2022 Summer Chess Day Camps

REGISTRATION FOR 2023 Summer Camps will open in Spring 2023

Our Summer Chess Day Camps consist of chess instruction and play, as well as recreational activities.  Camp starts at 9:00am ET and ends at 3:00pm ET.  Aftercare (until 5:00pm ET) is available for an added fee.  Campers will need to bring/pack a bag lunch each day. 

Since 1992, we have been providing challenging instruction and making chess fun for students.  Our nationally certified chess teachers are experienced with all levels of ability.  Camp will be challenging and interesting for all and our focus is on improving chess skills through practice and lessons.  The teachers place more emphasis on learning than on winning.  Good sportsmanship is the key to having fun.

Thousands of students have participated in our camps, with many enjoying camp so much that they return year after year and dozens continue to play at a master level.  Our students have won more than a dozen national championships, hundreds have earned academic college scholarships, and more than 20 have become national masters. 

There will be about one teacher per ten students and enrollment is capped at 30 campers total for each week. Depending on the week and camp location (see below) students rising into grades 2-7 or grades 3-9 are welcome.  

NOTE: Each week of Summer Chess Day Camp requires a minimum of 10 students/campers to be viable.  If we do not have sufficient enrollment for any given camp, that camp will be cancelled and refunds issued.

Camp Week #1:  June 27 – July 1, 2022:  Churchill Road Elementary School (Map)

Camp Week #5July 25 – July 29, 2022:  Colvin Run Elementary School (Map)

Camp Week #6:  August 1 – August 5, 2022:  Colvin Run Elementary School (Map)

Camp Week #7:  August 8 – August 12, 2022:  DC Housing Finance Agency (Map)

Camp Week #8:  August 15 – August 19, 2022:  Alpha STEM for the Gifted (Map)

For more information about our Summer Chess Day Camps, contact the U.S. Chess Center at 202-857-4922 or admin@chessctr.org.

We also offer ONLINE Summer Classes

Summer 2022: For students rising into grades 3 – 7.  The U.S. Chess Center offers online summer classes for students rising into grades 3 – 7 starting June 20th.  Online classes are 60 minutes, once each week from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm ET (UTC -5).  Each class has 20-30 minutes of instruction and 30-40 minutes of supervised play.  We use a proprietary rating system to track student progress.  Register for ONLINE Summer 2022 Classes