2014 Summer Camps with Grandmaster Instructors

The Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis is a non-profit, educational organization that is committed to making chess an integral part of our community. Chess is a valuable educational tool that helps teach students important lessons including problem solving, critical thinking, sportsmanship, patience, and goal setting, just to name a few!

Over the past five years, we’ve partnered with more than 100 different classrooms and community centers across the Saint Louis area to spread the educational benefits of chess. In addition, we’ve developed national partnerships with organizations like the Boy Scouts of America to bring chess to thousands of students across the country.

Chess Summer Camps are the perfect way to introduce the game of chess to new students, deepen the understanding of the game for established players or offer intensive instruction for aspiring chess masters.

Grandmaster instructors and other qualified staff will walk students through algebraic notation, proper piece and board set-up, chess clock usage (timers), basic tactics (forks, skewers, pins, double attacks, double check, en passant, x-ray, etc.), positional chess, development, advanced strategy/tactics and endgame skills.

Enrollment fee is $400 per student for the full day option, or $200 for either of the half-day plans.

[A 10% early registration discount will apply for those registered before May 1, so right now camps are just $360/full day option or $180/half day!]



6 - 18


ALL DAY = $360 if registered before May 1, 2013: $400 if registered later.

HALF DAY = $180 if registered before May 1, 2013: $200 if registered later.


Camp 1: June 9 - June 13
Camp 2: July 14 - July 18 [This camp features a Girls-only section for all of those aspiring Queens out there!]
Camp 3: August 4 - August 8 


ALL DAY: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
AM ONLY: 9 a.m. - Noon
PM ONLY: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Campers can be dropped off 8:30 a.m. at earliest. All campers must be picked up by 4:15 p.m. A fee will be charged for all campers picked up late. AM Campers should be picked up between 12 p.m. and 12:15 p.m., PM campers should be dropped off between 12:45 p.m. and 1 p.m.

Typical Day

8:45 - 9amArrival
9:15 - 10amChess Lesson #1 and Play
10 - 10:15amSnack (provided by Chess Club)
10:15 - 10:45Free Play
10:45 - 12pmOrganized Event (Tournament, Game Analysis, Slow Game, Bughouse, Puzzle Contest, etc)
12 - 12:15pmDeparture for AM Students
12 - 1pmLunch and Free Play
12:45 - 1pmArrival for PM Students
1 - 2pmChess Lesson #2 and Play
2 - 2:15pmSnack (Provided by Chess Club)
2:15 - 2:45pmFree Play
2:45 - 4pmOrganized Event
4 - 4:15pmDeparture



The CCSCSL will provide snacks during scheduled snack times. The CCSCSL will not provide lunch, and campers are advised to bring a sack lunch with them for the day.

Cancellation/Change Policy

A full refund minus a $25 service fee is given if cancellation request is received 30 days before camp. After this, refunds will not be given. If a child is sick and is unable to attend the camp, a doctor’s note is required for a refund minus service fee to be given. Switching sessions or camps is permitted based on space available. There will be a $25 change fee accessed for any change.

Click Here to Register for Summer Camp!