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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]

Anatoly Karpov International School of Chess

Summer Camps - June 19-24, 2016 or July 10-15, 2016

106 S. Main Street, Lindsborg, Kansas. Summer Camps. Attend one of the premiere chess camps in the U.S. Chief Instructor:  Grandmaster Timur Gareyev. Accepting students K-12 and adults.  Students 8 and under must be accompanied by parent. Camper's Package, includes instruction, lodging in Bethany College dorms, all meals, tee shirt, and swimming pool pass $650 if by 4/30/16. CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED. Additional Information: http://anatolykarpovchessschool.org/chesscamps.html or call 785-227-7555 or email [email protected]. 

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.

2016 All Star Summer Chess Training School Announcement                                           

FIDE Trainer and Senior Master Lou Mercuri announces the 14th 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 27 to July 1 (Session I), August 8 to August 12(Session II), and August 15 to August 19 (Session III) 2016. For serious improving players between the ages of 8 and 16. Annual top ratings are players rated 1800-2000. Please see the camp flyer for program details. In addition, please feel free to contact Mr. Mercuri at [email protected] or at 781-373-1375 for more information.  

Elite training summer program with a star-studded coaching staff

Summer’ 2016 – July 5-9 & July 11-15


Exceptional Coaching Line-up

GM Artur Yusupov - GM Alex Chernin - GM Gennady Sagalchik


                                  Open to students rated 1800 - 2500



- Chess instruction with distinguished coaches – chess intensive schedule

- Small groups

- Instructional tennis / recreational soccer and kickball

- Low student to staff ratio: Coaches, Counselors, RAs

- Medical Service

- Residential (room & board on campus) and Commuter options: Residential: ages 10 - 17, Commuter: ages 8+ 


Dates for Summer 2016
Session 1: July 6 -10

Session 2: July 13 - 17



Cheshire Academy, Cheshire, CT 

Located in Central New England, Cheshire Academy is within driving distance to both New York City and Boston, and is close to multiple international airports

Head Coaches

Artur Yusupov and Alex Chernin are renowned authors, former world's top- 10, and who, today, are considered some of the world’s best coaches. Once mentored by Mark Dvoretsky, they carry on the best traditions of Dvoretsky's training methods. They also bring a unique experience as former World Championship contenders. 
GM Yusupov former world’s #3, served as a second to Vishi Anand and is currently Head Coach for the National Swiss Junior Team.

GM Chernin former coach of F. Caruana, and other world class players, has been commissioned to train K. Troff, S. Sevian, J. Xiong, and A. Liang, very promising US juniors who are at the top of the world's rating charts in their respective age groups.

GM Sagalchik In 2015-16 school year alone, students coached by Mr. Sagalchik brought home 4(!) National titles. A scholastic coach of two decades, GM Sagalchik trains his students starting very yearly in their careers, often from the Novice levels.


Cheshire Academy http://www.cheshireacademy.org/ 

Set in historic Cheshire, Connecticut, this 104-acre campus provides the ideal setting

Dining Hall - http://www.cheshireacademy.org/Page/Student-Life/Campus-Resources/Gideon-Welles-Dining-Hall

Campus - http://cdn.media56.whipplehill.net/ftpimages/246/misc/misc_119580.pdf



By Car:  New Haven train station - 25min; Bradley International Airport, Hartford CT - 45min; NYC/ Northern NJ/ Long Island/JFK/LaGuardia/Newark: 1hr 45min - 2hrs; Boston - 2hrs;

To assist with travel arrangements, Cheshire Academy have coordinated with Limousines Plus located in Wolcott: 203-272-7712 or  www.limousinesplus.com  
Other local companies: Metropolitan Livery - 203-444-4444, www.metrotaxict.com
Exclusive Car Service, Inc. - 877-695-4665, www.mylimo5.com
-Please Note: arranging a round trip fare could offer a significant discount


Nearby Hotels

The Courtyard Marriot in Wallingford - 7 mi http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/HVNWA?corporateCode=12C


Americas Best Value Inn Cheshire/Meriden - 2mi



Tuition per Session:

Residential (room & board on campus)

$1,300 - by 5/15, $1,500 - thereafter

Commuter (lunch is included)

$950 - by 5/15, $1,150 - thereafter

*10% Sibling Discount Available

§  Prior Day Arrival / Next Day Morning Departure: $70/day

§  Intersession: Sunday, July 10: $120 

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. 

Greenhill Summer on the Hill Lower School Chess Camp

Camp dates: July 11-15, July 18-22, July 25-29, and August 1-5

Camp times: 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Ages: 6 to 9 (Grades 1-4)

Register: http://www.greenhill.org/summer
Camp director Vicki Truitt says “Our Chess Camp is taught by some of the finest instructors in the DFW area. This camp provides students with the opportunity to learn problem solving skills while having fun and socializing with children that share the same interest. We hope you’ll join us on our 78 acre campus this summer.” Dr. Alexey Root, former U.S. Women's Chess Champion and author of Prepare With Chess Strategy, will teach chess at the July 11-15, July 18-22, and August 1-5 camp dates.

MOSAIC (Coppell Gifted Association)

Camp dates: July 25-29

Camp times: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Ages: 9 to 13 (entering Grades 4-8 in fall 2016)

Register: http://coppellgifted.org/mosaic/

Camp director Tracy Fisher says, “Chess is one of more than 20 courses that are offered in the summer of 2016. Courses are for kids who want to explore the subject matter more deeply and are not limited to gifted students.” Dr. Alexey Root, former U.S. Women's Chess Champion and author of Prepare With Chess Strategy, is the instructor for the chess course. 

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] .

OleChess Camp 2016 - Out 12th Year With Six Sections Tailored to Adult & Youth Campers

July 24-30 at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN, 30 minutes south of Minneapolis/St. Paul

With a one day US Chess rated tournament July 23

OleChess is tailored to provide the best chess experience to each camper, whether a novice youth or adult, ranging to the master youth or adult.  It's instructors are not only strong players, but are recognized as some of the most experienced and finest instructors in the country. 

The camp provides five solid days of chess instruction, including two simuls, and several evening chess and non-chess activities.  Depending upon the student's needs, the camp provides supurb chess instruction along with fun events to keep the campers fresh, or alternatively additional masterly instruction for the campers looking for the most intense experience.

We can't summarize all of our important features in this small space, but here are some of our key features -- please visit our website at http://wp.stolaf.edu/conferences/summer-camps/chess-camp/  to learn more details on the camp.

·         Camp sections tailored to adults and youth students

·         Opening night simul with class instuctor to provide mutual introductions and insure students are in the "best-fit" class

·         Daily "championship tournament" game followed by instructor analysis

·         Three classes of chess instruction per day with breaks in addition to lunch and dinner

·         Evening events including sports, bowling night, blitz chess night, bughouse night

·         Evening chess lectures for advanced students

·         The Survivor Simul on Friday morning - which many have described as the most unique and fun chess event at any camp

·         Evaluations and feedback for students on Friday along with the closing ceremonies Friday following lunch

·         Highly experienced instructional staff considered not only top players, but among the top instructors in the country

·         Experienced campers often refer to us as the "chessiest" of the national caliber camps

·         St. Olaf campus, ranked among the most beautiful in the country, includes modern teaching facilities

·         Stav Hall, ranked among the best campus food service in the country

The camp sections include:

·         Chess Exploration, our core camp for campers of all ages

·         Intensive Study-Adult Fundamentals for the novice to mid-level adult (only)

·         Intensive Study-Youth for the experienced Youth player rated 1500 or up to the highest levels

·         Intensive Study-Adult for the experienced Adult (of any level) or very serious youth student rated 1700 and up

·         Intensive Study-Master Class for the very serious student ranked 2000 and up

·         ChessCort for the adult who is escorting a camper and who wants to better understand chess

·         2016 instructors include: GM Gregory Kaidanov, GM Alex Yermolinsky, GM Yury Shulman, WGM Camilla Baginskaite, FM/FT Kevin Bachler, and LM/NM Ken Wallach.  One additional GM will likely be added, and other instructors as registration warrants.

For more information on OleChess see http://wp.stolaf.edu/conferences/summer-camps/chess-camp/ or our Facebook page - search on "OleChess"

To register, see https://stolaf.wufoo.com/forms/st-olaf-chess-camp-2016/

For questions contact [email protected] or the St. Olaf Camps office at [email protected]

*Final placement in any section or class is up to camp instructional staff.  Campers are placed in classes based on many criteria, including strength, age, gender, general make-up of class, experience of instructor, experience of student(s) and other factors.  The goal is to obtain the best fit to maximize the potential for learning.