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. Most camps are $310 for a full-day week (35 hours) or $185 for a half-day week (15 hours).

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

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

Location: Ardsley Community Center, 2828 Spear Ave., Ardsley, PA 19038
Dates: August 19 - 23, 2019
Times: Full day 9am - 4pm    Half day 9am - 12pm or 1pm - 4pm

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Chesterbrook Academy - West Chester
1190 McDermott Dr., West Chester, PA 19380

  

 

Location: Chesterbrook Academy, 1190 McDermott Drive, West Chester, PA  19380

Dates: Aug 5 - 8, 2019

Times:  10am - 12pm

This camp is available to children ages 5-12.  

DARC Camp I
501 Dorlan Mill Road, Downingtown, PA 19335

Location: Shamona Creek Elementary, 501 Dorlan Mill Road, Sowningtown, PA  19335
Dates: July 8 - July 11, 2019
Times: Half day 9am - 12pm

DARC Camp II
1214 Horseshoe Pike, Downingtown, PA 19335

Location:  East Brandywine Township Building, Meeting Room, 1214 Horseshoe Pike, Downingtown, PA  19335
Dates: July 29 - Aug 1, 2019
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 29 to August 1, 2019
Times:  Half day 9am - 12pm 

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

Location: Doylestown Twp, 425 Wells Rd., Doylestown, PA 18901
Dates: August 26 - 29, 2019
Times:  Full day 9am - 3pm 

Limerick Township Chess Camp
646 West Ridge Pike, Limerick, PA 19468

Location: Limerick Twp, 646 West Ridge Pike, Limerick, PA  19468
Dates: July 29 - August 1, 2019
Times:  Full day 9:00am - 3:30pm

            Half day 9:00am - 12:00pm OR  12:30pm - 3:30pm

 

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 24 - June 28, 2019
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 15 - 19, 2019
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 5 - 9, 2019
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 19 - 23, 2019
Times: Full day 9am - 4pm  Half day 9am - 12pm or 1pm - 4pm

Methacton Camp
4001 Eagleville Rd, Eagleville, PA 19403

Location: Arcola Intermediate School, 4001 Eagleville Rd, Eagleville, PA 19403
Dates: July 22, - July 25, 2019
Times: Full day 9am - 3pm  Half day 9am - 11:45am or 12:15pm - 3pm

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

Location: Newtown Township, 100 Municipal Drive, Newtown, PA 18940
Dates: July 1 - 3, 2019
Times:  Full day 9am - 3:30pm

             Half day 9am - 12pm OR 12:30pm - 3:30pm

Perkiomen Valley Camp
4081 Heckler Road, Collegeville, PA 19426

Location:  Skippack Elementary, 4081 Heckler Road, Collegeville, PA  19426

Dates:  July 15 - 19, 2019

Times:  Full day 9am to 3pm

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

Radnor Township Chess Camp
536 Conestoga Road, Villanova, PA 19085

Location: Christ Church Ithan, 536 Conestoga Road, Villanova, PA  19085
Dates: July 22 - 26, 2019
Times: Full day 9AM - 3:30PM

            Half day 9AM - 12:30PM, 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 5 - 8, 2019
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 12 - 15, 2019
Times:  Half day 9am - 12:30pm 

Upper Dublin Township Chess Camp
1581 Fort Washington Ave., Maple Glen, PA 19002

Location:  Maple Glen Elementary, 1581 Fort Washington Ave., Maple Glen, PA  19002
Dates: June 24 - 28, 2019
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 22 - July 26, 2019

Times:  Half day 1pm - 4pm

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 8 - July 12, 2019

Times:  Half day:  9am - 12pm

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