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Other Onsite Camps

USA Chess

Rising Grades K-10
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
AM, PM, or Full-Day
June 24-28
Upper School Campus
See Pricing Below

All registrations occur with USA Chess at www.chesscamp.com.  Questions should be directed to Lesley Jordan at ljordan@usachess.com.

Chess Camp Ages 5 – 16, Introductory to Advanced
This summer USA Chess is offering our exciting and entertaining chess camp at more than 100 locations nationwide. USA Chess is the largest and premier chess camp organizer for children in the United States. The staff is comprised of the finest children’s chess instructors in North America. Registration options include mornings, afternoon and all­day sessions. Campers experience chess instruction and play in a fun filled environment designed to improve their skills whether they are interested in casual or competitive chess. Tuition includes trophy, chess set and much more. Please visit: www.chesscamp.com for program details. Video Game Creation Camp Descriptions: Updated for 2017! Modding, Networking and Hosting with Minecraft Ages 8 – 16 Minecraft is hugely popular because it’s collaborative, open­ended and moddable. Our program preserves those qualities and adds a large dose of fun! The week begins with learning the game, controls, recipes and a bit about hosting & networking. Next campers are connecting to different worlds hosted on our secure server and experimenting with character skins, mods and custom maps. By day three the kids are building in the Active Learning World that grows over time. Whether adding a room, building a moat or even creating a chessboard the possibilities are nearly limitless. This is a half­day program. Students can add an additional program to make it a full day camp. 

Video Game Creation – Platform Style – Like Sonic & Mario Ages 8 ­ 16, Introductory to Intermediate
In this camp children build a game described as a "platform" game like Sonic or Mario. Children have a blast as their characters do the impossible, overcome obstacles and opponents and then conquer the Big Boss. The character progresses on a long path (like a journey) with the background scrolling behind it and adversaries, prizes, obstacles, are encountered as it goes. Lessons on the basics will be similar to the Arcade course in the very beginning, but the class diverges and different programming techniques are taught in order to build this Platform game. This is a half­day program. Students can add an additional program to make it a full day camp. 

Kodu Video Game Creation Adventure Ages 7-16, Introductory to Intermediate
Campers will have the option of learning how to program using a Microsoft Xbox controller! Campers will create their own cool custom world and navigate through it. Within this world they will create tasks that need to be completed in order to progress to the next level. Some of those tasks include escaping a sewer maze, survival mode, outwitting rivals, creating decoys and collecting bonus items all while having fun! This is a half­day camp. Xbox controller is optional and supplied by the student. Students can add an additional program to make it a full day camp.

Pricing Information:
Chess: Morning (9:00 a.m.­-12:00 p.m.) $300.00 
Chess: Afternoon (1:00-4:00 p.m. ) $300.00
Chess: All­ Day (9:00 a.m.­-4:00 p.m. ) $470.00 
Video Game Creation: Morning (9:00 a.m.­-12:00 p.m.) $340.00
Video Game Creation: Afternoon (1:00-­4:00 p.m. ) $340.00
Chess/Video Game Creation: All­ Day (9:00 a.m.-­4:00 p.m.) $510.00
Video Game Creation: All­ Day (9:00 a.m.-­4:00 p.m. ) $535.00

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  • Lower School

    Age 3-Grade 5
    400 Fontaine Street
    Alexandria, Virginia 22302
  • Middle School

    Grades: 6-8
    4401 West Braddock Road
    Alexandria, Virginia 22304
  • Upper School

    Grades: 9-12
    1000 St. Stephen's Road
    Alexandria, Virginia 22304