July 27-30: CHAMP Camp at Wesley Woods!

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Date(s) - 27 Jul 2019 until 30 Jul 2019
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Wesley Woods

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  • June 28-July 1:        Takedown Wrestling Camp                                                              
  • July 12-15:      Top/Bottom Wrestling Camp
  • July 27-30:     “CHAMP” Camp   
  • August 3-6:     Youth Intensive Camp — *Now up to 12th grade*
    *Please Note: All camps have limited spots available*


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


  • This is our 14th year of running summer camps and our 3rd at the 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 2017 a CHAMP 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:                                                              

  • Takedown, Top/Bottom Camp and CHAMP Camp (2nd – 12th grade)
  • Youth Intensive Camp (3rd – 12th grade)  *Under 3rd grade needs approval*

Commuter Option:

  •  I have been contacted by a lot of people through the years who have asked about a commuter option for our summer camps for younger kids who might have trouble spending the night away from home. I have decided to add a computer option this year for 1st-3rd grades (if you are older and want to commute please contact me).  The price is still the same as kids will still be involved in all the activities we do during the day and all meals they just won’t be spending the night. Kids will need to be picked up after last session each night and dropped off before first session each morning!  If you are going to commute please write it down on the application when you mail in form or when doing it online. That way I know who is commuting. Thanks!

COST$395 per camp 


  • Low numbers allowed in (30-40 wrestlers per camp), more attention with 1 camp counselor per 8-10 wrestlers, taught a proven system of technique, constantly drilled over techniques shown, air conditioned facilities, fun activities such as wiffle ball, canoeing, swimming in a pond, archery, rock wall climbing and glow in the dark bowling!  Your son will become a better wrestler at these camps…GUARANTEED!


  • All refunds for camps will be issued in the form of a camp credit towards future HAWC camps.  This camp credit is good for 1 year only!
  • There are NO refunds or camp credit for wrestlers leaving camp early!


  • Mail flyer and $200 deposit by May 1st (Takedown, Top/Bottom, CHAMP & Youth Intensive) *Remaining balance due by June 1 st *
  • *Deposit is non-refundable – Only Camp Credit!*   (if not placed in camp deposit will be refunded!).
  • Download Camp Flyer & Registration Form
  • Register For Camps Online By Clicking Button Below:


WESLEY WOODS LIABILITY WAIVER! (please download, fill out and send with your son to camp!  They HAVE to have this to do any activities we do!)


SUMMER CAMPS GENERAL INFORMATION PACKET:  (tells you when to show up, what to bring, etc)


  • 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.
  • 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!
  • CHAMP Camp:  Wrestlers will be taught a proven system that will help them reach their goal of being a CHAMP (state champ, national champ, etc).  Wrestlers will hit tons of reps at this camp and also put into live situations from the moves they learned!  We will also correct mistakes that we see in live wrestling!  This will be a fast pace camp so experience is very important! I guarantee when your child leaves this camp he will have improved a TON!
  • 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?


  • We do a variety of activities at camp:  swimming in a pond, fishing, wiffle ball, bowling, movies, rock wall, archery, canoeing, etc


  • We practice and sleep in the gymnasium which is air conditioned!