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2018 Summer Chess and Thinking Games Camp Schedule:

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                       East Lansing and Ann Arbor 

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Chess Camp details:
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                                     Every Camper is guaranteed a trophy!!

● Click on "camp photos from 2017" in left side menu for great photos!
● Ray Garrison has been organizing camps in Ann Arbor and East Lansing since 1998
● Camp counselors include Tony Nichols, David Sundeen and Kent Olson "Mr. O"
● All camps are day camps from 9am until 3pm
● Lunchtime is from 11:30am until 12:30pm daily.  Bring a sack lunch.
● Awards ceremonies take place Fridays at 2:30pm
● East Lansing day camps are $269 by April 1, $289 by May 15, $319 by June 15
● Ann Arbor day camps are $279 by April 1, $299 by May 15, $329 by June 15
● current USCF memberships required for EL advanced camp and any intermediate or advanced AA chess camp.  Memberships may be purchased on the first day of camp, or on this website, go to the chess tournament page for any questions.
● Cancellation policy: all but $49 refunded if more than one month before camp begins.  All but $99 refunded if more than one week and less than one month before camp begins.  No refund if less than one week before camp begins.
● Transfer Camp policy:  If you register for one camp and want to switch to another camp, please email raygarrison@arborchess.com with your request.  Please note that there is a fee for any transfer as follows:  (no fee if you accidentally register for wrong camp as long as you email within 48 hours).  $19 fee to transfer camps, $29 fee if less than one month before camp begins, $39 if less than 10 days, $49 if less than 72 hours.
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                                        What is Thinking Games camp?


Ray Garrison has been organizing Thinking Games camps since 2002.  They have been very popular!  Every day there are multiple tournaments, including Risk and Stratego.  The other tournaments vary every year.  In addition to organized tournament play, there are a multitude of thinking games available to play, at least sixty!  In addition, many games are taught throughout the week.  Game instruction could include Cribbage, Backgammon, Go, Chinese Chess, Shogi, Bridge, or any other thinking game that you want to learn!


The Advanced Thinking Games camp will focus on more complicated games such as Go, Axis & Allies, Shogi, Backgammon, Bridge, etc. and will also discuss advanced game theory.  In addition, the older campers learn to mentor younger campers in the regular Thinking Games camp.  High School students are also welcome to join.  This camp premiered in 2012 and has been a success.
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Interested in learning how to be a counselor?

Arbor Chess offers a CIT program, "Counselor In Training".  If your child is between the ages of 14 and 18, you may register as a CIT.  

CITs should register for the camp or camps of their choice, then upon completing registration, email raygarrison@arborchess.com and express your desire to be a CIT.  CIT campers are still considered campers and will need to complete all the registration requirements of day campers.  During the camp week, CITs will be given a variety of responsibilities including teaching young children, supervising children, and general tasks.

When a CIT turns 18, he or she may be offered a paid counselor position if they have shown excellent leadership skills.


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2018 East Lansing Summer Chess Camps
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      location
:  314 and 318 Berkey Hall on MSU campus

June 25-June 29: Advanced Chess Camp (1st-9th grade)
Cost per Camper is $269 by April 1 ($289 by May 15, $319 by June 15)


Payment Options
School Grade in Fall
do you need aftercare after 3:00?
PLEASE email additional contact info:
Camper's Full Name
date of birth

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June 25-29: Youth Chess Camp (K-5th grade)
Cost per Camper is $269 by April 1 ($289 by May 15, $319 by June 15)

Payment Options
School Grade in Fall
do you need aftercare after 3:00?
PLEASE email additional contact info
Camper's Full Name
date of birth


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2018 Ann Arbor Summer Chess and Games Camps
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    AA
location #1:  Go Like The Wind Montessori 3540 Dixboro Lane, Ann Arbor, MI  48105

All Ann Arbor Camps at Go Like the Wind EXCEPT for the week of July 23-27 camps, which will be at

   AA location #2:  Daycroft Montessori, 1095 N. Zeeb Road (July 23 week only)

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July 9-13: Beginning-Intermediate Chess Camp (ages 5-10)
Cost per Camper is $279 by April 1 ($299 by May 15, $329 by June 15)

Payment Options
School Grade in Fall
do you need aftercare after 3:00?
LEASE email additional contact info:
Camper's Full Name
date of birth

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July 9-13: Intermediate-Advanced Chess Camp (ages 7-15)
Cost per Camper is $279 by April 1 ($299 by May 15, $329 by June 15)

Payment Options
School Grade in Fall
do you need aftercare after 3:00?
PLEASE email additional contact info::
Camper's Full Name
date of birth

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July 16-20: Thinking Games Camp (ages 6-15)
Cost per Camper is $279 by April 1 ($299 by May 15, $329 by June 15)

Payment Options
School Grade in Fall
do you need aftercare after 3:00?
PLEASE email additional contact info:
Camper's Full Name
date of birth

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July 16-20: Advanced Thinking Games Camp (ages 12-17)
Cost per Camper is $279 by April 1 ($299 by May 15, $329 by June 15)

Payment Options
School Grade in Fall
do you need aftercare after 3:00?
PLEASE email additional contact info:
Camper's Full Name
date of birth

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July 23-27: AT DAYCROFT Beginning-Intermediate Chess Camp (ages 5-10)
Cost per Camper is $279 by April 1 ($299 by May 15, $329 by June 15)

Payment Options
School Grade in Fall
do you need aftercare after 3:00?
LEASE email additional contact info:
Camper's Full Name
date of birth

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July 23-27: AT DAYCROFT:  Intermediate-Advanced Chess Camp (ages 7-15)
Cost per Camper is $279 by April 1 ($299 by May 15, $329 by June 15)

Payment Options
School Grade in Fall
do you need aftercare after 3:00?
PLEASE email additional contact info::
Camper's Full Name
date of birth

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July 30-Aug. 3: Advanced Chess Camp (for players rated 650+ or Ray Garrison's approval)
Cost per Camper is $279 by April 1 ($299 by May 15, $329 by June 15)

Payment Options
School Grade in Fall
do you need aftercare after 3:00?
PLEASE email additional contact info
Camper's Full Name
date of birth

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July 30-Aug. 3: Intermediate Chess Camp.
Cost per Camper is $279 by April 1 ($299 by May 15, $329 by June 15)

Payment Options
School Grade in Fall
do you need aftercare after 3:00?
PLEASE email additional contact info
Camper's Full Name
date of birth

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July 30-Aug. 3: Youth Chess Camp (K-5th grade)
Cost per Camper is $279 by April 1 ($299 by May 15, $329 by June 15)

Payment Options
School Grade in Fall
do you need aftercare after 3:00?
PLEASE email additional contact info:
Camper's Full Name
date of birth

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August 6-10:  Thinking Games Camp (ages 6-15)
Cost per Camper is $279 by April 1 ($299 by May 15, $329 by June 15)

Payment Options
School Grade in Fall
do you need aftercare after 3:00?
PLEASE email additional contact info:
Camper's Full Name
date of birth

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August 6-10: Advanced Thinking Games Camp (ages 12-17)
Cost per Camper is $279 by April 1 ($299 by May 15, $329 by June 15)

Payment Options
School Grade in Fall
do you need aftercare after 3:00?
PLEASE email additional contact info:
Camper's Full Name
date of birth

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