2017 Summer Camps

Plan ahead for next summer! Check out what DFC will be offering in June and July, 2017!

Denver Fencing Center will offer 12 different week long day camps during summer 2016. Our camps are the perfect way to introduce a beginner to the sport or take your fencing up to the next level. They also provide kids with a fun way to exercise and meet new friends over the summer. We have been doing this for over ten years and have developed a proven method for creating successful fencers through our camps.

Please register early, as our summer camps are very popular and tend to fill up early. Potential campers are invited to tour our facility anytime during our normal business hours.


General Information

Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cost: General Public/Current DFC Students: $330; DFC Monthly Members: $300

Price includes $50 non-refundable deposit and all necessary fencing equipment rental.

Little Fencers Camp runs in two sessions: Morning Session is from 9am to noon; Afternoon session is from 1pm to 4pm. Fencers should only enroll in one session. Cost is $135 for members, $165 general public.

Adult Intensive Training Camp lasts 2 days and costs $150 for members, $160 for general public.

Ages: 8 to 18 years old for our Beginner, Medieval, and Competitive Camps. 5 to 7 years old for our Little Fencers Camp.

Before & After Care: Before care starts at 8:30 am, After care ends at 4:30 pm.

Before and after care are available for an additional $50 per child per week. Please note the camp your child will be attending in the "Special Needs" section of the registration form.

Register for Before/After Care!


Camp Schedule


June 5 to June 9: Beginner Foil/Epee/Sabre Camp

Come learn the basics of the sport of fencing! This week-long summer camp introduces students to all three of the Olympic weapons. Students will get the Olympic experience using our fully electric scoring equipment, as well as our regulation-sized fencing strips. Each day is dedicated to studying one of the three weapons, through drills, games, and challenges. Camp will culminate with an in-house tournament.

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June 5 to June 9: Competitive Camp

This 3 weapon competitive camp is oriented toward fencers who want to get in shape and prepare for fencing competitions. Fencers who have a year or more of experience will benefit from the advanced training at thie camp. Come increase your athletic ability and develop your fencing strategy!

Register for Competitive Camp!


June 12 to June 16: Beginner Foil/Epee/Saber Camp

Come learn the basics of the sport of fencing! This week-long summer camp introduces students to all three of the Olympic weapons. Students will get the Olympic experience using our fully electric scoring equipment, as well as our regulation-sized fencing strips. Each day is dedicated to studying one of the three weapons, through drills, games, and challenges. Camp will culminate with an in-house tournament.

Register for Beginner Foil/Epee/Saber Camp!


June 12 to June 16: Competitive Camp

This 3 weapon competitive camp is oriented toward fencers who want to get in shape and prepare for fencing competitions. Fencers who have a year or more of experience will benefit from the advanced training at thie camp. Come increase your athletic ability and develop your fencing strategy!

Register for Competitive Camp!


June 19 to June 23: Medieval Camp

Come lads and ladies to Medieval Camp! Over the course of the week, the Knights of DFC will guide you on your quest to learn the art of the sword. Knights-in-Training will learn to battle both in the medieval style and the modern Olympic style. Knights will make their own foam swords and will design their personal crests, which they will paint on their shield. On our last day, our knights will battle for the castle built upon the great Ruby Hill!

Register for Medieval Camp!


June 24 to 25: High Altitude Training Camp

Join us for our High Altitude Training Camp in Ouray, CO! This weekend boot camp will be full of conditioning and training for those fencers looking to take their game to the next level. We will not only get our conditioning in on the strip, but we will also head outside for hiking, trail runs, and some soccer! Our days will wrap up with some time in the hot springs to help relax our muscles. This camp is designed for fencers who wish to increase their strength, skill, and stamina over the weekend. Camp will run from 10am to 4pm on the 24th and 9am to 1pm on the 25th. Staff will arrive Friday evening, and would love to meet up with you for dinner. Campers are responsible for their own accomodations, but we can make some recommendations!

Register for High Altitude Camp!

June 26 to June 30: US Fencing Nationals Training Camp

The 2017 Summer National Championships are in Salt Lake City, UT. If you're gearing up to compete against the nation's best fencers, come train hard at this camp. We will focus on building strength and stamina through footwork drills, calisthenics, and hill runs at Ruby Hill Park. We will also refine technique with drills and lessons. Fencers will have ample opportunity to get in lots of practice bouts before Nationals! This is a 3 weapon camp to prepare fencers for Nationals or other high level competitions.

Register for Nationals Training Camp!


July 17 to July 21: Little Fencers Half Day Camp

***Update*** Due to high demand, Denver Fencing Center is opening an afternoon session of Little Fencers Camp. The afternoon session will cover the same material, and will run from 1pm to 4 pm Monday to Friday.

Register for Afternoon Little Fencers!

Denver Fencing Center is excited to offer a half day camp for our littlest fencers! Open to children aged 5, 6, and 7, Little Fencers Camp will introduce students to the sport of fencing in a safe and fun environment. This camp focuses on basic fencing knowledge, and encourages students to try a new sport without the pressure of competition. Fencers will use lightweight, plastic equipment that is specifically designed for kids. Camp will run from 9am to 12:00 pm Monday to Friday.


July 22 and July 23: Adult Intensive Training Camp

Summer camp isn't just for kids! Any and all college-aged through Veteran-aged fencers are invited to our Adult Intensive Training Camp. Each day will consist of cardio conditioning and endurance training, in addition to drills and lessons in foil, epee, and saber. We will make use of our 14,000 square foot facility, our proximity to Ruby Hill Park, and our fencing replay system to help you hone your game for the 2017 season. Following each day of instruction, we will gather at a local microbrewery for some relaxation and rehydration!

Register for Adult Intensive Camp!


July 24 to July 28: Season Opener Prep Camp

Have you been taking it easy by the pool this summer? The 2017-2018 fencing season will start August 1, 2017, so get yourself ready with DFC's pre-season camp! This year's camp will feature 3 days of instruction from guest coach Daria Schneider, who will explore team bouting for competitive level fencers. This camp is open to any and all interested students, who are fencing at all levels! Join us for this opportunity to jumpstart your season with an NCAA coach!

Register for Season Opener Camp!


July 24 to July 28: Medieval Camp

Come lads and ladies to Medieval Camp! Over the course of the week, the Knights of DFC will guide you on your quest to learn the art of the sword. Knights-in-Training will learn to battle both in the medieval style and the modern Olympic style. Knights will make their own foam swords and will design their personal crests, which they will paint on their shield. On our last day, our knights will battle for the castle built upon the great Ruby Hill!

Register for Medieval Camp!

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