Summer Camp

En Garde! Your Summer of Fun with Swords Awaits!

Youth Camp Overview

Half-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, and Fikrat (see Our Coaches Tab for more info).

During the 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 a 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 for 11 weeks until Sept. 4. No camp July 4th week, as all of our coaches and athletes will be competing in the 2021 Summer National Championships.

The basic camp rate is $325 for a half-day from 9 am-12 pm. We offer a 10% discount for siblings and multi-week sessions. A discount will be issued after full payment.

Youth Camp Dates

Week 1: July 11-15
Week 2: July 18-22
Week 3: July 25-29
Week 4: Aug. 1-5
Week 5: Aug. 8-12
Week 6: Aug. 15-19
Week 7: Aug. 22-26

Daily Schedule

8:45 am – 9:00 am: Early Drop Off
9:00 am-10:30 am: Warm-Up and Morning Games
10:30 am – 10:45 am: Morning Break/Snack
10:45 am – 12:00 pm: Footwork and Blade work Games
12:00 pm-12:30 pm: Pickup

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