Town of Aurora Parks & Recreation, New York State
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Join us for 5 days of chess camp and more with coaches from the Buffalo Chess Association! Camps will include various chess lessons, along with plenty of practice, puzzles, and other fun activities to keep kids’ minds active and having fun. Special activities will be planned for each day to keep students engaged and learning. This will include GM game analysis, puzzles, chess variants, and a different fun break activity each day. Students will be provided with snacks M-Th, and pizza on Friday. Prizes will be handed out throughout the camp.

WHEN: July 24 – July 28 Monday - Friday
WHERE: Recreation Department Classroom – 575 Oakwood Avenue
TIME: 9am – 1pm

FOR: Boys and Girls - Grades K-8 (minimum of 6)
Players will be paired by age/ability.
No prior chess experience required.
Board and pieces provided.

INSTRUCTORS: Coach Michael Zachowicz: A fan of chess for over three decades and has worked as a
teacher of various subjects both in Western New York and Northern California school districts.
He is currently instructing Geometry at the Chesterton Academy. He brings experience from the
Berkeley Chess School and his passion for working with children to the Buffalo Chess Association
hoping to foster appreciation for the many benefits that playing chess can bring.
Coach Kutay Karatas: A chess player since he was six, and has been competing for
nearly as long. His peak USCF rating was 2250, and his peak bullet rating online was 2750. He has
experience helping players of all levels, from teaching new students to assisting Grandmasters prep for tournament games. Kutay is sharing his extensive knowledge with students and helping them learn just how much can be done with chess.

COST: $150.00 Residents
Non-residents please add $10.00

REGISTRATION: Registration for residents begins at 8:30am on April 3rd.
or visit us at: Town of Aurora Parks & Recreation
575 Oakwood Ave, East Aurora, NY 14052.
*Registration for non-residents begins at 8:30am on April 17th.

Q. Can I register for multiple waiting list spots if my child is already registered for a class that session.

A. No, once you are registered for an activity in a session you may not register for multiple waiting list spots in hopes of changing your time slot.

Q. Can my child’s friend have my spot in a class or on the waiting list if we are unable to attend?

A. No. We cannot transfer registrations to friends.

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Chess Camp 
N/A K - 8 MTuWThF  07/24/2023 - 07/28/2023
09:00 AM - 01:00 PM

575 Oakwood Ave (Recreation classroom upstairs)
$150.00 R, $160.00 NR
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Chess Camp 
N/A K - 8 MTuWThF  07/31/2023 - 08/04/2023
09:00 AM - 01:00 PM

575 Oakwood Ave (Recreation classroom upstairs)
$150.00 R, $160.00 NR
* Adjustments and discounts will be applied during checkout if applicable. *

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