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Chess Summer Camp On Long Island

Learn How To Play Chess

Usdan’s Chess Department is uniquely designed to meet the needs of each player, whether that person is a new or experienced competitor. 

The Usdan Chess Ladder groups students in varying levels, from absolute novices to advanced tournament players. New players learn rules, notation, and the opening, middle, and end games. Advanced players develop a vast repertoire of complex strategies and the ability to apply them in-game. All benefit from improved problem-solving, critical thinking, and concentration. Students hone their skills through game play and tutoring in competitive chess tournaments and exciting team competitions. Chess faculty are highly ranked tournament players with decades of experience. Chess players learn in our sunny and spacious Maurice B. Hexter Center.

 

SUMMER CAMP Busing FOR LONG ISLAND, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens Kids

For over fifty years, Usdan has offered an enriching summer camp experience to children all over the region, from Manhattan, Queens, and Brooklyn in New York City, to Port Washington and Huntington, and all over Nassau and Suffolk counties. Usdan offers busing to and from camp from convenient central pickup locations. For more information on busing, please visit our Transportation page

Classes

Chess

Available for
  • 4-Week A
  • 4-Week B
Major and Minor and Recreational Activity classes
Chess
Chess

Chess

4-Week A

Major: Grades 2–12
Minor: Grades 2–12
Rec: Grades 2–12

4-Week B

Major: Grades 2–12
Minor: Grades 2–12
Rec: Grades 2–12

1-Week Rec

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

Usdan’s Chess classes are uniquely designed to meet the needs of each student, no matter the experience level. The Usdan Chess Ladder groups students in varying levels, from absolute novices to advanced players. New players learn rules, notation, and the opening, middle, and end games. Advanced players develop a vast repertoire of complex strategies and the ability to apply them in-game. All benefit from improved problem-solving, critical thinking, and concentration. Students hone their skills through game play and tutoring in competitive chess tournaments and exciting team competitions. Chess players learn in the sunny Maurice B. Hexter Center by highly ranked tournament players with decades of experience. All levels welcome. Classes are grouped according to age division and grade.  

“What I liked most was that I got to play many different people with no pressure.”
—Dylan

“I was able to play a lot of chess and learn from my mistakes.”
—Noah

 

Department Faculty & Staff

Brian Karen

Faculty, Chess

Chess

Joel Salman

Faculty, Chess

Chess