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The webpage is offered to provide an updated list of upcoming chess camp information. If you have chess camp information you want posted here please email it to Joan DuBois [email protected]


15th ANNUAL MID-SOUTH SUMMER CHESS CAMP, JUNE 5 - 10, 2016 – A PREMIER CHESS CAMP - ALL AGES AND ALL LEVELS: Accepting both residential and commuter students, this camp is centrally located in Memphis, TN on the beautiful campus of Lausanne Collegiate School. Camp instructors include GM Alexander Stripunsky, GM Alex Onischuk, GM Joel Benjamin, IM Jake Kleiman, IM-Elect Parker Zhao, NM Nolan Hendrickson, Expert Jennie Liu, and Early Childhood Instructor Dr. Andre Duvall. These instructors, who represent years of extensive and successful chess coaching, are considered among the best in the country. We divide our campers into small groups according to age and level of play, each with a counselor who is there to monitor their every move. 

This is an intensive and exciting, yet fun, chess camp, with many hours of age and level appropriate instruction, combined with special activities including sports, interactive chess play, and optional evening activities.  Our Instructors rotate throughout the day --- what a difference this makes! Camp includes Sunday afternoon opening reception and orientation for parents and campers, a unique camp designed t-shirt, trophy, autographed certificate, group photo, daily souvenir, evening Grandmaster simul, and concludes with an awards and closing ceremony followed on Saturday, June 11, with free entry to a tournament. Experience the TOP QUALITY of Mid-South Chess and its 15th Annual Summer Chess Camp. DON'T MISS OUT!!! For more information and to register, visit our website www.chesscamp.us or call us at 901.276.4663. 
Note - PRE-CAMP:  The Memphis Open Chess Championship will be held in Memphis at Lausanne Collegiate School, June 4 - 5, 2016, ending as camp orientation begins. Registration and info at cajunchess.com.


16th Annual Castle Chess Camp, June 12-17, 2016, at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. Castle Chess Camp is a nationally renowned program of chess instruction featuring some of the strongest scholastic players and top ranked instructors in the nation. Our staff of instructors for the 2015 camp included GM's Varuzhan Akobian, Julio Becerra, John Fedorowicz, Irina Krush, Daniel Naroditsky, Magesh Panchanathan, and Gregory Serper, many of whom are expected to be back with us for 2016. The camp is followed by the Castle Chess Grand Prix tournament (G/120, d/10), June 17-19, offering $13,500 in guaranteed prizes!

Castle Chess Camp is instructive, rewarding, and it's a lot of fun, but it's not for everyone. We are a full immersion experience, with chess literally from early morning until after sunset. It requires not only chess skills, but a certain amount of stamina. For that reason no campers under age 10 will be accepted. There is also a minimum US Chess rating required. Camp always fills up early, so be sure to register early. For more information please visit our website, www.castlechess.org or email [email protected]

22nd Annual Denver Rocky Mountain Chess Camps: 

June 13-17, 2016 (Denver) – full and half day options - and July 11-13, 2016 (Denver). All abilities and ages. 8:1 Staff-Student ratio. Three 2-day chess camps are also offered throughout the summer in Englewood for specific ability levels. Participants will be taught scorekeeping, etiquette, tournament preparation, logical thinking and strategic planning for all the phases of the game. Learn from nationally-recognized Denver Chess Master and author of Teaching Chess in the 21st Century, Chess Workbook for Children, and Chess Strategy Workbook, Todd Bardwick. Call 303.770.6696 or visit www.ColoradoMasterChess.com for details.


SPICE Chess Camp June 20-24 and July 18-22, 2016 – full and half day options - (St. Louis). From beginners to advanced. Ages: 5–15. 8:1 Staff-Student ratio. Susan Polgar Institute for Chess Excellence (SPICE) at Webster University is the #1 ranked collegiate chess program in the United States. All instructors are members of the SPICE team (including GMs) and will teach based on Susan Polgar’s world-class curriculum. The SPICE Chess Summer Camp is a fun way to introduce chess to newcomers of the game as well as deepen the understanding of the game for intermediate or advanced players. In addition to teaching chess (which is the focus of the camp), we also engage in a variety of recreational activities during the camp. Supervised breaks might include indoor soccer, basketball or swimming. Call 314-246-8075 or visit http://www.webster.edu/spice/summer-camp.html for details.


International Chess Academy “Master Camp” Under IM Sergey Grabuzov

10 Weeks from 6/20/2016 to 8/26/2016, 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 www.icanj.net for more information (price information and a more detailed schedule).


International Chess Academy Scholastic Chess Camp

10 Weeks from 6/20/2016 to 8/26/2016. 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. Visit our website (look under summer camps) at www.icanj.net for more information, pictures and weekly reports from Summer 2015, and registration form.

13th Annual Western Invitational Chess Camp – July 10-14, 2016: STRONGEST CHESS CAMP IN THE UNITED STATES, LOCATED IN TUCSON, ARIZONA.

Overview of Camp: This camp is the strongest and most intense chess camp in the United States. There are 5 solid days of chess instruction, with evening activities (mostly chess and some non-chess activities). Following camp is local tournament – Ye Olde Pueblo Open (Grand Prix tournament) – July 15-17, 2016 at same hotel as camp.

Ratings/Groups: Camp is divided into groups based on ratings.  Top Group generally is 2100+. 

2015 Camp: 14  Masters and a total of 19 players rated over 2100!! Minimum rating required is 1500 USCF (limited exceptions to rating requirement if approved by camp organizer).

2016 Camp Instructors: GM Alejandro Ramirez, GM Melik Khachiyan, GM Julio Sadorra, GM Alexander Ipatov, IM John Bartholomew, IM Danny Rensch, IM-Elect Robby Adamson, IM-Elect Joel Banawa, plus a few to be added.

Registration: Registration available at www.events4chess.com. More information on camp including PDF flyer and PDF camp forms available under registration tab at camp website below. 

Camp location: Tucson El Conquistador, 10000 N. Oracle Road, Tucson, AZ – 4 star resort.

Camp websitewww.westernchesscamp.com

Facebook page: Like us at www.facebook.com/westerninvitational

Contact: Robby Adamson, Camp Director; [email protected]; (520) 577-6799. 

Intensive Elite Chess Training With GM Artur Yusupov, GM Alexander Chernin 

and GM Alexander Stripunsky

Only one week: July 18 through July 22, 2016. In business for over a decade, our GM camp attracts the best chess players from all over Europe and the United States. Daily activities include: Five hours of chess training with the world’s best coaches, two hours of tennis with professional tennis instructors and soccer matches every night. Rating requirements: Group 1 > 2100; Group 2 > 1800. For more information, please visit our website atwww.icanj.net and look for 2016 summer camp or call / e-mail Diana Tulman 201-287-0250 [email protected] .