Chess Camp for Chess Champs!

Best Chess Camp at the Best Chess Club voted by the US Chess Federation!!!

Our popular chess camp is back!!! NorCal has produced National Champions and international superstar chess players many of whom started in our chess camps! Our camps have proven to improve skills, ratings and confidence! Register your child today for our excellent Chess Camp for Chess Champs!!!

***Great for beginners to advanced chess enthusiasts! ***

DECEMBER 26, 27 & 28
JANUARY 2, 3 & 4

***Click HERE to register today!!!***

8:30 AM – 4:30 PM (Full Day)

Half-day options: 8:30 am – 12 noon or 1:00 pm – 4:30
AM Extended Care 7:30 am – 8:30 am/PM Extended care: 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

*Refunds/returns/credits must be requested within 30 days from the date purchased.

NorCal House of Chess has the tradition of breeding State, National and International Champions! A lot of our kids belong in the top 100 nationwide among their age-group, some of which even represented USA in the World Youth Chess Championships. In fact, we had several world-youth qualifiers who attended our chess camp in preparation for World Youth Chess Championships in Slovenia in 2014 and also in Porto Carras, Greece in 2015. In both 2016 and 2017, we had several kids who participated at the North American Youth Chess Championships and World Youth as well. This year, our kids won 6 out of 7 national team championships at the National Junior Congress last March 2018. 

Our excellent chess program is the best around: In terms of curriculum, teacher-student ratio; quality of coaches and spectacular results of our students! This summer, we continue to have world-class trainers who will train our kids. Our coaching staff this year is headed by Grandmaster Dejan Bojkov (Senior trainer and former coach of Women World Champion Stefanova)! He will be teaching for 4 weeks. He’s been teaching with us for many years now. He will be teaching the kids on how to visualize positions.  We will also have 8-time Illinois State Champion International Master Angelo Young! In-house coaches International Master Omar Cartagena and International Master-elect Ronald Cusi will also teach this summer. All of whom are members of the USAT West Champions. The coach of many superstar kids, Ted Castro will be the head coach. We also have Andrew Kubak who will teach in our beginner classes together with Seth Castro. Other assistant coaches will be WCM Antara Garai, Kevin Moy, CM Pranav Senthilkumar, Arul Swaminathan and Anirudh Seela. 

Over the years, we have shown outstanding results as seen through our students. Couple of years ago, we had one kid who attended our chess camp for more than 2 months and she gained 500 rating points (from 900 to 1400)!!!  Our successful program has produced great results in various ways! Hence, the kids learn a lot and have tons of fun and also become champions!

Whether your kid is a beginner or advanced player, they will definitely learn a lot and enjoy attending our summer camps. We have all sorts of activities – table tennis, basketball hoops, foosball, and many other board games!


June 18-22 (Week 1): GM Dejan Bojkov, FM Ronald Cusi & Andrew Kubak
June 25-29 (Week 2): GM Dejan Bojkov, International Master Angelo Young , Coach of many superstar kids Ted Castro & Andrew Kubak
July 2-6 (Week 3): GM Dejan Bojkov, IM Omar Cartagena , FIDE Master Ronald Cusi & Andrew Kubak
July 9-13 (Week 4): GM Dejan Bojkov, IM Angelo Young, FM Cusi & Andrew Kubak
July 16-20 (Week 5): IM Omar Cartagena, FM Cusi, Ted Castro & Seth Castro
July 23-27 (Week 6):  IM Omar Cartagena, FM Cusi , Ted Castro & Seth Castro
July 30-Aug. 3 (Week 7): IM Omar Cartagena, FM Ronald Cusi & Ted Castro
Aug. 6-10 (Week 8): IM Omar Cartagena, WFM Sana & Ted Castro
Aug. 13-17 (Week 9): FM Cusi, WFM Sana & Ted Castro
Aug. 20-24 (Week 10): International Master Kim Yap, WFM Sana & Ted Castro

3 Different Levels: Beginner, Intermediate and Advance

Beginners Camp – This group is for kids who haven’t played chess before or knows a little bit of chess. If they’re absolute beginners, we will make sure the kids will learn how to play a full game of chess by the end of the week. If they know a little bit, they will learn how to fully notate a full game.

Intermediate Camp – Kids who belong in this class should have a minimum USCF rating of 300 up to 850. If he or she doesn’t have any ratings, we will consider them as long as they have attended several chess classes and knows the following: castling, en passant, and how to notate his/her game.

Advanced/Master Camp – Kids in this class usually have a minimum rating of 850 (with a recommendation of his/her coach). This class is taught either by a Grandmaster or International Master. We’ve had kids whose rated up to 1800 attend this class.


Whole Day: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Half Day (AM): 8:30 AM – 12 PM
Half Day (PM): 1:15 PM – 4:30 PM

          Extra Services
               – Morning Extended Care 7:30-8:30 am ($14/DAY)
– Afternoon Extended Care 4:45-6:15 pm ($ 14/ DAY)

               – Lunch ($7 / DAY)

          Discounts (for summer camp)
                – Multiple Week & Sibling discounts available!



Beginners (unrated – 300 USCF rating)

1 Week $270 $160
Daily Drop-In $70 $45

Intermediate Advanced (USCF rating 300 – 850)

1 Week $350 $190
Daily Drop-In $85 $55

Advanced/ Masters Class (850 USCF rating +)

1 Week $410 $250
Daily Drop-In $90 $60



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