This Year’s t-shirt in support of the High School Bridge Camp

A new shirt is up for sale at teespring, all profits from the sale of the shirt will go to the Rolfe Bridge Education Fund which supports the Wanna Play Bridge High School Camp as well as college scholarships for bridge students.  Cost is just $19.99 and comes in a variety of colors.  Buy more than one!  It is for a great cause!

2018 High School Summer Camp

ROLFE BRIDGE SERVICES LLC has joined forces with Phyllis Siegel, a bridge teacher from the St. Louis area, to open a week long residential youth bridge camp for high school age students. This camp is open to students entering 10th through 12th grade. In 2018 this camp will once again be held at Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph, MO for the week of July 15 – July 21.

I urge you to look at the  2018 Flyer for the camp. Some scholarship money may be available, ask your local ACBL Unit or District.

Download the HS Camp Registration Form .
You can also REGISTER ONLINE.
Payment can be made via mailed check or by calling Kathy with credit card information. 816-237-0519.
You can also pay via Paypal here.

2018 HS Bridge Camp

 

This camp is for students entering their sophomore through senior years of high school, but some exceptions might be made for slightly younger and slightly older campers, especially if attending with a sibling.

Camp will be held at Missouri Western State University the week of July 15-21. Students will need to check in between 4 and 5 on Sunday July 15, with check-out and pick up the morning of Saturday July 21.

Read about our 2015 year at camp!

Keep in mind, you don’t have to already know how to play! We can start at the beginning! We hope to see you there!

This is a great chance to tour a college campus and get a real feel for college life. Don’t miss out!

For those interested in helping to fund this camp: Tax deductible Donations to help fund this bridge camp are welcomed to help defray costs to operate the camp. The costs for us to operate the camp are greater than the amount raised from student fees so every dollar helps keep the camp going. Please make checks payable to the Rolfe Bridge Education Fund and mail them to this address:
Truman Heartland Community Foundation

4200 Little Blue Parkway, Ste 340

Independence, MO 64057-8303

If for some reason the camp is canceled those funds would still go to bridge, either toward a future camp or to college scholarships for bridge players.

Kids Bridge

Oh, the people you’ll meet!

What is Kids Bridge?

I give the younger students a place to play bridge with others who are just starting out as well.  All the players have completed at least the Club Series Lessons.  The purpose is to give them the opportunity to practice and to speed up their play.  It is free!  You just need to sign up ahead of time.  Parents are welcome to stay and watch!

After building up speed, for those who are comfortable with the idea, we plan to go play at some of the Duplicate Bridge Clubs in the area.

Winter 2017:

Dec. 16, 2017 4:30 – 6:30

  Call 816-237-0519 or e-mail to sign up and get directions.

I will play duplicate with you at a local club. The cost for this varies from free to $30, as follows: Kid prices: First 4 times I play with you, I’ll pay my own entry fee. Next 4 times I play with you, you’ll need to pay my entry fee. Playing with you time # 9 and above, you pay my entry fee and $30.

Home School Bridge Classes. FREE!

Interested in getting the classes into your school?

Click School Bridge to find out why your school should be doing this!

Home School Students! These classes are great for you. I can work with your schedule!

There is also the option of a semester long elective class in Bridge that meets National Math Standards for Middle School Students. Looking for an elective credit that will truly benefit your students? Any teacher can teach this class once they know the basics of bridge themselves. Take one of my beginning courses and then you can feel confident of teaching the class yourself! Contact me for more details!

Get Classes into Your Summer Camp – FREE!

Interested in getting the classes into your school?

Click School Bridge to find out why your school should be doing this!

In Your Summer Camp Program:

These classes are designed to get the students playing right away, without needing to learn how to bid first. They are a lot of fun and help the kids develop playing skills before the more math and logic oriented bidding skills are developed. These mini-bridge classes require 8 students minimum to a class. Each class is up to 10 hours in length – I’m flexible and can work with your program – all at no cost to you!

Get Classes into School: 1st through 6th grade. FREE!

Interested in getting the classes into your school?

Click School Bridge to find out why your school should be doing this!

1st grade through 6th grade:

ACBL provides a book bag to the students and pays the bridge teacher a small stipend to teach 16 hours of class. These classes are designed to get the students playing right away, without needing to learn how to bid first. They are a lot of fun and help the kids develop playing skills before the more math and logic oriented bidding skills are developed. These mini-bridge classes require 8 students minimum to a class. These are ideal for before or after school daycare as well as during the day.

Get Bridge Classes into School: 4th grade and up. FREE!

Interested in getting the classes into your school?

Click School Bridge to find out why your school should be doing this!

4th grade and older:

ACBL provides the textbook and a book bag to each student.  At the end of the 8 lessons we have a small tournament in the class and the top student gets a trophy.

ACBL pays the bridge teacher a small stipend to help compensate for the time.  So the class is free to the students!  I’d love to start a class in your school if you have at least 8 students in the class.  If you are in the greater Kansas City Metropolitan Area, I can probably fit you in to my schedule.

The classes are great as part of a math class or a gifted class.  They would work wonderfully in an after school program as well.  The classes are taught using the Bidding in the 21st Century series, which is a series of 8 two hour lessons.  It works best as 2 hour lessons, but we can modify it to work as 16 one hour lessons as well.  If you don’t live near me, contact ACBL to see if there is a teacher available in your area.

Engineering Scholarship

This scholarship is not associated with Bridge but rather with Engineering, which was both my late husband’s profession as well as my own. It is available only to graduates of the Lee’s Summit Public High Schools, St. Michael The Archangel High School, or to Lee’s Summit residents who are homeschool graduates. If you are planning on majoring in Engineering, graduating from one of these high schools, and have some music performance in your background please consider applying. This scholarship is the Eugene J. Rolfe Memorial Scholarship available via online application through the Truman Heartland Community Foundation .  It is a $1000 scholarship renewable for an additional 3 years with a college GPA of 3.0 or higher while continuing to major in engineering.

Bridge Competition Scholarship

Normally Unit 131 holds a student competition at the Spring Sectional Tournament.  The students will play in their own section if there are at least 3 tables. If at least 10 students don’t participate, those attending will play in the 0-299 section with the adults. This is for students age 18 and younger with less than 20 masterpoints. Winners will be awarded masterpoints and the Unit provides a trophy to the top student winners as well. In addition, Kathy Rolfe is providing a $50 scholarship to the top winners residing within Unit 131 through the Rolfe Bridge Fund administered through the Truman Heartland Community Foundation. The cost of play will be $1 to play.  Contact Kathy via e-mail  or call 816-237-0519 to let her know you plan on playing.