See why our returning Summer Camp rate is so high…
Our summer programs are well staffed in order to provide the best specialized training in sport performance. Our carefully designed camps engage kids looking for focused fun and who are interested in trying out or diving deeper into an enrichment activity. Parents love our programs because camp activities support psychological, physical, and emotional development. We pride ourselves in our ability tobalance fun at camp while creating an environment fostering internal motivation.
Learn to Fence! Our beginner camp is perfect for beginners and new fencers with less than 6 months experience. The camp is active, with a wide array of activities, games, fencing, and non-fencing activities which develop coordination and competitive skills that support any sport. Equipment use is included in the camp fee. Campers often are learning about themselves, how their bodies work, and the intellectual and competitive skills through the ancient art of swordplay.
Our Pre-Competitive Camp is our intermediate camp and is perfect for the developing fencer with at least 6 months of prior fencing experience. Some competitive experience is great, but not necessary. The focus of this camp is on furthering the fencers’ skill level, introducing them to competitive training situations, and enhancing their physical fitness & movement abilities. Students will be exposed to foil, epee, and saber through a wide array of games & activities to help foster their passion for the sport of fencing and can pick one sword for their training focus.
High Performance camps are our competitive training camps with a focus on team support and development. Participants need at least 1 year of competitive training, including individual lessons, and some competition experience. The goals of these camps are athletic development, building tactical & technical skills, and launching our competitive team as a force in the USA Fencing arena. Athletes pursuing national rankings, supporting high school teams, and looking for the edge in college recruitment, all find opportunities to support their development within our High Performance Camps and program.
Learn to Fence! August 7-11, 2023
(Beginner) $375. Ages 7-13, 9:00am-5:00pm. This camp is designed for beginners and new fencers with less than 6 months experience. We will learn and practice Olympic style sport fencing in an active and positive coaching environment. Our full-day camps also include team sports, book-time, board-game time, creative time, and free play, balancing rigorous physical activity with opportunities for campers to socialize with their peers and exercise their brains in different ways. Camp drop-off happens between 8:30am and 9:00am daily. Camp pickup is between 4:00pm and 5:00pm. Gear is provided, campers should come dressed in comfortable athletic clothes with a water bottle, lunch, & healthy snacks.
High Performance Pre-Season Foil and Saber Camp August 14-18, 2023
FORGE High Performance supports the competitive athlete in development for Y12, Y14, Cadet, Junior and Division I success. Newer and emerging athletes should fee encouraged to attend.
Coaching staff for this camp includes:
Ahmed Hamdy Refaee
Activities include indoor and outdoor training, physical fitness tracking, tactical lecture, video review, and working together as a team to prepare for the new season. Participants include FORGE High Performance members, Travel Team members, and guests from other teams looking for a diverse and fun training environment. This is a highly recommended camp for athletes planning on traveling with the Forge Travel Team and offers families help with planning and expectation setting.
Families can goin our Team Cookout at a Duke Forest shelter on 8/18/23.
Our camps take place at our world class training facility located at 610 N. Duke Street in Downtown Durham. We have 8,000 sq. feet and an high impact athletic flooring system with grounded strips, and video reply system scheduled to be installed in Spring of 2023.
Expect detailed email communications regarding what to expect, what to bring, and our health & safety protocols emailed prior to each camp. Have questions before? Email us.
Camp Registration & Refund Policy. Your camper’s registration is confirmed when you have registered and paid for the camp. Expect a confirmation email from our system when you register, and detailed information email in the week leading to camp. Our camps typically have a 10:1 camper to professional coach ratio. Please register early to help us plan our staffing. Requests for refund must be submitted to email@example.com and requested before June 1st. Refunds will be issued via check, minus a $150 registration fee. No refunds will be issued from June 1 onward. Waitlists may be enacted for camps that are full, and we will contact waitlisted folks 2 weeks prior to confirm their ability to attend. Have questions or need assistance, please contact Jeff @forgefencing.com.
Our camps are fun, exciting, and fast paced! We are an inclusive community and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, religion, gender identity or sex. Fencing is a highly active & safe combat sport. Students will be learning this amazing Olympic-style sport from credentialed professionals – not teenagers! We do have Teen Leaders assisting the professional staff. If you are fencer looking to volunteer for a summer camp, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Not sure if your child is ready for fencing camp? Please feel welcome to visit our community! Learn to Fence camps do not require any previous fencing experience, and we provide all the gear. Students do need to be able to follow instructions, comply with safety prompts, and work well in small groups.
Please note, these camps are physically active. Your child is going to experience potentially new movement patterns, muscle soreness, and feel challenged. The excitement of learning something new or connecting to a lifetime activity sport is rewarding and our community is extraordinary! Welcome to Summer 2023!
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