The Brown University Fencing Camp will offer competitive fencers an opportunity to work with Brown’s awesome coaching staff and elevate their fencing to the next level. Due to popular demand, a second session of camp has been added this year.
Join us for instruction in all three weapons, with a special focus on mental preparation. Campers will achieve improvement in footwork, bladework, tactics, and mental toughness while working with Head Coach Alex Ripa and the Brown staff, who approach training with a focus on athlete individuality. Coach Ripa will teach athletes to expect the best from themselves and will guide them to expand their best attributes that make them unique! Come join us this summer for hard work, lots of learning, and lots of fun in the Ocean State!
Attendees will be training at the Rhode Island Fencing Academy and Club (RIFAC), located just a few miles from the Brown campus and home to the Brown Fencing Team. RIFAC has 14 full sized grounded strips, air-conditioning, and all the training equipment needed for fencing at the highest level.
Required Fencing Equipment
Since this is a competitive camp, fencers are required to have all of their own equipment. This includes everything they would use at a competition: underarm protector, jacket, glove, mask, knickers, fencing socks and sneakers, lame (foil or saber), 2 body cords and at least 2 electric weapons.
Sample Schedule:(Please note the schedule below is tentative and subject to change)
Monday - Wednesday
8:30 - 9:00 am • Arrive at RIFAC
9:00 am -12:00 pm • Warm-up, Footwork, Conditioning, Mental Toughness/Goal Setting, Group Lesson
12:00 - 1:00pm • Lunch*
1:00 - 4:00 pm • Group and Individual Lessons, Structured Bouting, Competitive Fencing
4:00 pm • Dismissal from RIFAC
*Campers can either pack their own lunch or may purchase lunch each day for an additional cost.
Brown University Sports Camps are open to any and all entrants that meet the listed eligibility requirements for each camp.