Bears Elite

2019 Fencing Summer Camp

June 17-21 and July 21-25

Take your fencing to the next level this summer!

Up Your Competitive Game with Brown Fencing Coaches

  • Co-ed competitive camp
  • Foil, Epee and Saber
  • Ages 12-18
  • Train at the state-of-the-art facility of RIFAC, home to the Brown Bears Fencing Team
  • Work with Brown Fencing Head Coach Alex Ripa and the Brown coaching staff
  • Perfect tune-up for Summer Nationals (June section)
  • Visit the beautiful Brown University campus in Providence, RI
Brown Coach Alex Ripa
Brown Coach Alex Ripa

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.

Schedule/Camp Details

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.

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.

Week One: June 17-21, 2019 (Monday- Friday)

Week Two: July 21-25, 2019 (Sunday-Thursday) Full!

Cost: $725

Week One Schedule

Please note the schedule below is tentative and subject to change

Monday – Thursday
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

Friday
8:30 – 9am • Arrival at RIFAC 
9:00 am – 12:00 pm • Competitive Team Events/ NCAA style tournament
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm • Dismissal from Camp

Evening Activities may include Brown Campus Tour, Movie Night, and Game Night at RIFAC.

*Campers can either pack their own lunch or may purchase lunch each day for an additional cost.

Week Two Schedule

Please note the schedule below is tentative and subject to change.

Sunday
2:30 – 3:00 pm • Arrival and check-in at RIFAC
3:00 – 6:00 pm • Orientation/ Training and Open Fencing
6:00 pm • Dismissal

Monday – Wednesday
8:30 – 9am • Arrival 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

Thursday
8:30 – 9am • Arrival 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

Evening Activities may include Brown Campus Tour, Movie Night, and Game Night at RIFAC.

*Campers can either pack their own lunch or may purchase lunch each day for an additional cost.

Host Hotel

Clarion Inn Seekonk-Providence
940 Fall River Avenue, Seekonk, MA, 02771
+1 (508) 336-7300   Rate: $99/night- please call hotel for reservations. Deadline for June camp is 5/17, deadline for July camp is 6/16.

Conveniently located less than 2 miles from RIFAC, this hotel has a great pool and courtyard area where participants can gather and interact. While chaperones are not provided, a Bears Elite Camp staff member will be on site at this hotel as a point of contact for participants traveling without a parent/ guardian. Breakfast is included and there is a restaurant onsite as well. Transportation to/from RIFAC will be provided daily.

We offer courses for all levels and ages: boys, girls and women and men.