d_s (donnaidh_sidhe) wrote in bc_parents,

your child can learn to be a knight!

Do you have children who will be out of school for the summer and are fascinated by knighthood? Perhaps you have young nieces and nephews who have always had an interest in the martial arts of the Middle Ages. For those among us who do, Academie Duello is holding five-day knight camps this summer during July and August -- you can send your child back in time to gain the training of knighthood!

Each day of the camp focuses on an aspect of knightly training, from martial skills such as the longsword and sword and shield, to the practice of knightly virtues such as generosity and fairness. Students will learn history, battlefield skills such as strategy and tactics, and the knowledge that all knights would possess from heraldry to medieval games.

Through Academie Duello's Knight Camp, your child will:

* Learn the arts of sword and shield, longsword and wrestling
* Learn the knightly virtues of chivalry, fairness, and generosity
* Develop physical fitness in a fun and engaging way
* Build poise, confidence, and grace
* Learn history in an interactive and entertaining setting
* Learn safety and martial discipline

Camp dates
* July 9 to July 13
* July 16 to July 20
* July 23 to July 27
* August 13 to July 17
* August 20 to August 24
* August 27 to August 31

Daily schedule

Each day runs from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Before and after care are available at an additional charge -- see below for more details.

Safety and control

Academie Duello provides a safe and engaging environment for boys and girls from ages 8 to 14 of any level of physical ability.

We place a firm emphasis on safety and learning while keeping students excited and engaged. Your child will first develop control and awareness on their own, then engage in drilling and sparring with peers.

Equipment requirements

Swords and basic protective equipment are provided. Attendees are required to wear comfortable workout clothing, footwear, and snug fitting leather or cotton gloves. Rigid elbow and knee pads are also recommended, such as those used for rollerblading.

Before and after care

To make things easier for our parents with work and life schedules to contend with, we provide before and after care starting at 8:30 a.m. each morning and from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. each day.

Kids in before and after care are welcome to work on activities provided during the camp, play games, or bring their own activities from home. This will be largely self-directed time with adult supervision, but don't worry -- they will have plenty to keep them occupied after each day of camp!


Camp: $299 per child
Before and after care: additional $85
After care only: additional $60
Before care only: additional $35

Sign up online or book your spot by phone or in person. We accept cheques (payable to Academie Duello Ltd.), cash and major credit cards.

Contact information

Directors: Devon Boorman and Randy Packer
E-mail | Website
Phone: 778-889-7649
Fax: 604-519-1552
Mail: 422 Richards St., second floor, Vancouver, BC V6B 2Z3
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