Camps

Engaging programs for all skill levels

Camps at Northwest Fencing Center are designed for different age and skill groups. With options for all ages and experience levels, NWFC’s camps focus on the core foundations of fencing and immerse the fencer in a week of learning and experience with a variety of athletes and styles.

With over a decade of experience providing world-class fencing instruction to athletes, our accredited coaches are dedicated to providing a supportive, inspiring, and fun atmosphere to foster a love of the sport. NWFC believes in the growth of the athlete, both on the strip and off.

For athletes attending a camp from outside of the area and looking for arrangements, we suggest our partner hotel, Double Tree by Hilton. If you are traveling to NWFC and have additional questions, contact the Front Desk.

*Membership is not required to register. Learn more about NWFC Membership

The Athena Project

SUMMER CAMP

August 11th – 17th, 2024

WFencing and Northwest Fencing Center are thrilled to announce a collaborative partnership, creating the one-of-a-kind women’s 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.

$825

Read More about NWFC’s Partner Hotels

 

Cancellation Policy:
3 weeks before camp/clinic starts 100% refund less a $75 admin fee
2 weeks before camp/clinic starts: 50% refund
Less than 1 week notice: no refund
There are no partial refunds for missed camp days.

READ MORE ABOUT THE CAMP HERE. 

Adult Epee Camp

With Cody Mattern

June 15th - 16th, 2024

Northwest Fencing Center is doing it again! Our famous adult and veteran fencers camp with Cody Mattern and Michael McTigue is June 15th and 16th, 2024.

Join us for age-appropriate epee instruction, private lessons, open bouting, and a pre-nationals tune-up!

You’ll also enjoy catered lunches with adult beverages from local sources. On Saturday night we’ll team up with a local winery for a tasting of Oregon’s finest wines and dinner.

As always, the Friday Night Fight open tournament is free to participants if they want to partake. Just register for the Friday Night Fight but don’t pay, we’ll take care of it! We’ve been holding this event for a long time and it’s always a hit.

Ages 21+ only. 

Lunches are provided. Please list any allergies on the camp registration form.

Register early!
Regular fee $475
Late Registration after 5/20/24 $550

Cancellation Policy:
3 weeks before camp/clinic starts 100% refund less a $75 admin fee
2 weeks before camp/clinic starts: 50% refund
Less than 1 week notice: no refund
There are no partial refunds for missed camp days.

Read about NWFC’s Partner Hotels. 

Foil & Epee Pre-Nationals Camp

With Seth Kelsey

June 17th - 20th, 2024

June 17-20, 2024
Guest Coach- Seth Kelsey

Are you training for USA Fencing Nationals? Or are you looking for some high-intensity training? This is camp for you! Advanced fencers ages 10+ from the Intermediate level and up are welcome.

This year we will welcome back Olympian and World Team Championship winner, Seth Kelsey.

NWFC is fortunate to have two resident fencing masters! Join Head Coach Simon Abram and Patricio Moreno for 4 days of training.

Schedule:
9-4 pm with a 1 hr lunch break.
4-5 will be private lessons & open bouting

Register early!
Regular fee: $550
Late Registration after 5/25/24: $700
Last-minute sign-up fees after 6/15/24: $850 

Payment Due Dates:
Due in full at the time of registration 

Cancellation Policy:
3 weeks before camp/clinic starts 100% refund less a $75 admin fee
2 weeks before camp/clinic starts: 50% refund
Less than 1 week notice: no refund
There are no partial refunds for missed camp days.


Lunches are included. Make sure to list allergies, special needs, & t-shirt size at registration. Bring a water bottle and snacks if necessary.

Read More about NWFC’s Partner Hotel. 

Advanced Foil & Epee Camp

July 29th - August 3rd, 2024

Guest coach Seth Kelsey

Join us for this 6-day, high-intensity training camp that will help you kick off the new season! Our positive & supportive coaches will help you focus on your strategy and setting goals. Advanced fencers ages 10+ from the Intermediate level, and Olympian or world championship fencers are all welcome.

 

Schedule: 

9-4 pm with a 1 hr lunch break. (3-5 will be private lessons & open bouting)

 

Cost: Register early!

Regular fee until 7/8/24: $650

Late Registration after 7/9/24: $750

Last-minute sign-up fees after 7/22/24: $900

 

Payment Due Dates:

Due in full at the time of registration.

 

Cancellation Policy:
3 weeks before camp/clinic starts 100% refund less a $75 admin fee
2 weeks before camp/clinic starts: 50% refund
Less than 1 week notice: no refund
There are no partial refunds for missed camp days.


Lunch is included. Make sure to list allergies, special needs, & t-shirt size at registration. Bring a water bottle and snacks if necessary.

Read More about NWFC’s Partner Hotel. 

 

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

Youth Summer Fencing Camps for Beginners

Summer 2024

SUMMER CAMP for Beginners ages 7 – 12

Kids will learn safety rules, basic footwork, engard position, and fundamentals of the game. Our large gym is fully air-conditioned with plenty of space to play, eat, learn, & make friends. Fencers from our Youth Classes are welcome to join! However, no experience is necessary.

Camp is limited to 20 students!

M-F 9:00 am – 4:00 pm 

Join one session or all of them!
#1 July 8-12
#2 July 15-19
#3 July 22-26
#4 Aug 5-9

$350 per week
*Register early!
The prices increases to $425 2 weeks before the start date

Supplies: 

  • Wear a t-shirt, long pants, & clean tennis type shoes.
  • Bring a snack, lunch and water bottle. 
  • If you have your own fencing gear, bring it! 
  • All equipment and protective gear is provided. 

Make sure to list allergies, special needs, & t-shirt size at registration. 

Cancellation Policy:
3 weeks before camp/clinic starts 100% refund less a $75 admin fee
2 weeks before camp/clinic starts: 50% refund
Less than 1 week notice: no refund
There are no partial refunds for missed camp days.

Payment Due Dates:
Due in full at the time of registration
*Registration increases by $75 2 weeks before camp starts, register early!

Let’s Fence! 

Registration is open!

Foil & Epee Winter Camp

December 27th, 2023 - December 31st, 2023
Wednesday, December 27 – Sunday, December 31

We are so excited to announce Winter Camp! Join us for 5 full days of training with the NWFC coaching staff and guest: Sebastien Dos Santos. 

This camp is ideal for the committed fencer with experience from our Youth Intermediate classes and up. If you are not sure if the camp is for you, ask your coach.

Schedule: Wednesday – Sunday  9 AM – 4 PM

Times: 9-12 pm, 1-4 pm (4-5 will be private lessons & open bouting)

Cost & Payment Due Dates:

 

  • Camp: $499
  • Late Registration: $100 after 12/13/2023 
  • Daily Rate: $150
  • Late Daily rate after 12/13/2023: $200

 

Non-Members: Due in full at time of registration.
Members: Accounts will be adjusted 10% and billed the week prior to camp. Comp class fencers will receive 25% off. Exit out of the portal before paying.

Cancellation Policy:

  • 3 weeks prior to camp (12/6): Full refund less $100 admin fee.
  • 1 week prior to camp (12/20): NO REFUNDS. 50% may be applied to a future camp.
  • There are no partial refunds for missed camp days.

Misc Notes:

  • Lunch is included. Make sure to list allergies & food preferences.
  • Make sure to indicate your T-shirt size on your account when registering. 
  • Private lesson slots will be available from 8-9 AM & after 4 PM. The limit of private lessons a fencer can take per camp is 2. 

Hotels:

DoubleTree by Hilton. The room rate is $99 per night and offers; an indoor pool, complimentary breakfast, and an onsite restaurant. Use Corporate Account 0003353375. Book early to receive the discounted rate, once the hotel reaches a certain capacity the discount is not available. 9575 SW Locust St. Tigard, OR 97223 | 1-855-610-TREE

Hampton Inn & Suites Tigard. The nightly rate includes complimentary breakfast, parking, and wireless high-speed internet access. Booking Link:  Northwest Fencing Center booking link for Hampton Inn & Suites Tigard.  Or call (971)-348-5200, and ask the front desk agent for Northwest Fencing Center rates. For any questions or requests please contact either Director of Sales; Christine Jones Christine.jones4@hilton.com 

 

Register today!

Questions? Contact the Front Desk for more information

about Northwest Fencing Center’s Camps.