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Early Bird Registration Now Open for 2023 Summer Chess & Fun Camp in Oakville!
About the Summer Chess & Fun Camp
Oakville Chess Club in partnership with Elevate My Chess is hosting a full day Chess & Fun camp for only one week in July, Monday to Friday from July 3 to July 7, 2023. The camp will be hosted at the Glen Abbey United Church in Oakville. Although the primary focus of the camp is chess for all levels of players including those that have never played chess, we will also have time for basketball in the gym, playing in the park, and Money management for kids.
The full-day program combines both the morning and afternoon sessions. The morning session focuses on chess lessons and playtime in the gym or at the nearby Park. Breaks will be incorporated for water, snacks, and bathroom. The afternoon session will include more chess lessons, interactive money management lessons for kids, and some additional playtime.
The full-day camp will run from 9:00am – 5:00pm. However, with an additional fee, parents may drop off the campers as early as 8:00am and pick them up as late as 6:00pm.
Who Should Attend Our Camp
Our camp is for boys and girls born between 2010 and 2018. The minimum age is 5 and the maximum age is 14. The camp is ideal for all kids interested in the game of chess from those that have never played chess to advanced chess players. Our program will cover a curriculum suitable for novice, beginners, intermediate and advanced level chess players. In addition to chess, our program will include money management for kids as well as playtime and fun activities. See the sample schedule below for details.
Camp Dates and Location
Date: Monday, July 3, 2023, to Friday, July 7, 2023
Time: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Optional Early Drop-off & Late Pick-up: 8:00am & 6:00pm
Location: Glen Abbey United Church, 1469 Nottinghill Gate, Oakville ON
Camp Fees and Registration
- Full-day camp – $320/week (Early Bird Discount before May 31 – $30 off)
- Half-day camp – $180/week (Early Bird Discount before May 31 – $15 off)
- Per day Full-day camp – $85/day (Early Bird Discount before May 31 – $5 off)
- Per day Half-day camp – $55/day (Early Bird Discount before May 31 – $5 off)
- Early Drop-off and Late Pick-up – $60 per week or $20 per day
The maximum capacity is 30 campers. Registration will close as soon as we reach capacity.
- Full-day camp Registration – Pay Here
- Half-day camp Registration – Pay by email money transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Per day Full-day camp Registration – Pay by email money transfer to email@example.com
- Per day Half-day camp Registration – Pay by email money transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org
Camp Activities & Sample Schedule
Activities will include chess lessons, rated chess tournament games, money management for kids, fun activities, and playtime. See below for a sample schedule:
|8:00-9:00AM||Early Morning Drop-off/Sign-In of Campers|
|9:00-11:00AM||Chess lessons: teaching, game analysis, quizzes, puzzles, and games|
|11:10-12:00PM||Play time – Gym/Park|
|12:00-1:00PM||Morning Sign-Out/Fully Supervised Lunch|
|12:00-1:00PM||Afternoon Sign-In/Fully Supervised Lunch|
|1:00-3:00PM||Chess lessons: teaching, game analysis, quizzes, puzzles, and games|
|3:10-4:00PM||Interactive Money Management for kids lessons|
|4:00-5:00PM||Playtime – Gym/Park/Chess movies|
|5:00-6:00PM||Afternoon Pick-Up/Sign-Out of Campers|
Camp Director and Workers
Ken Green is the Director of the Oakville Chess Club and he will be the Chess Camp Director. Ken has many years of experience teaching and working with kids including his prior experience working at the Hope Oakville Kids Summer Camp; teaching at Hope kids weekly services; teaching and coaching at the Oakville Chess Club. Ken will be supported by staff with a mix of experience in chess and working with kids. All workers are required to complete an application form and undergo a half-day training to be familiar with camp safety and our camp policies and procedures. In addition, workers over the age of 18 are required to complete a Police Security Clearance, including the Vulnerable Sector Screening. At least, one staff is required to be certified in Emergency First Aids and CPR.
We also hire student volunteers who need to complete their volunteer hours for their respective high schools. All volunteers are treated like staff and we expect them to be energetic, outgoing, and willing to help out other staff members on the team with the daily activities. If you would like to volunteer your time, please send your resume to email@example.com.
Camp Policies and Procedures
We take the safety and enjoyment of our campers seriously and therefore, it is mandatory for all workers to be familiar with our policies and procedures manual and to complete our training prior to the start of the camp.
You can access our camp policies & procedures using this link – Policies and Procedures.
Information for Campers – what you should bring to Camp?
- Knap Sack
- Lunch/Snacks (No Peanut Products please)
- Hat & Sunscreen
- Running Shoes
Note: We will provide pizza lunch and drinks for all kids every Friday.
Camp Terms and Conditions
I agree to release and indemnify Oakville Chess Club and Elevate My Chess Canada Inc., its employees, and volunteers from any claims or lawsuits arising from injuries or accidents incurred by the camper while participating in the summer camp. I understand that Oakville Chess Club and Elevate My Chess Canada Inc. or its employees and volunteers are not responsible for any items that are lost or stolen while at the camp location. The information collected as part of the registration process is for the purpose of grouping campers, collecting/processing payments, and mailing information to campers ONLY and will not be sold or distributed to a third party.
There will be NO refunds after May 31, 2023. Prior to this date, a full refund less a 5% administrative charge will be provided following a written notification by email. Oakville Chess Club and Elevate My Chess Canada Inc. have the right to cancel camp session if there are not enough registered campers for that particular session. By registering your child, you agree to the above waiver and agree to the terms and conditions noted here.