DC Fencers Club Fencing Camps in July and August

Several week-long camps offer beginner fencers a different kind of summer camp. Registration forms are below.


What is fencing?

Modern fencing is an Olympic sport with roots in European swordfighting of centuries past. Today, fencing is a competitive sport of finesse, skill, strategy and endurance. Fencing offers children and teens a positive physical activity, and is often called “physical chess” for its strategic and mental challenges. And fencing is fun!

Summer Fencing Camps at DC Fencers Club

Our summer fencing camps introduce young people to the many benefits of this Olympic sport. Beyond the fitness benefits, fencing promotes intellectual development, decisionmaking skills, self discipline, and confidence. All taught in a safe, supportive environment.

This summer DCFC hosts several separate weeklong day camps for children ages 7 and up. Camps are open to beginner through intermediate fencers, and equipment and uniforms are provided.

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 camp activities:

  • games
  • footwork
  • fencing technique & tactics
  • group lessons
  • fencing videos
  • competition
  • training with nationally ranked fencers
  • new friendships


Internationally ranked fencer Amanda Sirico with Coach Smolenski

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.

All fencing camps take place at DC Fencers Club, a dedicated fencing facility located minutes from the Beltway. 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 Champions. DC Fencers Club promotes excellence, sportsmanship, and safety in a friendly environment.




Summer Fencing Camps with Head Coach Janusz Smolenski:

  • July 6-10, 2015
  • July 13-17, 2015
  • July 20-24, 2015
  • July 27-31, 2015
  • August 3-7, 2015
  • August 10-14, 2015
  • August 17-21, 2015 (please know, this day camp is taught by Coach Robert Suchorski)

All sessions run from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.  Before and aftercare is available. Ages 7-16.  Beginners and advanced fencers welcome. Equipment is provided. Price per session – $330.00

August camp prep for new season with Coach Robert Suchorski:

  • August 17-21, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm.  This camp is for ages 14 and up.  Price: $260.00


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A short video on DC Fencers Club summer fencing camp can be found on our YouTube page.

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updated 6.30.15