Fencing instructions for children and teens!

Welcome

Kids Can Fence brings affordable and professional fencing opportunities to school age children and teens. Centrally located in the Stirling section of Long Hill Township in the southern tip of Morris County, NJ, Kids Can Fence offers lessons with flexible scheduling tailored to meet individual needs. No monthly membership fees required.


Kids Can Fence Late Spring fencing classes will begin May 2nd. All students regardless of vaccination status are required to wear face masks.

Classes will focus on conditioning, foot work and blade work.

Location

The Shrine of St. Joseph – in the auditorium under the Sanctuary, enter by the glass double doors from the large parking lot.
1050 Long Hill Road
Stirling, NJ 07980

Wednesday location for private lessons: First Presbyterian Church in Stirling.

Dates: May 2nd to June 27th except May 30th.

  • Advanced Class - for middle school and high school fencers (all weapons).
    This 2 hours class is offered from 3:30 to 5:30 PM on Mondays and Tuesdays.
    Cost: $37 per class or $280 for the season.
  • Intermediate Class - for middle school fencers (all weapons).
    This 90 min class is offered from 5:30 to 7:00 PM on Mondays and 4:00 to 5:30 on Thursdays.
    Cost: $30 per class or $224 for the season.
  • Beginners Class - for young fencers - elementary age.
    This 1 hour class is offered from 5:30 to 6:30 PM on Thursdays.
    Cost: $22 per class or $160 for the season.
  • Private lessons area available on Wednesdays at the First Presbyterian Church of Stirling


Kids Can Fence is offering three camp sessions this summer season in addition to private lessons and weekly group classes in July and August.

Camps are open to all three weapons (epee, foil, sabre) and all age groups.  Camp days focus on conditioning, footwork, drills and bouting.  Please provide your own lunch and/or snack.  The last day of each camp week is pizza day.  If your camper wishes to participate a $5 fee covers 2 slices and soda payable the morning of.

Fencing gear and weapons are available to borrow on the premises.  Please wear comfortable athletic clothing and sneakers.

Dates Time Cost  
June 27 – June 30   9am - 1pm   $320 (4 days)
Aug. 8 - 12 9am - 1pm $400  
Aug. 15 - 19 9am - 1pm $400  

Class Schedule:

Weekly classes and private lessons are offered throughout July and August for students who wish to maintain and improve their fencing skills throughout the summer during non-camp weeks.

Mondays: private lessons and open fencing

Thursdays:

Beginners 3:30 - 4:30 $140
Intermediate/Advanced 4:30 - 6:30 $259
Private lessons 6:30 - 7:00 $40


Location
: The Shrine of Saint Joseph (Stirling, NJ)


Free Trial

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Our Saturday three hour class is geared toward middle school and high school aged students; the one hour class is geared toward elementary aged students. Our popular Intermediate/Advanced Saturday class focuses on strength training and drills; the last hour is dedicated to bouting.

  • Wednesdays 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM: Intermediate/Advanced 2 hour class.
  • Fridays 5:40 - 6:40 PM: Beginner/Intermediate 1 hour class. NOTE THE NEW TIME
  • Saturday 9 AM - 12 PM (sabre) and 12 PM to 3 PM (point weapons): Intermediate/Advanced 3 hour class
  • Mondays are dedicated to open bouting and private lessons.

Location: First Presbyterian Church of Stirling.

See class Schedule »

Welcome to Ridge Middle School Fencing Team sponsored by Kids Can Fence. The program is open to any student in grades 6-8 with or without fencing experience and to all weapons. Practice fencing with classmates from Bernards Township and compete against other middle school fencing teams in the geographic area. The team is all about learning and/or improving your fencing skills and at the same time having competitive fun.

New this season: our team practice venue is moving to the auditorium at the Shrine of St Joseph in Stirling for Friday practices only. The space is large enough to accommodate the entire team. All fencers are encouraged to come to practice on this day together. For students who absolutely cannot attend Fridays, you may still come for instruction on Wednesdays. Wednesday practices will be held in our home location at the First Presbyterian Church of Stirling. Friday fencers may come Wednesdays for make-ups. Wednesday fencers may come Fridays for make-ups. In addition to practices there are 8-10 meets this season. Parents are responsible for driving their children to and from practices as well as to and from meets.

When: Fridays: 3:30 – 5:30 commencing 12/5 and ending 2/27.

Alternate day for members who cannot attend on Fridays is Wednesday: 3:30 – 5:30 commencing 12/3 and ending 2/25.

Where:

Fridays: The Shrine of St. Joseph, 1050 Long Hill Road, Stirling, NJ 07980. Wednesdays: The First Presbyterian Church of Stirling, 158 Central Avenue, Stirling, NJ 07980

Cost: $ 375.00

Coach: Eric Kirberger

Equipment Requirements: Practice equipment: jacket, glove, mask, chest protector, plastron, and electric weapon of choice. Competition equipment: above practice equipment plus knickers, corresponding body cord, lames for foil or sabre fencers, head cord and sabre mask if a sabre fencer. Students new to fencing with an undeclared weapon (epee, foil or sabre) may borrow a club weapon and a lame if needed for their first season.