Boutique Barbie Jiu Jitsu Camp

Scottsdale, AZ, USA

Grappling Getaways
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30 reviews
Feb 17 - 20, 2024
Group size: 1 - 70
Boutique Barbie Jiu Jitsu Camp
Scottsdale, AZ, USA

Grappling Getaways
  • Facebook verified
30 reviews

Feb 17 - 20, 2024
Group size: 1 - 70

About this trip

Calling all Barbie Jiu Jiteiras! Wait no longer for your Barbie Dreams to come true.  Grappling Getaways is hosting a Boutique Barbie-Themed Jiu Jitsu Camp in Scottdale, AZ this February! Our accommodations are, of course, a Barbie-Themed House decorated with all of the Barbie drip one could dream to create photo ops to die for.  Your IG will be aglow with action and engagement. Treat yourself to this opportunity to escape the colder weather and find refuge in that refreshing Arizona sun.   

This camp WILL sell out and is limited to 12 campers.  For training, however, we will accept up to 50 women for the training portions. This is a Female ONLY Camp.  Feb. 17-Feb. 20th in Scottdale, AZ.  The Training portion will take place at ARES John Cabay's gym.  Address: 4030 East Thunderbird Rd., Phoenix, AZ. 

In the drop-down tab, you can choose to register for the Full Camp, Full Training or Day Pass. Please read the descriptions and message us for any questions.  **Please note that a Barbie rash guard and gift bag is included with all options. 

We strongly suggest that you check out our IG social media and reviews on past camps to understand the quality of the product that we offer. 

What can you expect? 

High Level Jiu Jitsu Instruction from World Class Competitors (Instructors TBA) Equal sessions of Gi and No Gi.  Open Mats are encouraged, yet not required. 

Barbie Theme House

Barbie Themed rash guard designed by Schismatic Industries 

Itinerary Inclusive of Various Barbie-Themed Days (Pool Party Barbie, Western Themed Barbie, Golf Barbie) 

A community of women who get to spend "intimate" time with one another creating bonds of friendship for life.  

Unlimited Laughs

Unlimited Fun

Itinerary created from a local who knows all of the best and most fun things to do!

Itinerary Excursions: 

Golf (everyone will be able to play whether you play or not)

Local Hiking & Sunsets - Camelback Mountain

Steamboat Excursion on Canyon Lake 

Country Line Dancing 

Horseback Riding

Ghost Town Exploration

Local Food Scene & "Experiences" 

Please Note: There will be options for just the training (Which includes only the training) as well as to add an additional day on for Sedona.  In Sedona, we will participate in the Pink Jeep Tours, Meditative Healing Rituals, shopping and dine at the World-Famous Mariposa Restaurant. 


Suggested Airport: 

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) 

We strongly advise flying in on Friday evening. You will have to find your own accommodations and travel to the Barbie House.  We encourage people to carpool and discuss this in advance in our group chats and group pages. Everyone is always super helpful! 

 ***Depending upon arrivals, camp staff may be available to pick up, but we please ask that you be prepared to UBER to your destination. Once at camp, we will provide everyone with transport to all trainings, activities and excursions. 


Please note that at this time, all deposits are non-refundable after 24 hours.  Please DO NOT register until you are sure you will,and can, attend.  All Payments are due IN FULL by January 1st. 

We understand that emergencies, sickness, etc happen.  We always try to be flexible with our campers.  In the event of something coming up, please contact us immediately so that we can explore options together to ensure the best possible scenario for all parties. 


Deposits are non-refundable. No exceptions

After 11/1 - 50% of payment above deposit can be refunded. 

After 12/1   25% of payment above deposit can be refunded. 

After 1/1/24- no refund. 

Accommodations and Food

Sleeping Arrangements: 

This is a shared house.  At our camps our campers often share beds.  If you require your own bed you can choose this as an option at check out.  We just want you to be aware that you may be sharing a bed.  You also may bring your own sleeping bag, blowup mattress or grab a couch if you are completely averse to this.  


We will be eating out 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner in order to experience the local food (Scottsdale is known for its food scene).  The remainder of the meals will be included in the camp cost.  There will be light protein packed breakfasts, light lunches and a dinner menu will be released with the finalized camp itinerary in January.  Various snacks will be available at all times as well as coffee.  

What’s included

  • Jiu Jitsu Training
    Female World Class Instructors
  • Accommodtions
    Barbie Dream House
  • Barbie Rashguard
    Barbie Themed Schismatic Industries
  • Camp Gift Bag
    Various BJJ Items and Barbie Themed Fun
  • Camp Decor
    Barbie Decor
  • Some Meals
    See Itinerary
  • Transportation
  • Top Golf
  • Restaurant Food
  • Airport Travel
    To and from event
  • Flights
  • Horseback Riding
    Superstition's O.K. Corral $65
  • Steamboat Cruise
    Canyon Lake $30

Available Packages

Boutique Barbie Camp
Available until January 18, 2024only 1 left

Jiu Jitsu Training and accommodations.  Decor, Rash Guard, Multiple Meals, Transportation at Camp. 

Deposit: $350
Jiu Jitsu Training Full Camp
Available until January 18, 2024

Training Only (5-6 Sessions) Plus a camp Barbie-Themed rash guard & Gift Bag. Each session will be 2-2.5 hours long, unless combined.  If combined, we will schedule the sessions for 3 hours. The finalized training schedule will be released by Jan. 1st.

Deposit: $150
One day of training Pass
8 left

This pass will grant you one day of training along with a Barbie-Themed Camp Rash Guard and gift bag.  Please note that you will want to view the finalized schedule of days that instructors will be teaching to choose what day you plan to attend. some days may only have 1 instructor, while others will have two.  The days scheduled with 1 instructor will be only 2.5 hours of training, while days with 2 instructors will be 3 hours. 


Available options


Day 1 - Arrival
Barbie Pool Party and BBQ

Welcome to Scottdale and our Barbie Home!  Arrival/meet and greet, followed by training.  The early afternoon and evening will lend itself to relaxing poolside, consuming yummy bbq, dancing to some funky music and backyard games.  

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I had an absolute blast learning top tier technique from some of the greatest female jiu jitsu athletes in one of the coolest houses! The organizers brought their energy and enthusiasm to ensure that everyone had a great time and it was very apparent that they put a lot of effort into making the whole weekend a success. If you’re thinking about doing one of these camps come ready to rap about your name or this talented crew will help you on the fly. If you love jiu jitsu and you have a good attitude, you’re sure to love Grappling Getaways! 🫶
By Brittany W for CLUE - Halloween-Themed Camp on Nov 03, 2023
This weekend was everything I needed and a little bit more! I was really looking forward to training BJJ all weekend as I can't get as many in when I am home. I was so excited that the weekend was exactly that and so much more. The laughs, the learning, the creativity, the energy, and the uniqueness of all the people there made this whole weekend unforgettable, I can not wait to attend another. April and Katie are not only our experts in BJJ but they are also extremely thoughtful, creative, and such beautiful humans overall. Every night we had something to do (or not) that engaged everyone, brought folks together and allowed everyone to show their own individuality. Yoga was such a beautiful added thing for us to do! I am super grateful for this experience and all the people I met - I returned home super inspired and motivated!
By Ambar F for CLUE - Halloween-Themed Camp on Oct 27, 2023
An absolutely fantastic Halloween themed weekend at the Hamilton mansion, which is the coolest place I've ever stayed in. From the moment you arrive to the moment you depart April and Katie are making sure you are feeling welcome and having a good time. I'm truly impressed with what went into the planning and execution of the whole weekend but particularly the Clue Murder Mystery Dinner. It was an energized weekend filled with fun, laughter, high quality BJJ training, yoga and mutual support. I like that yoga was added to the itinerary. I loved that I got to wear a costume for the first time in a decade. I loved the BJJ training. I was surrounded by an amazing and inspiring group of women from all walks of life coming together for the love of BJJ. You'll see old friends and make new ones. Really, I can't say enough about this event. I can't wait to get to the next event but most importantly I can't wait till next year's Halloween bash.
By Melinda M for CLUE - Halloween-Themed Camp on Oct 27, 2023
It was a delightful time! You can truly tell that April and Katie love what they do and put their heart and soul into these trips. Every detail is well thought out and planned beautifully. Always a backup plan if an outing is ruined by something such as weather. The group is so supportive of each other and willing and ready to help everyone with their BJJ journeys! It was a wonderful time and a great way to enjoy a long weekend.
By Kaci B for CLUE - Halloween-Themed Camp on Oct 25, 2023
I signed up for this jujutsu retreat because I knew I was going to be trained by world champion BJJ fighters April Parks and Katie Hooven. What I wasn’t expecting was crying on my way home because I knew I was already missing my kindred spirits and soulmates I met at this retreat. This camp had 6 BJJ training sessions, 3 yoga for juijitsu sessions and a guest trainer Nicole Mathew. In addition to all the detail put into the training sessions, April’s and Katie supplied homemade delicious food, and well thought out and intricate activities like the clue murder mystery dinner and Halloween party! The accommodation was amazing! We would spend our afternoons in the hot tub and sleep on comfortable beds in our 27 room mansion. I can’t wait to go to the next one!
By Regina S for CLUE - Halloween-Themed Camp on Oct 25, 2023
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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