Develop your child's mental clarity, fortitude, stability, and overall health through the ancient game of chess.  Through chess, children develop analytical, logical, and decision-making skills.  "According to research, test scores improved by 17.3% for students regularly engaged in chess classes, compared with only 4.6% for children participating in other forms of enriched activities," states 4-time women’s world champion, Susan Polgar.  

All classes will be taught by U.S. Candidate Master John Crissman.  John has taught chess professionally for over seven years and in over 30 different schools.  He loves working with students of all ages and skill levels.  Everyone is welcome and encouraged to sign up.  Whether you’re an absolute beginner or a strong tournament player, we have the right curriculum and teaching methods to keep you engaged, learning, and having FUN!  

Code Play Learn's activities will take place at 1148 W Diversey Pkwy, Chicago, IL 60614. We ask that each camper bring his or her own snack. Please remember to exclude any foods that contain nuts. All equipment is provided. Space is limited to 18 campers.

The listed grade levels are recommendations. Please use your best judgement, based on your child's level of experience.