Advanced Foil Camp
Dates: August 4th - 10th, 2008
This camp's objective is to provide a superior fencing environment with an emphasis on competitive bouting (both team and individual) and technical and tactical skills. Athletes will be grouped by skill levels, and will receive both group and individual instruction.
There will be two camp sessions each day with optional evening bouting. In addition, camp will include a day-trip to an Oregon tourist site, two scheduled evening activities (such as paintball, lasertag or a swing dance night) and the River Run Foil tournament on August 4. There will also be an optional whitewater rafting trip on the White Salmon River on August 5.
Michael Marx -- Fencing Master of the NorthWest Fencing Center, staff member of the USFA Coaches College. Five-time Olympic team member and the holder of a record eight U.S. National Championships in foil. He has coached the 1997-2003 Junior, Cadet and Senior World Championship teams. His students have earned over 50 national titles, and competed on the last 4 Olympic teams in both epee and foil.
Buckie Leach -- Fencing Master, Empire United Fencing Club. Has served as both national and Olympic coach; his students have won World Cups and World Championships.
Thomas Theuerkauff -- Fencing Master, Medoc Fencing Club, France
Simon Abram -- Fencing Master, ASPTT Aix en Provence, France
Darius Wei -- Darius is a former coach at the University of Rochester and now a coach at the NWFC. He has nationally ranked students in both men's and women's foil.
The camp fee is $650, which includes camp, homestay (for campers under age 21), meals and NWFC-scheduled evening activities. If housing is not needed, the cost is $500. A nonrefundable $50 deposit is required to register; the balance of the camp fee is due on July 29th.
A limited amount of housing is available with NWFC families. Housing is provided on a first-come basis, based on date of receipt of registration form and deposit. No housing requests will be accepted after July 15th. Homestay campers will be met at the airport or train station. Please schedule your arrival no later than 7:00pm.