Memorial Day Weekend Camp

Upstate, NY

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

Grappling Getaways
  • Email address verified
39 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

What’s not included

  • Transportation to/from

Available Packages

Trip Price
Deposit: $275

Available options

Private Room
Sold Out
Own Bed


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. 

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Grappling Getaways
39 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.


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