COVID-19 Safety procedures in place: personal masks required unless vaccinated, no shared equipment, sanitizing key points at club between use, constant airflow.
Generally speaking, CFA programs are flexible and even if there is a significant skill difference between campers, they will be grouped appropriately. What matters most is age and the blades used within the camp.
If a camp is a combined group it means fencers within those ranges will overlap and work well together that week.
If the fencers falls into at least one category listed in the camp category, you're welcome to register.
With the COVID restrictions becoming more and more relaxed, as of June 8th, 2021 CFA camps are open to everyone.
Beginner: Zero experience to ONE or less USA Fencing tournaments. Equipment not required. Private lessons optional.
Rec (Recreational) Completed at least one Intro session. ONE or less USA Fencing tournaments. Equipment not required but encouraged. Private lessons optional.
Intermediate: FIVE or less USA Fencing Events. Equipment not required. Private lessons optional.
Equipment required for the following:
C1: Competitive Youth ages 7 to 11 with short (size 2) blades. Great for our regional and national competitors or beginner kids on at least a Bronze package. C2 track.
C2: Competitive Youth ages 11 to 14 with adult (size 5) blades. Regular local tournament fencers and our National travel team preparing for the USA Fencing circuit and World Cups. C4 Track.
C3: Competitive/Recreational Teens ages 12 to 18. For the serious recreational fencer interested in having fun, a nice workout, stress relief and maybe a few local competitions. Talk to Coach Claire about this style of journey.
C4: Competitive Teens and Adults. Teens and Adults travel team preparing to medal at Regional, Super Youth, National and International events. College recruitment track.
YCR14: Competitive-Recreational Youth 14(ish) Size 5 adult blade. Newer kids who have had at least an intro session or camp, or have previous fencing experience and want to turn it up just a notch from a Recreational class alone. It pairs well with a private lesson. Great way to explore what the sport has to offer. All equipment will still be provided, but we encourage at least a weapon and glove is purchased.