Summer Camp

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The Wandering Swordsmen will be involved with a number of different summer camps in 2017! In every summer camp we will be playing more in-depth and unique games, teaching and training more specific swordplay skills and tactics, and more deeply studying honorable and compassionate combat.

To sign up for any of these camps, please email us at thewanderingswordsmenllc@gmail.com and we will help you get registered. All of these camps are open to the general public, so please feel free to sign up for any of them regardless of whether or not your child goes to the school it is hosted at!

June 12-16: Medieval Swordplay- Sword & Open Hand.

Carolina Day School. ($300) 9am-3pm. Rising 3-6th grade.

Join the new martial art and sport of Boffing, where fully padded and safety tested swords, shields, bows, and arrows are used in medieval-style combat games! We will focus on swordplay in the morning and archery in the afternoon, playing games like capture the flag, arrow tag, and javelin dodgeball! We teach valuable life lessons about respect, teamwork, and communication through the games, and will teach in-depth tactics for a different gear style each week. This week’s style will be sword and open hand. Run by Phil Ferguson of The Wandering Swordsmen, who has been teaching swordplay professionally for three years.

 

June 19-23: Medieval Swordplay- Sword & Shield.

Carolina Day School. ($300) 9am-3pm. Rising 3-6th grade.

Join the new martial art and sport of Boffing, where fully padded and safety tested swords, shields, bows, and arrows are used in medieval-style combat games! We will focus on swordplay in the morning and archery in the afternoon, playing games like capture the flag, arrow tag, and javelin dodgeball! We teach valuable life lessons about respect, teamwork, and communication through the games, and will teach in-depth tactics for a different gear style each week. This week’s style will be sword and shield. Run by Phil Ferguson of The Wandering Swordsmen, who has been teaching swordplay professionally for three years.

 

June 26-30: Essence of the Hero Camp.

Shaman Hill. ($300) 9am-3pm. Ages 8 to 16.

Chivalry, Bushido, Futuwwa, Counting Coup…  though known by many names, a treasury of essential human values is the common heritage of heroes from around the world and throughout time. Through a vital week of boffing (foam weapons games) with the Wandering Swordsmen, lore, roleplaying, artifacts, and medieval weaponry, this camp orients students to their innate desire to embody the strength of goodness.

 

July 3-7: Peaceful Warrior Camp- Week of the Monk.

Rainbow Community School. ($333) 9am-3pm. Ages 9-15.

Serenity. Perception. Grace. A warrior monk hones their mind and body to embody these three characteristics, and uses their ability to protect their freedom of belief. In this camp, we will play games, practice disciplines, and craft items to help strengthen the warrior monk within us. We will use fully padded boffer gear to train in swordplay, focusing on studying the monk’s sword and open hand style with Phil Ferguson of The Wandering Swordsmen. We will craft the simple cloth tools of the monk, and study various centering techniques to cultivate balance, focus, and clarity under the guidance of Mark Hanf. The Peaceful Warrior camp will teach great life lessons, build valuable skills, and be tons of fun!

 

July 17-21: Peaceful Warrior Camp- Week of the Knight.

Rainbow Community School. ($333) 9am-3pm. Ages 9-15.

Devotion. Honor. Leadership. A knight hones their mind and body to embody these three characteristics, and uses their ability to protect their chosen people. In this camp, we will play games, practice disciplines, and craft items to help strengthen the knight within us. We will use fully padded boffer gear to train in swordplay, focusing on studying the knight’s sword and shield style with Phil Ferguson of The Wandering Swordsmen. We will craft the hardened metal tools of the knight, and study various centering techniques to cultivate balance, focus, and clarity under the guidance of Mark Hanf. The Peaceful Warrior camp will teach great life lessons, build valuable skills, and be tons of fun!

 

July 24-28: Medieval Swordplay- Two-Sword.

Carolina Day School. ($300) 9am-3pm. Rising 3-6th grade.

Join the new martial art and sport of Boffing, where fully padded and safety tested swords, shields, bows, and arrows are used in medieval-style combat games! We will focus on swordplay in the morning and archery in the afternoon, playing games like capture the flag, arrow tag, and javelin dodgeball! We teach valuable life lessons about respect, teamwork, and communication through the games, and will teach in-depth tactics for a different gear style each week. This week’s style will be two-sword. Run by Phil Ferguson of The Wandering Swordsmen, who has been teaching swordplay professionally for three years.

 

July 31-August 4: Medieval Swordplay- Archery.

Carolina Day School. ($300) 9am-3pm. Rising 3-6th grade.

Join the new martial art and sport of Boffing, where fully padded and safety tested swords, shields, bows, and arrows are used in medieval-style combat games! We will focus on swordplay in the morning and archery in the afternoon, playing games like capture the flag, arrow tag, and javelin dodgeball! We teach valuable life lessons about respect, teamwork, and communication through the games, and will teach in-depth tactics for a different gear style each week. This week’s style will be archery. Run by Phil Ferguson of The Wandering Swordsmen, who has been teaching swordplay professionally for three years.

 

August 7-11: Peaceful Warrior Camp- Week of The Ranger.

Rainbow Community School. ($333) 9am-3pm. Ages 9-15.

Adaptability. Resourcefulness. Dexterity. A ranger hones their mind and body to embody these three characteristics, and uses their ability to protect the land they live within. In this camp, we will play games, practice disciplines, and craft items to help strengthen the ranger within us. We will use fully padded boffer gear to train in swordplay, focusing on studying the ranger’s dual sword and archery style with Phil Ferguson of The Wandering Swordsmen. We will craft the pliable leather tools of the ranger, and study various centering techniques to cultivate balance, focus, and clarity under the guidance of Mark Hanf. The Peaceful Warrior camp will teach great life lessons, build valuable skills, and be tons of fun!

 

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