Summer Camp

En Garde! Ready to learn from the Olympics level Coach? Your Summer of Fun with Swords Awaits!
  • Summer camps are located in 7749 Old Georgetown Rd, Bethesda MD 20814.
  • Either half day (9-12) or full day (9-4) are available.
  • Early bird pricing ends 2/28 so do not wait. Price will go up afterwards.
  • 10% discount on siblings and multi-sessions **
  • All equipment will be provided.

Half-day camp ($325/week)

Full-day camp ($525/week)

Our Youth Future Olympians Summer Camps are great for beginner, intermediate, and competitive students alike in the 7-13-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, July 10th, and run for 7 weeks until August 25th.

* 10% discount will be issued after full payment. It applies to the second or third siblings, and all subsequent sessions. Discounts not to be combined.

Youth Camp Dates

Week 1: July 10-14
Week 2: July 17-21
Week 3: July 24-28
Week 4: July 31-Aug 4
Week 5: Aug 7-11
Week 6: Aug 14-18
Week 7: Aug 21-25

Daily Schedule

Half Day

8:30 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

Full Day

12:00-1:00 pm Lunch Break
1:00-2:30 pm: Footwork and Blade Work
2:30-4:00 pm: Electric bouting and games

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