Summer Knight Camps at Academie Duello!

Looking for a unique Summer Camp experience? Send your child on an adventure back in time, to train as a Knight from the Middle Ages! Youth aged 8 to 14 will enjoy activities such as martial instruction in weapons such as the longsword and quarterstaff, archery, medieval games and more!

"My son went to Knight Camp three years ago and was instantly hooked. He still goes to Knight Camp a couple of times a year...  He loves the things he is learning and the sense of community and camaraderie he gets from Duello. I love the way his confidence has grown as he sees his strength, dexterity and skill continually improve through commitment and hard work.  The instructors obviously love what they do and it shows." - Katherine, Youth Student Parent

"I really like the variety of weapons taught and good conduct being so promoted in Knight Camp. I have learned a lot and I plan to keep doing so." - Leo, Youth Student

Each day of the five day camp is focused around an aspect of knightly training, from martial skills such as the longsword, and sword and shield, to the practice of knightly virtues such as courage and integrity. Students at Knight Camp learn history, leadership skills, and the foundational knowledge that all knights possessed from swordsmanship to heraldry to medieval games.

Students use properly weighted and balanced nylon swords that give the authentic feel of the real thing while being safe and manageable. Students also get the opportunity to interact with real swords and armour through guided tours of our medieval-history museum. Boys and girls ages 8 to 14 of any physical ability are welcome.

Camps take place at our beautiful 5000-sqft heritage facility in downtown Vancouver. We are within 2 blocks of major bus routes, SeaBus, SkyTrain, West Coast Express, and accessible parking. Camps run from 10am to 3:30pm each day with before and after care available for working parents. Curb side pickup and drop-off is also available.

A week at Knight Camp costs $299(+tax), with Before and After Care available for $110(+tax).

Learn more and register at or give us a call at 604-568-9907!

Devon Boorman is the Co-Founder and Director of Academie Duello Centre for Swordplay, which has been active in Vancouver, Canada since 2004. Devon’s expertise centres on the Italian swordplay tradition including the arts of the Renaissance Italian rapier, sidesword, and longsword, as well as knife and unarmed techniques.
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