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COVID Update: We have worked hard to ensure we can offer a safe version of our programming this summer, and Chess Camp is no exception! We have made some changes, and we are prepared to provide each camper with a great experience this summer.

We’re excited to announce that Chess Instructor Ulysses Tapley will be working with Future Stars Southampton again this summer and will be offering the wonderful game of Chess to our campers.

Attendees will be afforded a uniquely-structured opportunity to develop and nurture a love of chess and enhance their learning experience within an inspiring and fun atmosphere.

The chess camp will offer high-level chess training programs for children ages 5-14 (novice through advanced levels). Each student will be individually evaluated to determine the 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. Welcome to the best game played off the court!


Ages: 5 - 14
Dates: Please go to our application for the most up-to-date information 

Time: 9am - 12pm


9am Morning Meeting

9:15am Chess Drills/Skills

10:30am Water/Snack Break

10:45am Chess Strategy/Situational Work

12pm Departure

Typical Day activities & times are subject to change.



  • Professional and individualized chess instruction
  • All ages and skill levels welcome


  • State of the art chess equipment
  • Recreational indoor/outdoor space

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 has been running camps for over 30 years and has been providing families in Long Island, Westchester, Manhattan and Fairfield with the most outstanding specialty day camp programs in the New York Metro Area. We have 6 different locations and offer 23 different programs to choose from.

Future Stars Southampton is the Hamptons’ premier summer camp and indoor/outdoor tennis club. Operating at the Southampton Youth Services Recreation Center, our campus includes 8 tennis courts (4 har-tru, 4 hard), an outdoor pool, three indoor basketball courts, two outdoor soccer fields, classroom space, a turf baseball field and more. Centrally located just 5 minutes outside of Southampton Village, FSSH is a one-stop shop for summer activities in the Hamptons. From June – September, we host 12 camp programs: Baseball, Basketball, Chess, Explorer, Flag Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Little Stars, Multi-Sports, Soccer, Tennis, Tiny Stars. This year, for the first time ever, Future Stars Southampton will host Fall Mini-Camps with both Tennis and Multi-Sports offerings from September – November. Our state-of-the-art facilities, professional counselors and immersive day camp experience are sure to make this season a memorable one!

In addition to our summer camp programs, FSSH offers adult/youth tennis clinics, lessons, junior programs, tournaments and events, as well as daily or seasonal court rentals. With recently renovated courts, over 20 international tennis pros on staff and a full-time pro shop in our clubhouse, we have everything you need to enjoy a tennis-filled summer!


Sean Johnson:
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 and basketball. He has also been a baseball and basketball coach for 8 years, with experience working with kids of all ages from NYC and the East End of Long Island.

Pablo Montesi: 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:
Shawn Smith has been the Multi-Sport director at the Southampton location for two years. During the school year, he works as a PE teacher in the local Southampton school district.

Isaac Tran:
Isaac Tran is Future Stars Southampton's medical director and EMT. He is currently completing his pre-medicine bachelor's degree from SUNY Cortland.



Last updated June 26, 2020.


Address to this location is:

1370A Majors Path.
Southampton NY 11968

Phone Number: 631-287-6707


Future Stars Southampton offers 15 different summer camp programs: Art, Baseball, Basketball, Chess, Explorer, Flag Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Little Stars, Multi-Sports, Soccer, Tennis, Tiny Stars and Volleyball. This fall, for the first time ever, we will also offer Fall Mini-Camps, which will include both after-school and weekend programming! Click HERE for more information about our Fall Multi-Sports offering, and click HERE for more information about our Fall Tennis Camp offerings.



Future Stars Southampton is located at 1370A Majors Path in Southampton, NY.
               Phone Number: 631-287-6707
               Fax Number: 631-287-8633
               Email Address:

Dates & Rates

**Fall Multi-Sports Mini-Camp dates & rates can be found HERE.

**Fall Tennis Mini-Camp dates & rates can be found HERE.

2020 Summer Rates (Updated)
 Core Camp Programs (9 AM - 12 PM)
Multi-Sports & Flag Football Afternoon Camps (1 PM - 4 PM)
 $425 / wk
 Tennis Camp
Ages 6-9 (9 AM - 12 PM)
Ages 10+ (1 PM - 4 PM)
 $695 / wk
 Chess Camp (9 AM - 12 AM)  $695 / wk

For more detailed dates and rates, click below:

Southampton UPDATED Summer Application



**Due to programming changes as a result of COVID-19, transportation will not be offered during Summer 2020.**
Future Stars Southampton offers door-to-door transportation from Westhampton to Southampton village, excluding Dune Road and Meadow Lane. Anyone living east of Southampton village will be picked up at the Bridgehampton Starbucks on Montauk Highway.
To register for the bus service, a parent or guardian must register their camper at least one week in advance. So, if you need bus service for the week of June 8, registration must be complete and submitted to the office by Monday, June 1 no later than 9:00 AM.
We cannot register a camper for the bus after the deadline and late registrations will not be accepted. If a registration is submitted late, we cannot offer transportation for your camper. There will not be any exceptions made to late registrations.
Any changes made to the transportation schedule must be relayed to the main office via email. For example, if your camper is being picked up instead of taking the bus, if they are only taking the bus for select days, if they are only taking the bus one way, et cetera, the office must be notified directly. Please do not rely on third parties separate from the office staff to relay this important information appropriately and accurately. This includes counselors.
Transportation runs twice daily: once for 9:00 AM drop-off, and once for 4:00 PM pick-up. If a camper is in Little Stars, the camper will need to stay for the extended day program until 4:00 PM as there is not a bus available for the 2:00 PM dismissal. There is an additional charge for the extended day program. Please see the registration form for details.
Tiny Stars campers are too young for the bus service. Parents and guardians should arrange for proper drop-off and pick-up of Tiny Stars participants.
The cost of transportation is $170 per week, per camper. This price is non-negotiable. If a camper is not using the bus service for the whole week, they will not be prorated. There is not a sibling/household discount available for the bus service.
The bus routes are made on a weekly basis. Because parents can register their campers up to one week in advance, the office will not have an accurate pick-up or drop-off time for your stop until the week before you are using the bus service.
If your camper is enrolled for camp and transportation for multiple weeks out of the summer, please do not assume that the pick-up time will be the same every week. Our office will alert parents and guardians of their scheduled pick-up time no later than the Thursday before the start date of the camp week. So, if your camper is attending camp for the week of Monday, June 8, you can expect an email on Thursday, June 4.



Safety is first for a reason. Ingrained in everything we do, safety paves the way for our campers to thrive in a healthy environment.
Teamwork challenges our campers to collaborate thoughtfully and teaches us that, “we are not on a team because we work together, we are on a team because we respect, trust, and care for one another.” 
Attitude is everything, our coaches discuss both the good and the bad of attitudes; guiding campers to consider the power of an open and growth-oriented mind. 
Responsibility fosters a supportive and thriving community, which takes effort from every single member. We encourage every camper to take ownership of their actions, just as they do their belongings.  
Sportsmanship is more than just a handshake at the end of a game. We encourage our campers to honor differences and celebrate similarities of everyone in our community, all the while playing hard and playing fair. 
What does it mean to be a Future Star?

Our STARS acronym tells the story to our campers and parents of what it means to be a part of the Future Stars Southampton family. We aim to help our campers understand the value and interconnectedness of Safety, Teamwork, Attitude, Responsibility, and Sportsmanship. To continue to do our utmost in promoting your campers’ growth, we utilize this succinct values model for campers to learn from and apply in any program they may attend. Each day, our coaches reinforce this well-rounded development in which values pave the way to fun and effective activities; providing campers innumerable opportunities to think creatively about the type of community member they are and wish to be. Whether on the baseball field, in a chess match, or on a paddle board, we strive to equip every camper with the tools to be a Future Star for any team they may be a part of!