2022 Summer Chess Day Camps

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
More camps/weeks coming soon

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 8 students/campers to be viable.  If we do not have sufficient enrollment for any given camp, that camp will be cancelled and refunds issued.

Please select the Camp week and location below to register.

Camp Week #1:  June 27 – July 1, 2022
For students rising into grades 2-7 (All levels)
    Churchill Road Elementary School (Map)
    7100 Churchill Rd, McLean, VA 22101
$255.00 (+$75.00 for aftercare)
REGISTER for Week #1

Camp Week #2:  July 5 – July 8, 2022
    Location TBD
REGISTER for Week #2 – COMING SOON! 

Camp Week #3:  July 11 – July 15, 2022
    Location TBD
REGISTER for Week #3 – COMING SOON! 

Camp Week #4July 18 – July 22, 2022 
For students rising into grades 3-9 (Intermediates/Advanced)
    Tifereth Israel Congregation (Map)
    7701 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20012
$245.00 (+$75.00 for aftercare)
 
REGISTER for Week #4

Camp Week #5July 25 – July 29, 2022
For students rising into grades 2-7 (Beginners/Intermediates)
    Colvin Run Elementary School (Map)
    1400 Trap Rd, Vienna, VA 22182
$225.00 (+$75.00 for aftercare)

REGISTER for Week #5

Camp Week #6:  August 1 – August 5, 2022
For students rising into grades 3-9 (Intermediates/Advanced)
    Colvin Run Elementary School (Map)
    1400 Trap Rd, Vienna, VA 22182
$225.00 (+$75.00 for aftercare)
REGISTER for Week #6

Camp Week #7:  August 8 – August 12, 2022
    Location TBD
REGISTER for Week #7 – COMING SOON!

Camp Week #8:  August 15 – August 19, 2022
For students rising into grades 3-9 (Intermediates/Advanced)
   Alpha STEM for the Gifted (Map)
   11416 Waples Mill Rd, Oakton, VA 22124
$235.00 (+$75.00 for aftercare) 
REGISTER for Week #8

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