Come join other scholastic players at the Solomon Schechter Upper School for a summer chess experience you won’t forget. Located in central Hartsdale, our daily program features a balance of formal chess instruction and friendly competition. All participants receive both group and individual instruction. The NSCF summer camp staff features full-time chess professionals who all share an enthusiasm for working with children. Every teacher is an active tournament player as well as a provider of classroom instruction. It is this flexibility that enables our staff to reach each and every player! A daily hot lunch and afternoon snack are included in the full-day camp fee. There is a half-day option available ending or starting at noon. *Lunch is not included in the half-day camp fee. This year, camp is being offered for 4 week-long sessions only beginning July 31.


Learning from the Masters: Chess & History

New this year – each afternoon students will look at more advanced concepts in chess by studying games from the great masters presented with the “backstory” exploring the times in which these players lived: Week 1: Philidor – Chess in the Age of Enlightenment / Week 2: Howard Staunton – Chess Competition Turns International / Week 3: Adolf Anderssen – The Romantic Era / Week 4: Paul Morphy – The First American Genius


Summer Chess Program Features:

  • Instruction for K-12 players
  • Group Instruction 
  • Individual Game Analysis
  • Opening Preparation
  • Endgame Technique
  • Structured Play
  • Supervised Outdoor Recreation
  • Air Conditioned Classrooms

This year students will also receive an advance copy of our new textbook "Great Moves: Learning Chess Through History" and a one-year subscription to so they can continue their chess studies throughout the coming year.

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