NYFA SLEEP-AWAY FENCING CAMPS AT STORM KING
- Session 1: JULY 16-25, 2021
- Session 2: JULY 26-AUGUST 4, 2021
- Session 3: AUGUST 5-14, 2021
- All sessions will be held at Storm King School in New York
- Check back for more information & registration
THE BIGGEST & BEST COMPETITIVE EPEE CAMP IN THE US
Our sleep-away camps are ideal for fencers ages 10 & up with at least 1 year of experience. We focus on intermediate and advanced epee competition training led by world-class coaches from top colleges and clubs. NYFA’s coaching team includes Misha Mokretsov, Sergey Danilov, Yarik Ponomarenko, Anton Dutchak. Other coaches joining us for 2021 to be announced.
Fencers include World and National champions, World team members, NCAA college athletes, and today’s best youth fencers. Many also come from Windy City, Elite, and clubs in China, France, Great Britain, Greece, Hong Kong, Italy, Panama, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine. Top-ranked fencers will be on staff to assist. Sanctioned tournaments will put campers’ skills to the test. Competitive fencers from all clubs are encouraged to join us for the best epee camp in the country!
- 3 Training sessions per day
- Group lessons, footwork, drills
- Supervised electric bouting
- Conditioning exercises
- USFA-sanctioned tournaments
- Camp shirt for every camper
- 3 Meals per day
- Recreational facilities: gymnasiums, student activity centers/game rooms, athletic fields
- Dorms: semi-private rooms; lounges/common areas; coin laundry machines
- Private lessons (6 free with 3 sessions, or for additional fee)
- Hiking day trip
- Rafting day trip (free with 2+ sessions, or for additional fee)
- Parent rooms at Storm King (rent at cost, for parents of young kids)
STORM KING SCHOOL, 314 Mountain Rd, Cornwall-On-Hudson, NY 12520
All sessions will be held at Storm King School, just 70 miles north of NYC in Orange County on a 54-acre campus. Amenities include a fencing gym, gymnasium, athletic fields, student activities center, semi-private rooms, lounges. For medical care, there is a hospital within 3 miles. Each session is 10 days and campers may sign-up for 1-3 sessions. Check in by 12pm, out by 2pm. www.sks.org
- Sign-up for 3 sessions & get 6 private lessons free (2/session)
- Sign-up for 2 sessions & go whitewater rafting for free
PAYMENT SCHEDULE & FEES PER SESSION
- Payment Schedule will be posted soon – check back for updates.
- Cancellation Policy: If camps are cancelled due to NYS COVID-19 restrictions, we will issue a full credit or refund to registered campers. If, for any reason, campers request cancellation, the standard refund policy applies: If request to cancel is received by 5/20, NYFA credit will be issued for full amount paid. If cancelled 5/21-6/18, a $500 administration fee applies and NYFA credit will be issued for remainder of balance paid. Note: NYFA credit can be used for NYFA services only. If cancelled 6/19 or later, all fees are non-refundable. NYFA reserves the right to cancel a camp for any reason, in which case, refunds will be issued.
HOW TO REGISTER
Registration and payment are required to hold a spot. Before participating, all fees and requirements must be received on time.
- REGISTER & PAY: Online registration will be open soon. Online payment may be made with registration by credit card or a check can be sent to New York Fencing Academy, 2896 W 12th St, Brooklyn, NY 11224 after submitting your online registration without payment. Include a copy of your registration email (1st page) or write your registration# and full fencer’s name on the check.
- MEDICAL FORMS: Print and complete by parent and doctor and return by 7/18.
- PROOF OF HEALTH INSURANCE: Provide valid card copy (both sides)
- USA FENCING* MEMBERSHIP: Provide valid card copy (both sides). Note: USA Fencing annual memberships expire 7/31. * International fencers may provide their national fencing federation membership card copy.
WHITEWATER RAFTING: JULY 25
Raftng will take place between sessions 1 & 2 and is included FREE for campers who register for multiple sessions! NYFA members have been enjoying this activity annually at a rafting outfitter in PA for several years and can vouch for the fun and safe time we’ll have. Others may join us for an additional fee, as space allows. You may indicate your interest on the registration. More info to follow.
This is a special opportunity to learn from some of today’s best epee coaches. We will notify registered campers when lesson scheduling is open. Lessons will be held during free periods so no group training is missed. Therefore, availability will be limited. Prepayment of additional fees required. More info to follow.
- Fencing uniform in good condition: mask, plastron, glove, chest protector (females), jacket, knickers, fencing shoes or athletic shoes with white non-marking soles, 2 pairs of long socks
- Fencing equipment: At least 3 working weapons, at least 3 body cords, extra blade
- Exercise clothes: At least 9 t-shirts, 5 pairs of shorts, warm-ups/sweats, extra sneakers
- Other clothes: warm clothes for night, sandals, swimsuits (if attending Perk)
- Bedding & towels: pillows, standard twin sheets, blankets, bath towels. (Storm King provides bedding but we recommend bringing your own because it may not be as comfortable or warm as you would want. Perkiomen does not provide bedding.)
- Toiletries: blister band-aids, soap, shampoo, deodorant, bug repellent, sunscreen, toothbrush, toothpaste
- Laundry detergent, laundry bag, quarters
- Bottled water (but no cases of water are allowed if taking bus. There are also water fountains available.)
- $100 cash suggested for possible weapon repairs, laundry (quarters), and pocket money
- Note: Cell phones, ipads, etc. are allowed, however, campers are responsible for their belongings. NYFA will not assume responsibility for loss or damage to personal items.
- Rafting information will be provided separately
TRANSPORTATION to and from camp is your responsibility. Bus service can be arranged between NYFA in Brooklyn and camps if we get enough requests. You may indicate your interest on the registration.
PARENT ROOMS may be rented at cost at Storm King by parents of young kids. Indicate interest on registration.
HOTELS & RESTAURANTS NEAR CAMPS (pdf) – click this pdf link for a list
UPDATES will be posted on this page and important information will be emailed to registered campers. If you have questions, contact us.