Dark side or light side?
Musketeer or Warrior?
No matter which side you choose, this camp will teach you all the basics of fighting with a sword - be it an epee, foil, saber or laser saber. The soon-to-be masters will work in teams to learn the moves, techniques, and strategies of true sword fighters. Campers will learn the Olympic style of fencing in all three disciplines (Foil, Epee and Saber) as well as the fundamental forms of the Laser Saber. In addition to learning the fine art of Olympic fencing and laser saber fighting, campers will be challenged to solve missions, puzzles, and problems using the force for the greater good of the team.
Master Coach and Laser Knight
Mike was the 2008 Olympic coach for US Fencing and is a lifelong teacher (English) and fencing coach. He started working with children when he was 14 years old in the Boy Scouts and believes in the philosophy of positive excellence. His students have won numerous national and international medals and mike has a passion for sword fighting of all styles. He has directed stage fights as well as coached his team to an Olympic silver medal. He loves the Star Wars movies and secretly has always wanted to own a real laser saber..
Master Coach and Rebel Leader
Maureen is Canadian by birth and famed for her competition accumen. Maureen has coached US National teams at national and world Championships and is one of the winningest female coaches in the world. She has an in-depth knowledge of battle tactics in space and is thought to have actually dueled with the dark lords of the empire. Leader of the rebellion, she leads by example and smarts!
and Positive People
Driven by the power awakening inside of them, these outstanding high school and college athletes are experienced fencers who have grown up believing in positive excellence. They all have previous experience working with young laser knights and will work directly with the campers to keep the ratio of counselors to campers at 1:6. Adept at games, leadership, conflict resolution, and really, really, really bad and long jokes, these counselors are the heart of our program.