Summer Camp 2019
Fencing, Chess, and Coding
Boys and Girls, ages 8-14. All Levels are Welcome*!
*Participants will train in groups based on their level
- Improves concentration
- Develops strength and balance
- Uses the brain as well as the body
- Encourages self-control and respect
Your child’s day at camp
In an era when so many parents are increasingly concerned about their kids’ growing addictions to digital screens, fencing offers a compelling alternative.
Fencing builds stamina, strength, coordination, and self-confidence.
Kids who love Star Wars or video games often love fencing. What other sport hands a kid a sword and electronically scores and lights up when they make contact. It’s like playing inside your own video game.
This summer, exercise your child’s mind with the classic game of Chess! Students of all ages and levels are welcome. Groups will be formed based on the level of the participants. Children who are new to chess will learn the basic history of chess, pieces names, value, movement, and capture, good trades vs. bad trades, as well as board notation and setup. The concepts of check, checkmate, stalemate and castling will follow. Students who have prior experience with chess will be given lessons designed to improve their game and learn new skills and strategies, as well as theory on openings, middle, and endgames.
Participants will use chess equipment in each class. Part of each daily lesson is board demonstrations and part practical interaction.
These classes are built around Scratch, a project of the MIT Media Lab, which is a simple yet powerful programming language developed at MIT that uses color-coded blocks that appeal to students of all ages. Scratch is the most popular language for young programmers, with about seven million users around the world.
In this class, students ease into object-oriented programming concepts with Scratch, creating animated stories, games and interactive adventures !
Students master the intuitive user interface of Scratch and learn the functions of the most important blocks, which beneath their friendly appearance represent important programming functions.
Children must bring their own laptop/chromebook, lunch*, and water.
* nut-free facility