Located in the beautiful Fresh Pond of Cambridge, a short drive from downtown Boston, Olympia Fencing Center offers seasonal camps, during all schools vacations, for beginners or advanced.
New in 2017!
International Sleepover Epee Camp at Brandeis University.
July 31 – August 4, 9:00 AM to 8:30 PM
Olympia Fencing Center and Brandeis University will co-host our first sleepover camp, geared towards advanced fencers, ages 15 and over.
The coaches team will include, beside Daniel Hondor, Olympia’s director, Mr. Bill Shipman, head coach of the Brandeis fencing team, Mr. Cornel Milan, coach of the Romanian National and Olympic Women’s Epee Team and Mr. Elsayed Emara, Head Coach at the Peoria Fencing Academy, IL.
Among the registered campers:
- Greta Candreva, number one in US in Cadet Women’s Epee and number two in Juniors, 13th in the world, the youngest and only american on top 16th. She got a silver medal at the Cadet Circuit in Grenoble, FR, and three bronze medals in Burgos, SP (11/2016), Grenoble, FR (12/2016) and Bratislava, SK (01/2017).
- Emily Vermeule, number 10 Cadet WE, National Champion 2016, Y14 WE, 50st in the world (6th american in top 64), 9th place at the Cadet Circuit in Grenoble, FR, (12/2016) and 12th, in Bratislava, SK (01/2017), 20th in Klagenfurt, (10/2016).
- Robert Hondor, Junior Olympics 2017 Cadets ME Champion, number 9 in the US and 40st in the world. Robert won a silver medal with the US team, at the Cadets World Cup, in Bratislava (01/2017) and 14th pl. in the individual event. He placed 15th in Klagenfurt (10/2016) and 45th in Grenoble, FR (12/2016).
- Alexandra Predescu, World Champion, Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Cadet WE 2016, ranked 1st in the world in 2016.
- Spencer Vermeule, 2nd in the US in Y12 Men’s Epee.
- Hunter Candreva, 12th in the national rolling points in Cadet Men’s Epee, 23rd at the Cadet Circuit, Bratislava and 28th, Klagenfurt, AU.
Registration is now open on askfred.net, and limited to 50 spots.
Residential and non-residential options are available.
The campers will learn about the Olympic sport of fencing in a fun and safe environment.
Our large facility includes 15 electrical fencing strips, changing rooms, view area for parents, homework station, kitchen space (fridge, coffee maker), AC.
All fencing equipment is provided.
Our experienced coaches will teach you to hold a sword and the tricks of the first touch!
All our coaches are United States Fencing Association professional members, CORI verified, with extensive experience working with children.
Every child brings home a camp T shirt and lots of great memories!
Fencers out of the state are welcome to attend, boarding may be arranged upon request. Email us for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
What to bring:
• Lunch pack, two snacks (we encourage fruits), water bottle.
We have a fairly large fridge that kids can use, make sure your lunch is marked up with your child’s name.
• Shorts, long pants, sneakers.
Long pants are mandatory during bouting, shorts can be worn for stretching, footwork and games.
• Extra T shirt.
• Your happy face! 😀 Frowns are not allowed in the club – we’ll make sure that won’t happen!
A (non-refundable) $85.00 registration fee, which will be included in your total payment, is required.
The fee can be mailed to our address (127 Smith Pl., CAmbridge, MA, 02138) or submitted via PayPal.
Fencing Camp for Advanced Fencers
For Épée registration, follow this link.
Competitive fencers will receive the highest- quality fencing training lead by coaches Daniel Hondor, Shuang Meng and Kai Zhao, experienced and internationally recognized coaches.
Weather permitting, the daily schedule starts with a morning run to the close by Fresh Pond or Danehy Field, warming up and conditioning, followed by drills, target practice, tactical bouting and individual training, for a total body workout. The day will end with video discussion and customized exercise planning.
The day camp is $99.00, a minimum of three days are required although, being a progressive training camp, we strongly encourage the least one week.
Registration is usually open on askfred.net starting with January.
Example Schedule day camp:
9:30 – 10:30 Welcome, warmup, footwork, plyometrics.
10:30 – 11:30 Target practice, drills, blade work (every other day we’ll have outdoors activities)
11:30 – 12:30 Structured bouting
12:30 – 1:30 Lunch
1:30 – 2:30 Open fencing
2:30 – 3:30 Fencing Masters, video analysis
Medications during camps
We strongly recommend parents of those that need prescription or over the counter medication to administer them to the children prior to coming to camp. We will not accept any sort of medication on the club grounds (inhalers are ok).
Let us know if your child has any allergies – we take your child safety seriously.
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