Camps

2018 Summer Camp now open for registration!

Are you looking for a chess camp that offers CHALLENGE, EXCITEMENT, THE CHANCE TO MAKE NEW FRIENDS, and FUN? The Berkeley Chess School chess camp is it!  Full day and half day schedules are available. New this year, we are partnering with Aloha Mind Math, and will have the option to take math camp in the mornings. Camp will be held at our new building for the following dates:

Week 1- June 18-22

Week 2- June 25-29 GM Shankland (US Champion!) teaches advance group!

No camp 1st week of July

Week 3- July 9-13

Week 4- July 16- July 20

Week 5- July 23-27th

Week 6- July 30-August 3 IM Kim Yap teaches the advance group!

Week 7- August 6-10 GM Vladimir Georgiev teaches the advance group!

Week 8-August 13-17th GM Mark Paragua Afternoon 1pm-5pm (800+ USCF rating)

We offer an afternoon intensive chess camp from 1:00-5:00, and the option of an all day camp, which includes board games and chess, outside sports, and math, science and art projects between 9:00 and 12:00 in the morning, combined with chess camp in the afternoon. The full day option is from 9:00-5:00. Drop off begins as early as 8:00 for the full day option.   For the afternoon camp, drop off begins at 12:30.  Pickup is between 5:00 and 5:30. 

The program includes chess instruction at multiple levels for those entering grades 1-12. All campers must know how the pieces move and have an enthusiasm for chess. Emphasis is on the joy of the game but with a serious eye to the student’s progress. New material will be presented each week of camp.

Our camp for beginners was the first 2 weeks of camp only:  June 18-22 and June 25-29. This camp introduced the absolute basics to campers. Children learned  the names of the chess pieces, where they are placed on the board, and how they move. 


The Berkeley Chess School Dublin Camp has two levels:  Beginner/Intermediate and Advanced.

Dates: 

 Week 1- July 2-6th

Week 2- July 9-13th

Week 3-July16-20th 

Week 4-July23-27th


We also offer summer chess camps in Bencia, Burlingame, Concord, Hercules, Lafayette, Orinda, Piedmont, Pleasanton, San Ramon, and UC Village in Albany. All of these camps, except Albany, are sponsored by each city’s recreation department, which also takes the registrations.  For more information on these regional camps, click here.

Special Intensive Camp with GM Sam Shankland!  June 25th-29th.  Morning camp from 9:00-12:00 is for adults and scholastic players with ratings of 1800 and above, and the afternoon camp, from 1:00-5:00, is for scholastic players.


     
     
     
 

 

Program Name

Date

Location

Details / Register

Aloha Mind Math Camp 2018 Jun 25 - Aug 03 2622 San Pablo Ave
Berkeley
CA 94702
Express Registration
BCS Summer Chess Camp 2018 Jun 18 - Aug 17 2622 San Pablo Ave
Berkeley
CA 94702
Express Registration
BCS Summer Chess Camp For Beginners 2018 Jun 18 - Jun 29 2622 San Pablo Ave
Berkeley
CA 94702
Express Registration
BCS Summer Chess Camp For Girls 2018 Jun 18 - Jun 22 2622 San Pablo Ave
Berkeley
CA 94702
Express Registration
Dublin Summer Chess Camp 2018 Jul 02 - Jul 27 6670 Amador Plaza Rd
Dublin
CA 94568
Express Registration
GM Sam Shankland Summer Chess Camp Jun 25 - Jun 29 2622 San Pablo Ave
Berkeley
CA 94702
Express Registration