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Dear SCA Chess Camp Families: Posted Tuesday, June 15, 2021 by Ty
After last summer's successful virtual chess camp, we will again be offering camp by way of Zoom for the summer of 2021. The dates are June 28-July 1, July 12-15, July 19-22, July 26-29, Aug 2-5, Aug 9-12, Aug 16-19. The hours will again be 9am - 4pm.
Virtual SCA Chess Camp 2021 will have eight instructional chess lessons taught by licensed teachers (and a chess master) who know children and how to teach them, tailored to the students' individual needs. Five levels of instruction are offered: beginning, advanced beginners, intermediate, advanced, and super advanced; eight optional activity periods, seven chess tournament rounds to earn more Merit Points, and an awards ceremony. Campers will not only improve their chess skills, but will have a summer of chess-filled fun, with extra activities that may include Dungeons and Dragons, chess puzzles, yoga, drama, Escape the Rooms, chess variations, Jeopardy, Among Us, Junkbox Games, simuls with the chess master, arts and crafts and a whole lot more. Of course, we will have our usual chess groups and counselors.
Students may register for any number of the seven weeks. The deadline for early registration is 14 days before the beginning of each session. The final registration deadline for each week falls on the Friday before. Register early to take advantage of the reduced fee, as well as guarantee your spot.
Our staff has been very busy working on the rest of the details for the camp, and we look forward to sharing that with you.
For any questions call: Lorene Lampert 763-593-1168 or click here to download the registration form, fill it out, and email to lorene@schoolchess.org.

CHESS CAMP WILL BE HELD VIRTUALLY THIS SUMMER Posted Saturday, March 13, 2021 by Lorene
The SCA will be holding the CHESS CAMP again virtually this summer and you can sign up for that by going to the chess camp button on the left hand side of this homepage.

Save your spot now! Register for the SCA chess camp - the most fun a chess student can have!

We are hoping to be able to move to in person camp but don't know for sure yet. So just sign up for weeks you are interested in and if we are able to move to the St Louis Park Recreation Center we will.
If you register for the virtual camp and we switch to in-person camp, you will have a reserved spot at the in-person camp for that week! There will be an additional fee for the in-person camp.
June 28-July 1
July 12-15
July 19-22
July 26-29
Aug 2-5
Aug 9-12
Aug 16-19

SPAM FILTERING OF ANNOUNCEMENTS POSTED Posted Monday, August 29, 2016 by Lorene
Please note we have been informed that many SCA Email announcements have not been received due to likely spam-filtering issues. If you have requested to be on the Email list and are not receiving announcements, please do the following:

Check your spam, junk or trash Email folder to see if SCA announcements were incorrectly filtered out; if so, click the appropriate setting, for example, “Move-to-Inbox” and Mark as “Not Spam”.

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Please make sure we have your e-mail address Posted Sunday, January 9, 2011 by Webmaster
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Congratulations to our 2019
Statewide Tournament Champions
Well done!
Primary Champion
Kai Shemesh
Elementary Champion
Vivian Yang


Congratulations 2021
Coach of the Year!

Harold Golden


Congratulations 2020
Chess Camp Champs!

Shrinivas Iyer
Championship Section

Elliot Fergle
Novice Section


Resources: Check out these recommended instructional books.

USCF's Scholastic Chess page Check it out

Why teach chess to children?? Click here to find out.

Parents -- check out this tournament chess primer by the U.S. Chess Center

Wanted: Chess Coaches
There are many schools that need either a chess coach or someone with chess knowledge. If you are in Junior/Senior High School you may qualify as a chess assistant. Most chess clubs are after school, but some are before school or in the evening. If you are interested, please call 763-593-1168 or write to:

School Chess Association
5901 Laurel Ave Apt 134
Golden Valley, MN 55416-1070

Chess Clubs
Does your school have a chess club? If not, contact the School Chess Association.
We may be able to help your school start a club!!
Contact Lorene at Lorene@SchoolChess.org or 763-593-1168

The School Chess Association is dedicated to providing chess activities for students in Kindergarten through Grade 12.

In support of our mission, the SCA provides the following services:

  • Run chess tournaments
  • Provide chess camps
  • Develop chess clubs
  • Promote instruction

The SCA is dedicated to providing the best programs for all participants.  The SCA runs only non-elimination tournaments.  We believe that all students should have the greatest opportunity to play chess and that no one should be eliminated from a tournament.

This web site is devoted to providing information about the SCA and other chess activities.

For more information, e-mail Lorene Lampert or call us at (763)-593-1168

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