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Re: Camp for my 10 y.o. son?
I have a similar kind of son (8 years old) who can tend to annoy others, especially
with his need to ALWAYS have someone to play with. I haven't found the perfect camp
that combines everything he needs, but I do have a mix of camps that ends up working
out pretty well. One week for the smart kid in him, alternating with a week for the
super-active sporty kid he also is.
He has absolutely LOVED The Berkeley Chess School Summer Camp. He is not a chess
fanatic (just enjoys playing it) but still seemed to fit in perfectly with the kids
Does anyone have information Berkeley Chess School?
Does your school offer Berkeley Chess School as an alternative?
How is it working for you?
Berkeley Chess School is absolutely the BEST. They administer
their program well and the my son's math and concentration has
improved since starting the Chess class at his school. He has
taken it two years now and still learns something in every class.
My school has the Berkeley Chess School for one of its enrichment programs. My son
did it last year as a kindergartener, and LOVED it. I was astonished at how fast
picked it up, and even more astonished at how he was suddenly OK with both winning
and losing (before chess, playing games with him could be a little nightmarish --
do absolutely anything to avoid losing).
He went to a week of their camp last summer, and now does the newspaper chess
puzzle with his dad. This year he had to choose between chess and martial arts,
chose the latter, but it was a really tough choice.
I noticed on the Berkeley Chess School website that they offer a
summer camp program. Anyone have any experiences to share,
especially regarding a 7 year old attending? Also curious to
hear about the full day vs. half day programs. They've been
doing the camp for 17 years and I couldn't find any reviews on
the Parents Network website.
My six-year-old attended the Berkeley Chess School's camp for a
week last summer, and she loved it. We did the full-day option,
which is basically a half day of playtime (good playground and
art stuff is available) and a half day of fun chess class and
games. The funny part was that when I asked her what she did in
the ''free time'' half of the day, she always said she played more
chess. They spent that time outside for the most part, from
what I could see, but the kids were having so much fun with the
chess that they just kept it up. Everything I've seen about the
program and the staff is positive. I can recommend the camp for
a young child. My now-seven-year old is going again this year.
a camper's mom
Re: Seeking chess class for 10 year old
The Berkeley Chess School is the best.
Check out their website berkeleychessschool.org
and a telephone number 510-843-0150
All sorts of great chess learning opportunities for kids of all
ages and skill levels. My kids (7 and 10yrs now) have
followed their programs - summer camps, afterschool
classes, tutors, chess club and competitive local team for 4
years with great success and joy.
Best place to start is the berkeley chess school. Phone number
is 843-0150, or for private tutor Ben Russack was good working
with our son who is now 7. He is USCF rated and has taught for 5
years. 510-665-6074 or email benjamin_russack AT hotmail.com.
The Berkeley Chess School is a good place to start. Visit
berkeleychesschool.org. They run chess classes at bay area
schools but also offer a friday night session and summer school.
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