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2024 Summer Camps

Summer is the perfect time for your child to discover a new passion, re-engage with an old hobby, or pursue excellence in an activity they already love.  Our 1 week summer camps provide a unique opportunity for kids to put down the video games and start reaching their potential.

In 2024 we will be offering full-day STEM Camps, half-day combo camps, in-person chess camps, and an Elite Camp for the Midwest's top players!

Check out what we have to offer your child below!

Elite Chess 2024 Summer Camps

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  • Full Day Chess/STEM Camps - Elite Chess Center (Naperville)
    During this one of a kind camp, kids will learn, explore, and be inspired by STEM and chess topics all day long! Each day will consist of at least 2 hours of chess, 2 hours of engineering, and 2 hours of science/math experimentation taught by certified classroom teachers and our Elite Chess coaching staff. Students will be grouped by grade (Incoming 1st-3rd graders and Incoming 4th-6th graders). This year's special project will have students team up to completely design, build, and race a soap box derby car. And by race, we mean they will actually be inside of their car and steer them on their own! Sign up soon as capacity for this camp is only 14 students per grade level group. Students must be incoming 1st-6th graders to attend. Chess/STEM Camp 1 - 6/17-6/21 (9am - 4pm) - $447 REGISTER Chess/STEM Camp 2 - 7/29-8/2 (9am - 4pm) - $447 REGISTER
  • Half-Day Combo Camps - Naperville
    Our half-day combo camps are an amazing way for your kids to get high-level training in chess and another fantastic activity! We worked hard to partner with local experts in various fields to provide unique opportunities that we know your kids will enjoy. Each day will consist of 1.5 hours of chess and 1.5 hours of the combo activity. These one of a kind camps are geared for beginners to advanced students who are entering 1st - 8th grade (please email for grade exceptions). Chess and Table Tennis Camp - $247 REGISTER We are so excited to add this amazing camp to our rotation! Half of the camp will be spent learning the different table tennis shot types and the fundamentals of offense and defense. The other half will be spent learning chess from our Elite Chess Staff. Table tennis will be taught by renowned coach, and one of the highest rated table tennis players in Illinois, Maria Kretschmer. Dates and Time: 6/10-6/14 (9am - 12pm) Location: Elite Chess Center Chess and Archery Camp - $247 REGISTER Back by popular demand! Students will spend half of their time learning the fundamental aspects of archery and shooting a bow. The other half will be learning chess from our Elite Chess Staff. Archery will be taught by Tammi Colburn of Nock and Feather Kustom Archery in Aurora. Dates and Time: 6/10-6/14 (1pm - 4pm) Location: Elite Chess Center Chess and Chasers - $247 REGISTER This incredible camp will be a combination of chess, laser tag, kick ball, nuclear ball, battle bots, and arcades. Students will spend half of their time learning chess and the other half doing all of the fun and physically engaging activities that Chasers Laser Tag has to offer! Dates and Time: 7/8-7/12 (9am - 12pm) Location: Chasers Laser Tag - Naperville Chess and Soccer Camp - $247 REGISTER This one of a kind camp will be a combination of chess and soccer. Students will focus on fundamentals of dribbling, passing, and shooting. Chess will be taught by our Elite Chess Staff and soccer will be taught by the Head Soccer Coach at Naperville North High School, Jim Konrad. Dates and Time: 7/8-7/12 (1pm - 4pm) Location: Chasers Laser Tag - Naperville Chess and Art Camp - $247 REGISTER This unique camp will be a combination of chess and drawing as an art form. Students will learn shading. Chess will be taught by our Elite Chess staff and Art will be taught by certified art teacher, Andrew Jensen. Dates and Time: 7/15-7/19 (9am - 12pm) Location: Elite Chess Center Chess and Lego Robotics Camp - $247 REGISTER This STEM based camp will be a combination of chess and Lego Robotics. Students will focus on design, creation, and programming of Lego Robots. Chess will be taught by our Elite Chess staff and Lego Robotics will be taught by the instructors at Chasewood Learning. Dates and Time: 7/15-7/19 (1pm - 4pm) Location: Elite Chess Center
  • In-Person Chess Camps - Elite Chess Center (Naperville)
    All camps focus on specific chess strategies that will lead to better understanding of the intricacies of the game and therefore more success. The culmination of each camp is an exciting chess tournament where prizes will be awarded the top 3 finishers. Let's take your kids chess skills to the next level! Camps are geared towards students entering 1st-12th grade (please email for grade exceptions). Intermediate/Knight/Bishop Camps - $167 REGISTER Int Camp 1 - 6/10-6/14 (10am - 12pm) - Critical Chess Openings Int Camp 2 - 6/24-6/28 (1pm - 3pm) - Unstoppable Pressure Int Camp 3 - 7/8-7/12 (10am - 12pm) - Crushing with Initiative Int Camp 4 - 7/15-7/19 (10am - 12pm) - Invincible Endgames Advanced/Rook/Queen Camps - $167 REGISTER A USCF playing strength of 900+, or completion of an Intermediate Camp, is a good benchmark for Advanced Level Camps. Adv Camp 1 - 6/10-6/14 (1pm - 3pm) - Analyzing Famous Games Adv Camp 2 - 6/24-6/28 (10am - 12pm) - Mastering Positional Chess Adv Camp 3 - 7/8-7/12 (1pm - 3pm) - Planning Like a GM Adv Camp 4 - 7/15-7/19 (1pm - 3pm) - Exploiting Weaknesses
  • Full Day Elite Chess Camp - Elite Chess Center (Naperville)
    This camp is designed to push the skills of the Midwest's top junior chess players to reach new heights. Students will be given over 20 hours of instruction from some of the best coaches in the world and surrounded by other premier players from the region. Date: June 3 - 7, 2024 Location: Elite Chess Center - Naperville 2916 W. Ogden Ave Suite 120 Naperville, IL 60540 Eligibility: Students must be at least 12 years old. Groups will be formed based on peak ratings: Master Group (Peak rating of 2000+) Expert Group (Peak rating of 1700+) Elite Group (Peak rating of 1400+) Schedule: Lead Instructor 1: GM Boris Avrukh Lead Instructor 2: GM Vladimir Georgiev Lead Instructor 3: GM Awonder Liang Camp Fee: $697 if registered before May 1st $797 if registered after May 1st REGISTER
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