Athena Summer Camp

August 11-17th, 2024

Powered by The Athena Project

A women and girls-only fencing camp

WFencing and Northwest Fencing Center are thrilled to announce a collaborative partnership, creating the one-of-a-kind womens and girls only Athena Summer Camp coming to Portland, Oregon.

The Athena Project’s mission is to develop and support young women leaders in fencing. All three Olympic-style weapons will be included and the organization of this project formation includes an amazing legacy of athletes and Coach Mentors: Sandra Marchant, Jennifer Oldham, Jennie Salmon, Tasia Ford, Susan Jennings, and Kat Holmes.

Also part of the leadership core will be athletes in long-term development, and Coach Mentees, critical to USA Fencing’s growth. We will be welcoming special coaches, presenters, and volunteers to be announced at a later date.

With spaces limited to 30 fencers per weapon, this camp will feature over 100 athletes, coaches, and future leaders.

Camp Details: 


August 11th–17th, 2024


Northwest Fencing Center, located in Tigard, Oregon

Who can attend:

To participate as a camper, you need to be a competitive fencer, competing Regionally or above, aged 12 + and have the drive to excel in fencing.

Registration includes:

We will be creating a new path, modeling for the evolution of teamwork, collaboration, self-management, advocacy, and competition. Further, positive mental health, boosted self-confidence, and empowering strategies for feeling fantastic about yourself. It’s all part of the package!

Housing and transportation, however, are not part of the package. Campers are responsible for travel arrangements, housing, breakfast and dinner. Lunch, hydration and snacks will be provided each day.

We hope the reality of a woman-only fencing space will be revolutionary. The Athena Project’s mission is to foster a stronger multigenerational community. One where younger fencers can look for support and example, as well as giving older fencers the opportunity to mentor.

Camp FAQs

What is the cancellation policy?

100% Refund: cancel 4 weeks before camp, by July 14th  

50% Refund: cancel 2 weeks before camp, by July 28th   

25% Refund: cancel 1 week before camp, by August 4th 

No Refunds for any cancelations after August 5th 

There are no partial refunds for missed camp days.

How big is NWFC's facility?

NWFC has 21 grounded electric strips featuring a cushioned flooring system. Plentiful spectator area and free parking, with dedicated bag storage, an armory, first-aid, and coffee too!

Is lunch included?

Yes, lunch is included. Make sure to list allergies and special needs during registration.

Can I register multiple athletes?

Yes. Each athlete needs to be registered individually. 

For example; if you have two fencers wanting to sign up, the form must be completed twice. 

What weapons are included?

All weapons are included in this camp! 

Athena Camp at NWFC with W Fencing FAQs

More questions?

Please send us an email for additional questions or help signing up for camp.


Phone: 503-277-2237

Traveling to NWFC?

Accommodations & the Area

Our Partner Hotels: 

Double Tree by Hilton: Hotel rates start at $99 per night + tax.

Hampton Inn & Suites Tigard: guests will receive 15% off of the basic accommodation rate per night.

NWFC is located just outside Portland, OR, in Tigard. The gateway to the Tualatin Valley, nearby you will find stellar wineries and tax-free shopping at Washington Square Mall.

For more local things to do visit:

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NWFC is approximately 30-40 minutes from Portland International Airport (PDX).

Register today!

Questions? Contact the Front Desk for more information

about Northwest Fencing Center’s Camps.