Welcome to Vermont Chess Camp
Thank you for your support. Please visit our site later this year for more information.
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Welcome to the Vermont Chess Camp!

Our venue for 2009: St. Michael's College, Colchester, Vermont

Continuing in the tradition of excellence created by our founder John Balch, Vermont Chess Camp offers each camper an opportunity to improve Chess skills while having a challenging and wholesome experience.

Now celebrating our 13th anniversary year, Vermont Chess Camp is the premiere place for today's champions and future champions to come to learn, play, make friends, and have fun!

Explore our site, and consider joining us from July 27th-31st for an exciting and educational week of Vermont Chess Camp on the beautiful campus of St. Michael's College in Colchester, Vermont.

Please note: Our brochure is being updated and will be available soon -- but yes, registrations are open now for 2009!

Chess scores from the camp:
Results for 2008 Games
How to find your ratings

Learn the Vermont Chess Camp Song!

John Balch
(1923 - 2004)

John Balch Teaching

Founder and Director of the Vermont Chess Camp, John was an active friend and mentor to students across the entire State of Vermont.

John passionately believed that learning chess helped children to use their minds well. His work with Vermont schools touched the lives of thousands of children.

Filling John's shoes is an impossible task, but we will faithfully endeavor to bring the Game of Kings to children throughout Vermont.

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