Name of Engagement

JMU Outreach and Engagement Programs: Youth Fencing Camp

Contact Information

JMU Outreach and Engagement

Contact Details

outreach@jmu.edu

Description

Fencing camp is back with 2 week long camps to choose from for rising 5th-10th graders. Both camps will focus on saber fencing, a popular fast-paced and dynamic weapon seen in the Olympics and the style usually loosely depicted in the movies (the fencing seen in Zorro, the Three Musketeers, the Princess Bride, and the Pirates of the Caribbean is most like saber fencing) which utilizes both cuts and thrusts, or as kids usually like to say, slashes and stabs. The camps will: cover basic footwork, techniques, and strategies; teach safety and proper equipment usage; provide guidance and coaching through practical experience; explain rules and terminology used in Olympic style fencing; and allow the students to compete in a realistic fencing tournament at the end of the camp. Lunch on campus is included.

Web Presence

https://www.jmu.edu/outreach/programs/all/fencing-camp/index.shtml

Involvement

Involves Participants External to JMU

Scope

Hburg/Local/VA

Frequency

Recurring Event (Occurs on a regular basis but not continual)

Areas of Engagement

Community Engagement, Engaged Learning

Format

Camp

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