2022 Castle Defenders Chess Camp!

The Grand Rapids Chess Center is proud to bring back the Castle Defenders Chess Camp! This camp has a history in West Michigan and is proud to offer this camp again to the students of Grand Rapids and beyond.

Register Your Student Below!

What makes this camp special?
This camp focuses on engaging fun for all ages while at the same time offering elite training for experienced players. We host our Chess Olympics, we create opportunities to play and compete, the kids are active in chess-themed games, and even participate in our camp tournament while learning new skills and aspects to the game. Our experienced tournament players can register for our elite class where titled, experienced teachers help enrich their game and offer more serious tournament play for them. T-shirts are being sold along with registrations for your enjoyment as well!

When is this camp?
June 16-17 @ the Chess Center. (1157 Northlawn St NE, Grand Rapids MI)

Who can attend this camp?
Any student from 1st-12th grade regardless of experience!

What is the cost?
GRCC Kidz Members – $70 for two days
Non Members – $85 for two days
Discounts for multiple students: $10 off second student, $15 off third, $20 off the fourth within one family.

Looking to get more information?
Email President and Camp Director Michael Brooks at grandrapidschesscener@gmail.com for more information!

Can I help?
We need volunteers alongside our teaching staff! Interested in volunteering to help with food, hall monitoring, and helping the teachers manage students? We need your help. Please email the director to learn more!

Register Here!

For multiple students please fill out one form and purchase multiple registrations below.

GRCC Member – 1st Student Registration

This registration is for a child that is an active member of the Grand Rapids Chess Center.


GRCC Member – 2nd Student Registration

This is for siblings of GRCC members. They do not need to be members themselves to get this discount.


Regular – 1st Student Registration

This registration is for one child who is not already a part of the Grand Rapids Chess Center.


Regular – 2nd Student Registration

This comes with a discount if this is a sibling of first student.


Regular – 3rd Student Registration

This registration comes with a discount for your 3rd child.


Regular – 4th Student Registration

This is for fourth siblings in a family.


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