Summer Chess Camps

chess-kidsSpend a week playing and learning about chess from the Shining Knights chess instructors! Our instructors are highly-rated professional chess instructors. We have taught tens of thousands of children, including several national champions for elementary grades. Campers are broken into groups by skill level, so we accept anyone from total beginners through experienced and highly-rated tournament players. Each camper receives a Shining Knights T-shirt and a tournament-style chess set. Activities include learning openings, tactics, endgames, studying master games, playing games against fellow students, and analyzing students’ games. Campers take periodic breaks for snacks, fresh air, and physical activity.  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.  

Borough of Conshohocken Chess Camp
Mary Wood Park House,130 E 5th Ave., Conshohocken, PA 19428

Location: Mary Wood Park House, 130 E 5th Ave, Conshohocken, PA  19428
Dates: July 22 to 26, 2024
Times:  Half day 1PM to 4PM

             

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Doylestown Township Chess Camp
425 Wells Road, Doylestown, PA 18901

Location: Doylestown Twp, 425 Wells Rd., Doylestown, PA 18901
Dates: August 19 - 22, 2024
Times:  Half day 1-4PM

             

Limerick Township Chess Camp
Limerick Fire Sta, 390 West Ridge Pike, Royersford, PA 19468

Location: Limerick Fire Station, 390 W. Ridge Pike, Royersford, PA  19468                                
Dates: July 29 to August 2, 2024
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 17 - 21, 2024
Times: Full day 9am - 3:30pm    

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

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 8 - 12, 2024
Times: Full day 9am - 3:30pm  

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

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: July 29 to August 2, 2024
Times: Full day 9am - 3:30pm  

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

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 12 - 16, 2024
Times: Full day 9am - 3:30pm    

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

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

Location: Newtown Township, 100 Municipal Drive, Newtown, PA 18940
Dates: June 24 - 28, 2024
Times:  Half day 9am - 12pm 

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

Location: Newtown Township, 100 Municipal Drive, Newtown, PA 18940
Dates: August 26 - 30, 2024
Times:  Half day 9am - 12pm 

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Perkiomen Valley Camp
200 E. Third Ave Collegeville, PA 19426

Location:  South Elementary, 200 E. Third Ave., Collegeville, PA  19426


Dates:  June 24 - 28, 2024

Times:  Full day 9am to 3pm

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

Upper Dublin Township Chess Camp I
Mondauk Common 1451 Dillon Rd, Ambler, PA 19002

Location:  Mondauk Common, 1451 Dillion Rd., Ambler, PA  19002 (Main Pavilion I)
Dates: July 15 - 19, 2024
Times:  Full day 9am to 3:30pm

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

             

Upper Dublin Township Chess Camp II
Mondauk Common, 1451 Dillion Rd., Ambler, PA 19002 (Main Pavilion I)

Location: Mondauk Common, 1451 Dillion Rd., Ambler, PA  19002 (Main Pavilion I) 
Dates:  August 5 - 9, 2024
Times:  Full day 9am to 3:30pm

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

             

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 - 12, 2024

Times:  Half day:  1pm - 4pm

Upper Providence Township Chess Camp
260 Green Tree Road, Oaks, PA 19456

Location: Black Rock Volunteer Fire Company

               260 Green Tree Road, Oaks, PA  19456

Dates: June 10 to 14, 2024
Times: Half day 1-4PM

$180.00 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: June 22 - 26, 2024

Times: Half day 9am - 12pm

 

Whitemarsh Township Chess Camp
Koontz Park, 2391 Harts Lane, Lafayette Hill, PA 19444

Location: Koontz Park, 2391 Harts Lane, Lafayette Hill, PA  19444
Dates: August 19 - 23, 2024
Times:  Half day 1PM to 4PM