Camp Location:

Naveen Jindal School of Management (JSOM)
The University of Texas at Dallas Richardson, TX

Quick Links:

Sign up and pay

About Summer Chess Camps

Make the right move for your child this summer! Chess develops your child’s reading and math ability, critical and analytical thinking skills, and builds character and self-esteem. But don’t tell the kids...they think chess is fun!

UT Dallas Chess Camp instructors include top-ranked and internationally recognized winners of various collegiate chess tournaments. Camp tuition includes a souvenir T-shirt, a chess board and pieces, trophy, certificate, score book and group photo (sn acks and drinks are also provided).

Ages and Classes

Classes are for kids 7-14.

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 a.m. – noon and afternoon sessions run from 1 – 4 p.m.

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Camp groups include:

  • Beginners, who master the basic rules and fundamentals of chess
  • Intermediate players, who build on basic chess knowledge with key strategies and ideas
  • Advanced players, who sharpen their competitive edge with advanced strategies for tournament play

Adult Classes

We offer an Absolute Beginners Class (ABC) for adults with little or no chess knowledge.

  • Adults will learn chess basics and how to organize scholastic chess clubs and participate in tournaments
  • ABC sessions are available morning or afternoon all weeks.
  • Adults can sign up for any of the sessions. If enough adults register at the same session, the ABC Class will be only adults. Otherwise, adults will be with younger campers.

2018 Summer Camp Details

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UT Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management (JSOM) in Richardson, TX

Dates and Cost

2018 Camp Dates
June 11-15 June 18-22
July 16-20 July 23-27

Session Times

  • Morning sessions: 9 a.m. – noon.
  • Afternoon sessions: 1 – 4 p.m.
On or before April 3 $215
On or before June 12 $245
After June 12 $265

Tuition is the same for children’s camps and ABC camps. If a child enrolls with an adult, two camper discount may apply (see special discount rates below.)

Parents may pay $75 per week in advance, or pay a daily fee of $20.

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Extended Hours

  • Morning extended hours are 7:30-9am
  • Afternoon extended hours are 4-5:30 p.m. (Note: An extra $1 per minute will be charged after 5:30 p.m.)

Special Discount Rates

  • UT Dallas faculty, staff, students and alumni receive a $25 discount.
  • Families with two or more campers receive a $25 discount per child.
  • Teachers get a $50 discount (only available for the Adult ABC Class.)

Only one discount is applicable.

Register and Pay

  1. Sign up and pay online
  2. Download the camper forms (see below) and mail completed forms to:

    Jim Stallings, Camp Director
    800 West Campbell Road, FO55
    Richardson, TX 75080-3021

  3. First day information will be sent to the email address used for registration.
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Camper Forms

All four forms must be completed and mailed in order to complete registration.

For kids:

For ABC campers:


A cancellation fee of $105 will be deducted from the tuition refund if cancellation is made more than three business days in advance of the first day of class.

No refunds are given if cancellation is made less than three days prior to the first day of class, except for medical emergencies.

Other Info


Jim Stallings, Camp Director
[email protected]

Directions to UT Dallas
Printable campus map (PDF)


If you are interesting in carpooling with other Chess Camp attendees, please send an email to Director Jim Stallings with your city and phone number and he can assist in finding possible carpoolers for you.