2019 Summer Camps

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     Music City Fencing Club offers a variety of fencing camps for kids ages 6 years old and up.  We have camps for kids interested in learning to fence for the first time, as well as experienced fencers looking to hone their skills, and train for regional and national competitions.  Our camp alumni have gone on to compete in the US National Championships, Jr. Olympics and many have become Nationally Rated.  We guarantee every athlete will walk away from camp with a greater understanding of our sport, and will have learned life changing lessons.  Each camper who registers by the end of regular registration period will also receive a Summer Camp Performance T-shirt.  

Register Early! Space is limited.

2019 Summer Camp Sessions

Week 1 (June 3-7):

  • Kids Intro I - Has your child expressed an interest in fencing? This camp is the perfect way to introduce them to this exciting sport.
    9am -12pm daily (Ages 6-9)

  • Intro I - New to fencing? This camp is perfect place for beginners to start. New fencers can continue to explore the sport by attending our Intro Part II and/or Part III Camp sessions.
    12:30pm - 3:30pm daily (Ages 10+).

WEEK 2 (June 10-14):

  • Intro II - This is a continuation of our Intro Camp Series for beginner fencers who want to continue to explore the sport. New fencers who could not attend Intro Part I are eligible to attend this session.
    9am -12pm daily (Ages 10+)

  • Intermediate & Advanced Training - This camp is for intermediate & advanced level fencers who are looking to up their skill and prepare for competition. Must have 6+ months of fencing experience and your own electric competition gear.
    12:30pm - 5:00pm daily (Ages 12+)

WEEK 3 (June 17-22):

  • Pre-Nationals - This intense camp is for experienced, competitive fencers who are preparing for Summer Nationals (SN). Fencers who are competing on the regional and/or national level who are not attending SN may also attend this camp.
    10am - 4pm daily (Ages 12+)

WEEK 4 (JuLY 15-19):

  • Intro III - This is a continuation of our Intro Camp Series for beginner fencers who want to continue to explore the sport. Fencers must have attended Intro Part I and/or II to be eligible to attend this session (or have completed at least 1 month of our Intro Group Classes). If we don’t meet the minimum number of registrations (8 students), camp may be cancelled and full refunds will be provided.
    10am - 1pm daily (Ages 10+)

  • Kids Intro II - Has your child expressed an interest in fencing? This camp is the perfect way to introduce them to this exciting sport. Kids who have attended the Kids Intro I camp, can also attend this week to continue exploring the sport of fencing. If we don’t meet the minimum number of registrations (8 students), camp may be cancelled and full refunds will be provided.
    1:30pm - 4:30pm (Ages 6-9)

Week 5 (JulY 22-26):

  • Pre-Season Training - This camp is to designed to get our competitive fencers ready to start the new season. It’s a great way to get refocused and back to work after a long Summer. Fencers must have 6+ months of competitive fencing experience, and their own electric competition gear.
    10am - 4pm daily (Ages 10+)


What is Fencing?

     Modern fencing is an Olympic sport with roots in European sword-fighting 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; it's also a ton of fun!

Why Choose Fencing Camps at Music City Fencing Club

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

     There is always something new to learn at fencing camp, since each session has a different mix of students and abilities. Students are welcome and encouraged to sign-up for multiple weeks of camp.

Fencing Camp Activities: 

  • games

  • footwork

  • fencing technique & tactics

  • group lessons

  • fencing videos

  • open bouting/competition

  • training with nationally ranked fencers

  • new friendships

     The coaches at Music City Fencing Club have successfully trained dozens of youth fencers who have gone on to fence at prestigious institutions such as Cornell, UPenn, Brown, Northwestern, Stanford, and Brandeis to name a few.  Our club has produced fencers who compete at the local, regional and national levels, as well as Regional and National medalists.  All coaches are approved by USA Fencing, and have completed an approved background check and SafeSport Course by the US Olympic Committee. 

     All fencing camps take place at Music City Fencing Club, a dedicated fencing facility located minutes from Downtown Nashville and the Nashville International Airport.  The club offers instruction through classes, camps, workshops, and individual lessons. Fencers of all ages are welcome, and members range from recreational fencers to competitive fencers who participate in local, regional, and national tournaments.  Music City Fencing Club promotes excellence, sportsmanship, and safety in a friendly environment.


Registration Schedule & Pricing

Intro Camps

  • Early Bird Registration (January 1 - February 28): $225

  • Regular Registration (March 1 - April 30): $275

  • Late Registration (After April 30): $355

Training Camps

  • Early Bird Registration (January 1 - February 28): $245

  • Regular Registration (March 1 - April 30): $295

  • Late Registration (After April 30): $375

Pre-Nationals Camp

  • Early Bird Registration (January 1 - February 28): $345

  • Regular Registration (March 1 - April 30): $395

  • Late Registration (After April 30): $550

* $150 non-refundable deposit required to register for each week of camp (balance must be paid by last day of regular registration period).


All campers are REQUIRED to have a completed and signed waiver of liability as well as a USA Fencing Trial Membership (unless they already have an active USA Fencing Membership).  Links to both forms are located below.  Please print, complete and sign them, and bring them with your camper on their first day of camp.  Campers will not be permitted to attend without the completed forms.

MCFC Waiver of Liability

USA Fencing Trial Membership


Discounts*

Family Discount  

  • 25% OFF subsequent family members.  

Repeat Camper Discounts

  •  10% OFF additional weeks of camp.

Club Member Discount

  • 10% OFF

*Discounts cannot be combined with each other or any other offers.