Summer Chess Camps

chess-kidsSpend a week playing and learning about chess from the Shining Knights chess coaches! Our coaches are highly-rated professional chess instructors. We have taught tens of thousands of children, including the 2008 national champions for first and second grade and the 2009 national kindergarten champion. Campers are broken up into groups by skill level, so we accept anyone from total beginners up through experienced and highly-rated tournament players. Each camper receives a T-shirt and a tournament-style chess set. Activities include learning openings, tactics, endgames, studying master games, playing games against fellow students, and analyzing the students’ games. Campers will take periodic breaks for snacks and fresh air, and full-day campers have lunch and recess from 12:00 – 1:00. 

To register for a camp, contact the respective township. If you have questions about a camp, call us at 610-446-0818.

Additional camps will be posted as details are confirmed.  Please revisit our site periodically.  

Abington Township Chess Camp
2828 Spear Ave., Ardsley, PA 19038

Location: Ardsley Community Center, 2828 Spear Ave., Ardsley, PA 19038
Dates: August 3 - 7, 2020
Times: Full day 9am - 4pm    

            Half day 9am - 12pm OR 1pm - 4pm

DARC Camp I
526 W. Uwchlan Ave., Downingtown, PA 19335

Location: Lionville Elementary, 526 W. Uwchlan Ave., Downingtown, PA  19335
Dates: July 6 - 9, 2020
Times: Half day 9am - 12pm

DARC Camp II
121 Byers Rd, Chester Springs, PA 19425

Location:  Pickering Valley Elementary, 121 Byers Rd., Chester Springs, PA  19425
Dates: July 27 - 30, 2020
Times: Half day 1pm - 4pm

Doylestown Township - Camp I
425 Wells Road, Doylestown, PA 18901

Location: Doylestown Twp, 425 Wells Rd., Doylestown, PA 18901
Dates: July 13 - 16, 2020
Times:  Full day 9am - 3pm 

Doylestown Township - Camp II
425 Wells Road, Doylestown, PA 18901

Location: Doylestown Twp, 425 Wells Rd., Doylestown, PA 18901
Dates: August 24 - 27, 2020
Times:  Half day 9am - 12pm 

Lower Merion Chess Camp I
9 South Bryn Mawr Ave., Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

Location: Bryn Mawr Community Center, 9 South Bryn Mawr Ave., Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Dates: June 22 - 26, 2020
Times: Full day 9am - 4pm    

            Half day 9am - 12pm OR 1pm - 4pm

Lower Merion Chess Camp II
9 South Bryn Mawr Ave., Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

Location: Bryn Mawr Community Center, 9 South Bryn Mawr Ave., Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Dates: July 13 - 17, 2020
Times: Full day 9am - 4pm  

            Half day 9am - 12pm OR 1pm - 4pm

Lower Merion Chess Camp III
9 South Bryn Mawr Ave., Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

Location: Bryn Mawr Community Center, 9 South Bryn Mawr Ave., Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Dates: August 3 - 7, 2020
Times: Full day 9am - 4pm  

           Half day 9am - 12pm OR 1pm - 4pm

Lower Merion Chess Camp IV
9 South Bryn Mawr Ave., Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

Location: Bryn Mawr Community Center, 9 South Bryn Mawr Ave., Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Dates: August 17 - 21, 2020
Times: Full day 9am - 4pm  

            Half day 9am - 12pm OR 1pm - 4pm

Newtown Township Chess Camp
100 Municipal Drive, Newtown, PA 18940

Location: Newtown Township, 100 Municipal Drive, Newtown, PA 18940
Dates: June 29 - July 2, 2020
Times:  Half day 9am - 12pm 

Perkiomen Valley Camp

Location:  TBD

Dates:  July 20 - 24, 2020

Times:  Full day 9am to 3pm

             Half day 9am to 11:45am OR 12:15pm to 3pm

Radnor Township Chess Camp
248 Highland Ave., Wayne, PA 19087

Location: Radnor Township Civic Association, 248 Highland Ave., Wayne, PA  19087
Dates: July 20 - 24, 2020
Times: Full day 9AM - 3:30PM

            Half day 9AM - 12:00PM, or

            Half day 12:30PM - 3:30PM

Springfield Township Chess Camp I
1200 Willow Grove Ave., Wyndmoor, PA 19038

Location: Springfield Rec Center, 1200 E. Willow Grove Ave, Wyndmoor, PA 19038
Dates: August 10 - 13, 2020
Times:  Half day 9am - 12:30pm 

Springfield Township Chess Camp II
1200 Willow Grove Ave., Wyndmoor, PA 19038

Location: Springfield Rec Center, 1200 E. Willow Grove Ave, Wyndmoor, PA 19038
Dates: August 17 - 20, 2020
Times:  Half day 9am - 12:30pm 

Upper Dublin Township Chess Camp

Location:  TBA
Dates: June 29 - July 2, 2020
Times:  Full day 9am to 4pm

             Half day 9am to 12pm OR 1pm to 4pm

             

Upper Gwynedd Township Chess Camp
Twp Community Building, 1 Parkside Pl, North Wales, PA 19454

Location:  Township Community Building, 1 Parkside Pl, North Wales, PA  19454

Dates:  July 27 - 31, 2020

Times:  Half day 9am - 12pm

Upper Merion Township Chess Camp
431 W. Valley Forge Rd, King of Prussia, PA 19406

Location:  Upper Merion Community Center, 431 W. Valley Forge Rd., King of Prussia, PA  19406

Dates:  July 6 - 10, 2020

Times:  Half day:  9am - 12pm

Upper Providence Township Chess Camp
499 Hopwood Road, Collegeville, PA 19426

Location: 499 Hopwood Road, Collegeville, PA  19426

Dates: August 10 - 14, 2020
Times: Half day 1pm - 4pm

$175.00 each Register Here
West Grove Camp
356 Chatham Road, West Grove, PA 19390

  

 

Location: Christ Community Fellowship, 356 Chatham Road, West Grove, PA  19390

Dates: July 20 - 24, 2020

Times: Half day 9am - 12pm