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WINTER 2023 - 2024
Registration is open.
Spring registration is open for Summit Park.

Fort Garrison - Fridays, January 5th through April 19th, 2024, 4:10-5:10PM
Summit Park - Wednesdays, November 13th, 2023 through February 7th, 2024, 3:45-4:45PM, Spring - March 6th through May 29th
Follows BCPS Schedule

Learn how to play chess, strategies, and participate in tournaments.   

Beginner to advanced players welcome!

For more information about this program please contact Arkadiy Frankel at

All volunteers must submit annually to a free background check provided by Baltimore County Department of Recreation and Parks. Click HERE for more information and application link (Select D-K/Greater Pikesville).

Benefits of Chess
  • Improves concentration
  • Significantly improves motivation
  • Promotes critical thinking
  • Has been known to increase grades in school

Some of the schools that Arkadiy has taught or is teaching this year are:
  • Park School
  • Ilchester Elementary
  • McDonogh School
  • Montgomery County Public Schools

The program:
Our lessons are one hour long. Students are exposed to the foundational theory of chess in the
first half of the lesson. During the second half, students can then apply their newly acquired
knowledge in playing with other class mates. While the kids are engaged in critical thought, the
instructor provides helpful tactical ideas and suggestions to improve their strategies.

Students will be constantly challenged as they learn to play chess with national chess master,
Arkadiy Frenkel. Chess is gymnastics for the brain and studying the game is known to show
significant improvement in school grades and academic activities. Young players will be taught
strategies and tactics that will help them on the board and in life. Arkadiy has over 30 years of
international experience and has taught at chess camps, schools and programs in Maryland,
Virginia, and Pennsylvania.

  • Fort Garrison - Library
  • Summit Park - Library

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Chess - FORT GARRISON - Spring 2024 
5y - 12y N/A 05/03/2024 - 06/07/2024
04:10 PM - 05:10 PM

Fort Garrison Elementary
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The cost for the Spring 2024 session is $75; located in the school library
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Chess - SUMMIT PARK - Spring 2024 
5y - 11y N/A 03/06/2024 - 05/29/2024
03:45 PM - 04:45 PM

Summit Park Elementary
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The cost for the Spring 2024 session is $150; located in the school library
* Adjustments and discounts will be applied during checkout if applicable. *

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