Complete Beginners Kids Summer Camps

ENROL NOW using online BOOKING FORM below

Enrol your child in morning or afternoon online camps or a mixture of both to suit your family’s summer schedule.
Suitable for kids aged 7 to 14. Discounted rates for siblings!

CAMP 1: 11th – 15th July
9.30am-1pm ; 2.30-5pm

CAMP 2: 08th – 12th August
9.30am-1pm ; 2.30-5pm

Win or lose, chess is a game of high drama and lots of fun!

Complete Beginners Camps Summer 2022

CAMP 1: 11th-15th July (Mon-Fri)
CAMP 2: 8th-12th August (Mon-Fri)
Select half or full-days to suit your family's summer schedule!
Includes 2 x 15 min break
€20 - 1 Child
+ €13 - 2nd Child
+ €10 - 3rd Child
Includes 2 x 15 min break
€15 - 1 Child
+ €10 - 2nd Child
+ €7 - 3rd Child

€35 - 1 Child
€58 - 2 Children
€75 - 3 Children

You can enrol your son or daughter just for the mornings / just for the afternoons / for full-days (AM & PM) or a mixture of mornings and afternoons throughout the week. New ideas and material are covered in each session so there is no repetition in morning and afternoon sessions.

Complete Beginners Online Kids Camps are designed for kids aged 7-14 years who have never played the game before or for kids who are looking to do a refresher course which will teach them all the basics and lead to a mastery of the fundamentals of the game. Kids who are enrolled in this class will learn all the essential such as how the pieces move, concepts such as castling, en passant, how to deliver checkmate etc. This course hopes to fire the imaginations of kids through analysing their own games played in class competitions and weekly Monday night Chess Bud tournaments. In addition to mastering all the essential rules and concepts of the game, students will be encouraged to engage their ‘Beginners Mind’ as they tap into their chess creativity and seek to discover their natural chess talent. A big part of this course is telling Kids about the origins of this most ancient game, as well as tons of fun facts about the the big personalities in international chess today and in yester-year and the role chess has played in all aspects of life and culture down through the ages.

Classes are conducted through zoom. Each student who enrols on a course is given their own account in the Chess Bud Training Portal. During the camp, students will use the portal to take part in daily class tournaments, participate in training simuls against Mark, solve quizzes and be able to review opening and endgame content covered during the Summer Camp. Kids can also play friendly games against each other in the portal outside of class times. Mark will keep their accounts active in the portal for 3 weeks from the time they enrol, so kids use the portal to play each other, compete in Chess Bud Tournaments and review annotated databases. For as long their accounts are active, kids can also participate in the weekly Chess Bud themed opening tournaments which take place on Monday evenings throughout the summer.

Enrol now in the Chess Bud Complete Beginners Summer Kids Camp 08th-12th August 2022 using the booking form below

Please use this form to enrol your son or daughter in Chess Bud Ireland’s Complete Beginners Kids Chess Camp. This camp is for kids who are new to the game or who only know how the pieces move and have yet to learn concepts such as castling, en passant and basic strategies for checkmating their opponents. By the end of the course the kids will have learnt all of the fundamental rules of the game and also how to play chess online with friends, family or schoolmates. There are two camps – a morning camp from 9.30am to 1pm (€20 per morning, i.e. €100 for 5 mornings from Monday – Friday) and an afternoon camp from 2.30pm to 5pm (€15 per afternoon, i.e. €75 for five afternoons from Monday – Friday). We will be meeting on Zoom and playing friendly games, class simuls and tournaments in the Chess Bud online coaching portal. Students who enroll on any Chess Bud summer camp will be invited to regular online tournaments throughout July and August and can work on their game accessing training databases within the portal for that time. Students who complete this camp are welcome to sign up to future experienced beginners camps.

Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Friday 9.30 to 1pm OR 2.30 to 5pm
Zoom details are emailed the morning of each camp.
Please ensure to click the morning or afternoon option on the form. Once payment is made your child’s place on this camp is secured.

1 student/2 siblings/3 siblings
Morning Camp:
Afternoon Camp:

Many thanks for enrolling your child in this camp.
Looking forward to helping them realize their chess potential!

Kindest Regards,
International Master Mark Quinn, PhD, FIDE Trainer

If your son or daughter plays on or Lichess, let Mark know what their chess handles are i.e. the names they play under on those sites. Mark will review their games to make sure they are on the right course.
Tell Mark about your child's chess journey so far and if they have any short-term or long-term goals. Or if they are just playing chess for fun!