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The following is an updated list of upcoming chess camp information.


International Chess Academy “Master Camp” Under IM Sergey Grabuzov 10 Weeks from 23 June 2014 to 29 August 2014 Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For students rated 1400, and higher, IM Grabuzov’s expert training camp offers class level players the opportunity to accelerate their development towards becoming expert level players. Daily activities include: Five hours of chess training, sports, classical time control tournaments, as well as blitz. Visit for more information (price information and a more detailed schedule).

International Chess Academy Scholastic Chess Camp With WGM Tatiana Grabuzova, and WFM Hana Itkis 10 Weeks from 23 June 2014 to 29 August 2014. Our longest running camp provides younger school children the opportunity to experience the joy of competitive chess, and the insane off the wall fun of summer. Mondays through Fridays from 9 am to 3:00 pm. – half day; or 9 am to 5 pm – full day. We offer a 5:1 student – teacher / instructor ratio, prizes and trophies for tournaments and various (including sports!) competitions, camp T-shirts and insane levels of FUN! On-going chess tournaments (USCF rated) every afternoon. Among our teachers are professional chess coaches from Moscow. Visit our website (look under summer camps) at for more information, pictures, and registration form.

2014 All Star Summer Chess Training School 23-27 June 2014 and 4-8 August 2014 FIDE Trainer and Senior Master Lou Mercuri announces the 13th annual All Star Chess Training School to be held at the Brigham Community Center in Newton Massachusetts (just outside of Boston) the weeks of June 23 to June 27 and August 4 to August 8 2014. For serious improving players between the ages of 8 and 16. Annual top ratings are players rated 1800-2000. Please see the flyer for program details. In addition, please feel free to contact Mr. Mercuri at Chess Training School or at 781.373.1375 for more information.

CHAMPS CAMP IN NYC! 23-27 June, 7-11 July, 21-25 July, 28 July-Aug 1, 25-29 Aug Distinguished Grandmasters Maxim Dlugy and Jaan Ehlvest have cooperated to bring you the best Chess Instruction in New York! Maxim is a former World Junior Champion, World #1 ranked Blitz player by WBCA for five years and a former President of the US Chess Federation. He has worked with both Kasparov and Karpov, preparing them for major chess tournaments and matches. Jaan is a former Candidate for the World Championship, a former Number 3 ranked player in the World after Kasparov and Karpov and the creator of a specially designed chess educational system for children.

The camp site is located in a NY landmark building, originally built for the Civic Club just before the turn of the 20th century, located at 243 East 34th street in Manhattan. The Champs Camp welcomes children ages 5-15. Campers will be split up in groups and teams according to age, chess level and friendships as best possible. Children will be entertained by being involved in team and individual games designed to improve memory, logic and creative thinking. Trophies, medals and prizes await all campers! Camp Dates: June 23 – June 27, July 7-11, July 21-25, July 28-Aug1, Aug 25-29

For more information on the camp and to register check out, call Maxim Dlugy at 917.930.8840 or email at

Overnight Chess and Computer Programming Camps for Boys ages 12 to 15 30 June to 22 August This camp is for boys ages 12-16 who have a rating between 1500 and 2000. The camp is weekly and is very robust. It runs from June 30th to August 22nd. The aim of this camp is to help the students to attain the next level in their chess career. The camp is from 9AM - 5PM. Several lectures will be given throughout the day. The students will be matched for play and will analyze their games to see how they can maximize their advantage. Lecture will be given by IM Voja Milanovic. Computer Programming - Chess Campers have an option to take web application programming in the afternoons. Students will learn powerful web application technologies such as JavaScript, CSS3 and HTML5. Each student will make their own website and an on-line portfolio which include samples of their work. They will have fun writing code, creating videos and graphics and embedding them on their webpages. These experiences will give students a competitive edge for college and future careers. The combined camps would be a 2-week session. In the evenings students will be engaged in supervised outdoor sports such as basketball and soccer. Students will stay with the camp host family. The camp will be held at NCI Scholastic Chess and Technology Centre in Brewster NY. The camp is approximately 1 hour north from Manhattan and 30 minutes north from White Plains, NY. For more information please visit NCI Summer Chess Camp.