Chess, with its age-old history, has always been more than just a game. It's about planning your moves, predicting your opponent's strategy, and experiencing the joy of every check and checkmate. At the SAY, we're bringing this intricate world to your doorstep with our youth chess programs
Our beginner chess youth programs are tailored for young novices. Dive into a world of knights and pawns, and watch your child's cognitive growth soar. Chess doesn’t just teach them the game—it builds patience, critical thinking, and a confidence that shines both on and off the board.
Our advanced programs are a thrilling next step. Here, they’ll decode grandmaster techniques and level up their gameplay. Chess becomes more than a game—it’s a journey of mastery, passion, and growth.
Beyond the game, it's about the community. When your child enrolls in our chess programs, they're not just learning moves; they're joining a family. A family that supports, cheers, and grows together. Whether starting afresh or advancing in expertise, the YMCA's chess programs in Berkeley Heights and Summit are your gateway to a world of strategy, fun, and growth. Enroll now and let the games begin!
SUMMIT AREA YMCA
(908)273-3330 Ext. 1161
In 1886, we were founded as the Young Men's Christian Association, but today, we are The Y. An association that values, and is made stronger by, its diverse people. We stand for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility — For a better us. We are committed to creating equal opportunity for all regardless of gender, age, disability, income, ethnicity, sexual orientation or religious affiliation. We strive to create a welcoming and inclusive culture in which our four core values — responsibility, honesty, caring and respect — are integral to everyday operations.
Each year, as one of the area’s leading 501(c)3 charitable organizations, the Summit Area YMCA serves more than 15,000 individuals with our free and fee-based programs and services in an area spanning the New Jersey communities of Berkeley Heights, Gillette, Millburn, New Providence, Short Hills, Springfield, Stirling and Summit. Our history is rooted in working side-by-side with our neighbors to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. Through the generosity of our members, donors, and partners, we are able to offer financial assistance for our programs and services to those in need.