Darien Summer School & Enrichment

Summer Chess Camp

For students entering grades 1-12


Darien summer chess camps are open to players of all levels: beginners, intermediate players and tournament players. Beginners will play a full game all the way to checkmate by the end of the week. Intermediate players will learn new strategies and openings. Tournament-tested players will study famous games and learn how the best players in the world win...and how to play like them! Players will be grouped according to their level of play. Your child will participate in many competitive activities such as ladders, team tournaments and matches. Each day’s class will be divided into playing time (fun and serious games) as well as lecture and study time. Your child will have fun and improve at the same time, while making new friends. All participants will receive an award at the end of the week! Parents, you are invited to join the class—at no cost— the second day of class. This will give you an opportunity to learn or improve your game, so you may better your chances of beating your child when you play chess at home!


***Due to the town fireworks being held at DHS, chess camp will not meet on Friday, July 12.  

If the Town of Darien decides to postpone the fireworks originally scheduled for July 12, 2024 to the rain date of July 19, 2024, classes after 12:30pm will be canceled on July 19 as the town requires us to leave the Darien High School premises at 12:30pm.  Unfortunately, if the fireworks are rescheduled for this day, we will be unable to provide a refund. 


Summer Chess Camp (O400B )
Sessions:  4
Dates:  7/1/2024 to 7/5/2024
Meeting Times: 
  • Monday 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Tuesday 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Wednesday 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Friday 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Location:  Darien High School B201
Instructor:  National Educational Chess Assoc.
Grades:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Fees:  $209.00 (Class Fee)
Note: Registration has ended

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