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Online Chess Summer Camps


Scholastic Digital Summer Camp

Grades K - 12

June 1st - August 28th
Monday - Friday (Weekdays Only)




Our Digital Summer Camp is FREE to all students. Daily lectures and lessons will continue every weekday until August 28th. Students can register and join at any time!


Joining our Summer camps will provide students with:


  • Unlimited Access to the Saint Louis Chess Club Digital Classrooms
  • Daily lectures and lessons with top level Grandmasters
  • Premium content available for purchase (tailored small group instruction with top level GMs)
  • A forum to connect with chess playing peers from all over the world
  • Learn from certified chess instructors at an internationally recognized chess facility.
  • Explore the scope of chess in the world today, find resources to improve your game, and find out about how you can participate in chess competitions, classes and activities.
  • 10% off the Scholastic’s Chess Camp in a Box set! (+Shipping)


Instruction offers a solid basic foundation, emphasizing the fundamental skills needed to begin a lifetime of learning in chess, including:


Time Focus Description
9:00 am Chess Warm-Up Best for beginners
10:00 am Opening Principles Grow your repertoire
11:00 am Grandmaster Lesson Premium GM lesson ($20/week)
12:00 pm Checkmates Know how to win!
1:00 pm Middlegame Calculate Complex Positions
2:00 pm Grandmaster Lesson Tactics/Strategy
3:00 pm Endgame Learn how to promote/draw


Grandmasters then provide expert instruction building on these skills and covering more advanced ideas, including:

  • Historic Games
  • Advanced Checkmate Patterns
  • Deep opening Theory and Preparation
  • Positional Play and Sacrifices


Campers will receive the online classroom link in the registration confirmation email. 

For any questions, please email