2024 Summer Chess Day Camps

REGISTRATION FOR 2024 Summer Camps is NOW OPEN
(scroll down to see camp dates/locations and to register)

Our summer chess day camps consist of chess instruction and play, as well as recreational activities.  Camps usually start at 9:00 am ET and end at 3:00 pm ET.  Aftercare (until 5:00 pm ET) is available for an added fee.  Campers 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 usually capped at 32 campers total for each week. Depending on the week and camp location (see below) students rising into grades 2-7 or rising into 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. 

REGISTRATION FOR 2024 Summer Camps is NOW OPEN

Camp Week #1:  June 24-28, 2024
     White Oaks Elementary School in Burke, VA (Map)
      Rising Grades 2-7 (All Levels: Beginners to Advanced)
     REGISTER HERE for Camp Week #1 

Camp Week #2July 1-5, 2024 [ No Camp on July 4th ]
     Rock Creek Forest Elementary School in Chevy Chase, MD (Map)
     Rising Grades 2-7 (All Levels: Beginners to Advanced)
     REGISTER HERE for Camp Week #2 

Camp Week #3July 8-12, 2024
     Churchill Road Elementary School in McLean, VA (Map)
     Rising Grades 2-7 (Beginners to Intermediate)
     
REGISTER HERE for Camp Week #3

Camp Week #4July 15-19, 2024
     Churchill Road Elementary School in McLean, VA (Map)
     Rising Grades 3-9 (Intermediate to Advanced)
     REGISTER HERE
 for Camp Week #4

Camp Week #5:  July 22-26, 2024
     Colvin Run Elementary School in Vienna, VA (Map)
     Rising Grades 2-7 (Beginners to Intermediate)
     REGISTER HERE for Camp Week #5

Camp Week #6July 29-August 2, 2024
     Colvin Run Elementary School in Vienna, VA (Map)
     Rising Grades 3-9 (Intermediate to Advanced)
     REGISTER HERE for Camp Week #6

Camp Week #7August 5-9, 2024
     Alpha STEM for the Gifted in Oakton, VA (Map)
     Rising Grades 3-9 (All Levels: Beginners to Advanced)
     REGISTER HERE for Camp Week #7

For more information about our summer chess day camps, contact the U.S. Chess Center at 202-857-4922 or admin@chessctr.org.

Check out more pictures from previous summer camps on our blog, Notate:
https://chessctr.org/tag/summer-camp/