Chess New York City, Inc. has returned to East Hampton again this year with a summer instructional program hosted by Guild Hall.
According to the Chess NYC mission statement, “Chess NYC’s philosophy in chess instruction is to emphasize sport and fun and provide as much chess instruction as a child can bear, but not more! In doing so and providing supervised, spirited play, each student associates Chess with fun.”
The summer program is called “Chess on the Beach” and is actually held at Guild Hall, not on the beach. The full day program runs for one week Monday, August 19 – Friday, August 23 and starts with a 9:00 a.m. drop-off and 5:00 p.m. pick-up at Guild Hall. Along with chess instruction and activities, there is open and supervised sports play time, Grand Master coaching and lunch is provided for all students.
Chess NYC also offers a half day morning and half day afternoon program, along with single day drop-offs based on space availability. (We understand these are rarely available, so it is best to commit to the full week program, either half or full day.) On selected Thursday evenings over the summer Chess NYC will offer “Thinking Chess” classes from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Not a bad option for Mom and Dad to grab an early Thursday adult dinner at Nick & Toni’s or the 1770 House.
Chess NYC has a great reputation with programs in over three dozen locations in NYC. Chess will improve your child’s cognitive thinking skills, teach them patience and an appreciation of strategic critical thinking. Fun and fascinating, once learned and appreciated, a passion for chess lasts a lifetime. Get that passion started in your child this summer at Chess NYC at Guild Hall and give yourself a week on the beach without worrying about them in the undertow.