FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 6, 2012
DC Fencers Club Hosts Summer Fencing Camps in July
Youth ages 8 and up can learn the Olympic sport of fencing at three weeklong camps
Do your children play swordfights in the living room? This July introduce them to the real thing with summer fencing camps at DC Fencers Club. These weeklong fencing day camps teach children ages eight and up the real-world skills of confidence, decisionmaking, and self discipline that are at the heart of this Olympic sport. Children also benefit from a positive fitness activity taught in a friendly, supportive, and safe setting.
Modern fencing is an Olympic sport with roots in European swordfighting of centuries past. Today, fencing is a competitive sport of skill, strategy and endurance. Fencing is often called “physical chess” for its strategic and mental challenges. And fencing is fun!
Children ages 8 and up are welcome to our weeklong fencing day camps in July. Camps are open to beginner through intermediate fencers, and equipment and uniforms are provided. Fencing camp activities include games, footwork, fencing technique & tactics, group lessons, fencing videos, competition, training with nationally ranked fencers, and of course, new friendships.
There is always something new to learn at fencing camp, since each session has a different mix of students and abilities. Students are welcome to sign up for more than one week.
“Fencing is a different kind of sport, it requires more than sheer athleticism,” said DC Fencers Club Head Coach Janusz Smolenski. “Traditional sports like soccer or football rely on physical strength; with fencing, children strengthen their mental agility as well as their physical abilities.”
Youth fencing at DCFC
The coaches at DC Fencers Club have successfully trained dozens of youth fencers who have been recruited by, and are currently fencing for Yale, Princeton, MIT, Columbia, and Notre Dame, among others. DC Fencers Club has consistently produced fencers who compete at the national and international level. Our fencers have earned medals at USA Fencing National Championships, World Cups, and Junior World Championships.
Register for DCFC Fencing Camp
DC Fencing Club fencing camps take place on three weeklong sessions in July: July 9-13; July 16-20; and July 23-27, 2012. Price: one session $320, two sessions $640, three sessions, $960. Fencing camps are open to beginners, minimum age: 8. All sessions run from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Fencing camps take place at DC Fencers Club, a dedicated fencing facility located minutes from the Beltway in Silver Spring, MD.
Registration forms may be found on the “camps” page of DC Fencers Club at www.dcfencing.com. Please return this form with a check payable to DC Fencers Club, 9330 Fraser Ave. Silver Spring MD 20910. A $100 deposit is required. You will be confirmed once payment is received; the balance is due after confirmation. For questions, call 240-505-9202 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About DC Fencers Club
Janusz Smolenski, Head Coach of DC Fencers Club, will lead the summer fencing camps. Smolenski has an M.S. in Sport and Physical Education and is a certified Fencing Master with the United States Coaches Fencing Association. He has coached at one of the top fencing clubs in Poland, and at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD.
DC Fencers Club (DCFC) has a national and international reputation as one of the best fencing clubs in the United States. The club offers instruction through classes, camps, workshops, and individual lessons. Fencers of all ages are welcome, and members range from recreational fencers to fencers who compete in local, regional, national, and international tournaments. DCFC coaches have a combined 100 years of training, competition, and teaching experience, and they include credentialed fencing masters and National and World Champions. DC Fencers Club promotes excellence, sportsmanship, and safety in a friendly, easygoing environment.
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