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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]


Fun and Training™ Chess Camp: at Multiple Locations in New York City - full, half, and extended day options


Camp Dates: 

July 2-6; 9-13; 16-20; 23-27; 30-Aug. 3;

Aug. 6-10; 13-17; 20-24; 27-31.

Chess NYC’s policy of “Chess Should be Fun” truly prevails for these cool days of Fun & Training™ Camp! From Chess Leaders to Grand Masters, these Camps are sure to captivate, motivate and generate chess players. Each child will receive as much Chess time as they like while enjoying mind clearing fun, cooling and break opportunities. Three hours of Chess activities are threaded through each full 8 hour day and outdoor fun, water play, sports and other activities help balance out a child’s day. From absolute beginners to advanced players, Chess NYC’s philosophy is to engage each child on their individual level and appetite to play.


Five Locations!

Village Chess @ Zinc

PS 183 - UES

PS 34 - Greenpoint

FasTracKids - Williamsburg

PS 49Q - Middle Village

Ages 4-14

Schedule - 8:45am to 5:15pm


Our dates vary for the camp locations so visit our website for dates and prices.

Call (866) 321-2437 or visit www.ChessNYC.com for more information and registration.



Capablanca Chess Academy Creative Chess Camp

Running for seven weeks from 6/11/2018 to 7/27/2018, Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (extended care available). We also have a half day option available from 9:00-12:00 or 1:00-4:00pm.  Our camp provides children from k-8th grade the opportunity to experience the joy of learning chess and the opportunity to create and illustrate their own story using creative writing and art skills and exercise their bodies with an hour of yoga three times a week. We also have a weekly field trip. Our goal is to create leaders and critical thinkers by using chess as a tool.  Our camp is limited to 15 children per week. Our goal is that kids have fun while learning chess. Our student-teacher ratio is 6:1.  We also provide half day tournament boot camp for high school students.


Daily activities include: Three hours of chess training with one of Cuba greatest players FIDE GM Aryam Abreu, FIDE Gran Master Yunieski Quezada or FIDE Master Carlos Manuel Lopez, two hours of creative writing/story telling and art, and one hour of yoga. Price: From $175-$225 per week with a one time $50 registration fee. (early bird expires June 8)

For any questions: call / e-mail Yaimy Chavez 305-209-2469 [email protected] 


International Chess Academy “Grand Master Camp” Under GM Alexander Stripunsky.

Running for seven weeks from 6/18/2018 to 8/24/2018 (see dates here), Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (residential option is available)

Daily activities include: Five hours of chess training with GM Alex Stripunsky, one hour of tennis with professional tennis instructors, blitz tournaments and soccer match every night.

For any questions: call / e-mail Diana Tulman 201-797-0330 /[email protected]  

Register 0n-line: : https://ica.jumbula.com/ICACamps2018/StripunskyGrandMasterCamp (early bird expires on May 1st)


International Chess Academy “Scholastic Chess Camp” with WGM Tatiana Grabuzova

10 Weeks from 6/18/2018 to 8/24/2018. 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 maddening levels of FUN! On-going chess tournaments (USCF rated) every afternoon. For more information and previous years’ pictures and reports, visit our website: www.icachesscamp.com.  

For any questions: call / e-mail Diana Tulman 201-797-0330 /[email protected]  

Register on-line: https://ica.jumbula.com/#/ica_camps  (early bird expires on March 31st)


International Chess Academy “Master Camp” Under Master Sergey Grabuzov

Running for seven weeks from 7/9/2018 to 8/24/2018, Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For students rated 1200, and higher. The training camp offers class level players the opportunity to accelerate their development towards becoming expert level players. Sergei has trained at least 5 individual players to GM strength and is a graduate and senior faculty member at the Russian State university of physical education. Daily activities include: Five hours of chess training, sports, blitz, and classical time control tournaments.

For any questions: call / e-mail Diana Tulman 201-797-0330 /[email protected]  

Register on-line: https://ica.jumbula.com/ICACamps2018/MasterCamp_31 (early bird expires on April 30th) 

Chess Max Academy

Check out www.dlugy.com to reserve your camp weeks!!

Summer Camps at Chess Max Academy

Reserve early and save!!! 20%

Eight weeks of Summer Camps

Week 1: June 25th - 29th , Week 2: July 9th -13th

Week 3: July 16th - 20th ,Week 4: July 23rd - 27th

Week 5: (!!) A Week with world champion Anatoly Karpov August 6 th 10 th

Week 6: August 13 -17, Week 7: August 20-24, Week 8: August 27-31

  • N on-Karpov weeks: $750 including lunch, free book and prizes.
  • Anatoly Karpov week: $2000
  • 20% off on any camp if reserved and paid for by March 1, 2018.
  • 10% Siblings discount for second participant.

Camp Description:

The camps will take place at Chess Max Academy at 423 East 81st Street, or in case reaching capacity 2-3 blocks away at a nearby location. Please call 917-9308840 to get all the info.

Drop off time for all camps is 8:30 am, Pick up time for all camps is 5:30pm.


8:30 - 915 am free play, 9:15am 11:00am GM lecture on middlegame theme.

11:00am 12:15pm contests, 12:15pm 1:15pm Lunch (pizza served).

1:15pm 4pm Rated Play, 4pm 5:30 pm Game Analysis

Approximate daily Anatoly Karpov Camp Schedule:

8:30 - 915 am free play, 9:15am 12:00am Karpov Analyzes Players Games

12:00 1pm Lunch, 1pm 3:15pm Karpov shows his games/ Plays blitz with participants 3:15 pm 5:30pm Contests/ Rated Play/Free play

Chess Max Academy, 423 East 81 st Street, Unit B. Tel: 917-930-8840.

Email: [email protected] 


Senior Master and FIDE Trainer Lou Mercuri’s All Star Chess Training School

Location: 20 Hartford St., Newton Highlands, MA 02461. [ Get Direction ]

For Serious Young Chess Players Between the Ages of 8 and 16 Who Want to Make Considerable Progress in Improving the Focus of Their Game.


Session I: June 25-29, 2018 – 9:00 AM – 3:45 PM

Session II: August 6-10, 2018 – 9:00 AM – 3:45 PM

Session III: August 13-17, 2018 – 9:00 AM – 3:45 PM


Reduced tuition for attending multiple sessions.

Lunches from neighboring Bread+Chocolate will be available for an extra charge, if requested in advance. Please indicate your interest on the registration form.


Please free free to contact Lou Mercuri at (781) 373-1375 or [email protected] for registration flyer and enrollment information. 





OleChess Camp 2018 - Our 14th Year

With Five Sections Tailored to Adult & Youth Campers of All Ages

July 22 - 27 at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN, 30 minutes south of Minneapolis/St. Paul

Preceded by a 1-day US Chess rated tournament July 21

Limited to the first 125 registrants!

OleChess is tailored to provide the best chess experience to each camper, from novice through master, youth through adult.  Its instructors are recognized as some of the most experienced and finest instructors in the country, not just as strong chessplayers. 

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 superb 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://go.stolaf.edu/olechess to learn more about the camp.

Key Features:

·        Camp sections tailored to adults and youth students

·        Opening night simul with class instructor provides mutual introductions and insures 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 meal breaks

·        Evening events include: sports, bowling, blitz chess, bughouse, quick chess

·        Evening chess lectures by Grandmasters for advanced students; topics at http://go.stolaf.edu/olechess search on “Lecture”

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

·        Individual evaluations and feedback for students on Friday along with the closing ceremonies

·        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

·        2018 instructors include GM Gregory Kaidanov, GM Alex Yermolinsky, GM Yury Shulman, GM Alex Goldin, GM Dmitry Gurevich, WGM Camilla Baginskaite, FM/FT Kevin Bachler. Additional staff will be added as needed.

For more information on OleChess or to register, see http://go.stolaf.edu/olechess or our Facebook page - search on "OleChess."

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. 

2018 Girls Chess Camp in Washington, DC

August 13-17, 2018

If you want to experience a breakthrough in your chess game join

Woman’s Grandmaster Sabina Foisor,

The 2017 US Women's Chess Champion,
National Master David Bennett and guest lecturers

·        for a week of intimate, intensive chess training
August 13 - 17, 2018 Time 8am until 4pm
Early bird Tuition: $400.00 (seating limited) until May 19, 2018
Trinity University, Washington, DC Workshops on developing tournament endurance

·        Exercise classes in the morning and afternoon

·        Continental breakfast, lunch and snacks provided

·        Tournament at the end of the week

·        Trophies and Cash prize for first place in each category

For detailed information please Email: Robin Ramson at [email protected]
Limited scholarships available.
This camp requires a minimum USCF rating of 600 or significant tournament experience.  

Age minimum is 9 years old. 

Website: https://girlschesscamp.org/