About the Course
The Bears Elite Fencing Camp will offer competitive fencers an opportunity to work with Brown’s awesome coaching staff and elevate their fencing to the next level. RIFAC is home to the Brown Bears Varsity Women’s Fencing Team and the Brown Bears Men’s Club Team.
Brown University Head Coach Alex Ripa will lead the camp with a special focus on competitive mindset and preparation for collegiate fencing. Campers will achieve improvement in footwork, bladework, tactics, and mental toughness while working with Coach Ripa and the Brown staff, who approach training with a focus on athlete individuality. Coach Ripa will teach athletes to expect the best from themselves and will guide them to expand their best attributes that make them unique!
See more details and schedule on the Bears Elite Fencing Camp page.
Registrations are accepted in the order received. This camp has limited space and has filled in previous years. Registering early is recommended.
International fencers: if you experience any difficulty with our online registration process, please contact RIFAC directly at +1 (401) 434-2404 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
Required Fencing Equipment
Since this is a competitive camp, fencers are required to have all of their own equipment. This includes everything they would use at a competition: underarm protector, jacket, glove, mask, knickers, fencing socks and sneakers, lame (foil or saber), 2 body cords and at least 2 electric weapons.
A full refund will be issued when notification is given prior to May 1. A 50% refund will be issued for cancellations received after May 1 but before May 31. Sorry, no refunds will be made after June 1. In addition, we do not issue refunds for camp time missed due to illness or other personal reasons.
2021 Update: A full refund will be provided in the event that this camp is cancelled due to current RIDOH restrictions or, in the event that a fencer is traveling from somewhere where state restrictions will prevent their ability to attend.