Monster Smash Murder Mystery Grappling Camp

Catskill, NY, USA

Grappling Getaways
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30 reviews
Oct 15 - 17, 2021
Group size: 1 - 18
Monster Smash Murder Mystery Grappling Camp
Catskill, NY, USA

Grappling Getaways
  • Facebook verified
30 reviews

Oct 15 - 17, 2021
Group size: 1 - 18

About this trip

Grappling Getaway's annual Fall camp has traditionally taken place in the Adirondack Mountains.  This year we have a special announcement! We are moving to the Catskills and we are renting a Victorian Mansion for a Halloween Extravaganza! Please know that great measure will be taken to ensure the absolute best experience for each camper.  This Halloween will, without a doubt, be one of your most memorable.  We are glad that you chose to spend it with us!

What To Expect:

We aim to rent only the most luxurious locations inclusive of enough space for our small army of mighty women.  

Please note: You should reserve your space with a deposit before 9/3/21.  After 9/3/21 the price will increase by $50. After 9/15 additional $50. After 10/2 and additional $50.

All women will be staying in shared Rooms and in some instances shared beds (for example a queen bed would sleep 2).  In the event you require a private room please submit an inquiry. We ask all campers to be flexible and work together in deciding arrangements that work for you.

The mansion is equipped with WIFI, multiple bathrooms/showers, team eating area and event space where the mats will be located.

All food is included in cost and prepared 3x a day.  coffee & snacks are provided around the clock. We do suggest if you have specific dietary restrictions, to bring your own necessities.

After registering all campers are placed in a group chat to assist with coordination of carpooling, transportation, itinerary release & general Q&A.

Please Note

Durham is approx. 2 - 2.5 hrs away from the following airports.
Syracuse, Hancock 



***When booking flights, these are the closest options.  We also have women coming from all of these areas.  When you register we will place you in our group chat.  We assist with organizing car pools whenever we can.  Most women end up driving together. 

Please review payment/refund 

Cancelation by 9/15/21 - Full Refund 

Cancelation by 9/25/21 - 50% Refund

Cancelation by 10/1/21 - 25% Refund 

After 10/1/21 - You will receive camp credit totaling 25%.  
If at any time you cancel before these dates and want to transfer your camp spot to another female we will honor this request. 

What’s included

  • Accommodations
    Luxury Accommodations: 3 days 2 Nights
  • Food
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (unless noted otherwise on Itinerary)
  • Camper Welcome Basket
    Various BJJ associated small gifts
  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
    All training fees and mat rental fees are included in cost.
  • Murder Mystery Dinner
    Professional Curator
  • Haunted Hayride/House
  • Excursion
    Apple picking, pumpkin picking or brewery
  • Camp Rashguard
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Available Packages

Trip Price
Deposit: $300


Day 1
Get Settled and Acquaintanted Halloween Party

As campers arrive they will be led to their rooms.  We will get settled and introduce ourselves to one another with some fun ice breaker activities. Early evening training followed by a Halloween costume party, Haunted Hayride & Haunted House. Hide & Seek in this home seems ridiculously spooky, borderline terrifying, but fun! 

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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