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Summer Academic Enrichment Eligible Programs

Program Info
Program: OleChess Camp
Sponsoring Institution: ST OLAF COLLEGE

Main Contact
Name: Teresa Lebens
Title: Director of Camps
Address: 1520 St. Olaf Av
Northfield, MN 55057
Phone: (507) 786-3042
Fax: (507) 786-3690
Curricular area: Communications/Language Arts
Grades Served: 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 , 8 , 9 , 10 , 11


Chess directly contributes to academic performance by building on focus, visualization, thinking ahead, weighing options, analyzing correctly, abstract thinking, planning, multi-tasking. These skills are all part of the game and as a result campers will become more critical thinkers, better problem solvers and more independent decision makers.


OleChess offers learning options for all levels, beginners through advanced students. Program consists of classes, demonstrations, lectures, tournaments and games. A rotating instructional schedule allows campers to study with a variety of teachers.

Program Dates

July 22 - 27, 2018

Can students reside on campus? Yes

Can students commute to campus? No

Estimated residential cost per student
Tuition: $790
Fees: $0
Books: $0
Supplies: $0
Room/Board: $204
Transportation: $80