Chess Camps
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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]


25th Annual Denver Rocky Mountain Chess Camps: June 3-7, 2019  

(Denver) – full and half day options - and July 8-10, 2019 (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 for details.


18th ANNUAL MID-SOUTH CHESS SUMMER CAMP, MEMPHIS, JUNE 9-15, 2019 – A PREMIER CHESS CAMP - ALL AGES AND ALL LEVELS:  We are here to improve each campers' chess game.  Accepting both residential and commuter students, this camp is centrally located in Memphis, TN on the beautiful campus of Memphis University School. Camp instructors include GM Alexander Stripunsky, GM Joel Benjamin, IM Jake Kleiman, WFM Sarah Chiang, Expert Jennie Liu, Early Childhood Instructor Dr. Andre Duvall, TN Regional Director Michael Robertson and more to be announced. These instructors represent years of extensive, successful chess coaching and 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.  Additionally, our instructors rotate throughout the day so all campers are taught by all the instructors --- what a difference this makes!!!  This is an exciting and intensive, yet fun, chess camp with multiple hours of age and level appropriate instruction, combined with special activities including sports, interactive chess play, and optional evening activities where our instructors interact with the campers. Camp includes a Sunday afternoon opening orientation/reception for parents and campers, a unique camp designed t-shirt, medal, autographed certificate, group photo, daily souvenir, evening Grandmaster simul, and concludes with an awards/closing ceremony followed on Saturday, June 15th with free entry to a camp tournament. Experience the TOP QUALITY of Mid-South Chess and its 18th Annual Summer Chess Camp. DON'T MISS OUT!!! For more information and to register, visit our website or call us at 901.276.4663. 


19th Annual Castle Chess CampJune 16-21, 2019, 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 regular staff of instructors includes GM's Julio Becerra, John Fedorowicz, Irina Krush, Alex Lenderman, Daniel Naroditsky, and Magesh Panchanathan, many of whom are expected to be back with us for 2018. The camp is followed by the Castle Chess Grand Prix tournament (G/120, d/10), June 21-23, 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 USCF rating required. Camp always fills up early, so be sure to register early. For more information please visit our website, or email [email protected]


  Chess Camp and Water Resort Vacation, July 15-19, 2019


Orlando Chess House is excited to host the Orlando Summer Chess Camp, July 15 -  19, 2019 at the CoCo Key Hotel & Water Resort, 7400 International Drive, Orlando, FL.


The camp combines High Level Chess Instruction with a Water Resort Family Vacation.


The facts:

  • Power packed immersive chess program
  • Small groups of 10-15 participants
  • Chess instructors: GM Lars Bo Hansen, WIM Jen Hansen and WGM Vera Juergens. Additional instructors will be involved depending on participation.
  • Fees / 5 days
    • Master Group (2000+): $600
    • Expert Group (1500-2000): $550
    • Rising Star Group (Up to 1500): $500
  • Orlando is a prime location for a family vacation. The CoCo Key Resort is situated in the heart of Orlando's tourist area. Walking distance to attractions on I-drive, restaurants and shops.
  • Chess accommodation is conveniently located in the key-card accessed Hotel Tower. Deluxe rooms, with interior corridor and elevator, adjacent to the chess camp meeting rooms.
  • Special hotel rates for chess families at $119/night, w. discounted resort fee for a total of $151.98/night with taxes and fees.

PLEASE NOTE: Hotels and resorts on I-drive are in high demand in the summer. Organizing the chess camp in a prime tourist location means we had to accept a very early deadline for booking, March 15th. Rooms are not guaranteed after that date, so early booking is recommended.

Additional information and registration at