Alex is the Head Coach and owner of RIFAC, and is the Head Coach at Brown University. He was named Coach of the Year in 2016 by the US Fencing Coaches Association (USFCA). He coaches successful international competitors, members of the US Cadet/Junior and US Veteran World Teams, Ivy League and NCAA champions.
This camp will take place at RIFAC, which is located just a few miles from the Brown campus. RIFAC is home to the Brown Bears Fencing Team.
Please find RIFAC COVID guidelines and additional resources here: https://rifac.com/rifac-covid-19-update/
RIFAC has 14 full sized grounded strips, air-conditioning, and all the training equipment needed for fencing at the highest level.
Participants can either pack their own lunch or may purchase lunch each day for an additional cost.
Dates: June 21-24, 2021 (Monday- Thursday)
Please note the schedule below is tentative and subject to change
Monday – Wednesday
8:30 – 9:00 am • Arrive at RIFAC
9:00 am -12:00 pm • Warm-up, Footwork, Conditioning, Mental Toughness/Goal Setting, Group Lesson
12:00 – 1:00pm • Lunch*
1:00 – 4:00 pm • Group and Individual Lessons, Structured Bouting, Competitive Fencing
4:00 pm • Dismissal from RIFAC
8:30 – 9am • Arrive at RIFAC
9:00 am – 12:00 pm • Warm-up, Footwork, Conditioning, Mental Toughness/Goal Setting, Group Lesson
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm • Lunch*
1:00 – 4 pm • Competitive Team Events/ NCAA style tournament
4:00 – 4:30 pm • Dismissal from Camp
*Campers can either pack their own lunch or may purchase lunch each day for an additional cost.
Evening Activities are organized for fencers and may include a Brown Campus Tour, Movie Night, Game Night and a special camp-end dinner at Flatbread Pizza Company.
A special Meet and Greet with Coach Alex will be held for all camp participants and parents at RIFAC on Sunday, June 20 from 4-6pm
2021 Update: Due to COVID-19, the dorms at RIIA in Providence are still currently closed. We hope to have a decision from RIIA by April as to whether we will be able to use the dorms there for our Bears Elite camp participants. In the meantime, we are planning to use the same accommodations we have successfully used for the past three years with the host hotel below.
Clarion Inn Seekonk-Providence 940 Fall River Avenue, Seekonk, MA, 02771 (508) 336-7300
Please call hotel for reservations.
In the event that the dorms at RIIA are unavailable this year, a Bears Elite camp staff member will be on site at the Clarion to assist with check-in and as a point of contact throughout the week for participants traveling without a parent/ guardian. Breakfast is included and there is a restaurant onsite for dinner. Many other local food options are nearby. Participants can either pack their own lunch or may purchase lunch each day at the camp for an additional cost. There is also a pool and courtyard area to gather and socialize. Transportation to/from RIFAC will be provided daily.
RIIA (this option will be confirmed by April 2021)
Rhode Island International Academy (RIIA) 75 East Street, Providence, RI
This year we are pleased to have partnered with the Rhode Island International Academy (RIIA) to provide accommodations for camp participants at their newly renovated dormitory located on the East Side of Providence, just a 1/2 mile and an easy walk to the Brown campus. http://www.riaglobaleducation.org/ria-campus
All meals (including lunch to bring to camp), supervision, transportation to/from RIFAC, sheets and free laundry will be provided. Rooms are double or triple occupancy with up to 4 people sharing a suite. There is also a great lobby area with a movie projector and karaoke machine, a game room, lounge and an outside courtyard area for socializing after camp hours.
Rate: $115/night Deadline: 30 days prior to camp start date
For reservations, please complete the form below or contact Short-term Programs Manager, Tiffany Lu at firstname.lastname@example.org or (203) 522-3254