Now with two locations, in the beautiful Fresh Pond of Cambridge, and another one right in the heart of Newton Highlands, Olympia Fencing Center offers seasonal camps during all school vacations, for all ages and levels.
Olympia is the regional premiere choice for foreign fencers who travel for vacation, work or study.
Over the years we welcomed students from Italy, Hungary, China, Romania, Qatar, France, Egypt, Korea, and many other countries. We made worldwide friends whom we’re always happy to meet during our international annual seasons.
Co-ed camp, designed for children ages 8- 12, with little or no fencing experience.
The campers will learn about the Olympic sport of fencing in a fun and safe environment.
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.
Our large facility includes 15 electrical fencing strips, changing rooms, view area for parents, homework station, kitchen space (fridge, coffee maker), AC.
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: email@example.com
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, athletic 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 registration fee, which will be included in your total payment, is required to reserve your spot.
The fee can be mailed to our address (127 Smith Pl., Cambridge, MA, 02138) or submitted via PayPal.
Registration Forms and Medical Release are required on your first day and can be downloaded from our camp’s page here.
Our club offers camps and clinics for epee and foil, for all ages and skill levels.
Competitive fencers will receive the highest- quality fencing training, lead by coaches Daniel Hondor, Julian Rueda, Kai Zhao, and Shuang Meng, all 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.
A minimum of three days is required although being a progressive training camp, we strongly encourage the whole week.
Registration is usually open on askfred.net, every year, in February.
Example Schedule day camp:
9:00 – 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 – 3:00 Fencing Masters, video analysis
Medications during camps
We strongly recommend parents of those that need a 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.
Send us your questions by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org