Summer Camps

We're excited to host summer camps for fencers of all levels. Our Beginner Camps are a great opportunity to try out the sport and get a head start on the Beginner Foil Program. This camp is age limited for kids between 6-12 years old.

Our 2021 camps have ended, but stay tuned for our 2022 camp dates announced in the Spring!

Schedule – What to Expect

Warm-ups & Activities

9:00AM–12:00PM

Each day will begin with a warm-up routine consisting of light jogging and running, active stretching, and games and activities to get your energy up!

Following the warm-up, we will move straight into footwork training. From how to stand in en guard, to advance and retreat, we will show you the basics of how fencers move and groove!

Lunch

12:00PM–1:00PM

All campers will be given a full hour for lunch to give them time to eat and let the food digest before continuing on with the rest of the day.

Due to COVID-19 and various food needs, we request that you send your camper with their own lunch.

Fencing & Drills

1:00PM–4:00PM

The afternoon session will begin with a light warm-up to get everyone moving again. Following the warm-up, we will move on to blade work activities. These will vary between hitting stationary targets, paired drills, and movement drills.

We'll also address rules of the sport, how to score points, and teach the tactics of fencing. And for the afternoon on the last day, we will be having a mini-round robin tournament!

End of Day & Pickup

4:00PM

Camp is over for the day! To wrap up, we conclude each day with some light games and a cool-down period as well as open the floor to any questions the campers have throughout the day.

Ready for Next Steps?

Camps are a great precursor for the beginner program, as we teach many of the same techniques, actions, and strategies that you would use as a beginner fencer.

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COVID-19 Protocols

Birmingham Fencing Club is taking COVID-19 very seriously. The following protocols are in effect to mitigate the spread.

  • All participants must wear 2-layer masks at all times. Neck Gaiters are not permitted.
  • All camps have limited enrollment numbers to minimize headcount.
  • Spaces will be designated for water breaks, equipment, and lunch.
  • Stay home if you have been exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19 or are experiencing symptoms yourself (nausea, fever, coughing, sneezing, etc.)

"The coaches are amazing and the members are a community. It is a wonderful club to be a part of."

-  Jenn V, parent

"It's a fun, family-friendly place.  Highly recommended for anyone, at any age or athletic level."

-  Wes, fencer

"Skilled coaches and a wonderful program! BFC has provided our family exciting new experiences."

-  Grant, parent