Strategy in Chess Ages 8+


 IQ Development
Ages: 8+
Skill Levels: Basic & Advanced

Ratio Guarantee:
 10 students per instructor
Prerequisite: Age only

Course Description

Strategy in Chess provides new or beginning students of chess a strong foundation in the rules and strategies needed to play the game of chess. The course is designed for students with little to no experience with chess.

The course begins with a brief history of the game of Chess. It then introduces the student to the board and pieces, explaining through interactive lessons, quizzes, videos and games how each piece moves. The course ends with general tactics and strategies to improve the student’s game.

What Will Students Take Home?

Each student will go home with new skill and photos of their learning session.

Top Skills Gained

Conceptual Skills Development

  • Read and write the algebraic notation for chess moves.
  • Correctly place pieces on the board to set up of a game of chess and know the legal moves of each piece.
  • Understand and explain how a game of chess can end in either checkmate or a stalemate.
  • Understand and perform the strategies for basic openings and end games.
  • Competently attack the opponent’s king while defending their own king.

Skills Development

  • Analytical Skills
  • Observation Skills

STEM & 21st Century Skills Development

  • Problem-solving
  • Logical Skills
  • Critical Thinking


Discover what sets our teaching style apart.

8:1 Staff Ratio Guarantee

We guarantee small class sizes, with a maximum of 8 students per instructor. At Robotics Labs, our teaching philosophy is premised on personalization—your path, at your pace. Passionate, adult-only instructors guide you through tailored curriculum with one-on-one teaching. The immersive environment is ideal for fostering creativity and allowing you to reach your potential.

All-Adult Staff

Our entire staff is comprised of adults ages 18 and over. We do not hire Counselors-in-Training (CITs) at our summer technology camps. We believe you learn best from adults who have mastered their technology skills. Some of our instructors are tech industry professionals. Others are graduate and undergraduate students majoring in the fields of Computer Science, Web Design, Computer Engineering, App Design, Film, and other related fields. We’re extremely selective when it comes to our summer staff.

Friday Open House for Families

On the last day of camp, instructors present each student with a personalized Robotics Labs certificate and recap students’ key accomplishments. Afterwards, students show their families what they spent the week learning!

Other Activities

Students can expect a common-sense mix of instruction, breaks, social time and other creative, age-appropriate activities.