Registration is now closed as we’ve reached capacity. However, you can add your name to the waiting list in case we add capacity or have cancellations. To join the waiting list, send an email to with the subject line, “Waiting List”. We will contact you as soon as we have an open spot.

2019 Chess & Fun Summer Camp Pictures

2022 Chess & Fun Summer Camp Pictures

About the Summer Chess & Fun Camp

Oakville Chess Club in partnership with Elevate My Chess is hosting a full-day Chess & Fun camp for only one week in July, Monday to Friday from July 3 to July 7, 2023. The camp will be hosted at the Glen Abbey United Church in Oakville. Although the primary focus of the camp is chess for all levels of players including those that have never played chess, we will also have time for basketball in the gym, play in the park and Money management for kids.

The full day program combines both the morning and afternoon session. The morning session focuses on chess lessons and play time in the gym or at the nearby Park. Breaks will be incorporated for water, snacks and bathroom. The afternoon session will include more chess lessons, interactive money management lessons for kids and some additional play time.

The full day camp will run from 9:00am – 5:00pm. However, with an additional fee, parents may drop off the campers as early as 8:00am and pick them up as late as 6:00pm.


Who Should Attend Our Camp

Our camp is for boys and girls born between 2010 and 2018. Minimum age is 5 and maximum age is 14. The camp is ideal for all kids interested in the game of chess from those that have never played chess to advanced chess players. Our program will cover curriculum suitable for novice, beginners, intermediate and advanced level chess players. In addition to chess, our program will include money management for kids as well as play time and fun activities. See sample schedule below for details.


Camp Dates and Location

Date: Monday, July 3, 2020 to Friday, July 7, 2023

Time: 9:00am to 5:00pm

Optional Early Drop-off & Late Pick-up: 8:00am & 6:00pm

Location: Glen Abbey United Church, 1469 Nottinghill Gate, Oakville ON


Camp Fees and Registration

  • Full-day camp – $320/week (Early Bird Discount before May 31 – $30 off)
  • Half-day camp – $180/week (Early Bird Discount before May 31 – $15 off)
  • Per day Full-day camp – $85/day (Early Bird Discount before Jun 20 – $5 off)
  • Per day Half-day camp – $55/day (Early Bird Discount before Jun 20 – $5 off)
  • Early Drop-off and Late Pick-up – $60 per week or $20 per day

The maximum capacity is 30 campers. Registration will close as soon as we reach capacity.

  • Full-day camp Registration – Pay Here
  • Half-day camp Registration – Pay by email money to
  • Per day Full-day camp Registration – Pay by email money to
  • Per day Half-day camp Registration – Pay by email money to

Camp Activities & Sample Schedule

Activities will include chess lessons, rated chess tournament games, money management for kids, fun activities and play time. See below for sample schedule:

Morning Session
8:00-9:00AM Early Morning Drop-off/Sign-In of Campers
9:00-11:00AM Chess lessons: teaching, game analysis, quizes, puzzles and games
11:00-11:10AM Water/Snack Break
11:10-12:00PM Play time – Gym/Park
12:00-1:00PM Morning Sign-Out/Fully Supervised Lunch
Afternoon Session
12:00-1:00PM Afternoon Sign-In/Fully Supervised Lunch
1:00-3:00PM Chess lessons: teaching, game analysis, quizes, puzzles and games
3:00-3:10PM Water/Snack Break
3:10-4:00PM Interactive Money Management for kids lessons
4:00-5:00PM Play time – Gym/Park/Chess movies
5:00-6:00PM Afternoon Pick-Up/Sign-Out of Campers


Camp Director and Workers

Ken Green is the Director of the Oakville Chess Club and he will be the Chess Camp Director. Ken has many years of experience teaching and working with kids including his prior experience working at the Harvest Oakville Kids Summer Camp; teaching at Harvest kids weekly services; teaching and coaching at the Waterdown Chess Club. Ken will be supported by staff with a mix of experience in chess and working with kids. All workers are required to complete an application form and undergo a half-day training to be familiar with camp safety and our camp policies and procedures. In addition, workers over the age of 18 are required to complete a Police Security Clearance, including the Vulnerable Sector Screening. At least, one staff is required to be certified in Emergency First Aids and CPR.

We also hire student volunteers who need to complete their volunteer hours for their respective high schools. All volunteers are treated like staff and we expect them to be energetic, outgoing and willing to help out other staff members on team with the daily activities. If you would like to volunteer your time, please send your resume to

Camp Policies and Procedures

We take the safety and enjoyment of our campers serious and therefore, it is mandatory for all workers to be familiar with our policies and procedures manual and to complete our training prior to the start of the camp.

You can access our camp policies & procedures using this link – Policies and Procedures.


Information for Campers – what you should bring to Camp?

  • Knap Sack
  • Lunch/Snacks (No Peanut Products please)
  • Waterbottle
  • Hat & Sunscreen
  • Running Shoes

Note: We will provide pizza lunch and drinks for all kids every Friday.

Camp Terms and Conditions

I agree to release and indemnify Oakville Chess Club and Elevate My Chess Canada Inc., its employees and volunteers from any claims or lawsuits arising from injuries or accidents incurred by the camper while participating in the summer camp. I understand that Oakville Chess Club and Elevate My Chess Canada Inc. or its employees and volunteers are not responsible for any items that are lost or stolen while at the camp location. The information collected as part of the registration process is for the purpose of grouping campers, collecting/processing payments, and mailing information to campers ONLY and will not be sold or distributed to a third party.

There will be NO refunds after May 31, 2023. Prior to this date, full refund less a 5% administrative charge will be provided following a written notification by email. Oakville Chess Club and Elevate My Chess Canada Inc. have the right to cancel camp session if there are not enough registered campers for that particular session. By registering your child, you agree to the above waiver and agree to the terms and conditions noted here.