Summertime is for exploration, discoveries, and making memories that last a lifetime. That’s why at AFM we believe that sport summer camps should be fun and exciting. Our Bay Area fencing summer camp for beginners combines the mastery of our professional coaches with experiences that spark the imagination and introduce children to the joy of physical activity.
We strongly believe that sports should both provide enjoyment and instill core values like courage and self-discipline. We will certainly challenge your children with intensive workouts, but we guarantee that they will have fun along the way and learn to appreciate the hard work. Our summer beginner fencing camp is a small window into what we do at AFM year-round, and we welcome new students with open arms and a passion to introduce them to our world.
We offer two locations for Beginner Fencing Camp – in Campbell and in Sunnyvale.
Our original Campbell facility is located in the historic downtown of Campbell, California. Our facility is near Campbell Park and we make sure to utilize the outdoors during our camps because children should be outside when the weather is nice!
Our facility in Sunnyvale, located in the heart of Silicon Valley on intersections of Lawrence Expressway, Tasman and I-237, is one of the newest fencing facilities in the United States and also one of the biggest, featuring 24 electric strips, gym room, spacious cafeteria, and other amenities.
Both Campbell and Sunnyvale facilities provide a convenient and safe environment for children and for parents to bring them in. In particular, we provide each participant with individually labeled, clean, and sanitized gear, which isn’t shared between fencers. Face covering is required at all times.
So what can you expect for your child at our summer camp? The new fencer will learn proper fencing form and technique; basic fencing skills including footwork, blade work, and distance control; fencing with electrical equipment (always exciting for fencers!); as well as fencing etiquette, rules, and sportsmanship (fencing is a noble sport after all). After graduating from camp with a certificate in hand, campers are eligible to attend our intermediate fencing class. But most important – they will have a lot of fun, learn a lot, fence a lot, make friends and have livelong memories of fantastic summer activity!
Following is the list of fencing camps we host in 2023.
All camps are for children ages 7-13 y.o.
- Beginner Fencing Summer Camp #1: July 17-July 21, 2023
- Beginner Fencing Summer Camp #2: July 24-July 28, 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 94089
What to bring to the camp:
All fencing equipment is provided by AFM.
The camper should bring:
1. Long sweatpants
2. Sport shoes (tennis shoes are good)
3. 2 T-shirts to change
4. Warm-up jacket
5. Face covering is optional
6. Bottled water (labeled with name)
All cancellation or transfer requests must be made with at least 15 days notice prior to the start date of the camp. A $25 cancellation fee per activity per person will be deducted from the refund. Cancellation requests with less than 15 days notice will not receive a refund. If a transfer request is granted the cancellation policy is applied to the original camp dates if it is earlier than the new date or to the new camp date to which a fencer is transferred in case it is sooner than the original date.
If less than 10 people register to the camp it might be canceled, in which case the fees would be refunded in full.
USA Fencing Requirement
Prior to the camp every camper must register for USA Fencing Association non-competitive membership (cost $15) and bring proof of registration on the first day of camp. To register, go to the USA Fencing website (http://www.usafencing.org/) and click on “Become A Member”.
Space is limited so early registration is advisable.
If you have any questions please contact AFM at office@AcademyOfFencingMasters.comRegister for Fencing Camp