DC Fencers Club hosts four summer fencing camps this July



January 14, 2013

DC Fencers Club Hosts Summer Fencing Camps in July

Youth ages 7 and up can learn the Olympic sport of fencing at four weeklong camps


Do your children play sword fights 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 seven and up the real-world skills of confidence, decision making, 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 sword fighting 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 7 and up are welcome to our four 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 four weeklong sessions in July: July 8-12; July 15-19; July 22-26; and July 29-August 2, 2013. Price: one session $320, two sessions $640, three sessions, $960. All sessions run from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.  Beginners and advanced fencers are welcome, minimum age: 7.  All fencing equipment is provided. Students should bring a water bottle and dress to move.  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 the registration 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. Please call us with any questions at 240-505-9202 or email dcfencers@gmail.com.


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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