The University of Texas at Dallas chess program is one of the top collegiate programs in the United States. The UT Dallas chess team has earned a spot in the President’s Cup — collegiate chess’ most important tournament – 18 times in the past 22 years. Since the team’s formation, 57 Grandmasters (GMs) and International Masters (IMs) have played for UT Dallas. The UT Dallas summer chess camp provides some of the highest-level training for children and teens in the country.
All 2023 classes will be online.
Ages and Classes
Classes are for kids 8-17.
Classes are small with a low student-to-teacher ratio. Kids are grouped by ability, age, experience and instructor assessment. UT Dallas Chess Camp will attempt to group friends and relatives upon request.
Choose the session that fits your child’s schedule: Morning sessions run from 9 – 11:30 a.m. and afternoon sessions run from 1 – 3:30 p.m.
- Have never been introduced to the moves/pieces or
- Know how some pieces move but not all, or
- Have been taught the rules but never won a game before
- Online assessment scored below the threshold
- If your child can win against you, that does not necessarily qualify them for a higher grouping
Intermediate and Advanced
- Campers must already know the rules of chess
- A pre-camp, online assessment will determine whether a camper is placed in an intermediate or advanced group
All campers must use a laptop/desktop computer. No phones or tablets can be used (screens are too small).