Interactive chess classes
& vacation camps
for children
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The Chess4kids Academy

The Chess4kids 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.

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Our chess courses for kids

Our chess courses for kids

We offer interactive and playful weekly courses, online courses and, for advanced players, our professional chess training Chess4Pros for children from 4 years of age. Here you will find an overview of our extensive range of chess classes and courses.

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Why chess for kids?

Why chess for kids?

Chess is in many ways like life itself. Life is both, an offensive and defensive battle. So chess is a great way to teach children how to handle challenges in a focused, calm, and constructive manner while having loads of fun and developing their intellect at the same time.

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Contact & Registration

Contact & Registration

Do you have any questions, need more information or would you like to register your child for a course, a camp or a free trial lesson?

Then simply send us a message and we will contact you as soon as possible or call you back, if you wish.

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Upcoming courses and holiday camps

Vorschau - die Chess4Kids Camps

From 04/10/23 - the spring camps


Our exciting Chess4Kids Camp will take place again this year during the spring break - from 04/10/2023 in our branches Baar, Baden, Horgen, Oerlikon, Küsnacht and Leimbach!
In addition to chess, we offer a variety of activities such as Lego, STEM robotics, martial arts and hip hop in the supporting programme.

Pre-registration is already possible!
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Online courses and training camps with Vincent Riff

Online courses and training camps with Vincent Riff

We have revised the entire Advanced Concept and are expanding this for you in several steps from now on.

The new offer includes online training hours of 55 minutes each for advanced children, as well as two weekend camps and a one-week holiday camp from 24.-28.07.2023.
The camps are led by the experienced chess trainer Vincent Riff, who has joined our team.

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Our courses

Kids taking part in our weekly chess classes

Weekly chess courses

The classes for children take place Monday through Friday, and at some locations we offer classes on Saturday as well. The children can attend one instructive lesson of 60 minutes per week...
...on a day you choose
Children playing a chess tournament in our vacation camp

Vacation camps

We offer exciting half and full day vacation camps for children 5ys up. All camps are for beginner and advanced chess players. We work very interactively with lots of fun. Free trials are...
...always available
Learn Chess Online in our Online Courses

Online training

Chess4kids offers online chess courses for children, which are led by experienced and competent trainers and enable children to learn or deepen the secrets of chess through play comfortably...
...from home

Our Mission

Chess4kids was founded in 2010 by Bea Johner. Her son was diagnosed with ADHD and she was looking for an alternative to drug treatment like Ritalin to aid his development.
Children building a Lego tower at a chess course

Chess in Schools and Kindergartens

Chess4kids is a chess school, mainly for children from the Zurich, Zug and Baden area. In addition to chess lessons in our own course centers, we offer projects and courses for schools and kindergartens.

Our projects:

  • Chess in kindergartens
  • Schach in school
  • Support for teachers / educators
  • School and kindergarten events
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