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2017 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 2016" 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 $309 by June 15, $339 after, pending space
● Ann Arbor day camps are $319 by June 15, $349 after, pending space
● 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 $169 (or $159 for EL camp) by June15(balance 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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July 24-28: (AT DAYCROFT, 1095 Zeeb Rd)

 Afternoon Half Day Chess Camp (all levels) (1pm-4pm).   This class is offered through the DAYCROFT Montessori camp program.  To register, contact Laura Hogan at Daycroft, Laurah@daycroft.org or 734-662-3335 .

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July 31-Aug. 4: Advanced Chess Camp (for players rated 650+ or Ray Garrison's approval)

Cost per Camper is $349

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 31-Aug. 4: Intermediate Chess Camp.

Cost per Camper is $349

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 31-Aug. 4: Youth Chess Camp (K-4th grade)

Cost per Camper is $349

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 7-11:  Thinking Games Camp (ages 6-15)

Cost per Camper is $349

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 7-11: Advanced Thinking Games Camp (ages 12-17)

Cost per Camper is $349

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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-----------------------------------------------------------------2017 East Lansing Summer Chess Camps-----------------------------------------------------------------      location:  314 and 318 Berkey Hall on MSU campusJune 26-June 30: Advanced Chess Camp (1st-9th grade) Cost per Camper is $339---------------------------------------------------------------------------- June 26-30: Youth Chess Camp (K-4th grade)Cost per Camper is $339-------------------------------------------------------------------------------2017 Ann Arbor Summer Chess and Games Camps-------------------------------------------------------------------------------     location:  Go Like The Wind Montessori 3540 Dixboro Lane, Ann Arbor, MI  48105-------------------------------------------------------------------------------  July 10-14: Beginning-Intermediate Chess Camp (ages 5-1***********************************************SORRY, THIS CAMP IS FULL.  Please email raygarrison@arborchess.com to be placed on wait list***********************************************-------------------------------------------------------------------------------July 10-14: Intermediate-Advanced Chess Camp (ages 7-15)***********************************************SORRY, THIS CAMP IS FULL.  Please email raygarrison@arborchess.com to be placed on wait list***********************************************-------------------------------------------------------------------------------July 17-21: Thinking Games Camp (ages 6-15)Cost per Camper is $349***********************************************THIS CAMP IS ALMOST FULL*********************************************** -------------------------------------------------------------------------------July 17-21: Advanced Thinking Games Camp (ages 12-17)Cost per Camper is $349***********************************************THIS CAMP IS ALMOST FULL***********************************************