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Diplomat Chess Camp

Rising Grades 1 - 8
Weeks in June, July, August View All
3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Partner Program
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$150 / Week

Course Description

Spend a week learning chess with Diplomat Chess! We have taught chess to thousands of children, including state and national champions, but the majority of our students are casual players that are looking to learn and have fun. Each day during this abbreviated, virtual format, campers will receive an interactive group lesson, the opportunity to challenge a fellow camper to a game, as well as group post-game analysis (in which we review the recently completed games to point out mistakes, missed opportunities, and generally improve the players’ chess thought process). Each week will feature different lessons, so there won’t be any overlap for students that register for multiple weeks.

Chess lends itself nicely to online learning, and we have been teaching students out of the state and country virtually for years with great success. Using Zoom and the leading chess websites, coaches and students are able to interact over a shared board, and have the ability to highlight key squares and draw arrows to emphasize their points, all while participating in a real-time discussion. In some ways, online lessons are even more optimized than the traditional classroom setting!

Each day, the club will be structured with a 15-20 minute group lesson, a sparring game with another camper, and camper game analysis (in which we replay the students’ games and discuss mistakes and missed opportunities). This will all be done virtually, so need to have a physical chess set. Your child(ren) will only need access to Zoom and the website

20 Minute Lesson
20 Minute Match on
20 Minute Group analysis of Matches

Included in the camp registration is a 3-month membership to ChessKids. com!


Weeks Tie
June 15 – 19 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
June 22 – 26 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
June 29 – July 3 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
July 6 – 10 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
July 20 – 24 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
July 27 – 31 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
August 3 – 7 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
August 10 – 14 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Camp Credentials

  • Diplomat Chess is directed by Robert Lazorchak, who is a United States Chess Federation Advanced Coach and Tournament Director, FIDE Instructor, and holds a Masters Degree in Teaching.

What to Expect

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