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Chess: Checkmates!

Sharpen your chess skills while journeying to become a seasoned pro! With our chess master instructors by your side, you’ll soon become a competitive and talented strategist. As you strive to dominate the chessboard, you’ll learn to solve problems and plan ahead efficiently.

You’ll also gain an understanding of sportsmanship and tactical creativity. With each successful conquest, you’ll earn a special badge. You’ll even be able to watch your moves on a big screen in real time! Shake hands with chess professionals who are dedicated to passing on their knowledge to ambitious students like you. To assist you in becoming chess royalty, you’ll even receive your very own travel-sized chessboard to take home with you. On the final day of camp , you’ll partake in an exciting tournament! 

Grades: 1 - 6   Price: $305 per week


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  • Chess: Tournament of Masters

    Do you dream of being a chess master? Many kids do! Chess is one of the only sports where it doesn’t matter how old or strong you are. If you know the best moves, you can be a master! This camp will teach you how to prepare and play in a real professional chess tournament, the first step in any chess master's journey. You'll learn opening systems and ideas to help you start on a good foundation, amazing middle game tricks, and fun traps to set for you opponents. Finally, you'll learn how to solve the endlessness of the endgame! The camp will culminate in a rated chess tournament between the members of the camp! Campers will leave with their own chess sets, and an official USCF rating that they can take with them to their future tournaments. Your move! 

    Grades: 1 - 8   Price: $325 per week 

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  • Why STAR?

    STAR has over 30 years experience serving the greater Los Angeles area and beyond. We have after school programs in over 60 locations in Los Angeles alone, and scale down to 15 locations for the summer. As a year-round provider of programs for thousands of students, you can trust that we offer high-quality programs your child will enjoy.

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    With reasonable pricing and over 40 camps to choose from, STAR Camps is the obvious choice for your youngster. You child can become a spy in our Escape Room: Spy vs. Spy, or discover the secrets of Vibranium in Superhero Gadget Engineering. Become a rated Chess Master, learn Magic and then visit the world famous Magic Castle, or become a fashionista in our Project Catwalk camp.  There's 35 more we haven't mentioned here, so discover how your youngster can unlock their genius this summer by clicking below!