2017 SUMMER CAMPS

Week 1: July 10th - 14th
Week 2: July 17th - 21st

Week 3: July 31st - August 4th

Week 4: August 14th - 18th
Week 5: August 21st - 25th

 
 
THE “CCFC” DIFFERENCE
We pride ourselves in providing only the most qualified and professional instructors to coach our students. Our coaches have decades of experience in teaching, are some of the most active tournament players in the country, and have numerous accolades to their names. In addition, the Chess Club of Fairfield County proudly counts 6 chess masters amoung its staff, including two International Grandmasters. You will not find a more qualified team to help guide your child through their chess development.

The "CCFC Difference" combines excellent instructors with pristine and safe conditions. Our facility is one of a kind, with a welcoming atmosphere ideal for fun and learning. This combination of incomparable staff and unique environment ensures that children have a safe, memorable, and rewarding experience.

At CCFC we use the latest technology and chess software.

OUR INSTRUCTORS
Visit our instructors page here to find more details about our outstanding staff of teachers.

OUR INSTRUCTIONAL APPROACH
Some chess camps are focused on drills, homework, and competition, with perhaps an introductory lecture preceding hours of games. While we will provide our share of head-to-head action, we believe that such an unnuanced approach can be counterproductive, ultimately discouraging all but the most dedicated players. Utilizing a variety of resources, from our expansive chess library through use of cutting edge technology and software, we aim to increase our students’ appreciation of the game by approaching it from a variety of angles. For example, team matches can help enhance students’ problem-solving skills; tactical exercises expose students to common motifs and illustrate the depth that can be found in apparently simple positions; even chess variants such as crazyhouse or progressive chess are used to help students view the game from a new perspective. Practice matches, learning to record their games, and tips from our veteran instructors will give new students the confidence they need to begin competing in tournaments.


Our summer camps offer full weeks of chess instruction and structured activities. Our daily rates make it convenient for anyone who cannot make it for a full week but would still like to participate on any given day. We vary our instruction so no two weeks are exactly the same.

Sample Daily Schedule
10am
Drop-Off AM Session / Supervised Play
10:30am
Instructional Lecture
11:30am
Structured Activity
12:30pm
Lunch (not provided)
1pm
Pick-Up AM Session / Drop-Off PM Session
1:30pm
Instructional Lecture
2:30pm
Structured Activity
3:30-4pm
Supervised Play / Pick-Up PM Session

COST:

CCFC Members: Students with memberships receive a 50% discount!

Siblings Half Off: Registering more than one child? Siblings receive a 50% discount!

Register early and save!

Price Per Week
CCFC Members
Non-Members
 
April Rates
May Rates
June / July
April Rates
May Rates
June / July
Full Session
Weekly from
10am - 4pm
$200
$220
$250
$400
$440
$500
Half Day Session
Weekly from 10 - 1pm or 1 - 4pm
$100
$110
$125
$200
$220
$250

Cannot attend for a full week? No problem, come for a day!

Price Per Day
CCFC Members
Non-Members
Full Session
Daily from 10am - 4pm
$50
$100
Half Day Session
Daily from 10-1pm or 1-4pm
$25
$50

*Daily rates will increase in July.

 

   
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