Our mission is to help children improve academic skills, memory, focus, and confidence through playing chess and having fun. As students master their skills, they will move to tournaments both here and around the Chicagoland area. Students will have an opportunity to test and showcase their skills in front of teachers, peers, and parents.

Who: Grades 1-8
Where: Art Center Gallery
When: Wednesday, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Cost: $110 for 6 weeks

Classes begin June 28th and continue every Wednesday, last day August 2, 2017.


About the Instructor

Theo Poulos has been a chess teacher since 2007. A lifelong enthusiast of the game, he strongly believes in the importance of scholastic chess instruction to help students develop problem-solving and critical thinking skills. He is a United States Chess Federation Certified Chess Coach and former tournament player. Prior to chess education, Mr. Poulos was an English and Language Arts teacher. He has combined his professional training as a teacher with his understanding of chess to produce a cutting edge chess curriculum.

Mr. Poulos' innovative method of teaching chess is based on a finely tuned curriculum. Every lesson has an objective which features step by step instruction of chess principles, tactics, and strategies. Each acquired skill builds on the previous one allowing students to reach discernible benchmarks of chess understanding. In addition to the formal instruction, every class allows students the opportunity to put theory into practice by playing matches with their peers. Students with no prior chess background will quickly learn the rules of the game; intermediate students will increase their understanding of chess tactics; and advanced students will study the games of the great chess masters.


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Morgan Park Academy Summer Camp serves the following areas: Chicago, Morgan Park, Lemont, Monee, Orland Park, Schererville, Evergreen Park, Mt. Greenwood, Beverly, Flossmoor, West Beverly, Frankfort, Oak Brook, Orland Park, Burr Ridge, Homewood, Olympia Fields, Country Club Hills, Alsip, Oak Lawn, Hammond, Northern Indiana, South Side, South West Side and Hyde Park. We offer a Summer Camp, Academic Camp, Sports Camp, Day Camp, Junior Day Camp, Pre-K Camp, PreK Camp, Preschool Camp, Kindergarten Camp, Elementary School Camp, Middle School Camp, High School Camp, 1st Grade Camp, 2nd Grade Camp, 3rd Grade Camp, 4th Grade Camp, 5th Grade Camp, 6th Grade Camp, 7th Grade Camp, 8th Grade Camp, Summer Activities, Drivers Ed, ACT Prep Class, Gymnastic Camp, Theater Camp, Soccer Camp, Tennis Camp, Baseball Camp, Summer School, Archery Camp, Full Day Camp, and Half Day Camp. We are a Chicago Summer Camp and a Chicago South Side Summer Camp.