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CHESS CAMPS

NOW IS THE TIME TO SIGN UP FOR ONE OF PALS’ SUPER FUN CHESS CAMPS

Registration is sure to fill for these fun, all-level summer chess camps for ages 5-17. Be sure to sign up today!

PALS SUPER-FUN Summer Chess Camps are unique because they include:

  • Chess team relays
  • Blind-fold chess
  • Nerf-gun chess marksmanship battles
  • Timed, Tactical Chess Challenges
  • Exciting Chess Game Variants
  • And so much more!!!
Camp Details:

 

PALS Summer Chess Camp at Challenge School
Address: 9659 E Mississippi Dr, Denver, CO 80231
Dates: June 10-14, 2024

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PALS Summer Chess Camp at STEM School
Address:8773 S. Ridgeline Blvd., Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
Dates: June 17-21, 2024
*note early hours: 8am-3pm

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PALS Summer Chess Camp at Central Christian Church (June)
Address: 3690 Cherry Creek South Drive, Denver, CO 80209
Dates: June 24-28, 2024

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PALS Summer Chess Camp at Central Christian Church (July)
Address: 3690 Cherry Creek South Drive, Denver, CO 80209
Dates: July 8-12, 2024
*Special guest National Master Lior Lapid will be the head coach for this camp!  

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PALS Summer Chess Camp Colorado Springs
All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church
Address: 730 North Tejon St., Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Dates: July 8-12, 2024

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PALS Summer Chess Camp at Platte River Academy
Address: 4085 Lark Sparrow St., Highlands Ranch, CO 80126
Dates: July 15-19, 2024

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PALS Summer Chess Camp Golden
Jefferson Unitarian Church
Address: 14350 W. 32nd Ave., Golden, CO 80401
Dates: July 22-26, 2024

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PALS Summer Chess Camp Parker
New Beginnings Community Church
Address: 10550 S. Progress Way, Parker, CO 80134
Dates: July 22-26, 2024

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All coaches are trained by National Masters and 14-time CO State Chess Champions, Griffin and Sullivan McConnell, co-authors of PALS Chess Academy’s unique and inventive summer camp curriculum. Students in three groups (beginner, intermediate, and advanced) will learn fun and creative lessons never before taught in PALS scholastic chess clubs!

ALL-STAR PALS COACHES

Head instructors include two National Masters and bonafide local stars, Griffin and Sullivan McConnell. Griffin is the top-ranked player on Team USA for People with Disabilities; his brother Sullivan the current Colorado State Chess Champion is ranked #2 among active Colorado players and tied the record as youngest CO State Chess Champion in history when he was just 12 years old.

SCHEDULE OPTIONS

Full day M-F 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Half-day Mornings M-F 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Half-days Afternoons M-F 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Three-day camps M-W 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Three-day camps T-Th 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Three-day camps W-F 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Morning recess 10:30 am to 10:45 am
Lunch break from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Afternoon recess 2:30 pm to 2:45 pm

WHY OUR CAMPS ARE THE BEST

PALS SUPER-FUN Summer Chess Camps are the gold standard for aspiring young chess players in Colorado.  Highly motivated and enthusiastic PALS students have won Colorado Scholastic State Chess Championships every year since 2014, but most importantly, our chess camps are tons of FUN!!  Here’s what your kids can look forward to:                   

  • Learning chess lessons from famous games in chess history, with entertaining move-by-move analysis and engaging team chess mazes, puzzles and relays that help reinforce the new material they’ve learned
  • Learning pattern-recognition, fundamental tactics, and step-by-step planning strategies in all phases of chess (opening, middlegame, endgame) 
  • Learning chess notation to help them effectively analyze their own games and learn from their mistakes  
  • Group and team challenges and presentations that enhance students’ teamwork and leadership skills 
  • Special activities like bughouse (team chess), battleship chess, detective chess, piece mazes, chess stories and riddles, creative problem-solving, and much more!
  • Camps for children ages 5 to 17, with students assigned to groups based on age, level and chess ability. 
  • Teacher-student ratio of 12:1 or better.

Join us on Friday at 3:15 p.m. for student demonstrations and an awards ceremony with personalized certificates, t-shirts and a very special chess auction where the students will spend all the “camp cash” they have earned.

Sibling discounts available!
Questions?

For more information, contact info@palschess.com or 720-504-8765

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