zoo chess

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9:30am-12:00pm ET, 12:30pm - 3:00pm ET, 3:30pm - 6:00pm ET
All Skill levels, from brand new beginners to strong tournament players are welcome!

Zoo Chess

In this camp, we take kids on a field trip to the chess zoo!  Have you ever tried the Hippopotamus Defense?  What about the Kangaroo, Orangutan, Hedgehog or Giraffe?  We will learn about chess by studying some of the openings with funny animal names.  Kids can invent their own opening too and name it after their favorite animal. Anyone ever heard of the Hyper-Accelerated Wombat variation?

Our beginner students will focus more on the basic principles when they start a game, and our more advanced groups will dive into more complex variations. 

Typical schedule for a day:

  • 9:30-9:40 Introductions, chat, get to know each other
  • 9:40-10:10 Lesson
  • 10:10-10:45 Practice games and possibly student game analysis
  • 10:45-11:00 Break
  • 11:00-11:25 Lesson
  • 11:25-12:00 Practice games

More questions?  Please take a look at our Online Camp FAQ.