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June 26, 2014
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Time Details:
Session 1 (Ages 6-10): 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. Session 1 (Ages 11-13): 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Session 2 (More Advanced): 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Gordon-Barbour Elementary School
500 West Baker Street
Orange, VA 22960
(540) 672-5435.
$50 per week (per session)

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OCPR Intro to Chess Camp - GBES

Thursday, June 26

This introduction camp will help your child learn the basics of chess. Session 1 will cover the basics from the very beginning (names of the pieces, movement, etc.). Session 2, though still an introductory course, will delve a little deeper into strategy, and is for those who have a concept of how the game is played. A participant may register for both sessions if desired. This introductory class will be held at three locations. A participant is welcome to register for multiple locations if desired. The instructor for this program, Paul Harris, has over 25 years of chess instruction experience including coaching scholastic chess teams to regional and state tournaments.

The registration fee for this program is $50 per session, per location (for example, the cost for a participant taking Session 1 at all three locations would be $150). The first location will be Orange Elementary, the program will be held June 16-20. The second location will be Gordon-Barbour Elementary from June 23-27. The last location will be Locust Grove Elementary from July 7-11. At each location, Session 1 will be divided by age groups. Ages 6-10 will be held 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Ages 11-13 will be held 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 a.m. Session 2 will be held from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. OCPR is planning to hold a two week camp later this summer based upon interest, location TBD. For more information about what will be learned in this program, view our Chess Camp Syllabus, but please note that not all levels will be covered in this introductory program.