Chess Program

Office of the Executive Vice President

Summer Camps

Summer Camps The UT Dallas Chess Program spreads enthusiasm for the game year-round.

Summer chess camps engage children in intellectual pursuit while building social skills. Many campers return year after year to build their skills and see friends.

Registration begins each winter for the following summer’s camps. Check back often to receive discounts and ensure their spot at the chess boards.


Jim Stallings, Camp Director
[email protected]

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.

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


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

Dates and Cost

2019 Camp Dates
June 10-14 June 17-21
July 15-19 July 22-26

Session Times

  • Morning sessions: 9am-noon.
  • Afternoon sessions: 1-4pm
Before Jun 10 $260
On or after Jun 10 $280

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

Extended Hours

  • Morning extended hours are 7:30-9:00a.m.
  • 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.

Only one discount is applicable


A cancellation fee of $120 will be deducted from the tuition refunded if cancellation is made more than three days in advance of the first day of class. No refunds are given if cancellation is made than three days prior to the first day of class, except for medical emergencies.


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.