Chess Camps




Presidents's week, February 19-22, 2019


Orlando Chess House is excited to host the President's Week Chess Camp, Feb 19 -  22, 2019 at the  CoCo Key Hotel & Water Resort, 7400 International Drive, Orlando, FL.




GM Lars Bo Hansen is best known for his original chess concepts presented in his books by Gambit. Three out of his five titles are sold out on Amazon - the numbers speaks a clear language. You may not find GM Hansen on recent tournament lists - the reason for this is his daytime career as a Business School Professor at Florida Institute of Technology. GM Hansen was formerly Head Coach of the Danish Chess Federation before moving to the United States. He remains in high demand as a chess coach; recent gigs includes a US Chess School Camp in Orlando, numerous Master Classes by Orlando Chess House and an Online Series on Advanced Positional Chess.


WIM Jen Hansen is a full time chess coach who has participated in three Chess Olympiads for the Danish Women's Team. She served as Coach and Chief of Delegation for the Danish Team at the European Youth Championships before relocating to the United States. Outside of chess, Jen holds a degree in Educational Psychology, and she is an author of several books, including one on chess and education. Jen is the Managing Director and Coach of Orlando Chess House and the main organizer of our popular Master Classes and Chess Camps.



Our chess classes are known for the exceptional organization and quality of instruction.


Small groups of 8-12 participants ensure the most relevant chess program for everyone. The program and topics for this chess camp will be tailored to the registered participants.


What to expect: Clear topics for each day. Key notes and pgn files with notes to illustrate the topics. Practice exercises shaped as playing key positions against each other. Group analysis, improvements and more play - of course!


Free play and blitz is not planned during camp hours, but welcome before 10 am and after 4 pm.


Camp hours

10 AM - 4 PM



K-12 students. Groups will be formed according to ratings.


Levels: Beginner through 1700


Please email us if you have questions about the levels of instruction. Topics will be based on the levels of registered participants. You are welcome to submit games along with your registration.


Chess instruction fee

Early Bird Discount $350 if paid by December 15th, 2018

$400 from Dec 16th.


Camp venue

The CoCo Key Resort is situated in the heart of Orlando's tourist area. Walking distance to restaurants and shops.


We have blocked hotel rooms for our group in the key-card accessed Hotel Tower with interior corridor and elevator, situated in the same areas as each other, and in the same building as chess camp meeting rooms. Rooms will be kept for us till December 15th.



Special hotel rates for chess families at $89/night, w. discounted resort fee for a total of $118.23/night with taxes and fees


Hotel offers complementary Wi-Fi, shuttles to Sea World and Universal and up to 4 Water Park Passes per day per room


Arrive early to get more out of your President’s Week Trip - Chess rates available from Feb 18th


Hotel booking

Regitered participants will receive directions and link for discounts.


Please do not book your hotel stay before you register for the camp!



We look forward to seeing you in February!

It will be here before you know it!



Chess camp Feb 19-22, 2019

Early Bird Discount Fee



Lunch 4 days x $20/day



Regular fee: $400,-


If paid after


December 15th, 2018



Message us with any question you might have regarding the February 19-22th chess camp. We will get back to you as soon as possible


You can also email Camp Director Jen Hansen at