Camps & Tournaments

NSCF Chess Camps

Each year the NSCF produces several weeks of fun and educational summer chess camps for students of all abilities. These camps help prevent summer learning loss. More competitive chess players benefit from having a concentrated exposure to chess over a week, or several weeks. For 2023, we have 5 weeks of summer camp planned beginning July 24. There are full and half-day options. Click here for all the details. 

Bringing Chess to General Interest Camps

Every summer the NSCF partners with Parks & Recreation Departments and other community organizations to incorporate chess into their summer programming. From Kindergarten to Middle School, one or more days a week, you can see from these photos, chess is a lot of fun. When there are going to be a lot of campers, training the camp staff to assist our instructors helps us keep the costs down and ensure no one who wants to learn is left out.

NSCF Tournaments - Putting Chess Knowledge to the Test

Since the very beginning, providing our students with opportunities to test their knowledge has been a key component of our programming. Low-cost tournaments are organized across Westchester County, NY and Greenwich, CT with sections organized by grade and ability level. The tournaments are then organized into a year-long Grand Prix. Students who play multiple events earn additional recognition for their persistence over time. In addition, the NSCF organizes tournaments at Hunter College Campus Schools in Manhattan, the Westchester County Scholastic Chess Championship and the Greenwich City Scholastic Chess Championship. Many players from these events go on to compete at state, national, and even international events.

Chess at The Hudson

The Hudson in beautiful Inwood Park has provided an awesome environment for chess competition. In an effort to give our players a chance to compete in person in the latter part of 2020, we had two tournaments open to all scholastic players. and a small open play/chess class for area students. Here are just a few photo highlights.