2018 HCA Spring Break Camp
March 26-30 (Week 1) & April 2-5, 2018 (Week 2)
2091 Business Center Dr. Suite 120, Irvine, CA. 92612

Time is from 8:30am-1pm daily. The fee per session is $40/day if registered prior or $45 day of camp/onsite.

The format we conduct these camps in is what we call "cycles". One cycle is:

  • 30 minutes of tactical instruction
  • 45 minutes of either USCF rated play or Non-USCF rated practice games
  • 15 minute period of review of these games
  • A 15 minute break.
  • Questions and Answers About This Camp

    Q1.Who will be the chess instructor(s) in this camp?
    A1. United States Chess Master Joe Hanley is the chief instructor. I may be helped by staff members who are not only my students but have also been trained in my methods of training.

    Q2. If my son/daughter comes only one day, how is he/she worked into the group?
    A2. While it is true other students will have played games prior, the format for pairing up students for games will be they will play the closest players to them in rating. The Non-Rated players will play the next closest in grade to themselves with the same restriction.

    Q3. Will my son/daughter have to compete against higher, more experienced players?
    A3. No, each student will be placed in either the Beginner, Intermediate, or Advanced Group based on either their USCF rating or playing ability.

    Q4. What does my son/daughter have to bring with them each day?
    A4. Please have them bring their chess set, clock, and scorebook.

    Q5. What if I am unable to pick up my child by the time the session ends?
    A5. We will care for your child until you arrive. There will be a fee of $.50/minute charged for this care.

    Q6. What is the refund policy should my child have to cancel?
    A6. As long as the cancellation is within one day from the registration period, a full refund will be given. If your child wishes to leave camp due to to not wanting to participate or any other non-emergency circumstance, a refund of the remaining days will be given but not for the remainder of that day.

    Q7. What does the registration fee include?
    A7. All instuction and rated games. Please have your child bring their own snacks and/or lunch. We do have snacks and drinks for sale onsite.

    By my registration for this child, I am stating I am the legal guardian/parent. I give full permission to have my child participate in this camp. I agree to the terms as written on this page. I also agree my child must adhere to the directions of the camp and it's directors. Failure to do so may cause my child to be asked to leave the camp without any refund. Should an emergency arise, I give full permission to Joe and/or Yvonne Hanley to render any medical treatment they deem necessary. I also give permission to them to transport my child to the nearest hospital should this become necessary.

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