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Hosted on the campus of Emory University in Atlanta, GA. The 2018 camp will run from June 17-22nd (Sunday through Friday). 


REGISTRATION FOR 2018 IS CLOSED. Please email in order to be placed on the waiting list.

IF there are 12 qualified campers ready to pay by May 1 AND an available instructor, an additional group may be added. Otherwise, campers will be admitted only if another camper has to withdraw. 

Campers are admitted from the wait list in ratings order, highest to lowest. 



Now in its 18th year, this camp brings together top coaches and top students for a week of intensive training- and fun! 

2017 group photo

The camp requires a minimum USCF rating of 1200. Average rating for the past three years has been around 1700.

Age minimum is 10. There is no age maximum! 

 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.

The 2018 Castle Grand Prix Tournament will be June 22-24 or June 23-24 (Friday through Sunday or Saturday and Sunday)