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Castle Chess Camp will not be held in 2021 due to COVID-19.  Please plan to join us in 2022!  Please sign up for our email list to be notified of 2022 dates and other important information. 


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

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 20th 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