Future Stars Chess Camp gives campers the opportunity to develop and nurture their love of chess and enhance their skills in an inspiring and fun atmosphere.
Our experienced director provides high-level chess training programs for children ages 5-14 (novice through advanced levels), where each camper is individually evaluated to determine best fit based on age and level of play.
Campers will discover new friendships while balancing the challenge of competitive teamwork with individual effort. In addition, students will participate in various multi-sport activities to garner a healthy mix throughout the day.
9am Morning Meeting
9:15am Chess Drills/Skills
10:30am Water/Snack Break
10:45am Chess Strategy/Situational Work
12:45pm Competition Games
Typical Day activities & times are subject to change.
DIRECTOR Ulysses Tapley has been an avid chess player since the age of 9. After 26 years of employment at Brookhaven National Laboratory, he took an early retirement package and a leap of faith to pursue his passion. He enjoys playing chess, but he enjoys teaching chess even more. He is fondly known as Coach “T” and enjoys teaching children and adults of all skill levels.
The game of chess keeps him quite busy - he currently teaches at Bridgehampton and Southampton Libraries, Southampton Youth Bureau, Southampton Youth Services, The Children’s Museum of the East End, St. John Paul Second Regional Catholic School and the Bridgehampton Child Care and Recreation Center.
We’re thrilled to have him with us at Future Stars. His motto for chess and life is, “when you find a good move, look for a better one.” - GM Emmanuel Lasker Ulysses is a member of the United States Chess Federation.
He currently resides in Riverhead with his wife, Jackie. He has two adult children.
Future Stars Southampton is located at 1370A Majors Path, just minutes away from the Southampton Village, making it a central, convenient location for campers coming from all over. Our facility is home to the Hamptons’ premier summer camp and indoor/outdoor tennis club. Operating at the Southampton Youth Services Recreation Center (SYS), our summer camp campus includes 8 tennis courts (4 har-tru, 4 hard), an outdoor pool, three indoor basketball courts, a grass soccer field and indoor soccer/futsol rink, classroom space, a turf baseball field, and more.
Future Stars Southampton is a one-stop shop for summer activities in the Hamptons. From June – September, our facilities host 14+ camp programs: Art, Baseball, Basketball, Chess, Flag Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Little Stars, Multi-Sports, Soccer, Adventure, Tennis, and Tiny Stars.
Sean has been working at FSSH since 2015, where he joined the team as the turf director. He is now the general manager and oversees all year-round activities. Sean graduated with an economics degree and double minor in English and Spanish from Baruch College in New York City. There, he played DIII baseball. He has also been a baseball and basketball coach for 10+ years, with experience working with kids of all ages from NYC and the East End of Long Island.
Pablo Montesi is the tennis director at Future Stars Southampton. He has worked with Future Stars since he attended Benedictine College in Atchison, KS on an athletic scholarship. Pablo is responsible for coaching, staffing, and programming at the Southampton and Westhampton locations.
Shawn Smith has been the Multi-Sport director at the Southampton location for six years. During the school year, he works as a PE teacher in the local Southampton school district.
Layla DeLuca has been a staple at Future Stars Summer Camp since 2013, and now directs our Little Stars and Tiny Stars programs. During the school year, she is a Preschool teacher in Tribeca.
Isaac Tran is Future Stars Southampton's medical director and EMT. He is currently completing his pre-medicine bachelor's degree from SUNY Cortland.
From now through the start of summer, stay tuned as we add additional programs and update our safety protocol according to all CDC and NYS mandates. As we did during previous Summers, we are prepared to adjust our programming as needed to ensure the safety of our campers and staff.
Address to this location is:
1370A Majors Path.
Southampton NY 11968
Phone Number: 631-287-6707
For over forty years, Future Stars has been providing families in Westchester, Manhattan, Fairfield, and Long Island with the most outstanding specialty day camp programs in the New York Metro Area.
Future Stars Southampton offers 14+ different summer camp programs: Adventure, Art, Baseball, Basketball, Chess, Flag Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Little Stars, Multi-Sports, Soccer, Tennis, and Tiny Stars.
|Program||1-2 Weeks (Full Price)||3+ Weeks ($25 off / wk)|
|Core Camp Programs (9 AM - 3:30 PM)||$995 / wk||$970 / wk|
|Art Camp (9 AM - 3:30 PM)||$995 / wk||$970 / wk|
|Tennis Camp (9 AM - 3:15 PM, w/ 2:00 PM dismissal option)||$1195 / wk||$1170 / wk|
|Adventure Camp (9 AM - 3 PM)||$1500 / wk||$1475 / wk|
|Little Stars (9 AM - 2 PM)||$895 / wk||$870 / wk|
|Chess Camp (9 AM - 2 PM)||$695 / wk||$670 / wk|
|Tiny Stars (9 AM - 12 PM)||$795 / wk||$670 / wk|
|Golf Camp (9 AM - 12 PM)||$695 / wk||$670 / wk|
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