Philly Girls Play Chess
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Philly Girls Summer Chess Camp!
This summer ASAP is launching its first annual Philly Girls Summer Chess Camp! This August 1st - 5th Philadelphia’s chess playing girls will receive personalized chess instruction in a small group setting where they can meet some of the best female chess players in the city. The camp will meet daily at Carver HS of Engineering & Science (1600 W. Norris St.) from 9am to 2pm. The camp is open to all grades and skill levels!
This chess camp is a new component of ASAP’s Philly Girls Play Chess, a program seeking to increase the number of female chess players participating in ASAP Chess by recruiting new chess-playing girls and nurturing the skills of current players. But its not all about checkmates, the more important lessons are the unspoken ones: empowerment and prowess in a traditionally male-dominated game.
ASAP would like to thank the Philadelphia Foundation, Drexel Institute for Women's Health and Leadership, and the School District of Philadelphia for their support of Philly Girls Play Chess.
Chess not your thing? Don’t forget about ASAP’s annual Summer Debate Academy! Click here to learn more.