NWFC is a non-profit fencing membership training facility. Anyone using Northwest Fencing Center facilities more than two days in a calendar month (excluding fencers attending a multi-day camp, clinic or coaching academy) is required to register as an NWFC member. Membership fees assist the club in providing affordable fencing programs for athletes of all ages.
Annual membership fees are valid for a single fencing season (September 1 – August 31) and prorated by month when joining after October 1. Member registration begins by enrolling online at NWFC MEMBER PORTAL. The front desk will process your membership and confirm class enrollment, skill level, and appropriate fees. Please review the current list of benefits and requirements below, all subject to change at any time. Memberships are non-transferable and non-refundable.
TRIAL (3 Months) | New Fencers: Minis, Homeschool, Youth One or Adult/Teen Epee
Valid for one or two new fencers within the same family living in the same residence enrolled in beginning classes: Mini Fencers, Homeschool, Youth One or Adult/Teen Epee. NWFC will submit registration for a non-competitive membership with USA Fencing. At the completion of three full calendar months, continuing fencers must transfer to an appropriate membership category.
JUNIOR | Ages 4-18
Valid for one fencer age 4-18. A Parent/Guardian must register the student and assumes responsibility for the duration of membership in accordance with full NWFC rules for this membership category. Upon each member’s 18th birthday, they shall transition to the appropriate Individual membership.
INDIVIDUAL | Ages 18+
Valid for one fencer age 18 or older.
FAMILY | 2+ Fencers
Valid for two or more fencers within the same family living in the same residence on a permanent basis. Dependent children under the age of 18 may be included with this membership. A Parent/Guardian must register the student and assumes responsibility for the duration of membership in accordance with full NWFC rules for this membership category. Upon each member’s 18th birthday, they shall transition to an Individual membership.
YOUNG ADULT | Alumni Ages 18-23 (Multi-year membership)
Valid for one fencer age 18 to 23 who has been active at NWFC for the two previous seasons. This special membership is valid for up to five years from the fencer’s 18th birthday until the end of season in which they turn age 23.
*Reduced pricing: $100 for Individual membership; $150 for family membership. To qualify for reduced pricing, student must qualify for the Federal Free/Reduced Lunch programs and meet the federal income eligibility guidelines.
For fencers who live in excess of 100 miles from NWFC.
GUEST (Up to 30 days)
Valid for short-term visiting fencers once per year. All class, open bouting, camp/clinic and private lesson fees apply. Coach sponsorship or approval required.
ASSOCIATE FAMILY | 2+ Fencers
Associate memberships are valid for athletes who are dedicated to training long-term but unable to attend classes on a regular basis. An Associate member is committed to training with our coaches and athletes periodically throughout the fencing season. Participants at this member level must be sponsored and approved by an NWFC Lead Coach.
Unique Associate Membership requirements/restrictions:
All training (classes, open bouting, camp/clinic, private lessons, etc.) fees apply.
Athlete must list NWFC as primary or secondary club.
Non-resident (live in excess of 100 miles from NWFC).
Coach sponsorship or approval required.
Not eligible for Grants or Scholarships.
Valid USA Fencing Membership – Please register online with USA Fencing and update your NWFC member account with your USFA membership number.
NWFC members must list Northwest Fencing Center as their primary club with USA Fencing Association, except Associate Members and Young Adult members fencing in college, who may list NWFC as secondary.
Must live within 100 miles of NWFC, with the exception of Associate Members.
Monthly Statements are emailed out the 25th of the prior month. Tuition and all other unpaid account charges are due and auto-paid on the first of each month.
On the first of each month, the balance due for all previous months charges, current month tuition or camp fees are auto-paid utilizing your pre-selected method of payment. Failed autopayments will have five days to pay the balance due before incurring the $15 late fee. Accounts not paid in full by the 15th may be placed on suspension.
Accounts auto-paid through the member system using ACH (checking account) on the first of each month will receive a rebate equal to 1.5% of such payment applied to their account.
Returned Check Fees
Returned payments will incur a fee of $25 and will forfeit any related ACH rebate credit(s). If unpaid by the fifteenth of the month, account may be placed on suspension.
Late Fees & Account Suspension
Accounts not paid by the fifth of each month incur a $15 late fee. Accounts not paid in full by the fifteenth may be placed on suspension. Please contact the Executive Director to discuss repayment options.
Signed Waivers, Permissions and Policies
All online documents must be signed as a part of the registration process and whenever updated by the organization.
A Member may resign from NWFC by giving fifteen (15) days advance written notice after all club charges are paid in full. Annual membership fees are not refundable.
a) NWFC reserves the right at any time to terminate the membership of any Member for failure to comply with any of the Rules and Regulations adopted by NWFC or for conduct NWFC determines to be improper or harmful to the best interest of the NWFC. A terminated Member will remain liable for all dues and other indebtedness incurred prior to termination. The membership of any Member which is thirty (30) days in arrears in his/her account to NWFC, at the option of NWFC, may be terminated by NWFC without notice.
b) NWFC reserves the right at any time with or without cause to terminate the membership of any Member pursuant to the request of or direction by United States Fencing Association. The membership shall automatically terminate upon NWFC notifying the Member in writing of the termination by either mailing, email or hand delivering the notice of termination to the Member.