Here are a few testimonials from parents who have sent their kids to chess camps that I ran with Senior Master Gabe Petesch in Pittsburgh, PA in 2018:
“My son attended Ben's chess camp for several years and had a wonderful experience. The camp was organized, interesting and supportive. It instilled a lifelong love of chess in my son.”- Dr. Noe Copley-Woods
"Having taken my daughter to summer chess camp with Ben and Gabe I was always impressed with the orderly way each day was planned and executed, as well as how much my daughter learned each day from both winning AND losing. I never had to worry about her getting bored as they always found a way to keep the lessons and games not only interesting, but fun, and so I would highly recommend this camp to any family with a chess player of any skill level."- Nicolas W.
“My boys learned a lot over the summer in Ben’s chess camp. It is definitely worth a week, or perhaps two, of any child’s summer.” - Howie C
"Ben has young children himself, and has a great understanding of children as well as chess. His, and Gabe's, gentle demeanor put my child at ease." Amy M
“My son thrived at chess camp with Ben! Having the classes separated into skill ensured that he learned something new each day and was challenged just the right amount. It’s amazing how chess brings people together from different schools and interests. Our whole family has made such great friends we wouldn’t ordinarily meet. “- Donna W.
“I have 2 boys who attended Ben's chess camp last summer. They love this teaching. Though the boys are playing at different levels both felt they have learned new skills from the camp. The camp is structured with lesson plans. Ben would play and analyze the students' games with them which really helped students rethink their strategies.”- Adeline Y.