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Chess Camp

  • 5 Fun Chess Facts

    Posted on August 11, 2019 by in Chess Camp

    The word “Checkmate” comes from the Arabic phrase “Shah Mat” and means “the King is dead.” Since the last piece to move into action is the Rook, players in their first year are called “Rookies.” Theoretically, the longest chess game possible is 5,949 moves. During World War II, British chess masters Harry Golombek, Stuart Milner-Barry […]

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  • 2018 – Our 60th Year!

    Posted on January 1, 2018 by in Announcements, Art Camp, Chess Camp, Music Camp, Notes

    We can hardly believe it ourselves, but Hummingbird Music Camp will be having our 60th summer season this year! We are so proud to have been operating continuously all these summers, with so many wonderful and dedicated staff and teachers, and the many hundreds of children who have come to learn and spend a fun […]

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    Starting a Game of Chess

    Posted on April 23, 2017 by in Chess Camp

    There is so much to learn and know about chess, but setting up the board correctly gets you started! Three easy to remember rules for setting up the chess board and starting a game: Light is right. The light square on the bottom of the board is always on your right. The Queen’s “shoes” must […]

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    Welcome from Les

    Posted on December 31, 2016 by in Announcements, Art Camp, Chess Camp, Music Camp

    Welcome to a New Year and a new Web Site! I know that this will be a very good year! As you look around the camp you can see that we are blessed every day to be able to improve Hummingbird Music Camp with modern buildings while keeping the charm and atmosphere of the original. […]

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