Our Summer Camp

Celebrating over 30 years of developing after school chess programs in the greater NY area.

Summer Camp Rates

Full Week

Between June 20-September 2

Monday - Friday $695

Full Day

Between June 20 - September 2

Monday - Friday $155/day

Half Day

Between June 20 - September 2

Monday - Friday $105/day

The Chess Camp

Beginner Students will learn the rules of the game, how to move the pieces, chess notation, and other fundamentals.

Intermediate Students will learn opening strategies and formations as well as different traps and checkmate patterns, including the art of sacrifice and attack.

Advanced Students will learn more of the above with increasing complexity, including constructing solid defense.

In a study by Stuart Marguiles Ph.D., it was found that chess play developed analytic skills, self-control,  and an increased ability to concentrate. Enhanced reading skills naturally followed.  Participants in a scholastic chess program also developed higher levels of self-esteem as they increased their chess competence.  These are precisely the tools required to help our students to excel in life.

Kids love us because they have a blast, and parents love us because their children are developing critical cognitive and social skills for both school and everyday life.

  • Develop intellect through strategic gameplay
  • Improve teamwork and social skills

Respect and Good Sportsmanship are constantly reinforced and encouraged.

The Karate Camp

Typical Camp Activities:

  • Warm-up, Stretching and Aerobic Conditioning
  • Core and Strength Training
  • Athletic Competition
  • High Energy Games
  • Develop Issinryu Style Kicking and Punching
  • Martial Art Drills
  • Martial Arts Themed Arts and Crafts
  • Other activities may include local museums for exposure to the history of martial arts and visiting Asian Cultural Centers to better understand the world in which martial arts developed.
  • Receive lots of support from our small groups and highly skilled black belt instructors.
  • Develop karate skills at all levels, core athletics, physical skills and aerobic conditioning. It’s not all about the punch! We focus on emotional discipline, avoidance of violence, establishing community and inner peace.

Respect and Good Sportsmanship are constantly reinforced and encouraged.
• Contact Sparring is Not part of the program.

A little history:
Tiger Strong NYC has been instrumental in changing young lives though karate for over 10 years. Tiger Strong karate system is part of the Isshinryu style, which was the basis for the Marines’ combat training developed after World War II. Arguably the most effective real-world karate system in existence. The philosophy behind Issinryu and Tiger Strong is to find peace before combat!



Advanced Chess Tournament Entries

Register Online and your entry will appear automatically on our Advanced entries page! Players will see in advance which players are competing in a specific tournament & the schools they are from.  

Chess Programs

Monthly Chess Tournaments

Tournaments at Bryant Park are divided into 7 sections based upon age and strength.  Players can play "up" into any section.  The top section includes Adults and offers Cash prizes.  Trophies, plaques and medals to all others.

Summer Chess Camps

Providing students chess activities throughout the summer months in the NY area. Contact Us for more details and schedule for next Summer.

Private Chess Lessons

One of the best ways to improve your game is to bring the score of your tournament games to your chess coach & have them analyze the game with you.