2022 Summer Camps
BRFC is excited to announce our 2022 summer camps! During camp, we will cover the history of swords and swordsmanship leading up to modern Olympic fencing, technical drills, tactics, bout strategy, and fun games focused on improving reflexes and hand-eye coordination.
Each camp will run for one week and will take place from 9:00-3:00. Camps are limited to 8 students per week. Visit our registration page here for more details on how to sign up.
June 27 - July 1 (Coach Carney)
July 18 - July 22 (Coach Carney)
Our Introductory camps are designed to teach fencing from the ground up. We will cover about ten weeks’ worth of material in five days. The culmination of an intro camp will be a small tournament using full electric gear!
July 11 - 15 (Coach Sheynkman)
August 15 - 19 (Coach Sides)
The Beginner and Intermediate camps will focus on refining and building foundational and structural technique while also working on tactical refinement and tournament preparation.
Fencing Class Preparation
Please plan to arrive at the start of each class in the proper attire for fencing. Proper gear is an important safety consideration in fencing. Failure to wear appropriate clothing to class may, unfortunately, result in a fencer being prevented from practicing for that day. The following are requirements for fencing practices.
Pants - should be long pants with no knees or ankles exposed. Athletic pants are strongly recommended, but regular pants are acceptable. No shorts! While fencing is one of the safest sports, please remember that we are using metal fencing swords to poke at each other and scrapes are possible. Pants reduce this risk significantly.
Shoes - must be closed-toed. Running shoes are preferable. Bare feet, flip flops, sandals, and Crocs are not suitable for fencing. These types of shoes pose a tripping hazard and make it impossible to correctly practice proper fencing footwork.