Please explain any special circumstances pertaining to the participant's health or well being that we should know about. Any conditions not disclosed in this application cannot be accommodated. Boulder County Chess School (BCCS) Chess Camp will make reasonable effort to accommodate the needs of each child. However, special arrangements must be finalizled three weeks before camp starts. No medications of any kind will be given to campers without written parental permission.
Check the appropriate ability level and describe chess experiences below.
PURE BEGINNER (Pawns' group): This section is only available in the June camp only, mornings or full day. THERE IS NO AFTERNOON OPTION FOR THIS SECTION. New to chess, might know how some of the pieces move.
ADVANCED BEGINNER (Knights' group): Knows the rules of chess, has played complete games, may know some intermediate concepts.
LOW INTERMEDIATE (Bishops' group): Knows piece values, how to checkmate with K+Q vs. K, basic tactics such as pins and forks, opening goals (control the center, develop pieces, castle early), ways to draw, and has been introducted to algebraic scorekeeping notation.
HIGH INTERMEDIATE (Rooks' group): Learning middlegame strategies, specific openings and gambits, becoming more knowledgeable on endgames.
ADVANCED (Kings' group): Experienced chess club and/or tournament players (many in this group are rated), probably plays online.
Late Registration: $20 fee for registrations received 5 business days or less prior to a camp. No refunds can be given after May 8th for the June camp or after June 12th for the July camp. It is possible that late entrants will not receive camp T-shirts--although every effort will be made to get them one.
I grant permission for my child to participate in the Boulder County Chess School (BCCS) Chess Camp. There is no guarantee or warranty that any participant will be at any specific skill level when he/she completes the camp. I understand that the enrollment fee is non-refundable even if the child does not wholly or partially participate in the camp due to a change of plans, sickness, or if the child leaves early due to disruptive behavior as decided by the BCCS staff. All participants are to abide by all rules and regulations. There is to be full cooperation with the supervisory and volunteer personnel. Any violation or unfulfilling of behavior standards will result in that individual being sent home at his/her and/or parent's expense. Each participant in the camp is responsible for his/her own safety. In case of accident or illness, the camp is authorized to secure emergency medical treatment. No medications of any kind (prescription or over-the-counter) will be given orally to campers without written parental permission. Boulder County Chess School is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged personal articles. I authorize BCCS to use the name of, any photographs, slides, or videotapes of the participant named on this application for promotional purposes. I agree to indemnify and hold the Boulder County Chess School, LLC and its instructors and supervisors as well as other camp participants and their families harmless from any liability for loss, injury death, cost, or expense (including attorney's fees, medical and ambulance costs) that may incur as a result of my child participating in the camp. This release of liability specifically includes losses, injuries, death, costs or expenses that occur as the result negligence. I further agree to hold the instructors, supervisors, any agents and/or employees of BCCS as well as other camp participants and their families, harmless, and indemnify them generally and specifically, from all such liability. I also agree to pay for any property damages charged to the camp that may result from my child's actions. I understand that I will return at 4:00 p.m. (for full day and afternoon campers, or 12 p.m. for morning only campers) each day to pick up my child. Agents, instructors, supervisors and/or employees of Boulder County Chess School, LLC assume no responsibility for the ultimate release of the child to the custody of an identified individual or individuals picking up said child at the termination of each day.