Intermediate and Advanced Camps - Viginia Academy of Fencing VAF Summer Camps

Virginia Academy of Fencing Programs



FencersKnown as the physical game of chess, fencing provides a tremendous physical and mental workout for students of all ages and athletic abilities. As one of the safest sports, fencing makes fitness fun! It builds muscle strength, provides great cardiovascular workouts, and improves endurance, coordination and speed. VAF is a place where those who are just starting to learn fencing can do so in a safe, friendly, and fun environment, while at the same time VAF is a place where more experienced and competitive fencers can receive the highest level of training offered in the U.S.

In our Introductory camps, students are introduced to both the modern Olympic Sport (Foil, Epee, and Saber), as well as Historical Swordsmanship (Medieval Longsword, Renaissance Rapier and Dagger, and Scottish Broadsword). Students gain fitness, coordination, reflexes, and endurance as they learn to fence with safety tipped sword and protective gear. By the end of the course, students will understand the different styles of swordsmanship used throughout history and be able to fence and referee matches with each other.

Little Musketeers (4 to 5 years old)

Date Morning Session
June 25 - June 29 9:00 am – 10:30 am
July 16 - July 20 9:00 am – 10:30 am
July 30 - Aug. 3 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Aug. 13 - Aug. 17 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Young Gladiators (6 to 8 years old)

Date Morning Session
June 25 - June 29 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
July 16 - July 20 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
July 30 - Aug. 3 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Aug. 13 - Aug. 17 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

9 Years and Up

Date Morning Session
June 18 - June 22 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
July 9 - July 13 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Aug. 6 - Aug. 10 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Aug. 20 - Aug. 24 9:00 am – 12:00 pm


Appropriate athletic attire (this does not apply to the first day) such as comfortable athletic pants, sweatpants, warm-ups, or leggings that completely cover the legs are required. Also, athletic shoes with non-marking soles need to be worn. Students without appropriate athletic attire will not be allowed to participate.



Phone: Call (703) 321-4922 to sign up with a VAF representative
Fax: Send to (703) 321-3585
In Person: Visit us weekdays: 9:30 am to 2:30 pm and 4:30 pm to 11pm; Saturdays and Sundays: 9 am to 3 pm
Mail: Send registration to Virginia Academy of Fencing
5401-B Port Royal Rd., Springfield, VA 22151

Private lessons are also available for sport or historical students who require scheduling flexibility or more personal attention.