HRCA Summer Chess Camp 2019

HRCA is running its annual Summer Chess Camp from July 22-26 at Eastminster Presbyterian Church, 3229 MacDonald Road, Virginia Beach, VA.  We have several exciting options this summer!


Masters Camp!
National Master Dan Miller Morning Session 9 AM to Noon:  Practical Chess Endings $175
National Master Dan Miller Afternoon Session 12:30 to 3:30 PM:  World Champion Games and the History of Chess $175
Master Miller’s camps are open to all ratings; however, for the Practical Chess Endings camp, a camper must have mastered the basic patterns of King & Rook vs King, King & Queen vs King, Rook Roller, simple pawn promotion with a King, etc.  Campers will be unable to understand the ending positions the Master is teaching if they do not have those foundations.  Campers without those foundations are encouraged to register for Master Milanovic’s Checkmate Chess Camp or Coach Jack’s Deadliest Checkmate Patterns instead.
National Master Nemanja Milanovic Morning Session 9 AM to Noon:  Checkmate Chess Camp (basic king and pawn endgames, checkmate patterns, different types of tactics, opening principles, importance of king safety, etc.)  Recommended for players from unrated to 800.  $175
National Master Nemanja Milanovic Afternoon Session 12:30 to 3:30 PM:  Exchange to the Victory (understanding your pieces, practical endgames, pawn structures, how and when to exchange, etc.).  Recommended for players rated 800 and up.  $175
Intermediate Camp with Coach Jack!
Morning Session:  4 Most Powerful Tactics in Chess $175
Afternoon Session:  15 Deadliest Checkmate Patterns $175
These intermediate sessions are designed for students from unrated to under 1000 playing strength who are not yet ready for Master level instruction.
Students who sign up for both a morning and afternoon Master or Intermediate session (mix and match) can take $25 off total tuition.  Full day tuition for Masters camps is $325.  Bring a lunch if you are attending both sessions.
Beginner Camp with Coach Tina and Coach Julie!
Full Day, 9 AM to 3:30 PM.  Bring your lunch.  This camp is for students who have not yet been introduced to the game of chess or only know how to move the pieces.  Students will use a combination of the ChessKid curriculum and Coach Jay’s Chess Academy to master the fundamentals:  How to set up your board and how to move the pieces, including castling and en passant; opening principles; basic calculations; basic endgames; and basic tactics.  Tuition for Beginner Camp is $275 per student.
Payments may be submitted via PayPal to (we request you use family and friends option to avoid fees) or using the PayPal cart options on this page.  If you are already in one of our programs that meets weekly, you may also pass along a check made out to HRCA (or mail it to 1849 Calash Way, Virginia Beach, VA 23454), or pay via cash or card swipe (at HRSCC).  All payments must be made before the first day of camp at the very latest.  You will be notified by 1 July if camps are filling up, and those who have not paid by 1 July may be wait listed.
For Beginner Camp, click here:
For your first Masters or Intermediate Camp, click here:
For your discounted second Masters or Intermediate Camp for the same child, click here:
Hampton Roads Chess Association is a 501(c)(3).  We turn no child away for inability to pay.  We have needs-based scholarships available.  E-mail Tina at to inquire.