Active Learning Chess & Video Game Design Camps

Academic Camp:
Chess, Computer Programming, S.T.E.M., Video Game Design

Day Camp

Camp Locations:
Western US
California, Colorado, Nevada, Oregon
(888) 652-4377

Off-Season Address
18911 Forest Bend Creek Way
Spring, Texas 77379
(888) 652-4377

Camp Locations: California, Colorado, Nevada, Oregon

USA Chess Camp

Lessons are tailored toward the skills of the children. Whether your child is a casual chess player or tournament participant, this exciting enrichment program will improve every child's game. Instructors use a range of teaching tools including demo boards, computer tutorials, worksheets, stories and historic games to keep class time exciting. Each half-day consists of two hour-long chess lessons tailored to the ability of the children and one hour of practice to play against other students and instructors. USA Chess camps are a perfect way to give children a fun week of learning chess while challenging their minds! ALL CAMPERS RECEIVE A CHESS SET, NOTATION BOOK, T-SHIRT AND TROPHY!

Video Game Design Camp

Active Learning Services' video game creation camps feature seven programs in all. Two introductory and one advanced Gamebuilder Video Game Creation courses, two introductory Kodu courses as well as Scratch 3D Animation and Mod with Minecraft. The programs use our custom designed curriculum and children have a blast as they learn to program a video game using step-by-step instructions while learning a bit about the history of game design, design concepts, game styles, and more! There are no prerequisites. Most programs are half day, last one-week and a camper can select two to make a full day.

Camp Locations:

  • California: Fresno, La Jolla, Long Beach, Sacramento Area, Santa Monica, Sheman Oaks
  • Colorado: Boulder, Colorado Springs, Engelwood/Denver
  • Nevada: Henderson
  • Oregon: Portland

Active Learning Chess & Video Game Design Camps Camp Picture
Active Learning Chess & Video Game Design Camps Camp Picture

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Camp Staff

Our staff is comprised of the best hand-picked children's chess instructors in North America and our computer enrichment staff is specifically trained to teach the software and curriculum. We feel so strongly about our instructors' abilities that we fly them to each of our camps from their home cities. Our selection process for instructors is highly competitive. In addition to in-person meetings, interviews and classroom observation, we conduct thorough background checks to ensure that only the best instructors are part of our team. Teaching children is their passion and their enthusiasm is infectious.

Camp Sessions

Camp Season: June 5, 2017 to August 11, 2017