The UT Dallas Chess Program spreads enthusiasm for the game year-round.
Summer chess camps engage children in intellectual pursuit while building social skills. Many campers return year after year to build their skills and see friends. Some campers even bring their parents or grandparents for friendly familial competition!
Registration begins each winter for the following summer’s camps. Check back often to receive discounts and ensure their spot at the chess boards.
Jim Stallings, Camp Director
Ages and Classes
Classes are for kids 7-14.
Classes are small with a low student-to-teacher ratio. Kids are grouped by ability, age, experience and instructor assessment. UT Dallas Chess Camp will attempt to group friends and relatives upon request.
Choose the session that fits your child’s schedule: Morning sessions run from 9 a.m. – noon and afternoon sessions run from 1 – 4 p.m.
Camp groups include:
Beginners, who master the basic rules and fundamentals of chessIntermediate players, who build on basic chess knowledge with key strategies and ideasAdvanced players, who sharpen their competitive edge with advanced strategies for tournament playAdult Classes
We offer an Absolute Beginners Class (ABC) for adults with little or no chess knowledge.
Adults will learn chess basics and how to organize scholastic chess clubs and participate in tournamentsABC sessions are available morning or afternoon all weeks.Adults can sign up for any of the sessions. If enough adults register at the same session, the ABC Class will be only adults. Otherwise, adults will be with younger campers.Location
UT Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management (JSOM) in Richardson, TX
Directions to UT DallasPrintable campus map (PDF)Dates and Cost
2019 Camp Dates:
Morning sessions: 9am-noon.Afternoon sessions: 1-4pmCost
Before Apr1 $235
Before Jun 10 $260
On or after Jun 10 $280
Extended Hours (Parents may pay $75 per week in advance, or pay a daily fee of $20.)
Morning extended hours are 7:30-9:00a.m.Afternoon extended hours are 4-5:30 p.m. (Note: An extra $1 per minute will be charged after 5:30 p.m.)Special Discount Rates
UT Dallas faculty, staff, students and alumni receive a $25 discount.Families with two or more campers receive a $25 discount per child.Teachers get a $50 discount (only available for the Adult ABC Class.)Only one discount is applicable
Friday, July 31, 2020 at 9:00am to 4:00pm
JSOM Various Classrooms
Persons with disabilities may submit a request for accommodations to participate in this event at UT Dallas' ADA website. You may also call (972) 883-5331 for assistance or send an email to ADACoordinator@utdallas.edu. All requests should be received no later than 2 business days prior to the event.