Memorial Day Camp - Back to the 80s

Upstate New York

Grappling Getaways
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30 reviews
May 26 - 29, 2023
Group size: 1 - 18
Memorial Day Camp - Back to the 80s
Upstate New York

Grappling Getaways
  • Facebook verified
30 reviews

May 26 - 29, 2023
Group size: 1 - 18

About this trip

Wherever Grappling Getaways goes, a party is sure to follow! Join us for an epic Memorial Day weekend in beautiful Upstate, NY.  Last Memorial Day was Americana-themed, this year we are going back to the 80s in an 80s-themed weekend of activities and events.  We will be stationed lakeside in a luxurious cabin adjacent to a myriad of  activities.  You will spend 3 nights, 4 days with some amazing women from around the world training jiujitsu, boating, swimming, hiking and exploring local attractions.  Picture yourself in an Adirondack chair fireside, roasting marshmallows, singing, dancing and laughing.  You will leave with your soul aglow.  Register today!

Guest Instructors for this camp will be announced


We will stay in a luxurious Cabin with enough space for a small army of women.  While we brag that our getaways are the best sleepover that you will have ever attended, there is always enough space/room for you to hide away for some peace and quiet rather it be to read a book, sun bathe, soak in a claw-foot tub, or simply curl up next to an indoor fire, you will have the option to engage in as much or as little of our planned events as you like. 

Considering that we try to maximize space to allow for as many women as possible to participate, campers should PLAN to share a room, and in some instances a bed with another camper.  If there is a camper that you would like to room with, please share this is special requests during the registration process. 

in the event that you require your own room, or an individual bed, you may reserve one in the checkout process as well, for an additional fee.  

Refunds and Cancellations

At this time, when you secure your space with a deposit, the DEPOSITS are NON-REFUNDABLE.  We strongly encourage you to fully commit before registering.  

We do understand that things come up, and we try to work with our campers for the best outcome for everyone in these instances.  

REFUNDS: (Outside of the DEPOSIT) 

After January 1st - 75% of payment will be refunded

After February 1st - 50% of payment will be refunded 

After March 1st - 25% of payment will be refunded 

After April 1st - no refund will be offered

What’s included

  • Accommodations
    Luxurious Airbnb
  • Food
    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner (****We do include 1-2 outings at local restuarants. Please note that if we go OUT to eat in order to experience local food IT IS NOT COVERED)
  • JiuJitsu Training
    Instructor Fees & Mats
  • Transportation
    Ground Transport at Camp
  • Gift Bag
    Camp Associated Gift Bag
  • Decor
    Party Decor
  • Airport Transport
    All transportation to and from camp is NOT covered
  • Rashguard
  • Excursions

Available Packages

Trip Price
Deposit: $175

Available options


Day 1 - Arrival
Arrival and Meet & Greet

Campers should arrive between 3-5 P.M. We will meet and greet, show you to your rooms, unpack and get ready for evening training.  In the evening we will play games, participate in some fireside karaoke and roast marshmallows following a delicious home-cooked meal.  

Your Organizer

Grappling Getaways
30 reviews
Grappling/Brazilian Jiu Jitsu travel business committed to bringing people high level instruction and invaluable memories/experiences through traveling the world! Everywhere we go, we make new family and friends.


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