French Fencing Camp
Enrichment Beyond the Blade
Way of the Sword Fencing, Ridgefield, CT is thrilled to invite you to participate in their youth development camp in Clermont-Ferrand, France. Bring your blade, French-English dictionary, and your appetite and experience one of the most beautiful regions of France as you draw your sword with French national coaches and their students.
This six-day, three-weapon camp includes expert fencing instruction, conditioning, and competition. Led by Coach Coumba Ndofene, Maitre d’armes au stade Clermontois Escrime, Head Coach Ibrahima Ndiaye of West Point Military Academy, and Way of the Sword Owner Michael Martin, this camp promises to provide fencers with a wonderfully engaging, inspiring, and culturally diverse experience.
Who: Novice to advanced fencers ages 7-17 (breakout groups will be created based on skill level and age).
What: Have fun while learning French fencing techniques to give you a competitive edge.
Where: Sports Hall Place des Bughes 63000 Clermont-Ferrand, France
When: July 18, 2022 - July 23, 2022 (6 days)
How: All fencers/families are required to arrange their own transportation to and lodging in Clermont-Ferrand. (typically fly into Paris and take the train to Clermont-Ferrand but there are direct flights as well).
We recommend booking a room at our host hotel, Hotel Campanile, Clermont-Ferrand. From this location, exclusively, a free shuttle will take fencers to and from camp daily.
Beyond the Blade: Coaches will arrange social/cultural activities such as a volcano excursion and team lunches to sample local cuisine.
To Bring: Regulation fencing uniform including all electrical equipment, shorts, sneakers, extra socks, extra t-shirts, water bottle
6 days of fencing camp w/ shuttle service from host hotel, lunch, volcano excursion with transportation.
$900 by May 31st
$1,000 by June 30th
*We recommend not purchasing plane tickets until we confirm your application and spot.
Zelle to Mikem@wayofthesword.org
Venmo to Michael-martin-1152
Credit cards accepted over the phone