Bears Elite

2020 Fencing Summer Camp

June 15-18, July 20-23

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 15-18, 2020 (Monday- Thursday)

Week Two: July 20-23, 2020 (Monday-Thursday)

Cost: $725

Week One Schedule

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

Thursday
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

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.

Monday – Wednesday
8:30 – 9am • 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

Thursday
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

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.

Housing Options

 

Host Hotel 

Clarion Inn Seekonk-Providence  940 Fall River Avenue, Seekonk, MA, 02771  (508) 336-7300

Rate: $99/night

Please call hotel for reservations.

For fencers traveling with parents, the Clarion Hotel is conveniently located less than 2 miles from RIFAC. This hotel has a nice pool and courtyard area. Breakfast is included and there is a restaurant onsite, as well.

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  shorttermprograms@aiepusa.com or (203) 522-3254

RIIA Registration Form

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