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2016 Summer Chess and Thinking Games Camp Schedule:

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                       East Lansing and Ann Arbor 

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Chess Camp details:
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                                     Every Camper is guaranteed a trophy!!

● Click on "camp photos from 2015" in left side menu for great photos!
● Ray Garrison has been organizing camps in Ann Arbor and East Lansing since 1998
● Camp counselors include Tony Nichols, David Sundeen and Kent Olson "Mr. O"
● All camps are day camps from 9am until 3pm
● Lunchtime is from 11:30am until 12:30pm daily.  Bring a sack lunch.
● Awards ceremonies take place Fridays at 2:30pm
● East Lansing day camps are $269 by May 15, $299 by June 15
● Ann Arbor day camps are $279 by May 15, $309 by June 15
● current USCF memberships required for EL advanced camp and any intermediate or advanced AA chess camp.  Memberships may be purchased on the first day of camp, or on this website, go to the chess tournament page to add USCF memberships to your shopping cart.
● You may secure a spot in any camp with a deposit of $129 (or $119 for EL camp) by April 1 (balance of $150 due first day of camp)
● After care is available for $7 per half hour from 3pm until 4pm (then $5 per quarter hour from 4pm until 5pm, then $7 per quarter hour from 5pm until 6pm)
● You may register below with your credit card, or via mail.  Please email raygarrison@arborchess.com for a registration flyer.
● Please see contact information page for any questions.

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                                        What is Thinking Games camp?


Ray Garrison has been organizing Thinking Games camps since 2002.  They have been very popular!  Every day there are multiple tournaments, including Risk and Stratego.  The other tournaments vary every year.  In addition to organized tournament play, there are a multitude of thinking games available to play, at least sixty!  In addition, many games are taught throughout the week.  Game instruction could include Cribbage, Backgammon, Go, Chinese Chess, Shogi, Bridge, or any other thinking game that you want to learn!


The Advanced Thinking Games camp will focus on more complicated games such as Go, Axis & Allies, Shogi, Backgammon, Bridge, etc. and will also discuss advanced game theory.  In addition, the older campers learn to mentor younger campers in the regular Thinking Games camp.  High School students are also welcome to join.  This camp premiered in 2012 and has been a success.
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2016 East Lansing Summer Chess Camps
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      location
:  314 and 318 Berkey Hall on MSU campus

June 20-24: Advanced Chess Camp (1st-9th grade)
Cost per Camper is $269 by May 15, $299 by June 15


Payment Options
School Grade in Fall
do you need aftercare after 3:00?
PLEASE email additional contact info:
Camper's Full Name
date of birth

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June 20-24: Youth Chess Camp (K-4th grade)
Cost per Camper is $269 by May 15, $299 by June 15

Payment Options
School Grade in Fall
do you need aftercare after 3:00?
PLEASE email additional contact info
Camper's Full Name
date of birth


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2016 Ann Arbor Summer Chess and Games Camps
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location:  Go Like The Wind Montessori 3540 Dixboro Lane, Ann Arbor, MI  48105

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July 5-8:  Morning Chess Workshop for beginners (9:10-10:30am).  This is an excellent workship for young beginners!  Open to ages 4-6, no experience necessary.  Most students will be complete beginners.  This class is offered through the Go Like The Wind summer camp program.  You should contact GLTW directly at 734-747-7422, ask for Donna.

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July 11-15: Thinking Games Camp (ages 6-15)
Cost per Camper is $279 by May 15, $309 by June 15

Payment Options
School Grade in Fall
do you need aftercare after 3:00?
PLEASE email additional contact info:
Camper's Full Name
date of birth

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July 11-15: Advanced Thinking Games Camp (ages 12-17)
Cost per Camper is $279 by May 15, $309 by June 15

Payment Options
School Grade in Fall
do you need aftercare after 3:00?
PLEASE email additional contact info:
Camper's Full Name
date of birth

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July 18-22: Beginning-Intermediate Chess Camp (ages 5-10)
Cost per Camper is $279 by May 15, $309 by June 15

Payment Options
School Grade in Fall
do you need aftercare after 3:00?
LEASE email additional contact info:
Camper's Full Name
date of birth

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July 18-22: Intermediate-Advanced Chess Camp (ages 7-15)
Cost per Camper is $279 by May 15, $309 by June 15

Payment Options
School Grade in Fall
do you need aftercare after 3:00?
PLEASE email additional contact info::
Camper's Full Name
date of birth

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July 25-29:  Thinking Games Camp (ages 6-15)
Cost per Camper is $279 by May 15, $309 by June 15

Payment Options
School Grade in Fall
do you need aftercare after 3:00?
PLEASE email additional contact info:
Camper's Full Name
date of birth

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July 25-29: Advanced Thinking Games Camp (ages 12-17)
Cost per Camper is $279 by May 15, $309 by June 15

Payment Options
School Grade in Fall
do you need aftercare after 3:00?
PLEASE email additional contact info:
Camper's Full Name
date of birth

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August 8-12: Advanced Chess Camp (for players rated 650+ or Ray Garrison's approval)
Cost per Camper is $279 by May 15, $309 by June 15

Payment Options
School Grade in Fall
do you need aftercare after 3:00?
PLEASE email additional contact info
Camper's Full Name
date of birth

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August 8-12: Intermediate Chess Camp.
Cost per Camper is $279 by May 15, $309 by June 15

Payment Options
School Grade in Fall
do you need aftercare after 3:00?
PLEASE email additional contact info
Camper's Full Name
date of birth

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August 8-12: Youth/Beginning Chess Camp (K-4th grade)
Cost per Camper is $279 by May 15, $309 by June 15

Payment Options
School Grade in Fall
do you need aftercare after 3:00?
PLEASE email additional contact info:
Camper's Full Name
date of birth

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