Chess Camps

Because this is our 30th year of offering camps, our counselors are among the most experienced chess teachers found anywhere.  We coordinate daily activities and instruction 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!!

2023-2024 Camp Schedule
Date(s) Camp
October 9
Columbus Day
November 10
Veterans Day
December 26 - January 1
Holiday break
January 15
Martin Luther King Day
February 19 - 23
February Recess
April 1 - 5
Spring Break

Week-long summer camps

Nine weeks beginning July 1

-  Any Single Day $71.00 ($50.00 for Chess Center Members)
Five Day Camps  $285.00 ($199.00 for Chess Center Members)

Camps are available to kids age 5-14 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 (weather permitting)
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Blitz, Kriegspiel or Bughouse fun
Send your deposit (1/2 of the camp fee) to reserve your spot! Campers may attend single days.             

Click HERE to download the basic Chess Camp Flyer with registration form

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