Afternoon Summer Chess Blast Camp - The Woodlands
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The Knight School Summer Chess Camp has a fun and friendly spirit and is a great way to keep the brain sharp during the summer while having a real blast!
Chess Camp is a super-fun, high-energy chess experience in which kids celebrate a new chess tactic each day with silly videos, music-driven puzzlers for prizes, colorful silicone Tactixbands, funny movies, and chess clock tourneys! Laughter, fast-clocks, and compelling teaching approaches make this camp the summer's highlight for the current hundreds of kids who make up the awesome network of The Knight School's nationwide chess teams.
The Knight School chess camps are a great way to sprinkle a little intellectual stimulation into every summer! TKS is basically a summer chess club for kids, but one that puts fun and sportsmanship first, and chess third. At TKS Summer Chess Camps, kids spiral daily through a dizzying array of very fun chess activities, including rotating tourneys, zany chess movies, “Rechess,” fun chess lessons, many other types of fun, plus everybody’s favorite: ChessMaster Says!
The Knight School Chess Camps have been bringing laughter, joy, and chess friendships to kids for over 15 years, and TKS has perfected the recipe for an ever-changing barrage of hilarious, infectious activities that are hardly part of Grandfather's chess classes. The Knight School uses their classic mardi-gras-bead system to keep up with who is undefeated in each chess tournament, and with who has lost and thus has entered the “rainbow bead tourney.” Kids play “Chess Ninja,” a fun game where they're are invited to enact a screaming, overly-dramatic death once they are winked at by their fellow campers! To be clear, The Knight School has reimagined every different aspect of chess so that the old Russian system—chess notation, mandatory silence, long clock times and mandatory one-hour gaps between games—are completely replaced with laughter, fast games played rapid-fire, and silly teaching. In addition to the fun and the friendships, this week-long immersion into chess mightily stimulates the chess growth of our campers. Some even experience their “chess epiphany” at chess camp. This is the lightning-strike moment when a student has a sudden, blinding realization that literally any problem can be solved, anything can be engineered, and all scenarios are winning scenarios.
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