Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 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 (one morning and one afternoon session) 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.  

We will ensure that our camps are as entertaining and beneficial as always.  Our camps will be held via Zoom and . The week of July 5 being solely for advanced students which is specifically for students with a USCF rating over 1000 only.  All other camps will be open to students Grades 2-12. Students must be able to focus for 2 hours, be confident using a computer and know how the chess pieces move.  We are limiting these camps to 12 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. We will provide each camper with a weekly Chesskid account for them to use for the duration of camp. 

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 EST or 1:00pm to 3:00pm EST. Each week costs $179. We’re 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 daily camp schedule above 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

2021 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!

  • Both discounts are combined at the point of purchase!