Embark on an epic summer journey for your child at our Upper East Side and Park Slope clubs. Running every weekday from 9am to 3pm, our camps cater to ages 4-10 and ensure a blend of fun stories, beginner and advanced chess tactics, and strategic adventures. Check out the exact dates and camp schedule below to plan a summer full of laughter, learning, and chess mastery!
Join us for an exciting chess-filled summer adventure! Our camp runs from July 1 to August 30, every weekday from 9 am to 3 pm. (Please note that kickoff week will run from July 1 - July 3 due to the holiday) Explore our schedule of engaging activities below!
Choose your theme...
Choose your camp theme (and come back another week to experience the others!) Each theme caters to age and experience, ensuring an engaging and personalized experience for every camper.
Summer Camp Whodunit
When our favorite friends from Chesslandia head off to camp for the summer, a chess-tastic mystery will put their problem solving skills to the ultimate test! Chess at Three campers will help crack the case through interactive stories, real-world sleuthing, and integrated chess gameplay.
The Dragonia Chesslympics
What do you get when the greatest chess players from all over Chesslandia converge on the legendary island of Dragonia? The Dragonia Chesslympics! Campers will hear epic tales of chessboard glory and compete in their own Chesslympics mini-game competition throughout the week.
Chessopolis Treasure Hunt
All aboard for the big city! Campers will join their favorite chess characters on an exciting treasure hunt in Chesslandia's capital city, Chessopolis. This camp week will feature innovative chess puzzles, immersive stories, and safe, chaperoned treasure hunts in a nearby park.
How it works
Whether you're just starting or already a seasoned player, our camp is tailored to captivate all participants. Select any week and theme without worry about age or experience – our program is designed to accommodate everyone. Beginners will be introduced to basics, learning the ins and outs of each chess piece and how they move, while experienced players will dive into advanced stories, tactics, and strategies.
Choose a theme
Register for a week corresponding with your theme
Let the fun and learning begin!
But don't just take it from us...
See what other parents are saying!
Thanks for hosting a great week of summer camp. Coco seriously had the best time! She is obsessed with Birchguard Quest and I’d love for her to take one of your classes in the fall. I'd also be interested to send her back in August for another camp!
My son absolutely loved camp at Chess at Three. He loved the small group learning and creative thinking/story-based play. The club director and the team of tutors were incredible and we had such a great experience. Will definitely do it again next summer and will be doing sessions during the year as well!
We are amazed at how quickly our kindergartener became obsessed with chess thanks to attending Story Time Chess club. He played my brother-in-law who was impressed with the skill, confidence and knowledge of the game our kiddo had amassed after only a handful of classes.
My son started coming to the club for Chess, but has become completely obsessed with Birchguard Quest! All he talks about is his character he made and the stories he and his new friends have been making in class. I wont say he was ever shy, but he has come out of his shell around new classmates in a way I never would have thought possible. A fantastic class to give kids a team experience off screen.
-A water bottle -Packed lunch and several snacks (we are a nut-free facility, so please pack accordingly). If your child has an epipen, please have them bring it each day. Our desk attendants are trained in how to administer. -Sunscreen, rain gear, proper footwear and any other outdoor protective gear they prefer. -A change of clothes is recommended for campers who like to play in the sprinklers. -A backpack or reusable tote to bring home any projects
On rainy days, students will have an extended lunch followed by activity/choice time.
What is the tutor to student ratio? What is your student cap?
We have a 1:5 tutor:student ratio. If there are 6 or more students, a second tutor will be present. We cap our camps at 8 students.
What is the refund policy?
Requests to change weeks can be made as long as two (2) weeks notice is given and the week that you would like to move to has availability. Cancellation requests will only be accepted if at least two (2) weeks notice is given and will be given in the form of a credit to use with Chess at Three within the calendar year. No credits will be given for cancellations less than two weeks in advance. We reserve the right to cancel any camp that does not meet enrollment requirements, and full tuition will be refunded to those signed up.
What if my child is sick? Do you offer make-ups for camp?
We understand that children get sick. We will try our best to find them another day to make-up if availability allows. There is no guarantee that spots will be available.
Do you offer discounts?
Yes! We offer a 10% sibling discount for full week registrations.