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 I

Location: Pickering Valley Elementary School, 121 Byers Rd, Chester Springs, PA 19425
Dates: July 19 - 22, 2021
Times: Half day 9am - 12pm

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 I
425 Wells Road, Doylestown, PA 18901

Location: Doylestown Twp, 425 Wells Rd., Doylestown, PA 18901
Dates: July 12 - 15, 2021
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 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 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 21 - 25, 2021
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 12 - 16, 2021
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 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

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

Location: Newtown Township, 100 Municipal Drive, Newtown, PA 18940
Dates: June 28 - July 1, 2021
Times:  Half day 9am - 12pm 

Perkiomen Valley Camp
4081 Heckler Road, Collegeville, PA 19426

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

Dates:  July 19 - 23, 2021

Times:  Full day 9am to 3pm

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

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

Location: Springfield Rec Center A, 1200 E. Willow Grove Ave, Wyndmoor, PA 19038
Dates: July 6 - 9, 2021
Times:  Half day 12:30pm - 4:00pm

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 

Upper Dublin Township Chess Camp I

Location:  TBA
Dates: June 21 - 25, 2021
Times:  Full day 9am to 4pm

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

             

Upper Dublin Township Chess Camp II

Location:  TBA
Dates: July 6 - 9, 2021
Times:  Full day 9am to 4pm

             Half day 9am to 12pm OR 1pm to 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 19 - 23, 2021

Times:  Half day:  9am - 12pm

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