2024 Summer Chess Day Camps

REGISTRATION FOR 2024 Summer Camps will open in Spring 2024

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 30 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 will open in spring 2024

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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: