Register for camps


Information on chess camps in OKC, Tulsa, and beyond are listed on this page. If you know of a camp that’s not listed here, please let us know!

Pack a swimsuit for chess camp! This year’s Youth Chess OK ssunshine-free-sun-clipart-public-domain-sun-clip-art-images-and-graphics-4ummer chess camp will be held June 26 to 30 at Macklanburg Recreation Center, 2234 NW 117th Street in Oklahoma City. The rec center’s wonderful facilities, which include a basketball court, sprayground and outdoor park, will give our young chess players lots of opportunities for fun physical activity along with their chess learning and practice.

Players aged 7 to 14 will learn in small groups with players of similar skill level. At certain times, advanced kids will be encouraged to reinforce their skills by coaching new players. Activities will be led by Youth Chess OK’s head coach, USCF Expert Joe Veal, and Oklahoma’s top-rated female player, USCF Expert Veronika Zilajeva.

To register, use this link: Summer chess camp registration

For more information, contact us at (405) 642-6136 or

Our friends at Knights of the Square Table are hosting a new chess camp this year! Coach Joe Veal is leading the instruction at this camp, too, and the opportunities for “brain breaks” at their wonderful outdoor facility sound like a blast. For more information or to register, visit this link:
Knights of the Square Table 2017 Summer Chess Camp

Questions? Contact Leah Boudreau at


Learn chess with a world-record* holding Grandmaster this summer in beautiful Lindsborg, Kansas. Every moment’s an adventure with our pal GM Timur Gareyev, lead camp instructor at the Anatoly Karpov School July 16 – 21.

For information, visit

*Timur set a new world record earlier this year when he played 48 chess matches at once—all while wearing a blindfold!

Tulsa area: Half-day chess camps in Owasso are set for the week of June 12 – 16. Visit 2017 Owasso Chess Camp for more information. Questions? Contact










































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Smart Moves!

with Coach Florian Helff of OU Chess.

Smart Moves!

with Coach Florian Helff of OU Chess.
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Beyond Basics
For new players. With Coach Joe Veal.
Chess with Coach Joe!
Chess with Coach Joe!

$30 single day (+ $22 per additional sibling)
$54 two days (+ $48 per additional sibling)
$25/day per student attending  >= three days (+ $21 each additional sibling)

Two-day workshops are $54 (15% off total when two or more siblings attend)

Course descriptions are below. Send us an email  to register.
For more information, call (405) 642-6136.

Smart Moves! In this two-day workshop led by Florian Helff, president of the University of Oklahoma Chess Team & Club, players will learn how to put their tactics knowledge to use as part of an overall strategy, and to position their pieces where they’re the strongest so they can make the most of every move. This workshop is ideal for Section II players who are eager to keep moving up!

Chess 101. Half-day sessions for kids up to grade 3 who are new to chess. Children learn how each pieces moves, how to castle, and how to identify check, checkmate, and stalemate.

Beyond Basics
For new players to advanced beginners. Morning session divided into two groups: One for brand-new players, and a second for kids who already know how the basics. We all work together in the afternoon. Coach Joe makes this workshop a ton of fun for the kids!

Intermediate & Beyond
For players in grades 5 and above or younger players rated above 700 (CXR or USCF).