The CCCSA Junior Elite Camp will be held from June 21-25, featuring 30+ hours of high-level instruction with 3 nationally renowned trainers.


June 21-25, 2021

Students who wish to couple the camp with a tournament may choose to play the

5th Annual Carolinas Classic from June 18-20.

Enrollment Information:

  • Minimum 1500 USCF rating required to enroll.  Top group is expected to be 1900+.  Students rated under 1500 may request an exception to enroll by emailing us.

  • All groups will spend 90 minutes each day with each of the three instructors plus a training games with analysis for a total of 6+ hours of serious training each day.



Charlotte Chess Center & Scholastic Academy

10700 Kettering Drive, Unit E

Charlotte, NC 28226

Hotel Recommendation:

Hilton Garden Inn - Pineville

425 Towne Centre Blvd.

Pineville, NC 28134




Register Using the Form Below


Day Schedule:



Head Coach

  • American Grandmaster, many time U.S. Championship contender

  • Peak FIDE rating 2647

  • Youngest published chess author in history

  • World Youth Under 12 Champion

  • Graduate of Stanford University

  • Top chess streamer and commentator

  • Charlotte Chess Center Resident Grandmaster



Head Coach

  • Peak USCF rating 2652, peak FIDE rating 2586

  • Winner of the World Open, New Jersey Open, Philadelphia Open, Hastings Congress

  • Competed for the national collegiate championship team at the University of Texas at Dallas

  • Coach of the Indian Junior National team at the World Junior Championship

  • Coach of Abhimanyu Mishra, the youngest International Master in the world


Students should pack lunch daily.


The CCCSA will not provide lunch to students. All students will have an assigned table for the week. Students will eat lunch at their assigned table.


$550.00 Until June 1

$650.00 after June 1

*$15 off for CCCSA Members*

Join the CCCSA and Save - Only $40 a Year for Locals and $25/Year for Travelers

Membership not required

Refunds: $100 penalty for refunds before June 15. No refunds after June 15

Covid Safety Measures:​​

  • Hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipe stations

  • Daily cleaning of facilities

  • Spacing

    • The CCCSA has a 2500 sq ft facility. There will be plenty of freeflow and spacing for the children and instructors.

Effective June 21, 2021

Masks and temperature checks will not be required. Participants may wear a mask if they choose to.


On May 14, North Carolina dropped most capacity restrictions, social distancing measures, and mask mandates for businesses. We wanted to give our members a chance to get acquainted with those changes. We now feel as though the mask requirement at the CCCSA is no longer needed.


See Governor Cooper's Executive Order 215 for more details.