Summer Chess Camps

Summer fun for the mind!

A number of chess camps take place every summer around the country. Here in the Northwest there are a good number of day camps. Nationally there are some well established scholastic and/or all-ages camps, often held on college campuses.

Pacific Northwest chess camps
For the many camps in Seattle and the Pacific Northwest, visit the Calendar and request information directly from the various organizers.

Mountain Lake Chess Camp
S. California: Lake Arrowhead, E. of Los Angeles
N. California: Capital Mountain, E. of Sacramento
Blurb: "International Master Larry D. Evans heads a professional staff of Board of Education certified teachers in a fun-filled week for boys and girls ages 6-17."

Castle Chess Camp
Emory University, Atlanta, GA
University of Pittsburgh, Bradford, PA
Blurb: "The original and still the best. Celebrating our 22nd anniversary! Join U.S. Champion Joel Benjamin, GM Arthur Bisguier, WIM Beatriz Marinello ... and other prominent masters for a week of intensive instruction, supervised play, recreation, and a great time. Open to all ages and all rating levels."

Kopec's Chess Camp
Lawrenceville School, NJ (near Princeton)
Blurb: "First rate instruction in a first rate setting. For ages 7 through adult. -Diverse commuter and boarding program -Great location, superb facilities in a beautiful setting -Tennis instruction available with teaching professional two hours daily -Testing, evaluation, competition and fun -Use of latest computer/database technology."

WISChess Camp
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (SE Wisconsin).
Blurb: "WISChess is designed for chess players of all strengths and levels of experience ages 11 to adult who want to improve their game while enjoying the company of fellow chess enthusiasts. Players under the age of 11 may attend with one adult escort. Instructional Staff includes 3 of the top 20 players in the United States..."

For information on additional chess camps around the USA, visit the USCF Resource page. Visit the Chess Camp section, and/or email the USCF State Affiliate listed on the same page and ask them for camp info in their state.

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