Our summer camp season is almost finished. If you’d like to get started with fencing, check out our Class Schedule page!
Summer Camps: En Garde! Ready? Fence!
We offer weekly half-day camps for kids and teenagers during the summer. We teach the basics — footwork, bladework and rules — in a safe, positive environment. Fencers new and returning will get plenty of opportunities to use their new skills in sparring situations.
We teach foil fencing in all of our camps. We have Beginning/Continuing camps for students with little or no previous experience, and Intermediate camps for foil fencers with a year or more of experience.
Ready to sign up? Head on over to our online membership portal.
Our summer camps divide campers by age and level of fencing experience:
Beginning/Continuing camps: No previous fencing experience required. Also appropriate for students who have had a week or two of beginning camp or a month or two of after-school classes.
Intermediate/Competitive camp: For students who have fenced before and have a year or more of fencing instruction. Focus is on sparring and learning about different competition formats. There is a morning session and an all-day session. The all-day camp will include technique, tactics, psychology, and more. Instructor approval is required before signing up for these camps.
Age Ranges and Camp Hours
Our Kids sessions are designed for smaller and younger children, ages 8-11. Junior sessions are for older students, but kids as young as 11 are welcome to sign up. Our all-day partner camps are for ages 8-11. All fencing sessions meet for 3 hours a day: 9:00 AM to 12:00 noon, or 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.
What to Bring
We provide all fencing-related equipment. Students should bring the following:
Sweat pants or athletic warmups
Clean-soled athletic shoes with laces
A healthy snack for break time
Water bottle if desired
Changing rooms and day lockers are available for changing into appropriate clothing. Students with previous experience who have their own fencing gear are welcome to bring it.
Full Day Camp Options
Chess + Fencing Camps
We have partnered with Chess4Life in Bellevue to offer campers a full day camp option during the weeks of July 13, July 27, August 3, and August 10. Fence for half the day and complete your camp days with chess at Chess4Life! Chess4Life instructors make the game come to life through exciting lessons on strategy, tactics, and many other topics that open the world of chess to students. Using curriculum created by National Master Elliott Neff and the Chess4Life development team, coaching staff cultivate students’ excitement for learning this game which increases skills such as reasoning, pattern recognition, math calculation, and the overall ability to learn. For ages 8-11.
Art + Fencing Camps
We have joined with Young Rembrandts to offer full day Art/Fencing camps this summer. Spend half the day fencing and half the day drawing Anime, Underwater Explorers, Monsters Creatures and Creeps, or Cooking and Baking! All fencing and art instruction is at Rain City Fencing Center. Art camps are available in combination with any of our Kids camps during the weeks of July 13, July 27, August 10, and August 17. For ages 8-11. For more details on the specific art programs and registration, visit the Young Rembrandts website directly.
Circus + Fencing Camps
We have partnered with Synapse Circus to offer full day Circus/Fencing camps this summer. Spend half the day fencing and half the day practicing circus skills including tumbling, balance, juggling, and more! All fencing and circus instruction is at Rain City Fencing Center. Circus camps are available in combination with any of our Kids camps during the weeks of July 13 and July 27.. For ages 8-11. For more details on the specific programs and registration, visit the Synapse Circus website directly.
The fee for a half-day camp is $199. The all-day Intermediate/Competitive camp is $449. Check our partner websites for all-day camp prices.
Enrollments must be paid in full within one week after registering to secure a place in the camp. You can pay online with a credit card, you may call us with a credit card number, or send a check or credit card number by mail.
A few days before the camp, we will send you an email with more information and confirming the date and time. If you register for a camp which is full, you will be notified and placed on a waiting list. We will let you know whether any spaces open up before the camp starts.