Chess Camps
Because this is our 24th year of offering camps, our counselors are among the most experienced chess teachers found anywhere.  We coordinate daily activities and insruction to expand the students' chess skills.  Chess is known to teach logic, problem solving, analysis techniques, and will improve study habits.  These skills will carry over to school and career.  But the main reason kids come back is. . .
We have fun!!

School year 2013-2014 Camps

Friday, March 14
Superintendents' Day
April 14 - April 18 (M - F)
Spring Recess

2014 Summer Camps

Week 1
July 7 - July 11
Week 2
July 14 - July 18
Week 3 July 21 - July 25
Week 4 July 28 - August 1
Week 5 August 4 - August 8
Week 5 includes Advanced Camp
click 'here' for more details
Week 6 August 11 - August 15
Week 6 includes Advanced Camp click 'here' for more details
Week 7 August 18 - August 22
Week 8 August 25 - August 29

-  Any Single Day $50.00 ($35.00 for Chess Center Members)

Five Day Camps  $200.00 ($140.00 for Chess Center Members)

Camps are available to kids age 5-13 years.  All skill levels from beginner to advanced are encouraged to come. Beginners who arrive without any knowledge of the game will become proficient players from their camp experience; advanced players will benefit from sharing classes and experiences with some of the top youth players in the US.

Rochester Chess Center is adjacent to Cobbs Hill Park, where the daily outings are held.
Seasonal activities, like frisbee, soccer and hiking are planned so come dressed for the action!

We allow for early drop off (after 8:00am) and/or late pick up (until 5:30pm) at no extra cost.

Typical Day:
9:00am - 10:00am     Chess Play or Computer Play

10:00am - 12:00n      Chess Instruction

12:00n - 12:30pm   Lunch and Chess Play or Video
12:30pm - 2:00pm     Outdoor Activities at Cobbs Hill Park
2:00pm - 4:00pm       Blitz, Kriegspeil or Bughouse fun
 Monster Bughouse

Camps fill up quickly. . . send your deposit (1/2 of the camp fee) to reserve your spot!
Campers may attend single days.

Call the Chess Center at (585) 442-2430 to register and mail your deposit to:
Rochester Chess Center
221 Norris Drive
Rochester, NY 14610
or e-mail us at