Ten minutes drive from downtown Boston, located in the beautiful Fresh Pond of Cambridge, Olympia Fencing Center offers seasonal camps, during all public schools vacations.
Here is a description of our camps for beginners, intermediate and advanced fencers.
Fencing Camp for Beginners/Intermediate
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 nonrefundable $65.00 deposit fee, payable to Olympia Fencing Center, needs to be sent by mail 10 days prior to the camp’s start date, to our address:
127 Smith Pl.
Cambridge, MA, 02138
Fencing Camp for Advanced Fencers
Competitive fencers will receive the highest- quality fencing training lead by coaches Daniel Hondor and Iliya Mechkov, well known epee coaches with international competition experience.
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.
9:30 – 10:30 Welcome, warm up, 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
Follow this links for registration:
Epee Camp for Beginners/Intermediate
Epee Camp for Advanced Fencers
1. Week one: July 20/24
2. Week two: August 17/21
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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