Images'22 Summer Chess Camp (1pm-5pm in Palo Alto, 7/5-7/8)

'22 Summer Chess Camp 4-Day (1pm-5pm in Palo Alto, 7/5-7/8)


Welcome back to the BAC In-Person Chess Camps!

Space is very limited!  Register Soon!

Palo Alto: Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto (map)

505 East Charleston Road, Palo Alto, CA 94306
Location Perks: Increased Outdoor Time, Higher Enrollment / More Space,
Larger breaks spent at famous Magical Bridges Playground and Mitchell Park. 

Regular Chess Camp
We welcome any child of 5 years or older
Prior chess knowledge is NOT required to attend a BAC camp.
In-Person camps are for players Level 1 - 4.5, (under 1300 USCF or u1700 chesskid). 

Bay Area Chess is CDC compliant.  All BAC Instructors are Fully Vaccinated. Masks may be required.
Safe-Practice: Handwashing breaks, common-sense distancing and routine Sanitation of Camp Materials.
Lunches are spent Outdoors (at the playground / park)

Morning Camps from 9AM to 1PM   /  Afternoon Camps from 1PM to 5PM
Afternoon blocks are not yet available at every location, like Palo Alto. (Online camps are)
Early drop-off (8:30-9am) or Late Pickup (5:00 - 5:30pm) available when registering.

Sample Camp Schedule

 Afternoon Schedule: 1pm - 5pm (morning blocks follow a similar schedule) 

       1:00 - 1:30 :  Arrival + Casual Free-play Games, Warm-ups.
       1:30 - 2:25 :  Group Instruction/Demonstrations (based on observed skill levels).
       2:25 - 2:35 :  Recess / Snacks (see snack options / disclaimer below).
       2:35 - 3:40 :  Games, Organized Pairings, Puzzles, Analysis at Coach discretion. 
       3:40 - 4:00 :  Group Instruction/Demonstrations.
       4:00 - 4:20 :  Snack Break / Outside time (snacks will be provided to children without one).
       4:20 - 5:00 :  Continue Games, Lessons, Puzzles or Free-Play Gaming until Pick-up 

It is normal for this location to receive extra outdoor time due to our vicinity to the play structure and park. BAC will also have volunteers on staff to help with sanitation and various camp needs.

        See Camp Policies


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:

Annie's Organic Fruit Snacks, Kellogg's Organic Fruit Snacks, Kirkland Apple-Sauce, Doritos Brand Basic Chip Variety Pack, Doritos Brand Bold Chip Variety Pack, Individual Kellogg's 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


Questions? Please email to enrich@bayareachess.com

Notewe do not offer early drop-off option for the 1-5pm (afternoon) session. Drop-off time for the Afternoon Campers (1-5pm) is @ 1 pm.


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