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Summer Camps

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Since May 2018, Coach Ray and Orangutan Chess Academy have provided a safe and fun learning environment for students and their families to discover the world of chess with supplemental science education. Coach Ray has 40+ years of experience as a chess player and 30+ years of experience as a science teacher at universities, colleges, and museums. Twenty-six (26) of our chess students qualified for the 2024 Washington State Elementary and Middle School Chess Championships, and thirteen (13) won trophies!

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In May 2024, we acquired a new, permanent facility near Seattle’s beautiful Green Lake Park, where we have expanded our services to include Summer Camps,  Holiday Camps, Birthday Parties, and Family Educational Services in addition to our highly successful After-School Chess Programs!
Our Summer Camps and Family Educational Services are focused on Science Technology Engineering Mathematics (STEM).

Summer Camps registration is now open. Join us!

Orangutan Academy

After-School Chess Clubs

Summer Camps

Family Education

Guided Tours of Green Lake

Birthday Parties

Holiday Camps


What Clients Say

"Thursdays chess tutoring with my child is one of the weekly highlights. He is such a positive child... and a good chess player!  Thank you for this opportunity. 🙂" -Parent

Orangutan Summer Camps

Science-based, week-long day camps. Now Registering!

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