Chess Summer Camps are the perfect way to introduce the game of chess to new students, deepen understanding of the game for established players, or offer intensive instruction for aspiring chess masters. Grandmaster instructors provide daily lessons, puzzles, and play to help guide students through each session.
Instruction offers a solid, basic foundation, emphasizing the fundamental skills needed to begin a lifetime of learning in chess.
Each camp provides opportunities to practice these skills in a variety of activities and workshops with classmates under the observation of a Grandmaster and experienced chess instructors from the Saint Louis Chess Club. Camps are offered at Our Lady of the Lourdes School (June 1-5), Saint Louis University (June 15-19) and the Saint Louis Chess Club (June 22-26: Girls Summer Camp, and July 27-31).
The camps are offered all day (from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.), in the morning (from 9 a.m. to noon), or in the afternoon (from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.) Please note light snacks and refreshments are provided in the morning and afternoon.
Camp Lakewood Open Houses are designed to give you and your children or teens the opportunity to meet the camp directors, ask questions and see the beautiful property. You'll get a tour of the camp, be able to speak with camp staff and be reassured that your camper will have the experience of a lifetime at YMCA Camp Lakewood.
Parents call it a break from the kids, and kids call it a break from parents, so its a win-win for all! During Parents' Survival Night you can spend some adult time seeing a movie or catching up with friends, while your kids get quality "kid time" in a safe, familiar, and fun place with trained instructors who lead them through music, games and fun LEGO, DUPLO and LEGO Junior building activities.
Experience a day at the beach without having to go any further than The Magic House! The popular Sandcastle Beach features tons of sand, hidden seashells to dig up and even beach umbrellas on the "shores" of The Magic House!
Featuring real puppets created by the Henson Creature Shop, Splash and Bubbles: Dive In, Lend a Fin! takes children on an underwater adventure to learn about the ocean and what they can do to help protect it.