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Overnight Camp
480 Cottage Grove Road, Lake Arrowhead, CA  92352
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Celebrating our 25th Great Year in the San Bernadino Mountains. July 23 - July 28, 2017

Thirty Hours of Chess


Campers are divided into four groups: "White Kings" (advanced) and "Black Kings" (advanced/intermediate), "White Knights" (intermediate/beginner) and "Black Knights" (beginner). Each level participates in a Socratic learning forum, dubbed “The Evans Method” by the United States Chess Federation. Designed to stimulate excitement and fun in the learning process. The Evans Method has produced national champions at every scholastic level, including the current 5th grade champion of the United States. Fabiano Caruana, the second highest ranked player in the world, and a world championship contender was also a repeat camper during his formative years.  The Evans Method is used in dozens of schools throughout Southern California.

Campers learn with peers in an exciting, cumulative merit system that rewards participation. Practice joins theory with a (new this year!) USCF Rated Chess Tournament, a speed tournament, a simultaneous exhibition and a bughouse tournament. The Mate Race, a chess problem solving relay event, rounds out the schedule of activities.

Every camper gets prizes and a trophy!

Other Exciting Features;

-Swimming Pool and Jacuzzi
-Two 300 Foot Water Slides into the Lake
-Splash Island! (pictured above)
-Archery
-Scrabble and Shogi Lessons
-Ping Pong, Air Hockey and Foosball

Parents also welcome

Family Cabins for parents who attend.

Camper Check List

  • 1 Chess Set,
  • 1 Chess Clock,
  • 1 Sleeping bag or bed roll, *
  • 1 Pillow, *
  • 2 Pair Long Pants,
  • 2 Sweatshirts,
  • 5 T-Shirts,
  • 5-Pair Shorts,
  • 2 Swim Suits,
  • 5 Pair Underwear,
  • 5 Pair Socks,
  • 1 Pair Sneakers,
  • 1 Pair Pajamas,
  • 1 Bath Towel,
  • 1 Beach Towel,
  • 1 Soap and Shampoo,
  • 1 Toothbrush and Toothpaste,
  • 1 Comb or Brush,
  • 1 Sunscreen Lotion,
  • Insect Repellent,
  • 1 Flashlight
  • *linens provided in family cabin

Enrollment Counter

Campers    4    Parents      1