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Community Youth Camp June 10-13, 2024 • KIPP Columbus

Fencing Clinic

We're hosting a free fencing clinic for kids ages 6-18. Join us on Monday, July 1 from 4-5 or 5-6 p.m. at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.


This clinic is open to all genders from ages 6-18. It will include fencing fundamentals, introduction to weapons and drills coached by USA Fencing.

All skill levels are welcome!

The clinic is being hosted as part of the USA Fencing National Championships and July Challenge in Columbus on June 29 - July 8. It's hosted by USA Fencing and the Greater Columbus Sports Foundation.


  • Is the Fencing Clinic registration open?
    Yes -- register now. We expect spots to go fast.

  • How do I know if my child is registered?
    All parents/guardians who registered will receive an email confirmation from We will also send a Know Before You Go email from closer to the event. Have questions? Email

  • Where is the clinic?
    The clinic is in Exhibit Halls A-C at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. The address is 400 N. High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215.
    Session 1
    3:30 PM - Check-in begins
    4:00 PM - Clinic starts
    5:00 PM - Clinic ends

    Session 2
    4:30 PM - Check-in begins
    5:00 PM - Clinic starts
    6:00 PM - Clinic ends

Once inside, look for A-frame / sandwich board signs that will help direct you to the clinic.

  • Where should I park?
    If you park in a Convention Center Lot or Garage (see here for locations) and bring your ticket to check-in, we will provide a voucher to cover the cost.  Otherwise, there is ample street, garage and surface lot parking near the Convention Center. We can only cover the cost of parking if you park in a Convention Center Lot or Garage and only provide one voucher per vehicle.

  • What should my child bring?
    Wear comfortable athletic clothing, closed-toe tennis shoes and a water bottle. We will provide all the fencing weapons and safety equipment needed to participate.
  • Can parents stay?

    Parents and/or adult guardians are encouraged to stay for the duration of the Youth Clinic. If parents drop off athletes, parents are required to enter the building and come to the check-in table for pick-up.

  • Will there be food?

    There will not be food provided at the clinic at this time. We encourage attendees to have a meal or snack before arriving. 

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