by Premer Chess CEO Evan Rabin
Time flies; it feels like just yesterday I was planning our virtual camp back in May. However, we are now past the 1/2 way point of week 4. After this Friday, we will have 7 weeks to go, until August 28. We have now had over 100 registrations and have had entries from New York to California to Norway. Students have come from a variety of sources, including our school programs, US Chess blasts, our Twitch stream , Facebook page and others sources.
The students have had a lot of fun, working with our instructors Phil Rosenberg, Danilo Cuellar and Brian Wilmeth, and playing in-camp tournaments on Lichess.org. We also make sure students maintain phsyical stamnina by doing hourly stretching/exercise breaks. Last week we had a special ball skills workshop with our education partner Hands on Hoops Skills. Find out more about Hands on Hoops CEO Michael Deutsch on this podcast episode.
While a few kids did sign up for the whole summer, most parents have registered their children for a week or two at a time. For those parents that would like save some money but do not know exactly when their children can make camp, we now have a “5- Week, Make Your Own Schedule” option, where you will essentially get a credit for 5 weeks and get 10% off, on our registration page.
Would your child be interested in attending but are not sure he could last 3-6 hours at virtual camp per day? If so, you can also make $40 payment via www.paypal.me.premierchess and send an email to email@example.com with youur child’s name, chess experience and desired day/session and he can do a 1/2 day trial.