 hour Online Chess Camps all Summer! Coaches will host a variety of lessons at a ratio no higher than 10:1 and split players into optimized learning groups by estimated Level! We will usually host a practice tournament in the middle of the course. Players that are new to BAC will also receive a free 1-Year gold-membership to Chesskid.com and be added to the BAC Club! See registration links for 3 Hour Camps below. Register for more than one course in the same transaction and the system will provide a 10% discount! Levels 2-4 Welcome.

Online Camps are from 2pm-5pm, DAILY (pst)

Online Pools (3H Camp) Fee: $43 per 3-Hour Camp (Levels 2-4)

Use the Menu to register for particular days/weeks!