Summer Camps for Beginners/Intermediate

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Keep active, learn something new, and have fun this summer!

Competitive fencing is one of the fastest-growing sports in North America, and if you haven’t tried it yet, summertime is the best time to start!

Olympia Fencing Center coaches consist of world-class fencing masters and professional educators, CORI and Safe Sport certified.
We make learning fencing fun and enjoyable, in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.
Our fencing camps are geared toward children ages 8-10, and 11-13, with some or no fencing experience, of all body types and athletic levels. Full fencing gear is provided.
The campers are grouped by ages and levels, and both fencers and non-fencers are welcome!

This year, we are pleased to run August summer camps in our newest Newton location, at 66 Winchester St.
Sign up for the Summer 2021 Fencing Camps before May 1st, and take 10% off. Bring a friend, and take another 10%off.

Here are the dates:
Cambridge location only

A minimum of ten people need to be signed up for the week, or the camp can be canceled.
Fill out your Registration Form for the Cambridge location here, and email it to us: info@olympiafencingcenter.com


Newton location only

Only existing fencers must register through askfred.net (by following the hyperlinks).
Fill out your Registration Form for the Newton location here, and email it to us: info@olympiafencingcenter.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, submitted via PayPal, or by phone, with a credit card: (617) 945-9448.


Our camp day starts with warm-up exercises and stretches, followed by agility games, footwork, and target practice.
Supervised fencing bouts are followed by a lunch break (around 11:30 AM), during which time we’ll run fencing-related movies on our big screen TV: Zorro, The Princess Bride, etc.
The rest of the camp day will consist of fencing basics: correct stances, lunges and parries, the rules, the electrical scoring system, bouting, and round-robin.
The camp week concludes with a fencing tournament, medals will be awarded, and a pizza party.
Here is an easy-to-understand pictorial that explains the fencing terminology, for those new to the sport.

Check out this fun video, to see how fencing can enhance your skills!

Time: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
Price: 500.00/week or$110.00/day(10% sibling discount), a minimum of three days required.
$100.00 registration fee is required (it will be applied to your camp tuition) and it’s non- refundable.

A minimum of 10 people registered is required in order for the camp to happen.
Sibling/friend discount 10% off

COVID-19 Update

Here are some measures we’re taking this year, in order to keep everyone safe and healthy:
1.Rotate between the students from indoors to outdoors.
In the past, we used to do our outdoor warm-up to Danehy Field, and the kids loved it. There are hills for drills, open-air, and shade when you need it. We’ll provide plenty of cold water and sunscreen.
2. Lunch will take place outside too, either at the field, either at the Fresh Pond, depending on where the students are closer at that time. Social distancing while eating will be mandatory and enforced.
3. Please bring a towel for sitting, extra masks to be changed as needed, and small, pocket personal sanitizers, to be used often.
Baseball hats are highly recommended, and your own sunscreen, which can be packed up in a backpack, alongside your lunch and snacks.
4. The rides to the park will be provided by the club, in small groups, by car.
Face masks are mandatory during the ride, no chatting.
Handwash/sanitize before and after the ride.
5. Shoes will be sanitized upon returning to the club.

Please bring your own lunch, individually packed and ready to serve; no sharing permitted.
Iggy’s Bakery store is a short walk from the club, Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s and Bon Me are also within walking distance.

Basic, $10.00, non-competitive USFA membership is required for all fencing activities longer than one week.

Please email:info@olympiafencingcenter.com with any questions.

IMPORTANT!
There is a minimum number of TEN registered campers required for the whole five days, for the camp to happen.
If this requirement is not met by the registration deadline (July 15, 2021), the camp will be officially canceled and the fees refunded.

Contact us with your questions: info@olympiafencingcenter.com