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Not just your everyday camp . . . an unforgettable summer experience! Whether you are a new Musketeer, a recreational athlete or a nationally ranked fencer, Capital Fencing Academy has a great summer camp program for you.


St. Albans Camp: This camp is an ideal introduction to the Olympic sport of sabre fencing, for beginners ages 8 – 12 yrs. old. Individual instruction is paired with fun conditioning, games, footwork, blade work, and fencing strategy to ensure that all campers are engaged and learning from day one. No experience is necessary and all equipment is provided.

Capital Fencing Camp at St. Albans Session Date:

  • Session I: August 7 – 11

Camp Location: Camp will be held in the Martin Gym on the campus of St. Albans School, 3551 Garfield St. NW, Washington, DC

Camp Hours: Monday–Friday, 9:00 am–12:00 pm.

Camp Cost: $295


New Musketeers Camp: Get ready for a different camp experience filled with fun, fitness and friendship! Capital’s New Musketeer camps are offered from mid-July through mid-August and are an ideal introduction for beginners ages 7 and up to the Olympic sport of sabre fencing. No experience is necessary and all equipment is provided. Individual instruction from World and National champion coaches and fencers is paired with fun, interactive group games that ensure all Capital campers are engaged and learning from day one.

Capital New Musketeer Camp Session Dates:

  • Session I: July 24 – 28
  • Session II: July 31 – August 4
  • Session III: August 7 – 11
  • Session IV: August 14 - 18

Camp Hours: Monday–Friday, 9:00 am–3:00 pm. Early drop-off and late pick-up options are available with advance notice.

Camp Cost: $350 (single session)

Camp Discount: receive a $50 discount for enrollment in each additional camp session


Sabre Summer Camp: Ready to take your fencing skills to the next level? Capital’s Summer Sabre Camp is designed for fencers with one to two years of experience. This outstanding learning experience is designed to prepare established fencers for the 2017-2018 local and regional fencing competition season. Each camper must bring her/his own basic fencing equipment and full fencing uniform. A limited supply of equipment may be borrowed from the club with advance notice.

Summer Sabre Camp Session Dates:

  • Session I: July 24 – 28
  • Session II: July 31 – August 4
  • Session III: August 7 – 11
  • Session IV: August 14 - 18

Camp Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 am–3:00 pm. Early drop-off and late pick-up options are available with advance notice.

Camp Cost: $350 (single session)

Camp Discount: receive a $50 discount for enrollment in each additional camp session


Pre-Summer Nationals Intensive Camp: Get ready to compete at your highest level! Prepare for the 2017 USFA National Championship and July Challenge at Capital’s Pre-Summer Nationals Intensive Camp. Led by sabre World Champion Dariusz Gilman and the Capital coaching team, this camp is designed for advanced and elite-level competitive fencers. The 5-day program includes conditioning and strengthening exercises, technical footwork and bladework drills, positive visualization skills, bouting with national and regional champions, and individualized video analysis to improve techniques and competitive fencing strategies. Don’t miss this chance to fence your best at Summer Nationals!

Capital’s Pre-Summer Nationals Intensive Camp Dates:

  • June 19 – 23

Camp Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 am–3:00 pm.

Camp Cost: $350 per session for Capital members; $400 for non-members


Pre-Season Intensive Camp: Shake off of the rust and get ready for the 2017-2018 national, collegiate and international fencing season at Capital’s Pre-Season Intensive Camp! Geared for fencers with 3+ years of competitive fencing experience, this training camp is led by sabre World Champion Dariusz Gilman. The program is designed to advance in each participant critical elements for competitive fencing, including conditioning, speed, agility, focus and positive visualization skills. Drills center on improving competitive fencing skills and strategies and reinforcing tactical concepts and techniques. Balanced with daily expert instruction are refereed electric bouting sessions with USFA National champions. Our Pre-Season Intensive Camp makes extensive use of bout analysis and evaluation through video replay to hone in on fencers’ specific areas for improvement.

Capital’s Pre-Season Intensive Camp Dates:

  • Session I: August 14-August 18, 3:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Session II: August 21-August 25, 9:00am - 3:30pm

Camp Cost: $350 per session for Capital members; $400 for non-members

Camp Discount: receive a $50 discount for enrollment in each additional camp session