Cary Academy Summer Camp: En Garde Olympic FencingSabers up! This week in fencing class our 4th and 5th and 6th through 8th grade campers learned the art of swordplay in this Cary Academy Summer Camp. Throughout the week they learned to lunge and parry, the rules and history of fencing, and techniques to improve their skills. The week ended with a demonstration for parents featuring live fencing duals between campers. The Basic Costume Construction camp even came by, in handmade pirate costumes, to learn how to create on-stage sword fights that are authentic and safe.
The clack, clack, clack of swords crashing together was a familiar sound throughout the week at Cary Academy Summer Camp. These types of educational programs which give campers the chance to explore new interests, both academic and athletic are the hallmark of these summer camps in Cary. Cary Academy Summer staff enjoyed peaking in the gym doors and watching our uniformed campers with their jackets and masks, wielding foils, espees, and sabers.
En Garde Olympic Fencing is taught by MidSouth Fencers Club, one of the best places to train for fencing in the Nation whether a beginner, a collegiate competitor, or a seasoned athlete with national or international aspirations. Mid-South Fencers club trains families and individuals from ages 7 and up in their well-appointed fencing facility in the Research Triangle.
If you are interested in your elementary or middle school age camper joining us for a week of Olympic Fencing or an entire summer of a variety of camps from culinary arts to academics to athletics to creative and performing arts, you can view our latest camp listing at www.casummer.org. Programs are available for rising 2nd through 8th graders and are open to the public through Cary Academy Summer Quest. Half day programs and full day programs are offered throughout every June and July and registration begins in early February.