Images'23 SPRING BREAK MASTER Chess Camp (9am-1pm at Palo Alto, 4/10-4/14)

'23 SPRING BREAK MASTER CHESS CAMP (9am-1pm in Palo Alto, 4/10-4/14)


Welcome back to the BAC In-Person Master Chess Camp!

Master Chess Camp is open to the Chess players Ages 7-17 with the minimum rating of USCF 1000+ (or 1400+ on Chesskid.com).  (Winter 2022 = Rating 800+ will be allowed)

A registrant might be moved down if they are below the standard-level for the advanced grouping in the regular chess camp as both camps are on the same campus this week.

Each Block of Camp will have a Free USCF RATED-GAME at the end of the week (Full-day would receive 2 games). 

- FREE BAC Workbook (by skill level, return campers will receive different workbooks each camp) 
- FREE USCF Membership (one-year) if a player needs one (including renewals) 
- FREE USCF Rated Game in Tournament Format every Friday!
- BAC Camp T-Shirt (Multiple colors to select from if you have already received one)
- Increased Camp Prizes (not just the default camp medal, up to 50% of campers will get a trophy)
- GM-Taught Lessons/Demonstrations


Master Chess camps are for the advanced USCF rated scholastic chess players. Minimum rating of USCF 1000 is required to attend.  Master chess camps are taught by professional Senior Staff or Titled Instructors and provide much more complex materials than regular chess camps. 

Master Chess Camp includes daily lecture-style lessons, which may require longer concentration and sitting, so as engaged listening, rather than relaxed learning; there will be a number of practice games, tactical and positional chess puzzle exercises throughout the day as well. Daily lectures, exercises and practice games will be alternated with the recesses.

The schedule of instruction is flexible and can depend on coaches' discretion, but may include: calculation training, opening preparation, middle-games, endgames, game analysis etc.  The coaches will provide top-level instruction, aiming to challenge the students in an engaging way.

The Camp will also be targeting Tournament-Practice/Play and will host 1 USCF RATED Game in each Block at the end of the week.

Space is very limited!  Register Soon!


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

Medical Waiver and Photo Release Form must  be filled and signed by the parent/guardian for each child prior to the camp's start

Morning Camps from 9AM to 1PM   /  Afternoon Camps from 1PM to 5PM.  Purchase Both in the same transaction to trigger an automatic 10% discount.
Early drop-off (8:30-9am) or Late Pickup (5:00 - 5:30pm) available when registering.

Sample Camp Schedule

 Morning Schedule: 9am - 1pm (afternoons follow a similar template)

       *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 / merge into PM arrivals.

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

Questions? Please email to enrich@bayareachess.com

Notewe do not offer late pick-up option for the 9am-1pm (morning) session. Pick up time for Morning Campers (9am-1pm) is @ 1 pm SHARP.

No exceptions.

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