August 1 to 5 was the second week we spent at Colvin Run, traditionally one of our strongest camps. The students were subjected to some rigorous tactical and endgame exercises over the course of the five days and they rose to the challenge. As usual, we were impressed with the level of skill on display, especially in the Friday tournament that concluded the week.
Approximately 20 students joined us this past week at Colvin Run Elementary to improve their chess skills, play outside, and make new friends.
The first week of camp at Colvin Run is typically designed for children at the beginner to intermediate level. Throughout the five days we rehearsed the opening principles, practiced finding tactics, and studied up on fundamental endgames. The students learned a lot throughout the week and, come the Friday tournament, they put that knowledge to good use.
We’ll stay at Colvin Run next week with the camp for intermediate to advanced students.