Summer Chess Academy For Talented Youth

The Summer Chess Academy for Talented Youth offers intensive chess training programs for K-12 students of all chess levels, with programs geared for the novice player to advanced training for top-rated players. In the summer program, children are afforded a uniquely-structured opportunity to develop and nurture a love of chess and enhance their learning experience within an inspiring and fun atmosphere. Each student will be individually evaluated to determine the best fit based on age and level of play. Students will discover new friendships while balancing the challenge of competitive teamwork with individual effort.  

In the Day Camp program, which runs from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm, students will receive chess instruction from distinguished coaches. Lessons are kept dynamic in small groups with interactive sessions tailored to advance specific skills and instruction is reinforced with daily sessions of tournament play. The rigorous chess day is balanced with outdoor activities, including instructional tennis with professional coaches. Lunch is provided for students at the campus’s dining hall which offers various selections and accommodates dietary needs. The Cheshire Academy campus offers outstanding facilities, from its beautiful classrooms to its dining hall, outdoor fields, and tennis courts. Medical services are also provided through Cheshire Academy’s nursing staff as well as a First Aid/CPR certified staff member who is with the camp at all times.   

A Full-Day Commuter program for all ages is also available, as well as a Residential program for students ages 10 and up. The Summer Chess Academy for Talented Youth is headed by Grandmaster Gennady Sagalchik who has helped bring numerous national titles to students throughout the tri-state area. The camp will also feature Anna Zatonskih, a four-time U.S. women's champion and World Grandmaster.
Session I – July 8 – July 12
Session II – July 15 – July 19

Cheshire Academy
10 Main Street
Cheshire, CT 06410

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Cheshire Academy
10 Main Street
Cheshire, Connecticut 06410

MAIN PHONE: 203-272-5396
MAIN FAX: 203-250-7209
ADMISSION OFFICE: 203-439-7250
ADMISSION FAX: 203-439-7601
ATHLETICS OFFICE: 203-439-7242 

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  • The Student-Centered Private School in Connecticut.

    We put the unique needs of every student first. That’s why we offer a flexible program that allows students to mix academic course tracks with athletics and/or fine arts programs, according to their needs and interests. Students can stretch their intellectual boundaries by taking one of 20 advanced International Baccalaureate® Diploma Programme courses, or practice new skills by participating in a range of afternoon programs including; athletics, fine arts, and performing arts. We are also the only Connecticut private school to offer one-on-one student coaching through our Roxbury Academic Support Program.
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