Silicon Valley Youth Bridge

Summer Camp 2015

Session 1: July 20-24. All levels of experience welcomed!
Session 2: July 27-31. Continuing students or equivalent experience.

1 PM to 5 PM: instruction and play
5 PM to 6 PM Monday-Thursday: Optional fun play
5 PM to 9 PM Friday: Pizza followed by tournament play

For Kids entering 5th through 12th grade in the Fall.

432 Stierlin Road
Mountain View, CA

Camp is expected to fill up so register early and enjoy our Early Bird discounts.
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For more information contact Randy Ryals or (650) 269-9135

Learn the Best Card Game Ever - Meet New Friends


Do you like to play games or solve puzzles? Would you like to learn a challenging new game? Would you like to meet others who like the same things?

Do your parents or grandparents play bridge? Have you ever thought it would be nice to know how to play with them?

Have you taken some bridge lessons? Have you wished you could learn faster or play more?

Are you entering 5th through 12th grade this Fall?

If you answered yes to any of these, Silicon Valley Youth Bridge has a great summer camp for you!

If you know how to play and want to improve your skill, plan to attend one or both sessions to rapidly advance. The camp will give you lots of practice with old friends and new ones, and the chance to ask more experienced players lots of questions.

If you have never played bridge, attend Session One and experienced teachers will get you started playing the best card game there is. Then stay for Session Two to continue your learning.

Bridge Testimonials

"Bridge is one of the last games in which the computer is not better." – Bill Gates

"It's got to be the best intellectual exercise out there. You're seeing through new situations every ten minutes." - Warren Buffet

“The skills I developed through bridge, specifically my organization, communication and logical reasoning skills, will help me succeed at Stanford.” - Ryan Wessels, Junior Bridge champion and SiVY Bridge volunteer teacher at Levin Boys & Girls Club in San Jose (Dec. 2013). Excerpted from his essay which helped Ryan gain admission to Stanford Law School.



Are you constantly looking for fun ways to expand your children or teenagers’ horizons? Do your youngsters sometimes become restless in the summer because many of their friends are away or busy with day camp or sports activities? Silicon Valley Youth Bridge Camp may be the solution you need!

What will they learn?

During Session One, students new to bridge will learn the basics of bridge bidding and card play. For those with some experience, such as attendance at SiVY events, classes, or last year’s summer camp, Session One will start where they left off, with each skill level assigned to a similarly skilled group.

During Session Two, students will advance rapidly through intensive practice.

Students attending Session One can choose to continue their learning by also signing up for Session Two.

After attending camp students will be able to continue their learning at other SiVY events or by taking classes offered through the Palo Alto Bridge Club.

What are the benefits?

Bridge helps students strengthen their basic math and logic skills while they have fun. It gives them a chance to make new friends while they are learning about the importance of teamwork. The camp will let them learn from each other, as well as from experienced teachers and mentors, without the pressure associated with academic requirements.


Daily Schedule

Instruction will be offered from 1:00 until 5:00 each afternoon. Campers will be playing as they learn.

On Monday through Thursday, campers may stay and continue practicing and playing for fun between 5:00 and 6:00 (optional).

Friday’s session will offer pizza from 5:00 to 6:00, followed by tournament play until approximately 9:00 PM.


Teachers and coaches include ACBL Accredited Bridge teachers, Life Masters and Junior Bridge Champions.


The fee for one week is $250 for one child, and $225 for each additional child from the same family. For two weeks the cost is $450 and $400 for each additional child from the same family. If you register before May 16, 2015, there is an early bird discount of $50 per week.

Financial assistance is available. To learn more, please contact your SiVY teacher or Randy Ryals (

The cost covers all lessons, materials, supervision up to 6PM, a SiVY Bridge tee shirt, daily snacks, Friday evening pizza and tournament, and prizes.


What will campers be able to do at the end of the camp?

Students who complete Session One will be ready to participate in a beginner’s duplicate game. Students who complete both Sessions will be ready to participate in any of the limited master point club games or try their skills at the Youth National ACBL Bridge Championships in Chicago in August.