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Summer Chess Camp – Chess Wizards

Monday, July 15 - Friday, July 19


9:00 am - 3:00 pm


1500 Gateway Hills Park Dr, Ames

Which age/grade is welcome?

Kids Ages 5-12


Ben Flaherty
(515) 239-5367

About this event

Chess Wizards offers summer camps for children aged 5-12 and has partnered with Ames Parks and Recreation for this summer. As much as we love chess and champion its cognitive and character benefits, we don’t believe in asking an 8-year-old to stay inside for 3 or 6 hours and just play chess during their vacation. So we’ve developed an interactive day camp format that includes all kinds of activities to keep kids both physically and mentally engaged during their time with us. Team chess games, puzzles, skill-building, and team and individual physical games are just some of the ways we integrate the whole person into our camp activities.

Chess Wizards has been teaching the game of chess since 2002. Join us this summer for tons of challenging chess lessons, exciting games, and cool prizes. Children will improve their chess skills, meet new friends, and work out their most powerful muscle – their brain! Our camps include fun team chess games (like Corner Chess), recess time (of course), snacks, tournaments, and puzzles. Each camper receives a T-shirt, trophy, and puzzle folder. We provide all the materials necessary for your child to participate, but full-day registered kids should bring a lunch. Unleash your brainpower and spend part of your vacation with Chess Wizards!