Chess Camp 2020 has been cancelled per Forward Dane guidelines. Please stay tuned for  information about Chess Camp 2021.

Staffed by Wisconsin Chess Academy Grand Master Instruction (

Ages 7 and up! (Under 10 years of age needs Academy approval or parent to accompany them)

Players of all levels welcome—beginner to advanced tournament player!

Students are divided into small groups ranging from “complete beginner” to “advanced tournament player.” Instruction is interactive and includes:

  • small lectures/discussions
  • tactical contests
  • classes on chess strategy and positional play
  • analysis of games
  • friendly tournaments with prizes.
  • lunch is provided each day!

Daily Schedule

9:45 a.m.   arrival/drop off
10  a.m. orientation
10:15–12 p.m.  interactive instruction
12 p.m. lunch (provided)
12:30 p.m.  sports and relaxation
2:00 – 4:30 p.m.  team/individual tournament
5 p.m.  pick up

Award ceremony on Sunday at 4:30 p.m.



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call:        650-850-6000