Get Smart! Play Chess!

June 18–22, 2018
July 16–20, 2018

Susan Polgar Institute for Chess Excellence (SPICE) at Webster University is the #1 ranked collegiate chess program in the United States. The SPICE team won the College Chess Final Four Championships five years in a row from 2013–2017.

The SPICE Chess Summer Camp is a fun way to introduce chess to newcomers of the game as well as deepen the understanding of the game for intermediate or advanced players.

All instructors are members of the SPICE team (including GMs) and will teach based on Susan Polgar’s world-class curriculum.

By popular demand, the July camp also includes a special all-girl class.

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All Day: $429

Morning Only: $249 Rates are per week and include a camp T-shirt.

*Master Class (minimum rating of OTB 1800+) add $250

Buy one "All Day" week, get the second week at 30% off.

Residential plans are available for children 10 and older for an additional $350/week.

Ages: 5–15 years old


June 18–22. 2018
July 16–20, 2018


All Day: 9 am–4 pm
Morning Only: 9 am–noon

Where: Webster University, SPICE Office, Luhr Building, 475 E. Lockwood Ave., Webster Groves, Mo. 63119

Food and Snacks: Snacks will be provided and an optional lunch package is offered for $30 for the entire week.