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OVERVIEW

Tim Morehouse Fencing Club in conjunction with the Cornell University Fencing Team and Head Coach Daria Schneider will be hosting its first ever sleep-away intensive training camp.

Our camp is ideal for fencers ages 10 and up with at least 1 year of competitive experience. We focused on developing the fundamentals and building a foundation based on proper technique, strong footwork and a deep understanding of tactics and strategy.

The camp will be hosted on the beautiful campus of Cornell University in Ithaca, New York and feature elite training with Olympic Silver Medalist Tim Morehouse, Olympian Achiko Lortkipanidze and Multi-time National Team Member and World Championship Bronze Medalist Daria Schneider.

CAMP OVERVIEW

  • Three Meals in the dinning facilities of Cornell University and supervised housing in the air-conditioned campus dorms.

  • Training in the State-of-the-art fencing and sport facilities of Cornell University.

  • 3-Daily Practices which include strength and conditioning, footwork, tactics, strategy sessions, drills and open bouting.

  • Info Sessions on the NCAA recruitment process, goal setting for the season and using video analysis to improve performance.

  • Hiking and team building excursions on the beautiful fields of the Cornell Campus.

  • 8 to 1 student to coach ratio.

  • Camp T-Shirt Included.

  • Camp Individual and Team Tournaments during the week.

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CAMP RATES

$1500 Member Rate
$1600 Non-Member Rate
$1350 Commuter Rate (Lunch and Dinner Included)

CAMP COACHES AND STAFF
Daria Schneider - C0-Camp Director and Head Coach
Tim Morehouse - C0-Camp Director and Head Coach
Achiko Lortkipanidze - Head Coach
Slava Grigoriev - Head Foil Coach

SPECIAL GUESTS

Names To Be Announced Soon!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  1. What Fencing Equipment Do I Need to Bring?

    Students attending camp must bring a complete set of fencing equipment including knickers, multiple weapons and cords for use throughout the week.

  2. What Age Ranges Are Eligible to Attend?

    Students must be 10 years or older to stay in the dorms and attend the camp. Students under-10 may attend with the camp director’s permission but they will need to stay off-campus with a parent or guardian.

  3. What Should I Pack Besides Fencing Equipment?

    Students will need to bring clothes for the duration of camp and we highly recommend students bring multiple t-shirts and under-garments for each day. Students should also bring toiletries, a bathing suit and a small amount of spending money for snacks.

  4. I cannot Attend Every day of Camp. Do you Pro-Rate For Missed Days?
    Cornell University administers the camp and it is their policy that they do not pro-rate for missed days. If you cannot attend every day of camp, you will still be required to pay for the the entire camp. This is in part because the staffing numbers are based on overall registrations and the same staffing would be required on days that a particular student does not attend since staff is housed for the entire camp.

  5. What Time Does Camp Start on August 10?
    Camp beings on August 10th with registration occurring between 12pm-2pm. The first practice will be held on August 10 from 2pm-5pm.

  6. What is a typical day schedule?

    GENERAL DAY SCHEDULE (Subject to modification)
    7:30am-8:00am Morning Run and calisthenics
    8:30am-9:30am Breakfast

    10am-12pm 1st Practice (Footwork and Drills)

    12:30m-1:30pm Lunch

    1:30pm-2:30pm Siesta

    2:30pm-4:30pm 2nd Practice (Games, Physical Conditioning, Swimming, team building activities)

    5:30pm-630pm Dinner
    7:30pm-9:00pm 3rd Practice (BOUTING)
    9:30pm Snack and Night Activity

    10:30pm Lights Out

  7. Does the Camp Fee Include Transportation To and From the Camp?
    No, travel to and from the Sleep Away camp is not included in the fee.

    The club may organize a shuttle to the camp to and from our Manhattan location, but this will be an additional charge.

  8. Can Parent’s Stay in the Dorms with their under-10 year old student?
    No, parents cannot stay in the dorms. Cornell University camp policy prohibits parents from staying in the dorms with their children since parents would be unverified adults who have not been background checked or verified through the University.

9. Do you recommend any places to stay for commuter students?

There are a number of hotels and AirBnb options near the Cornell campus.

Best Western University Inn (Check Rates) - Priced about $125 Per Night.

Please note, the Commuter student fee includes lunch and dinner on-campus.

10. What is the housing situation? Can I request my roommates?

The dorms for the camp are suite style with 2 doubles and 2 single rooms in each suite with a shared bathroom. Student’s will be assigned to suites based on gender and age as well as housing preferences which can be provided on the Cornell University portion of the camp registration form .

We will do our best to accommodate requests but given the myriad of factors involved in assigning housing, we cannot promise that we can
11. Is there a Kosher food option?

Yes, Cornell University has a Kosher food option in their cafeteria.