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Summer Fencing Camp

July 23, 2018 @ 10:00 am - July 26, 2018 @ 2:00 pm


This exciting 4-day Chicago area fencing camp is offered by the championship winning Libertyville and Vernon Hills High School Fencing Team in partnership with the Great Lakes Fencing Academy.  If you would like to fence in high school, this is a perfect way to give fencing a try or build your skills.

Each day starts with fun games to get warmed up.  The games are followed by footwork drills, blade work drills, agility training, stamina training, lots of fencing bouts (both dry and electric) and end with more games to cool down.

Mikhail Tsipis, the saber fencing coach at Libertyville High School and a coach at Great Lakes Fencing Academy, will lead the camp.  The Thundercats saber team have won the Junior Varsity three years in a row and epee and saber teams won the Varsity Championship in 2016 and 2017.  Coach Tsipis will be assisted by advanced fencers in epee, saber and foil who are members of the fencing team.
Fencers will be broken into groups based on weapon and experience so each fencer will receive lots of individualized instruction.  New fencers will have an opportunity to try epee, foil and saber to see which weapon they like best.

– The camp is open to anyone, ages 8 to 18

–  This camp is suitable for beginners, intermediate and advanced fencers

– Fencing equipment will be provided if needed, or bring your own if you have it

– Please bring a bag lunch and a water bottle each day (food and beverages are also available for purchase at the concession stand)

When:  Monday, July 23-Thursday July 26, 2018

Hours:  Camp begins 10:00 AM and ends at 2:00 PM

Where:  The Libertyville Sports Complex at 1950 U.S. 45, Libertyville, IL 60048

Cost: The cost for the 4-day session is $250.

Payment is due by July 17 to reserve your spot.  Because spots are limited there can be no refunds once your spot is confirmed.

Reserve Your Spot Now:  The camp is limited to 20 fencers.  Last year we sold out so reserve your spot now!

Download a Registration Form here.pdficon_large

Please send your registration form and check to:

LHS-VHHS Fencing Foundation, Inc.
14961 Imperial Drive, Libertyville, IL  60048

We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation whose mission is to promote the Olympic sport of fencing in high schools throughout Illinois.


The Libertyville Sports Complex
The Libertyville Sports Complex at 1950 U.S. 45,
Illinois, IL 60048 United States
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