Parent and player comments
about summer chess camp

"Dear SCA Staff:

I wish Chess Camp was my home!”

-- Parth Kousnik, his first week at chess camp

"This is our second summer at the SCA Chess Camp. Our eldest son began last year on an invitation from his cousin. We were quite skeptical, as he didn’t really know much about chess. But we were thrilled to see how enthusiastic he was and how much he progressed through the few weeks that he attended. We were most impressed with how the camp set specific criteria for achieving goals in chess. Often times it’s difficult to motivate children in structured learning environments. But somehow the SCA Chess Camp knows exactly how to make learning fun. This summer our two other sons have attended, and all the boys literally plan their chess strategies in the evening for the next day’s events and can’t get to camp fast enough in the morning. We’re thrilled with the progress they’ve made and the individualized attention they have received from qualified and caring instructors. Keep up the good work!"

-- Hindy Frishman

“Forest and his friends have come home each day from camp thoroughly happy and ready to come back the next day. – Chess camp is fabulous!!”

-- Sincerely Patrick Bryan


Dear SCA,

This is my son’s third summer attending chess camp. He has enjoyed it each time, and yet this year he’s gotten “the bug.” Not only did he enjoy the tournaments, he loves the competition enough to say, “I want to go again this summer!” So he’s coming again this very month.

Thanks for nurturing so many young people in their love of chess!

-- Jan Kleinmen, Mom