2017 Summer Camp Schedule

Now Available!

 

Build skills, boost performance, make new friends, and have fun!

Summer camp beginners develop a solid foundation of skills, while experienced fencers greatly improve performance. Using a wide range of bouting and fencing-specific games and drills, our programs develop coordination, concentration, self-esteem and etiquette. By conquering physical and mental challenges, students build both confidence and technical proficiency.

RIFAC Fencing in RI and MA
RIFAC Fencing in RI and MA

National gold medalists, World Cup athletes, and local champions will be on hand to fence with, and offer advice and guidance to, camp participants. Many past RIFAC summer camp participants have gone on to win regional and national medals; others now occupy top positions in the US Youth standings.

Camp spots fill up quickly — register early to reserve your space! All students who register by May 1 receive a free camp t-shirt!

What to bring for all camps:

  • Snack, lunch and 2-3 drinks/bottles of water.
  • Shorts, sweatpants, and sneakers (students can wear shorts during footwork, stretching and fencing-related exercises and games).
  • Beginners: All gear will be provided.
  • Experienced Fencers: Bring all fencing gear. Gear is provided for experienced fencers who do not yet own their own.

Summer Camp Options

Full-Day Camps

Our most popular camp! Designed to take beginner, experienced, and competitive fencers to the next level, this camp includes lots of fun, lots of challenge and lots of fencing (of course!)  This is a great place to begin your fencing journey at RIFAC.

  • Recommended for all kids, ages 10-15
  • Early drop-off starts at 8:30 am every day.
  • Cost: $400, all equipment provided

Full-Day Camps

Camp Type Day / Time Dates
Beginner, Experienced, Competitive Monday – Friday, 9am to 4pm July 17-21, 2017
Beginner, Experienced, Competitive Monday – Friday, 9am to 4pm July 24-28, 2017

Half-Day Camps

Half-day camps are a great way to experience the same quality instruction of our full-day summer camp program in a condensed format.

  • Recommended for all kids, ages 8-14
  • Monday-Friday, 3 hours per day
  • Cost: $250, all equipment provided

Half-Day Camps

Camp Type Day / Time Dates
Beginner/Experienced Mon-Fri, 2-5pm June 26-30, 2017
Beginner/Experienced

Beginner/Experienced

Mon-Fri, 2-5pm

Mon-Fri, 2-5pm

July 10-14, 2017

July 31-Aug 4, 2017

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High Performance Camps

These advanced camps are designed to take experienced fencers of all weapons to the next level. Camps include intense physical training and preparation, footwork and technical drills, tactical exercises and instruction, psychological preparation, and bouting with top national junior and cadet fencers.

  • HP I recommended for Foil and Epee fencers ages 10-15. Perfect for Youth/Junior Advanced and all Team levels.
  • HP II recommended for ages 13-18. Perfect for Junior Advanced fencers and all Team levels.
  • Please contact RIFAC for registration.
  • Cost: $400

High Performance Camps

Camp Type Day / Time Dates
High Performance Camp I (ages 10-15) Monday – Friday, 9am to 4pm August 7-11, 2017
High Performance Camp II (ages 13-18) Monday – Friday, 9am to 4pm August 14-18, 2017

A Sample Day at Camp

Morning Session

  • 9-10am: Warm-up, footwork, games
  • 10-11am: Workshops/ bladework
  • 11-12pm: Structured bouting

Lunch  12-1pm Fencing Videos/Movie

Afternoon Session

  • 1-2pm: Weapon-specific footwork practice and drills
  • 2-2:30pm: Bladework
  • 2:30-3:30pm: Fencing/ tournament practice
  • 3:30-4pm: Cool down/stretching

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