Summer Camps at Wesley Woods Camp & Retreat Center!

2017 WRESTLING CAMP DATES:

  • June 4-8:        5 Day Intensive Camp
  • June 16-18:      Father/Son Camp
  • July 7-10:        Takedown Wrestling Camp                                                              
  • July 14-17:      Top/Bottom Wrestling Camp
  • July 28-31:      TEAM Camp
  • August 5-8:     Youth Intensive Camp* Please Note: All camps have limited spots available.

WHERE:

  • Wesley Woods Camp & Retreat Center
    10896 Nixon Street
    Indianola, IA 50125
  • More Info:

SHORT HISTORY OF CAMP :

  • The summer of 2017 will bring some change to our camp location!  After 11 years at the Springbrook Education Center I was informed they will be closing!  All our camps will now switch to Wesley Woods Camp & Retreat Center in Indianola, IA.   The camp has come a long way from when it first started in 2006 with 15 wrestlers.  The second year (2007) we had over 70 wrestlers attend resulting in three full camps.  A Father/Son, 5 Day Intensive Camp and 4th Technique Camp were added in 2008 to support the growing numbers and interest.  In 2009, I added a Youth Intensive Camp for youth wrestlers wanting to move to the next level and it had been a huge success.  The youth intensive camp has carried a waiting list every single year since it started!  In 2011 I adjusted our camps and turned the technique camp into a Takedown camp and also added a Top/Bottom camp.  In 2016 a TEAM Camp was added! We have had wrestlers from 17 states attend: Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

AGE GROUPS:

  • 5 Day Intensive Camp (7th – 12th grade)                                                                                  
  • Father/Son Camp (we have had pre K – 6th grade)
  • Takedown & Top/Bottom Camp (2nd – 12th grade)
  • TEAM Camp – (7th – 12th grade)
  • Youth Intensive Camp (3rd – 8th grade)  *Under 3rd grade needs approval*

COST:

  • $495 for 5 day Intensive Camp
  • $495 for Father/Son Camp ($225 each additional sibling)
  • $395 for Takedown Camp
  • $395 for Top/Bottom Camp
  • $395 for TEAM Camp
  • $395 for Youth Intensive Camp

WHY IS THIS CAMP DIFFERENT???:

  • Low numbers allowed in (more attention), high level technique taught (not just random moves), constantly drilled over techniques taught so you learn it, tough training partners, fun activities, air conditioned dorms, and all camps held at the beautiful Wesley Woods Camp & Retreat Center!

TRAINING PARTNERS:

  • You son will get quality training partners. We have numerous state qualifiers, state place winners, state champions, All Americans, and National Champions attend each camp!

REGISTER :

  • Mail flyer and $250 deposit by May 1st (5 Day Intensive & Father/Son Camp) *Remaining balance due by June 1st *
  • Mail flyer and $200 deposit by June 1 st (Takedown, Top/Bottom, TEAM & Youth Intensive) *Remaining balance due by July 1 st *
  • *Deposit is non-refundable – Only Camp Credit!*   (if not placed in camp deposit will be refunded!).
  • Download Camp Flyer & Registration Form
  • Register Online

CAMP AGENDA :

  • Takedown Training CampThis camp focuses on takedowns, short offense/defense, bad positions, scrambling and other things.  Athletes will go through three very structured practices per day (including drilling, hard drilling and LIVE!) and get a feel for each move taught.  Your son will get hands on attention and learn the moves taught.
  • Father/Son : Fathers will get to wrestle along with their sons and learn this great sport. Any activity your son does you will do!!
  • 5 Day Intensive : This camp is like no other intensive camp out there. Most intensive camps beat you up but don’t TEACH you how to actually train for the sport of wrestling. When you leave this camp you will have an understanding of HOW to train to be the BEST! There are 4 workouts a day: morning run/exercises, technique, hard drilling and live. You will also go through “ Wacky Wednesday !” Will you survive?
  • Top/Bottom Training Camp : This camp will focus on learning how to turn/pin people and being able to escape from anyone. There will be three very structured practices a day including drilling, hard drilling and LIVE! When you leave camp you will be able to turn and escape from anyone!
  • TEAM Camp:  Limited numbers 40-50 max.  Attention by coaching staff (1 coach to every 8-10 wrestlers).  Taught a proven technique system.  Drilled over the technique system so wrestlers get a “feel” for it (muscle memory).  Controlled LIVE Wrestling environment  (we will control the live wrestling and make sure they learn it).  Live situations over techniques taught.  Will wrestle between 40-60 matches  (2-3 x more than a regular Team Camp).  Team Unity activities such as kayaking, glow in the dark bowling, gun shooting, archery, wiffle ball, etc.  Mental Training
  • Youth Intensive Camp: This camp is designed for the youth wrestler who wants to move to the next level. There will be four workouts a day: a morning run/exercise, technique, hard drilling and live! The youth camp will also go through “ Wacky Wednesday !” Will you survive?

CAMP ACTIVITIES :

  • We will be adjusting our activities this year as we are at a new facility!  We will still continue to have fun activities at camp! 

AIR CONDITIONED FACILITIES:

  • Practice room and cafeteria are all air conditioned!