Fencing (Grades 2-5)
1 week session 9:00am - 12:00pm $310
En Garde! Calling all pirates, musketeers, and Jedi – come participate in Beginner Fencing Camp at Sidwell Summer! Led by the father-son team of Vladimir and Vitali Nazlymov, this camp is an extraordinary opportunity for 2nd – 5th graders to explore Fencing: a sport full of history, intellect and athleticism. Fencers will gain knowledge of basic fencing skills as well as valuable life skills such as creative problem-solving, confidence, and discipline. Under the supervision of Vladimir Nazlymov, Olympic gold medalist, the coaching staff will consist of instructors with decades of experience teaching Beginner Fencing classes at schools in the DC area. All equipment is provided.
Dates, Hours, and Fees
|Week 1||June 18 – 22|
|Week 2||June 25 – 29|
|AM Only||9:00am – 12:00pm|
|Extended Day||Visit our Extended Day page for information about before and after care.|
Adding PM Programs
Sidwell Summer has a number of afternoon options that can be paired with morning Fencing to create a full day of camp fun for your child! If participating in AM Fencing and then a different PM program, campers will eat lunch and be escorted by staff to the afternoon option.
PM options are listed below:
Beginner Chess – (Grades K-5) Available both weeks. Let curious minds meet the challenging world of the chess board through stories, puzzles, arts, and games to excite and delight future grandmasters. Students will learn all about the chess pieces and chess board at a gentle pace, adding details bit by bit as they accumulate all the knowledge necessary to play a full game of chess. Fencing + Chess = $575.
Handwork Day Camp – (Grades K-6) Available both weeks. The Handwork Day Camp option includes fun sewing, knitting, and crafting projects lead by the experienced staff of The Handwork Studio. New projects will be introduced each week! Fencing + Handwork = $575.
LEGO® Engineering – (Grades 2-5) Available 6/18-6/22. Campers can enroll in our PM LEGO® Engineering program led by instructors from Play-Well TEKnologies. While campers build elaborate objects, structures, and vehicles, they will explore fundamental principles of engineering and physics. Fencing + LEGO® = $620.
Splash More – (Grades 2-5) Available both weeks. After lunch, campers will take a Sidwell bus to the Bethesda pool for free swim. There is no formal swimming instruction offered; therefore, campers should be comfortable in the water. Fencing + Splash More = $475.
Theater – (Grades K-3) Led by instructors from Imagination Stage, this afternoon program will feature different weekly themes such as Fairytale Adventures and Kids in Space. Imagination Stage “fosters a creative environment for children to develop their skills in, and understanding of, the theatre arts in a fun and stimulating way." Fencing + Theater = $545.
Note: After selecting AM Fencing during registration, you will then be directed to choose from the above PM Camp options, or to "Opt Out" and dismiss at 12:00pm.