Memorial Day Weekend Camp

Upstate, NY

Grappling Getaways
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30 reviews
May 27 - 30, 2022
Group size: 1 - 17
Memorial Day Weekend Camp
Upstate, NY

Grappling Getaways
  • Facebook verified
30 reviews

May 27 - 30, 2022
Group size: 1 - 17

About this trip

Spend Memorial Day Weekend with some amazing Jiu-Jitsu ladies at a Lake House in Upstate, NY.  Special Guest Instructor Fatima Kline is joining! Prepare for a fun-filled weekend of campfires, food, friends, stories, swimming, kayaking, SUP, boating, laughter and, of course, Jiu-Jitsu.  Our itineraries are always jam-packed with the option to stay back and relax, or involve yourself with as much as you like.  Whether coming with  old friends or excited to meet new friends, we value creating an environment where everyone is welcomed and accepted from the moment of arrival.  What can you plan on?  Laughing until your tummy hurts, eating amazing food, learning amazing Jiu-Jitsu techniques, training with other women at all levels, meeting like-minded people and walking away with a handful of memories to last a lifetime. 

****Please Note: This camp is limited to 12 campers and will sell out quickly.


We always seek to provide luxury stays in breath-taking locations. We have yet to disappoint! Please feel free to read our reviews and review our social media for further info and testimonials.

We are transparent with our campers that they can expect to share rooms, and oftentimes beds, with other campers.  We are typically able to provide an additional option to purchase your own room, however this home is not equipped for this option.  

If you wish to share a bed, or room with a particular person that you know, please mention this when registering. 

If you wish to have your own bed, there will be an option for this in add-ons.  

We also always welcome people to bring their own cots and or air mattresses. 

Cancelation Policy

100% refund by March 1st

75% refund by March 15th

50% refund by April 1st 

25% refund by April 15th or 50% credit towards a future camp.  

In the event you are injured or there is an unforeseen circumstance, please contact us immediately.  We will do our best to see if we can find someone to purchase your space or to apply credit to a future camp.  Regardless, we will be working with you to ensure the best possible outcome. 

What’s included

  • Accommodations
  • Food
  • Jiu Jitsu Training Fees
  • Gift/Welcome Bags
  • Excursions
  • Transportation to/from

Available Packages

Trip Price
Deposit: $275

Available options


Day 1 - Arrival
Team Building, Training, Evening Activities

Campers will be welcomed and led to their rooms 3-5 P.M.  Camp Itinerary will outline a more precise schedule.  Training session 1 & team activities in the evening. 

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