Fencing Camps | Sleep Away Camp 2020


West Coast Fencing Sleep Away Camp

  • Date: August 2-9, 2020 
  • Location: Cate School, 1960 Cate Mesa Road, Carpinteria, CA  
  • Registration is Open Now

Find links below for downloadable forms. Early registration discount ends April 1, so don’t delay — spots will fill up quickly!

The First and Only Sleep Away Camp of its Kind on the West Coast.

This camp is ideal for fencers ages 10+ who have at least 1 year of fencing experience.  We will focus on intermediate and advanced saber training led by world-class coaches from top fencing clubs.  Our coaching team currently includes: Nick Kovalev (West Coast Fencing Academy, CA), Steve Kovacs (Kaprica United Fencing Academy, NJ), and Mike Ivankovic (Laguna Fencing Center, CA).  Additional coaches may be announced.

Our fencers include World team members, NCAA college athletes, and today’s best youth fencers.  Top-ranked fencers will also be on staff to assist.  Competitive fencers from all clubs are encouraged to join us for the first saber sleep away camp in Southern California!


Camp Includes:

  • 3 training sessions per day
  • Group lessons, footwork, bladework, drills
  • Supervised electric bouting
  • Conditioning exercises
  • Camp t-shirt for every camper
  • 3 meals per day
  • Access to recreational facilities at Cate School: student activity centers/game rooms, athletic fields, swimming pool, snack shop & laundry (need to purchase a card in order to use)
  • Dorms: semi-private rooms; lounges/common are


Fencing Camp Schedule, Fees & Registration

Check in on campus by Aug 2, 2020 at 12:00 pm, check out by August 9, 2020 at 12:00 pm. Transportation to and from the camp is arranged for members of West Coast Fencing Academy. Cate School is located 85 miles from Los Angeles near Santa Barbara on a beautiful campus near the ocean and mountains, with gymnasiums, two swimming pools, athletic fields, activities center, semi-private suites, common living areas.  There is a nurse on-call, walk-in medical center within 2 miles, and hospital within 14 miles. https://www.cate.org/

Payment Schedule & Fees 

Early:  $1,500 if paid by April 1, 2020

Late:  $1,700 if paid after April 1, 2020

Cancellation Policy:  If request to cancel is received by May 31, 2020 credit will be issued for full amount paid.  If request to cancel is received on June 1, 2020 or later, all fees are non-refundable.  We reserve the right to cancel the camp for any reason, in which case, refunds will be issued.

How to Register

Registration and payment are required to reserve your spot.  Before participating, all fees and forms must be received on time.

1. REGISTRATION FORM. Fill out the form and return before April 1 for early registration discount.

2. MEDICAL FORM: Print and complete by parent and doctor and return by July 15, 2020.

3. PROOF OF HEALTH INSURANCE: Provide valid card copy (both sides).

4. USA FENCING MEMBERSHIP: Provide valid card copy (both sides).  Note: USA Fencing annual memberships expire 7/31.  * International fencers may provide their national fencing federation membership card copy. 

5. Return all documents & forms by email at info@wcfencingacademy.com.


What to Bring & Additional Info

  What to Bring:

  • Fencing uniform in good condition: mask, plastron, glove, chest protector (females), jacket, lame, knickers, fencing shoes or athletic shoes with white non-marking soles, 1 pair of long socks.
  • Fencing equipment: At least 2 working weapons, at least 2 body cords, extra mask cord.
  • Exercise clothes: At least 9 t-shirts, 4 pairs of shorts, warm-ups/sweats, socks and extra sneakers.
  • Other recommended clothes: Swimsuits, sandals; warm clothes for night.
  • Bedding/Linens: bath towels, pillows, sheets, blankets (size Twin XL).
  • Toiletries: soap, shampoo, deodorant, bug repellent, sunscreen; detergent,
    * blister band-aids.
  • Bottled water (or a refillable bottle; there are water fountains available).
  • $100 suggested pocket money for incidentals; laundry and other expenses.

Additional Information:

TRANSPORTATION to and from the camp is your responsibility.  However, bus service will be arranged between West Coast Fencing Academy and the Cate School campus.  You may indicate your interest on the registration.

HOTELS & RESTAURANTS NEARBY can be found by clicking the words here to get our downloadable PDF file, and below with all of our downloadable files for this camp.


UPDATES will be posted on this page and important information will be emailed to registered campers.  If you have questions, contact us.


USFA Requirement:

Every person participating in our fencing camps must be a member of the US Fencing Association. Basic membership (non-competitive member) costs $10. 

Registration forms are available at the Club or you can sign-up and pay online here: https://member.usafencing.org/membership-types

Please provide proof of membership with registration.

Contact Us

Better yet, come visit the Club!

West Coast Fencing Academy Address:

1323 S Shamrock Ave

Monrovia, CA 91016

Tel: 626-841-6052


Open today

04:00 pm – 08:00 pm

Serving the Southern California fencing division & local community in Monrovia, Arcadia, Pasadena, Glendale & the Greater Los Angeles area.