Summer 2023 Just Got More Exciting:

Chess Wizards Camps Are Back

and better than ever!

Find A Camp Near You!

Bring on the Summer Fun

Join our summer for challenging chess lessons, exciting games, and cool prizes. Your kids will learn chess skills, meet new friends, and work out their most powerful muscle – their brains!

Our camps include fun team chess games (like bughouse), recess time (of course!), tournaments and puzzles. Each camper receives a Chess Wizards t-shirt, trophy and puzzle folder. After a challenging year, you and your kids have earned a break – let them unleash some of that brain power (and energy) with Chess Wizards Chess Day Camps!

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Get Ready to Checkmate

Our full-day and half-day camps expand on our interactive chess curriculum, improving your child’s skills at all experience levels.

Students will also get to do some exciting physical activities, drawing from classic camp games and introducing fun, strategy-themed games of our own design. Add in some team chess games, healthy snacks, camp awards (and swag), and you have an experience that your kids have been waiting a year and a half for.

And with some peace and quiet at home while your kids are having a blast outside, maybe it’s what you’ve been waiting for, too?

A day at chess camp: packed with possibilities

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Classic Camp Games
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Practice And Play
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Classic Camp Games
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... and Try New Activities
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Chess Tournaments
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Team Chess and Variation Games
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Physical Activities

Chess Wizards Camps are the Perfect Mix of Learning and Adventure!

What do parents say about Chess Wizards?

The in-person classes were amazing last year, but even the on-line versions are fun and engaging for my son. The instructors (and we've had many over our time with Chess Wizards), have all been awesome!

Sarah Kohler


My son LOVES Wednesdays because he gets to go to his Chess Wizards chess class! He has introduced chess and the concepts he has learned in class to our family and now we have multiple chess sets and all of our kids are enthusiastic about learning the game! The teachers help make chess so much fun!

Kristin Overson


We love chess wizards as an after-school activity at my children's school. Such a great way to learn and have fun! The staff are entertaining and knowledgeable. Every time I ask my kids how was Chess Wizards today, they always say, "fun and we really like it mom!"

Christine Esguerra


Frequently Asked Questions

What are the activities like at camp?
Chess Wizards is a fun way to have kids experience the excitement of chess. It is proven that chess enhances cognitive development in children, improves both verbal and mathematical skills, and increases all levels of academic performance! But, as much as we love chess and champion its cognitive and character benefits, we don't believe in asking an 8 year-old to stay inside for 3 or 6 hours and just play chess during their vacation. We've developed an interactive day-camp format that includes all kinds of activities to keep kids both physically and mentally engaged during their time with us. Team chess games, puzzles, skill-building, and chess variants are just some of the ways we integrate the whole person into our camp activities. A sample day might include exploration of a technical chess concept, fun group challenges which hone specific chess thinking patterns, a healthy snack, a mini-tournament, capture-the-flag, and blob tag — or creating and designing your own chess piece to be used in a practice game with your new friends. After all, it's camp… we want our students to make memories that they'll carry with them through the upcoming school year and beyond.
How old do you have to be to attend camp?
Our summer camp is designed for children ages 6-12.
What does my child need to bring to camp?
Campers need to bring a positive attitude, willingness to learn, and be ready to have fun! Full day campers should pack a lunch.
How do I register for summer camp?
You can search for local camps and register online using this page.
What if I need to cancel?
Our refund policy is as follows: • Registration canceled within one (1) month before start date of camp, full refund will be issued • Registration canceled within two (2) weeks before start date of camp, 50% refund will be issued • Registration canceled within one (1) week before the start date of camp, no refund will be issued. • No refunds are available after the camp has begun.
What time is camp held?
It depends on the camp, but most full day camps are held from 9am - 3pm, with half day camps being held from either 9am-12pm or 12pm - 3pm.

Unleash Your Child's
Inner Chess Master!

Chess Wizards Summer Camps are Back for 2023!