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Welcome to Chess4Kids
Chess classes & vacation camps


We offer fun and interactive chess classes for kids 4 years up. We have beginner, intermediate and advanced classes. Our course centers are in Küsnacht, Horgen, Zürich-Wollishofen, Zürich-Oerlikon, Baden and Zug.


Chess4kids offers regularly body & brain vacation camps for kids 5 years up. We offer half- and full day camps at all our 6 locations for beginner and advanced. Pre- and late care bookable.



Chess4kids offers cool birthday parties at our locations for kids 4 years up. Come and enjoy our interactive game party with your friends. Our home made chess cake will round up your exciting afternoon.



Do you want to learn chess or progress your level but don’t have time to come to our classrooms? Chess4kids offers online chess courses for children aged 5 to 15 years led by experienced, competent trainers.

Benefits of Chess

Develops creativity and strategy


Concentration & attention training


Develops problem-solving skills


Intellectual and neural stimulation


Personal growth


Excitement and fun


Builds confidence


Teaches to win & loose


Our newcomer from Sydney: Johannes Brack

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Schachkurse & Camps Für Kinder - Chess And Camps For Children

Christmas Camp 2021

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Camp Programme 2021

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Our Story

Chess4kids was founded in 2010 by Bea Johner. Her son was diagnosed with ADHD and she was looking for an alternative to classic treatment like Ritalin to support his development. So she started with the first branch in Zollikon and step by step a new interactive and fun methodology was developed for Kids 4 years up.

Kinder beim Schach spielen - children playing chess

Why Chess for Kids?

Chess is in many ways like life itself. Life is both, an offensive and defensive battle. It is a great way to teach children how to handle challenges in a focused, calm, and constructive manner. Aside from having loads of fun, your child will receive many benefits from playing chess.

Chess Academy

Chess4kids offers high quality chess training that is build up systematically by levels that are defined by age and experience. To enhance learning opportunities for all children by recognising each ,child’s unique individuality, academic, social and cultural strengths and interests.

Chess Academy for kids

Class & Camp Fees

Here you find all info about our class and camp fees.

Info For Schools & Kindergarden

Chess4kids offers classes and projects for schools and kindergarden.

What Parent say

My kid is very happy every night after the camp. Apart from having lot of fun, he has learned some new things, played many games and improved his overall chess level.

The camp teachers were great. The camp was really well organised and my son looks forward to attending the camps during his school holidays.

He also does weekly lessons and has improved to a great extent, participating in various tournaments which has increased his confidence level a lot.


When our daughter was born, we knew directly that we would like to let her try and see if she likes the concept of chess. Now, she is 3 years old and it seems that she likes it very much. This is thanks to Chess4kids and Mr. Roberto Schenker, who agreed to take her in such a young age under his custody. Rather than teaching directly chess strategies, Mr. Schenker promotes the approach of „first we have to make the child love the game“. We could never have imagined that a child of this young age, could show such affinity to the chess game. Thank you Mr. Schenker, thank you Chess4 kids for creating supportive environment and realizing this potential.



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