Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we expect that we will not be able to hold our regular in-person camps this summer.  We will, however, be running weekly mini-camps which involve the same types of activities and lessons that students have become accustomed to over the past 15 years.  These camps will run weekly for 2 hours a day and will include lectures, a tournament, games review, puzzle solving competitions, as well as a variety of other fun chess activities that go with all of our camps.  As always, there will be prizes at the end of the week and trophies for the top tournament players.


While we won’t be able to include our outside activities, we will ensure that our camps are as entertaining and beneficial as always.  Our camps will be held via Zoom and and will run from July 20th -August 14th, with the first week being solely for advanced students.  This is going to be reserved for students with a USCF rating over 1000 only.  All other camps will be open to students grades K-12. Students must be able to focus for 2 hours and be confident using a computer.  We are limiting these camps to 10 students per week in order to keep the groups small enough to ensure the students get individual attention, while keeping them large enough to keep the camps fun and social.

International Master Dean Ippolito will be running all of the camps this summer.

Camps will run weekly, Monday through Friday, from 9:30 am to 11:30 am EDT. Each week costs $179, but children who register by June 30th receive a $10 discount per camp. We’re also offering a sibling discount: register two siblings and receive an additional $20 off and a multiple week discount! These discounts will be combined at the point of purchase.

Please refer to the sample camp schedule below for a rough outline of what a typical camp will look like. This schedule may vary slightly depending on the day. If you have additional questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Ruthie at 908-595-0066 or

2020 Online Chess Camp Sessions

We have ways for customers to save on summer camp prices including:

  • Multiple Weeks discount ($15 per additional week)

  • Sibling Discount of $20 per week is available too!

  • Early Bird discount for registrations received by June 30th, 2020. 

  • All discounts can be combined! Total discounts available can be worth up to $250! 

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