'Strategy Games' Camps + Clubs (not chess)
Daily and Weekly Camps
Summer - Fall - Winter - Spring - Special Holidays
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If you are interested in our CHESS Camps, please click here to get general information about it.
BayAreaChess has a weekly Strategy Games Club every Saturday 1-3PM in Palo Alto.
Check out the page of the club to get more information.
Regular Camp Hours and Camp Locations
Morning Camp from 9AM to 1PM,
Afternoon Camp from 1PM to 5PM
Full Day Camps from 9AM to 5PM.
Early drop off (8:30-9AM) or Late pick up (5-5:30PM) is available.
Santa Clara: St. Justin School (map)
2655 Homestead Rd., Santa Clara, CA 95051
Click here to see all camps at Santa Clara
Sample Daily Schedule
Morning Schedule: 9am - 1pm
9:00-9:30 Arriving, Casual Games (We usually warm up with Chess as a default game for transitional periods)
9:30-10:20 Instruction, Demonstration, Often learning a Historical Game
10:20-10:40 Break / Recess & Snacks
10:40-12:20 Application and Practice, putting the lessons to use, Creation, Analysis
12:20-12:55 Lunch / Outside time
Afternoon Schedule: 1pm - 5pm
1:00-1:30 Arriving, Casual Games (Free-play boardgames)
1:30-2:00 Instruction, Game-Theory Lesson
2:00-2:20 Break / Recess & Snacks (sometimes delayed or skipped depending on flow!)
2:20-3:30 Board-Game Stations, New-Game Demonstrations, Analysis
3:30-3:50 Break / Recess & Snacks
3:50-5:00 Alternating Stations, Creation Period, Daily Challenges, Competitions, Analysis, Review.
We do provide snacks during the camp day. The snacks options may include:
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)
Annies Organic Fruit Snacks
Kelloggs Organic Fruit Snacks
Individual Pringles Variety Pack
Capri Sun Juice Variety Pack
Kirkland bottled Water
However we do NOT provide lunches. Please pack a lunch for your child, especially if your child is a full day camper.
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.
Camp registration saves your space. So, cancellations are discouraged.
Cancellations made up to 7 days prior to camp start date will receive 75% refund.
Cancellations request received with less than 7 days prior to the camp will receive a 50% credit of paid fees towards future camps, after-school programs or tournaments (only credits, no refunds).
Cancellation request done on or after the first camp date is not entitled to any refund or credit.
Camp schedule change requests made no less than 7 days prior to the camp start date will be accommodated, if availability permits.
Those who wish to reduce from full day to half-day or reduce the number of weeks will need to refer to the cancellation policy listed above.
Change request made less than 7 days prior to the first day of scheduled camp will incur a $25 administrative change fee.
In case BAC needs to cancel the camps, we'll process a 100% refund to you immediately. We reserve the right to cancel camps 3 days prior to the starting date, so by Friday 8AM in case of 4 or less registered campers.
Late Pick-up Policy
In the past we had a few parents who picked up their child late at the end of the camp.
Per our policy, we can not just leave the children at the camp sites by themselves. Coaches need to supervise them at all times. The late pick up has really caused an inconvenience to the teachers last year.
This year a policy has been put in place that everyone who gets picked up 10 minutes after the camp is over (or, if paid for, the late pick-up time is over), will be charged $1 for each minute.
We hope that this policy will not have to be enforced, so please, make your and our life easier by being on time.