2018 Summer Camps

Plan ahead for next summer! 2018 DFC summer camp registration will open November 17, 2017!

Denver Fencing Center will offer 10 different week long day camps during summer 2018. 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

Full-Day Camps: Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Little Fencers Camp: Monday-Friday 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Adult Intensive Training Camp: Saturday-Sunday 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Registration: $50 non-refundable registration fee due at sign-up


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!


Full-Day Tuition:$280/student

Little Fencers Tuition: $110/student

Adult Intensive Tuition: $100/student

Full-Day Camps: 8 to 18 years old

Little Fencers Camp: 5 to 7 years old

Adult Intensive Training Camp: ages 17+

DFC current members will receive discounted tuition on their summer camps! Sign into your member profile to get your discount!

Registration: $50 non-refundable registration fee due at sign-up


Full-Day Tuition:$250/student

Little Fencers Tuition: $85/student

Adult Intensive Tuition: $100/student


Camp Schedule


June 4 to June 8: 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.

Register For Beginner Camp!


June 4 to June 8: 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 11 to June 15: 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 11 to June 15: 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 16 and 17: High Altitude Training Camp

NEW DATES!!!

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 16th and 9am to 1pm on the 17th. 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 25 to June 29: Medieval Camp

***Update*** This camp is full! Space is still available in our July 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!


June 25 to June 29: US Fencing Nationals Training Camp

The 2018 Summer National Championships are in St. Louis, MO. 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 16 to July 20: Little Fencers Half Day Camp

***Update*** Due to low enrollment, the 2018 Little Fencers Camp has been cancelled.

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 21 and July 22: Adult Intensive Training Camp

***Update*** Due to a scheduling conflict, this camp will now be led by Juan Ignacio Calderon from UC San Diego.

Summer camp isn't just for kids! Any and all college-aged through Veteran-aged fencers are invited to our Adult Intensive Training Camp. DFC will host special guest coach Juan Calderon from the University of California, San Diego! Juan will be on hand to whip all of our adult fencers into shape! 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 2018 season. Following each day of instruction, we will gather at a local microbrewery for some relaxation and rehydration!

Register for Adult Intensive Camp!


July 23 to July 27: Season Opener Prep Camp

***Update*** Due to a scheduling conflict, this camp will now be led by Juan Ignacio Calderon from UC San Diego.

Have you been taking it easy by the pool this summer? The 2018-2019 fencing season will start August 1, 2018, so get yourself ready with DFC's pre-season camp! This year's camp will feature 3 days of instruction from special guest coach Juan Calderon from the University of California, San Diego. Juan is the Spanish National extension coach, the head Epee coach at UCSD, and a training partner of our own coaches. 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 new coach!

Register for Season Opener Camp!


July 23 to July 27: 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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