Summer Session: MINI Camps & Classes

Active Learning Services:
Video Game and Chess Camps

Date: July 9-13, 2018

Time: Varies by camp selections; see website for possible combinations

Ages: Students ages 5-16 (ages vary; please see specific sessions below for details)

Cost:  Varies by camp selections; see website for possible combinations


Instructor: Provided by Active Learning Services

Contact / Registration:  For more information, please contact Visit or call 888.65.CHESS to register in the 17043 area.


Typical Day: Chess Classes

The camp schedule is structured, but at the same time it is fun. Classroom size for our chess program averages 12-15 campers. We make every effort to group friends together, but groupings within the chess programs are dependent on the camper's chess playing ability. Teaching methods and lessons are specific to each instructor, but the main focus is the same: present the chess material in a fun, exhilarating, and entertaining way. All necessary equipment is provided. There are no expectations placed upon the campers, and the atmosphere is very relaxed. A typical day in our chess program will include instruction, activities, and, of course, an opportunity to try their new skills with an opponent. For half-day campers, the day consists of two classroom lessons lasting an hour each, with an hour break in between for practice and snack. All-day campers follow the same schedule in the afternoon: an hour lesson with an hour break in between for practice and snack, and then a final lesson.


Typical Day: Computer Game Creation and Scratch Animation

Computer enrichment programs typically have two longer sessions with a snack break in between. At the beginning of camp, campers will be assigned a computer and will work on that machine throughout the week. The instructor will follow our step-by-step curriculum as the kids learn to create their games or projects. Then for the final days of the camps, they are given time to create on their own, building multiple levels, adding characters, and making their game just the way they want it.


All-day campers follow the same schedule, with an hour-long lunch/recess break between the morning and afternoon sessions. Since the computer classes are half-day courses, students will many times change rooms after the break and begin to learn a new game or software program in the afternoon.

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