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.

Camp Levels

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 camps: 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. Instructor approval is required before signing up for these camps.
  • Competitive camp: For competitive foil and epee fencers of all ages, who have at least six months of competition experience. This all-day intensive camp will include technique, tactics, psychology, and more. Instructor approval is required before signing up for this camp.

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. Chess/fencing camps are for ages 8-12. Art/fencing camps are for ages 8-11. All camps meet for 3 hours a day: 9:00 AM to 12:00 noon, or 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM.

What to Bring

We provide all fencing-related equipment. Students should bring the following:

  • T-shirt
  • 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.

Schedule

June 26-30Beginning
July 10-14Beginning/Continuing
July 17-21Beginning/Continuing
Intermediate
July 24-28Beginning/Continuing
July 31-Aug 4Beginning/Continuing
Intermediate
August 7-11Beginning/Continuing
August 14-18Competitive Foil/Epee

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 17, July 24, July 31, and August 7. 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 8-12.

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 Monsters & Creeps, Medieval Castle, Pirates, Enchanted Academy, or Anime Style! 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 17, July 24, July 31, and August 7. For ages 8-11. For more details on the specific art programs and registration, visit the Young Rembrandts website directly.

Fees

The fee for a half-day camp is $229. Full-day camps are $369.

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.

Morning Sessions
9:00 AM – 12:00 noon
Afternoon Sessions
1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
June 26-30Beginning Kids
Beginning Junior
July 10-14Beginning/Continuing KidsBeginning/Continuing Junior
July 17-21Beginning/Continuing Kids
Intermediate Kids
(all-day chess camps available)
(all-day art camps available)
Beginning/Continuing Junior
Intermediate Junior
(all-day chess camps available)
July 24-28Beginning/Continuing Kids
(all-day chess camps available)
(all-day art camps available)
Beginning/Continuing Junior
(all-day chess camps available)
July 31-Aug 4Beginning/Continuing Kids
Intermediate Kids
(all-day chess camps available)
(all-day art camps available)
Beginning/Continuing Junior
Intermediate Junior
(all-day chess camps available)
August 7-11Beginning/Continuing Kids
(all-day chess camps available)
(all-day art camps available)
Beginning/Continuing Junior
(all-day chess camps available)
August 14-18Competitive Foil/EpeeCompetitive Foil/Epee

Ready to sign up? Head on over to our online membership portal.

To sign up for all-day chess/fencing camps, visit the Chess4Life website.

To sign up for all-day art/fencing camps, visit the Young Rembrandts website.