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Welcome!

Castle Chess Camp is held annually on the campus of Emory University in Atlanta, GA. 

Dates for the 2020 camp have not yet been finalized. We are tentatively planning for the week of Sunday June 21st through Friday June 26th, but we won't know for sure until we have a signed contract with Emory. 

We will open registration for the 2020 camp sometime in November. Join our mailing list to be notified as soon as registration opens! 

The camp requires a minimum USCF rating of 1200. Average rating for the past three years has been around 1700. (The median rating in 2019 was 1755.) Age minimum is 10. There is no age maximum - adults are welcome too.

Castle Chess also hosts the Castle Grand Prix tournament immediately following the camp. The tournament is for campers, camp staff, and non-campers and features $13,500 in prize money guaranteed. 

Now in its 19th year, this camp brings together top coaches and top students for a week of intensive training- and fun! As of 2019, we have hosted campers from 39 different states and 8 different countries!

Please check the Media Gallery for some videos and pictures from past years. 

2019 Whole Camp Photo