Ohio State Fencing
Winter Camp

December 27 - January 3

Ages 8 & Up



Reaching your full potential as an outstanding fencer can be greatly enhanced by working with our coaching staff who are committed to the development of each camper's fencing skills. Through instruction by these world-class fencers, campers will develop the footwork, tactics and conditioning necessary to improve their fencing skills. Individual lessons, drills and bouting will be featured throughout the camp. Our low camper-to-coach ratio promotes quality instruction and individual attention.


In his first 16 seasons as the Ohio State Head Fencing Coach, Nazlymov owns a men's and women's combined record of 414-97 (.810) and has won three National Championships, eight (of the past ten) Midwest Conference Championships, and has coached two Olympic Silver medalists. As a fencer, he has won three Olympic Gold medals, 10 World Championship titles, and was twice named by the FIE as "Fencer of the Year."


  • OSU coach for 16 seasons
  • Coached 15 All-Americans
  • Coach of the 2004, 2008 and 2012 National Championship Teams
  • 1991 Soviet Union Epee Champion


The fee for the Winter Camp is $499. The camp is open to any and all ages 8 and up. A pro-rated rate of $89 per day is available. For more information on prorated rates, please contact the camp office at 614-247-2267. There is a maximum number of campers permitted in this camp, so register early! Full payment is required at the time of registration. You may register online by visiting OhioStateBuckeyes.com/camps. A 3% processing fee will be added to all online registrations. If registering by mail, please make your check payable to The Ohio State University. Any non-scholastic group of 5 or more that wishes to pay with one check for the entire group must do so ahead of time via mail. Any non-scholastic organization with a group of 5 or more registering the day of the camp must pay with credit card, cash, or money order. No exceptions will be made.

The Parent Consent, Waiver & Release Form AND the Concussion Information Form are REQUIRED for all participants. Please visit OhioStateBuckeyes.com/camps to obtain these forms. Please complete, sign and send the forms with your child to check-in - do not send the forms to us prior to the date of camp. Athletes will not be permitted to participate without these forms.

Upon processing of each registration, a confirmation notice will be sent by email. A packet of "Important Information for Registered Campers" (including the Parent Consent & Waiver Form and Concussion Information Form) will be posted online at OhioStateBuckeyes.com/camps at least 2 weeks prior to the start of the camp. This packet will not be separately mailed to campers.

Please check your email regularly, as this is our primary method of communication with campers and their parents.

All campers are responsible for bringing their own equipment. Each fencer should bring the same equipment that would be required for a local tournament (jacket, weapons, body cords, knickers, Lame (if applicable), etc.) No equipment will be provided to ANY camper.

Lunch will be provided for campers each day. All sessions are day camps only and no overnight accommodations will be provided. Campers are responsible for providing their own overnight accommodations if needed. Hotel information can be provided upon request.

A refund less a $50 administrative fee will be issued for any cancellation received by at least 2 weeks prior to the start of each camp session. The administrative fee and the 3% online processing are not refundable for ANY reason.

Because we have to guarantee our number of campers in order to prepare for camp, any cancellation received less than 2 weeks prior to the start of camp will not be eligible for any refund except in the case of injury, illness, or mandatory school event, in which case supporting documentation from a doctor or school is required.

A camp fee may not be transferred to any other Ohio State sports camp. A camp fee may not be transferred to any other camper. All cancellation notices must be received by the deadline above and submitted by mail, email, or fax - no phone calls or voicemails. All supporting documentation required for a refund to be approved and processed must be submitted within 10 days after the conclusion of the camp session. Refund requests must be submitted on the Refund Request Form available at OhioStateBuckeyes.com/camps. Campers who are injured while at camp but remain at camp will not be eligible for any refund.

Buckeye Sports Camps
(614) 247-CAMP (2267)

By registering for a Buckeye Sports Camp, I authorize employees or agents of the Department of Athletics to record and edit into video/photograph the name, likeness, image and voice of this camper and to use all or parts of the video/photograph in print and electronic materials for the Department to illustrate and promote the Department, Buckeye Sports Camps and/or The Ohio State University and for no other purpose.

It is not permissible for boosters to provide expenses for individuals to attend any camps by the Ohio State Department of Athletics. Expenses include but are not limited to: lodging, meals, transportation, and/or camp registration fees.