Running during the summer holidays from Sunday 12th to Friday 17th August. Places are open to all 10 to 12 year olds.
The idea of the Summer Chess Camp is to stay at the Amelia Trust Farm which is a working farm (set up for visiting children) and is surrounded by woods with tree houses and clearings for camp fires. We will play chess every morning after breakfast and then take the children to one of the following:
- Big Pit: National Coal Museum – an opportunity to go on an underground tour of a real coal mine.
- St Fagans: National History Museum– visit one of Europe’s leading open-air museums and Wales’ most popular heritage attraction.
- Caerleon: National Roman Legion Museum – explore the fortress that the Romans built in AD75 and learn what made them such a formidable force.
- The Beach: Southerndown – part of a Heritage Coast and a site of Special Scientific Interest. At low tide there is a large expanse of sand and lots of rock pools. Trip will depend on the weather, tides, and lifeguard attendance.
- Cardiff International Pool – lots of fun to be had on the slides and shoots, or the lazy river and under a waterfall.
When we get back to the farm the children can then run around until supper, after which we will play more chess, particularly if the weather is cold and wet.
The standard of chess ability of the children is less important than enthusiasm for the game – it will be a long week for anyone who is not keen on learning or playing chess!
If there are a number coming from one particular location we could arrange transport for an additional fee to cover the cost of the petrol etc.
We have CRB checks, Public Indemnity Insurance, and Food Safety Certificates in place. All the places mentioned have websites for more information and we have a website as well – http://www.TSKChess.com and http://www.tskchess.com/index.php/12-news/77-summer-chess-camp-2012
If you have any other queries please don’t hesitate to contact us!
- Tim and Sarah Kett, Directors of TSK Chess