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.  

DARC Camp II

Location:  Downingtown Municipal Annex, 4 W. Lancaster Avenue, Downingtown, PA 19335
Dates: August 9 - 12, 2021
Times: Half day 1pm - 4pm

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

Location: Doylestown Twp, 425 Wells Rd., Doylestown, PA 18901
Dates: August 23 - 26, 2021
Times:  Half day 9am - 12pm 

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

Location: Limerick Twp Building, 646 W. Ridge Pike, Limerick, PA  19468                                
Dates: August 2 - 5, 2021
Times: Full day 9:00am - 3:30pm 

            Half day:  9:00am - 12:00pm 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: August 2 - 6, 2021
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 16 - 20, 2021
Times: Full day 9am - 4pm  

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

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

Location: Springfield Rec Center B, 1200 E. Willow Grove Ave, Wyndmoor, PA 19038
Dates: August 9 - 12, 2021
Times:  Full day 9:00am - 3:00pm 

Whitemarsh Township Chess Camp

Location:  OUTDOORS at Koontz Park, 2391 Harts Lane, Lafayette Hill, PA  19444
Dates: August 16 - 20, 2021
Times:  Half day 9AM to noon