SCHOOL SUMMER CAMPS

Get fit with fencing!

Janusz Peciak

Are you looking for an unique experience for summer camps at your school? Move up on the list of best summer camps in Denver.
Stop searching... Fencing has it all.

 

As part of your summer camp experience, Cheyenne Fencing Society can bring it all to you - the equipment, the protective gear and weapons, the electronic scoring apparatus and the world class coaches... and of course the fun!

 

Come rain or shine fencing is the physically active, mentally stimulating sport that your campers will text home about.  Where else do kids get points for attacking and poking one another, without hurting them while maintaining a healthy respect for their opponent.

 

The mission of this program is to introduce fencing to students where they will experience the thrill of the bout in a safe environment and enjoy the benefits of the sport, while being encouraged to respect one another.

 

Campers will learn

Life lessons

Respect for one another - through the classic elements of fencing like the salute and the handshake we always insist on respect for your opponent.

That they can be successful in fencing no matter their age, size, shape or gender.

Self confidence to make all their own tactical and strategic decisions in a bout.

Poise including body awareness, balance and stance.

The patience to wait for the right moment to attack.

Strategy, swiftness and precision.

 

Skills taught:

Footwork

Bladework

Bouting

Instruction on fencing tactics

 

Exercises throughout the camp:

Warm up exercises

Flexibility training

Strength training

Games and exercises to help with coordination and timing

 

Why parents will love this sport for their kids

  • Physically challenging with low risk of injury - studies have shown that fencing, at the highest competitive levels has one of the lowest time out for injury than other sports.
    Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine. 18(2):137-142, March 2008.

  • The mental intensity and the physical challenge of this sport, involving a lot of quick reflexes and strategic thinking, fully engages most gamers.  Finally, parents have a healthy alternative for the Wii, Xbox or Playstation.

  • Ideal for kids with ADD.

  • Strengthens the muscles in the forearm and hand that help with precision and speed of writing.

 

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"Fencing is an intensive physical replica of a computer game in which the mind must race quickly and the body must respond to meet the unforeseen challenges."

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