Hamden Chess Club


Sign Up

Summer Program


2023 Summer Program

Registration is Now Open! (Jan 22, 2023)

Description of Activities: Tactics Lessons, Puzzles, Rapid & Blitz games; Bughouse, Simuls, Instructional lectures, Structured activities and supervised play. Learn and practice new Openings and develop tournament skills. Break-time activities include foosball and ping pong! 2023 Summer Chess Flyer (PDF)

Who: Students Ages 7-17 who already know the basics of chess and are comfortable playing complete games to checkmate. Players will be grouped by their level of play and age.

Summer Dates & Schedule Options:

Week Full Week
3 Full Days
Week 1: June 26-30 $340 $255


Week 2: July 3-7, No class on July 4 $272 $255


Week 3: July 10-14 $340 $255


Week 4: July 17-21 $340 $255


Week 5: July 24-28 $340 $255


Available Discounts: Sibling (10%); Multi-week (10% discount on all additional weeks beyond your first). A $10 discount is also available for anyone paying using a fee-free payment method (cash, check, Zelle, Venmo) Please email for additional instructions for using a different payment method.

Location: Play More Chess Academy, 1227 Whitney Ave., Hamden, CT

Additional Info: Popular coaches John Freeman and Jordan Groff returning this year! Coach Jordan recently reached a new USCF rating of 2139!

Sign Up for Summer Chess Program Here:

Please Note:
You may use the form below to sign up for the Full Week/Full day 9am-3pm schedule. (A PayPal account is not required to use this form - just choose "Check Out without a PayPal Account" (Pay with Credit or Debit Card)).

If you wish to sign up for the Half-Day or 3-Full Days Option:
1) You may also use this form and the price difference from the chart above will be refunded. Any applicable discounts (Sibling 10%) or multi-week (10%) will also be applied to your refund.


2) You can send an email request to and receive a separate payment link based on the options you desire. Please include same student info as in the form below (Student Name, Age, Week(s); T-shirt size; best phone number). Please also list your Schedule Option (Full week/Full Day OR 3-Day OR Half-Day) and any applicable Sibling or Multi-week discounts. If you wish to use one of the fee-free payment methods listed above and receive an additional $10 discount, please also include that in your email request.

Your registration will be confirmed via email when payment is received. Your child is not registered for the program until payment has been received and you receive the confirmation email.

Change/Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations made by May 30 will receive a full refund, less $50 cancellation fee. After May 30 no refund is available but you can switch to a different week at no charge, if space is available, and the request is made at least two weeks before your originally scheduled start date.

Photo Release: By registering for the summer chess program, you give permission for images taken during the program week, that may include your child participating in a program activity, to be used soley for promotion of chess education and program activities of Play More Chess Academy and the Hamden Chess Club, and waive any rights of compensation or ownership thereto.

T-shirts: Shirt order will be placed on May 15 for all students registered by that date. Please register before then to guarantee a shirt in your child's requested size. (T-shirt measurements are listed in the form below).

2023 Summer Chess Program-Please Choose One or More Weeks Below:
Please Choose T-Shirt Size:
Student Name & Age (Must be 7+)
Best Phone Number:


Email: | Phone: 203.680.8456 | Hamden, CT