Summer Camp

En Garde! Your Summer of Fun with Swords Awaits!

Youth Camp Overview

Camp fees are refundable (minus 5% processing fee) one month prior to the start date of the camp

Half-day camp

Full-day camp

Our Youth Future Olympians Summer Camps are great for beginner, intermediate and competitive students alike in the 6-13 year old age range. We keep an 8 to 1 instructor ratio and students will be split into Y8, Y10, and Y12+ age groups. Each group will be headed by a dedicated head coach – Coach Liza, Jacob, and Fikrat (see Our Coaches Tab for more info).

During 2019-20 School year (pre-COVID), Nazlymov Fencing introduced 435 elementary school children to the sport through after-school programs and summer camps at Sidwell Friends, GDS, Beauvoir/NCS, WIS, and Norwood. Our competitive high school athletes are consistently ranked at the top nationally and are recruited by top national universities. Our staff of Olympians and Champions has a great track record of providing students with a memorable and exciting summer experience.

Students will learn the basics of fencing through our fun and structured system of youth development which includes building students confidence, sportsmanship, teamwork, coordination, balance, and hone their fine motor skills as they learn our winning fencing habits and moves.

The camps run Monday-Friday 9 am – 4 pm, with lunch break from noon to 1 pm.. They can be booked as half-day or full-day, half-day is recommended for Y8 children. Camps begin Monday, June 14 and run 11 weeks until Sept. 4. No camp July 4th week, as all of our coaches and athletes will be competing in 2021 Summer National Championships.

The basic camp rate is $450 per week ($325 for half-day, either 9-12 or 1-4), We offer a 10% discount for siblings, multi-week sessions. Discount will be issued after full payment.

Youth Camp Dates

Week 1: June 14-18

Week 2: June 21-25

Week 3: June 28-July 2

Week 4: July 12-16

Week 5: July 19-23

Week 6: July 26-30

Week 7: Aug. 2-6

Week 8: Aug. 9-13

Week 9: Aug. 16 to 20

Week 10: Aug. 23-27

Week 11: Aug. 30-Sept. 3

Daily Schedule

8:45am – 9:00am – Early Drop Off

9:00am-10:30am Warm Up and Morning Games

10:30 am – 10:45 am Morning Break/Snack

10:45 am – 12:00pm Footwork and Blade work Games

12:00 pm-1:00 pm Lunch

1:00 pm – 2:30pm – Bouting and Games

2:30 pm – 2:45 pm – Afternoon break/Snack

2:45 pm – 4:00pm Extended Day Activities

Weekly Overview

Monday – Welcome and Basic Fencing Habits and Games

Tuesday – Fencing Games and Bouting, 1-2-3-4-5 introduced (see WIS video)

Wednesday – Fencing Games and Bouting, 1-2-3-4-5 practiced

Thursday – Fencing Games and Electric Fencing, 1-2-3-4-5 tested

Friday – Camp Tournament and Medal Ceremony day (parents and family members are welcome)

See the video below to get a sense of our camp