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The goal of the Fencers Club Summer Day Camp is to teach students the love of learning through various academic and fencing activities.

SUMMER DAY CAMP


Photo by Paul Oratofsky


“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin

TEACH CONNECT INSPIRE MOTIVATE MENTOR Fencers Club Summer Day Camp is dedicated to volunteers and friends who spend their summers sharing their love for learning with students of diverse backgrounds. Special thanks to our former Chairman of the Board, James Melcher, for sharing his vision for this innovative program, and giving us the freedom to create this camp to benefit the community at large.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Fencers Club Summer Day Camp is a great opportunity for students to combine mornings of academic enrichment activities with afternoons of fencing practice taught by our elite athletes and Olympians. The Camp’s daily sessions are comprised of two parts: the morning program is designed to promote academic risk-taking and the development of creative thought processes under the supervision of experienced instructors who are actively engaged in research and teaching.

Morning activities include: chess, creative writing, math games, logic puzzles, bridge construction and organic gardening.

The afternoon fencing program is taught by our scholar-athletes who are highly proficient in teaching fencing to students of varied abilities and experience levels.

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Schedule Instructors’ Bios Words from Bruce Pandolfini Images and Our Work Board of Directors


Each Week: Mondays Pick Your topics Choose your weapon Get your team

Fridays Present your team work Day Camp Publication Chess tourament Fencing Tournament Camp Awards Pizza and Ice Cream!

Daily Schedule 9:00 AM -10:30 AM -12:00 PM -12:30 PM - 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Arrival | Breakfast Logic | Chess | Writing Academic Session 1 Academic Session 2 Lunch Free time games Fencing-related games Footwork & Drills Supervised bouting Clean up and store gear Snack | Depart

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Rex Chung, Chairman Julio Mazzoli, President Anne Mathews, Vice President Michael Nissan, Secretary Eric Pho, Treasurer

Peter Ganzenmuller Simon Gershon Alan Getz Jean-Marc Oppenheim Kathleen Reckling Peter Westbrook Julia Whitehead

ADDITIONAL COMMITTEES: FINANCE AND AUDIT FUNDRAISING NOMINATING DEVELOPMENT SCHOLARSHIP SEARCH

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Some of the colleges our students attend 2007-2012:

Barnard College, Boston College, Brandeis University, Brown University, Carnegie-Mellon University, Columbia University,Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Drew University, Duke University, Emerson College, Harvard University, Haverford College, New York University, Northwestern University, Oxford University, Penn State University, Princeton University, Stanford University, St. John’s University, Temple University, Tufts University, Tulane University, University of Chicago, University of Edinburgh, University of Michigan, University of Notre Dame, University of Pennsylvania, Yale University


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SUMMER DAY CAMP

229 W. 28th Street, 2nd Fl. New York, NY 10001 www.fencersclub.org info@fencersclub.org T. 212.807.6947 F. 212.807.6944

A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the pursuit of excellence through the sport of fencing. Fencers Club does not discriminate on the basis of race/ethnicity, color, national origin, sex, disability, veteran status, or age. 

2012 Summer Day Camp Booklet  

A summary of our 2012 Summer Academy Day Camp including photographs and original artwork by our scholar-athletes.

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