It’s time to get ready for the Chess2Children summer camps.  Here are the spots where your favorite C2C coaches will be leading chess-focused summer fun:

Marietta City Schools—1/2 day camp held at Marietta Community School, 368 Wright Street, Marietta, GA 30064. Dates are: June 11 - June 15 AND July 9 – July 13 , 9:00AM-2:00PM. $169 Fee.  Register online (scroll down past the weekday clubs to see summer options):


St. Benedict's Episcopal School--all day chess camp (before and after camp managed by St. B) in Smyrna, 

June 18-22 & July 16-20, 9:00am-3:00pm. Fee $225.

Register online—




Galloway School--1/2 day chess camp held at Galloway school at Chastain Park, 9am-12pm, July 30 - Aug. 3. Fee: $195. Register online:


Way2Play Sports/Way2Perform+ Summer Camp! All Summer Long!! Chess2Children partners with Way2Play to offer chess 2 days a week as part of a multi-discipline sports, education and fun-focused summer camp.  Camps are held at Campbell High School in Smyrna, GA.  

There is also a Way2Perform camp for students who want to focus on acting & performance.  Those students also receive chess & STEM instruction.  Each week, we offer chess to campers, separated by chess level, giving them the chance to dig in, play and learn some new games & tactics.  

The overall camp offers sports/activity, STEM activities, nutritional lunches and so much fun the kids don’t want to leave!!!! 

Register here:


King Valley Drop in Summer Chess -- Our weekly drop-in chess club will run for 6 Tuesdays from 4:30-5:30PM this summer for the following weeks:

6/12, 6/19, 6/26, 7/10, 7/17, 7/24

The address is 1029 Queensgate Dr SE, Smyrna, GA 30082.  The cost is $10 paid weekly in cash. Our instructor will observe free-play and present a small tactical lesson each week.  Beginners welcome.  There will be an instructor teaching piece movement, as well.


Many of our newer parents to tournaments have asked about signining up for a United States Chess Federation (USCF) ID #.   To do this, you would have to go to the US Chess Federation website ( and follow the links along the left hand side.  USCF ID#'s are a method for children to compare their "rating"  and strength versus other players.  Some tournaments require this, some do not.  However, we have been seeing much more of a demand to be certified to participate in local and national tournaments.