2018 Summer Camps

     Music City Fencing Club offers a variety of fencing camps for kids ages 6 to 17 years old.  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.  Several of our campers from last Summer went on to compete in the US National Championships, Jr. Olympics and even become nationally rated fencers.  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 will also receive a complimentary MCFC Performance T-shirt.  

2018 Summer Camps:

Week 1 (June 4-8):

  • Kids Intro -  Has your child expressed an interest in fencing? This camp is the perfect way to introduce them to this exciting sport.  
    9am-12pm daily (6-9 years old)
  • Intro - New to fencing? This camp is perfect for first time fencers or those with very limited fencing experience.    
    12:30pm-3:30pm daily (10+ years old).

WEEK 2 (June 11-15):

  • Kids Training -  This camp is for experienced youth fencers, and those who want to train and prepare for competition.  
    9am-12pm daily (6-9 years old)
  • Training -  This camp is for intermediate skill level fencers, as well as those who have completed the Intro Camp and are looking to up their skill level.  
    12:30pm-4:30pm daily (Ages 11+) 

WEEK 3 (June 18-22):

  • Pre-Nationals Training Camp -  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 23-27):

  • Pre-Season Camp - For all experienced fencers, as well as those who have completed our Training Camp and are looking to prepare for the 2018-19 Competition Season.
    10am-4pm daily (Ages 12+, unless approved by a coach)

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 Summer Fencing Camps at Music City Fencing Club

     Our summer 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 camp coaches, including guest coaches, are approved by the United States Fencing Association, 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 fencers who compete 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 (February 1 - March 31):  $195
  • Regular Registration (April 1 - May 25):  $245
  • Late Registration (May 26 - June 4):  $299

Training Camps

  • Early Bird Registration (February 1 - March 31): $195
  • Regular Registration (April 1 - May 31): $245
  • Late Registration (June 1 - 11): $299 

Pre-Nationals Training Camp

  • Regular Registration (April 1 - May 31):  $345
  • Late Registration (June 1 - 18):  $395

Pre-Season Camp

  • Early Bird Registration (February 1 - May 31):  $245
  • Regular Registration (June 1 - July 12):  $295
  • Late Registration (July 13 - 23):  $349

* $100 non-refundable deposit required to register for camp (balance must be paid by first day of camp).

All campers are REQUIRED to have a completed and signed waiver of liability as well as a USA Fencing Trial Membership (unless they 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


Family Discount  

  • 25% OFF subsequent family members.  

Repeat Camper Discounts

  •  20% OFF second week of camp.

  • 30% OFF third week of camp.

Club Member Discount

  • 10% OFF

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