Autumn Awakening Camp

Bolton, NY, USA

Grappling Getaways
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39 reviews
Oct 4 - 7, 2024
Group size: 1 - 12
Autumn Awakening Camp
Bolton, NY, USA

Grappling Getaways
  • Email address verified
39 reviews

Oct 4 - 7, 2024
Group size: 1 - 12

About this trip

Grappling Getaways teams up with Amanda Mackey Wellness to bring you our first Wellness, Relaxation and Recovery Camp.  Our camp will be dedicated to the complete rejuvenation of jiu jitsu athletes' minds, bodies and spirits.  Our goal is for you to leave feeling completely renewed and ready to conquer your future with confidence and ease. 

Our accommodations boast breathtaking views in the Adirondack Mountains of New York State that will inspire weary minds and over-trained bodies to seek refuge in nature.  Each camper will have access to various resources throughout the camp to assist with achieving maximal wellness.  This camp is limited to 12 campers to ensure a peaceful, collaborative and personalized experience. 

What to expect: 

Quiet Time/Silent Time: Each morning will have quiet hours dedicated to meditation, goal setting, journaling, manifesting, or just sleeping in!

Yoga: Various sessions and styles will be presented from our very own Amanda Mackey.  Her focus will be on improving flexibility, mobility, breathing (Breath work), healing and energy. 

Massage: Masseuse on staff for the duration of camp.  Extra sessions, lakeside or inside, may be scheduled. 

Reiki Options & Constellations Readings

Catered Meals & Freshly Brewed Coffee 

Gift Bag encouraging a theme of self-care for the weekend. (***Please note, this gift bag will be of considerable value) 

Team building Activities and Experiences: TBA (Evening Fires, Paint & Sip, Craft)

Jiu Jitsu - 1 - 2 hour session per day 


Jiu Jitsu: How will this camp be different from other jiu jitsu camps? 

This camp will be student-centered and led.  Instead of the instructors sharing their seminar content, students will have 3 days to pick the brain of 2 of the top female Jiu Jitsu Competitors in the world from mindset, to competition prep, training advice or otherwise. Each session will field questions from the students, 4 students per session will be able to troubleshoot with the instructors.  For example, perhaps a student asks, "I feel like my guard retention isn't what it should be for a blue belt.  What kinds of things, or drills can I be doing to address my deficit?"   This is such a UNIQUE opportunity for athletes to get individualized instruction for their personal games/style. 

Accommodations, Food, Travel

Accommodations are as shown in the picture. You have access to the entire house and all amenities for the duration of our stay.  We thoroughly encourage campers to take full advantage of enjoying every detail and feature. 

Please note that there are various sleeping arrangement options, ranging from your own room, your own bed, as well as a discount for bringing your own cot/mattress.  You should carefully review the additions when registering and add the arrangement you require.  

If you do not reserve a single bed you should plan to share a bed with another camper.  reserving your own bed does NOT ensure the size of the bed.  You may end up with a twin or a single, or a queen/king....whatever is available. 

Closest Airport(s): Albany, NYC & Syracuse

Food: (Light Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snacks) 

Food provided will cater to carnivores, vegetarians and vegans.  Gluten-Free options will be available.  If you feel we will be unable to accommodate your personal dietary needs, please bring your own food. We don't enjoy hangry campers, lol.  *** PLEASE NOTE THAT we will be going out for lunch Sunday afternoon, this is not included in camp. 

What’s included

  • Accommodations
    High End Lakehouse
  • Food
    Quality, All Natural Catered
  • Yoga
    Amanda Mackey
  • Jiu Jitsu Training
    April Parks & TBA
  • Gift Bag
    High End Luxurious Wellness Kit
  • Craft
    Paint & Sip/Craft

What’s not included

  • Flights
  • Gas/Car Mileage
    Get here yourself
  • Lunch on Sunday

Available Packages

Full Camp Package

All Inclusive.  All Amenities. (exceptions listed in trip description) 

Deposit: $300

Available options

Individual Bed
6 left

Individual Bed - Size not guaranteed.  May be twin or full. 


Camp themed 

Camp Sweater

Elegant, highest quality materials. Pictures supplied upon request. 

Camp Water Bottle

Grappling Getaways and Amanda Mackey Wellness design. 

Camp Pajamas - Onesie


Camp Sweatshirt

Grappling Getaways designed 


Arrival Day - Friday
Arrive Meet & Greet

Campers will arrive, get settled, and enjoy an evening dinner.  Icebreakers and introductions.  Expectations and Camp Norms.  Evening Fire. 

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Grappling Getaways
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This camp exceeded all of my expectations. The house was so comfortable and included so many amenities. The planned activities were so much fun, the training was absolutely amazing, and most of all meeting so many amazing and strong women who love jiu jitsu! I came away feeling so excited and motivated to keep learning, to go at my own pace, and to have fun and enjoy the journey!
By Julia R for Memorial Day Campfire Chronicles on Jun 11, 2024
Such a fun way to spend Memorial Day weekend! My favorite part was the Jiu Jitsu, nice intimate setting that made it easy to ask questions and given enough time to drill. Good vibes all around. Cool house, great people and well organized. April and Katie are the bomb.
By Chelsea d for Memorial Day Campfire Chronicles on May 30, 2024
Wow! What an incredible long weekend! I attended the Grappling Getaways Memorial Day Camp in the Poconos. What April Parks and Katie Hooven have built is truly special. While I was researching jiu jitsu camps, I stumbled upon GG. I loved that this camp was focused on women with a smaller group. April, Katie, Cat, and Nicole are amazing teachers and showed us some super useful techniques that can actually be applied in a real scenario. This weekend for me was filled with an extraordinary amount of self discovery, confidence, and growth. All of the women who attended were absolutely amazing. We had so much fun out on the boat, doing yoga by the pond, playing Olympic Games (Go team Italy 🇮🇹 for 3rd place 🥉!!!... also, I'm totally the pink shark in the video 🤣), the hot tub, making s'mores, singing karaoke, making wonderful connections and new friends, and just having the time of our lives! I can't wait for my next camp! Pinky promise I'll be back April and Katie! 😉❤️
By Kim J for Memorial Day Campfire Chronicles on May 29, 2024
This was my second Grappling Getaways Bahamas camp, and it's truly something special! The highlight for me is the quality of instruction and the amount and quality of training we get in over the days, somehow fitting this in with the epic adventures. The planned adventures are an icing on the cake which make it really feel like a holiday. I recommend this camp for people who are adventurous and love connecting with fun and playful people. Thank you April, Katie, and everyone who makes this a hit!
By Brooke R for Bahamas Camp on May 02, 2024
Was my first time participating at grappling getaways and i absolutely loved everyone’s energy and personalities on the trip from the attendees to the instructors! Would definitely attend more in the future!
By Alex E for Bahamas Camp on Apr 27, 2024
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This was my first getaway and it won’t be my last. This trip, these people and this experience was something my soul needed. I made lifelong friends, learned some killer techniques while vacationing in paradise. I got solid life advice for things I’m struggling w in my own business. Seeing such strong, powerful women be so down to earth and welcoming and loving just makes feel so grateful I made the trip….. next trip will be Mexico. See you soon Coaches!!!!
By Amanda M on 17 Apr, 2022
Highly recommend!! I've attended 3 amazing Grappling Getaway camps so far (and plan on attending many more) and each time is unique and awesome! April and Katie are exceptional women who truly love what they do! I appreciate so much the time and effort they take to connect with female struggles both on and off the mats, makes these camps unmatchable. Their attention to every detail, coupled with their incredible ability to just go with the flow, makes being in their presence an authentic jiu jitsu experience. They create such a welcoming, fun, and empowering experience, where friendships are seeded and your jiu jitsu grows! If you're wanting to feel empowered by strong women with great attitudes and open minds, you should DEFINITELY get to a Grappling Getaway ASAP!
By Sierra H on 11 Apr, 2022
April, and the other instructors with Grappling Getaways are THE BEST. Top notch human beings who are amazing at jiu jitsu and amazing at teaching. I’ve been to 3 Grappling Getaways events, and each has been so much fun, so inviting, encouraging, and appropriately challenging for what was advertised. I’ve met so many incredible female leaders and role models through Grappling Getaways. HIGHLY recommended :)
By Aimee P on 15 Nov, 2021