We believe in training that combines workouts and exercises with the incredible joy of learning and fun of the game. Our fencing camps and classes engage and motivate young people so that time flies and keeps them going on. Beginners will be amazed at how much they learned and improved their conditioning and fencing skills.
Now more than ever, after a long period of inactivity and uncertainty our kids endured, our summer camps will be one of the highlights of your child’s summer.
As the health of our families is our utmost priority, our safety protocols are very strict. We determined that we could do it in a way that would not compromise the health of our fencers, their families, or our staff. After all, you entrust us with the most precious thing in your life – your children! We take this responsibility with the same seriousness that we would want someone to take with our own kids. In particular, each participant is assigned with an individual, clean, sanitized, and labeled fencing gear, and no gear is shared.
Your child will learn to fence, play fun and engaging developmental sports games, make friends, and will have incredible fun. They will come home tired and hungry from the daily activity, and all they will talk about on their way home and in the evening is who they scored touches against, how they tricked their opponents, and how many wins they had. They would hardly wait till the next morning to return to their summer fencing camp. That’s our experience and that’s our promise.
Beginning fencers will acquire basic fencing skills, including footwork, blade work, and distance control, they will fence with electrical equipment and understand fencing etiquette, rules, and sportsmanship. Of course, not everyone will choose fencing as their live-long sport after the camp, but everyone can claim that they know what fencing is and why it is a super cool sport.
We run fencing summer camps in our two San Francisco Bay Area locations: in Campbell, CA and in Sunnyvale, CA. Our facility in Sunnyvale is one of the biggest fencing clubs in the United States.
We are really honored to build a tremendous coaching team of world-class and internationally recognizes coaches. It’s wonderful to see fencers learning and growing under the tutelage of these experienced and supportive coaches. AFM coaches have all kind of medals under their belt, they trained national teams, helped fencers to qualify to Olympics and they are true fencing masters. They are an inspiration for all of their students. Part of the huge success of our training programs is our coaches great experience in tailoring training to a specific level of skills and needs. Their short biographies are listed here.
Fencing Camps Schedule
Following is the list of fencing camps we host in 2023.
All beginner camps are for children ages 7-13 y.o.
- Beginner Fencing Winter Camp: December 29 -December 29, 2023
Camp hours: 9am – 12pm
Campbell Facility: 86 Railway Ave., Campbell, CA 95008Register for Introduction to Fencing Winter Camp
- Beginner Fencing Summer Camp #1: July 17-July 21, 2023
- Beginner Fencing Summer Camp #2: July 24-July 27, 2023
- Beginner Fencing Summer Camp #3: July 31-August 4, 2023
- Beginner Fencing Summer Camp #4: August 7-August 11, 2023
Camp hours: 9am – 12pm
Campbell Facility: 86 Railway Ave., Campbell, CA 95008
Sunnyvale Facility: 1269 Forgewood Ave., Sunnyvale, CA 94089Register for Introduction to Fencing Camp
Summer Fencing Camps for Beginner and Intermediate Level Fencers
AFM Summer Camps are designed to improve fencing technique and general conditioning of fencers during the summer and start a new season on a high note. We run two types of camps: End of the Season in June and Back to Season in August.
AFM Beginner and Intermediate Level Camps are designed for the current AFM members in these levels that want to improve their technique tactical understanding and fencing stamina during the summer.
End of Season Camp @AFM Campbell
- Camp Dates: 6/12-16/2023
- Camp Hours: 9am – 12am
- Price: $450
- Registration: Click here to register for the camp
Summer Nationals Preparation Camps for Y14/Cadet/Juniors – June 12-16 and June 19-23, 2023
Summer Nationals Preparation Camps for Y10/Y12 – June 19-23, 2023 and June 26-30, 2023
Epee Camps @AFM Sunnyvale – Find the right one for you here
Detailed description, dates, times, prices, and discount information on each camp is provided on its separate page.