- Note to parents: the events listed are those that DYS endorses in terms of (a) knowledge of at least one DYS kids planning to attend, (b) high quality event from prior experience, (c) provided due to ease of travel or convenience for DYS families.
School Calendars and Closings
June 8, Friday, Last Day for Prince William County Schools, Online Information ~ Click Here
June 13, Wed, Last Day for Loudoun County Schools, Online Information ~ Click Here
June 15, Friday, Last Day of School for Fairfax, Online Information ~ Click Here
Camp Listings in Chronological Order
The following terminology may apply to the camps below:
- L-Local means within an easy drive of the Dulles VA area
- C-Commuter (means parents arrange hotel or lodging separately from the camp)
- SO-Sleep Over or resident (generally meals and lodging come with the camp)
June 16-17, Saturday-Sunday, Navy Father-Son Camp, Annapolis Maryland
Dates: Session 1 – June 16-17, 2018, or Session 2 – July 7-8, 2018 Price: $245 for father & son $80 for each additional child Grades: Pre-K thru 12 Description: Fathers will create a wholesome connection with their sons. The father and son mini camp gives dads and sons a great chance to connect in a common environment. The camp will include fundamental skills at a pace suitable for both a young child and a wise father.
June 18-21, Monday-Thursday, Top Of The Podium, Sterling VA, PA-INVASION CAMP**
Plus an added college style session for extra cost
Location: Sterling VA
Advanced style sessions for grades 4-8th
This camp features 4x All-American Steve Fittery and former Iowa Hawkeye 3x All-American Mike Evans. Both of these clinicians have instructed at TOP before and are extremely popular. In addition, Zain Retherford from Penn State will serve as a Camp Counselor. Others will be named in the coming weeks.
This camp is recommended for wrestlers with at least two years of prior experience, or those that competed in advanced wrestling competitions so to get the most out of the program. Instructors have credentials at the national and international level. It is very convenient for kids in the lower Loudoun county and western Fairfax county areas, especially those in the Dulles Youth Sports programs
June 18-22, Freedom HS, All Day Camp, South Riding VA
B, N, A, L
Cost: $125 for the entire week (lunch not included)
This camp is for anyone of any skill level but is especially good for kids with less than three years of prior experience in the sport of wrestling, including kids new to the sport. It is very convenient for kids in the lower Loudoun county and western Fairfax county areas, especially those in the Dulles Youth Sports programs.
June 17-30, Sunday-Saturday, Two Solid Weeks, J.Robinson Intensive Camp
A, I, SO
Location: Edinboro University in northwest Pennsylvania
Virginia Wrestling Camps offer options for all ages and levels. Physical, technical, and character development will be addressed. Enjoy learning from the UVa Coaching Staff, UVa wrestlers, and Olympic hopefuls. Speeches will be included in all camps. Listen to ACC and NCAA Champions as well as current aspiring Olympians. Instructors: Coach Garland.
**Technique Camp, Date: June 24-27, 2018, Age: Rising 2nd-12th Grade Cost: $495 Resident or $250 Commuter
(Team Discount Available: Teams with 12 or more attending will receive a $75 team discount per camper*) Description: Camp will consist of technique that will work at any level. We'll cover offense, counter offense, Garland grind ride, and how to get out on bottom. Telephone conversations with the head coach specified a concentration on legs.
Elite Camp, Date: June 24-30, 2018, Age: 7th-12th Grade Cost: $995 Resident or $495 Commuter Description: You will be exposed to the process our Olympic/World team goes through in preparation for the World Championships. There will be strength, nutrition, metal, technique, film, and cardio training that will get you ready for any competition at any level. Come find out what the elite do to beat the best!
June 28 to Sun, July 1, Thur-Sun, Lock Haven Specialized Technique or Team Camp **
** Option 1-Top and Pinning at its best– learn the positions and technique used to ride, turn, and pin the best in the country. Each session will emphasize top work including legs, cradles, tilts and bar-arms. The LHU coaching staff will teach you to be aggressive and score from the top position and counter attacks. Back points win matches, get your top series at this camp! Learn how to pin from every position!
Option 2– Takedowns and Chain Wrestling-If you want to be one of the best, you must have excellent chain wrestling. From set-ups to finishes this camp will emphasize scoring from your feet and making a quick transition once you get to the mat. Hand fighting, movement, under-hooks, front heads locks and leg attacks will be your specialty after finishing this great camp.
July 9-11, Monday-Wednesday, Granby School of Wrestling, Old Dominion University
N, A, C
Commuter camp only so attendees must get their own lodging
MS camp is designed around individual competition while using a TEAM CONCEPT that allows campers to participate with their team. If you attend camp as an individual or in a small group you will be placed on a team. This camp will consist of both competition (dual meets/individual tournament) and technique sessions. All technique will be taught by the Virginia Tech coaching staff or the upper classmen on the Hokie wrestling team. Each camper will be guaranteed between 12 and 18 matches. We have one of the top team camps on the East coast. In 2015 more than 500 campers and 38 teams attended this camp.
HS camp is designed around individual competition while using a TEAM CONCEPT that allows campers to participate with their team. If you attend camp as an individual or in a small group you will be placed on a team. This camp will consist of both competition (dual meets/individual tournament) and technique sessions. All technique will be taught by the Virginia Tech coaching staff or the upper classmen on the Hokie wrestling team. Each camper will be guaranteed between 12 and 18 matches. We have one of the top team camps on the East coast. In 2015 more than 500 campers and 38 teams attended this camp.
If you weigh over 100 pounds we recommend you register with the John Champe or Champe Team in the pull down selection.
If you weigh less than 100 pounds, we recommend you register with the Dulles Youth Sports Middle School Team in the appropriate pull down menu when registering.
July 18-21, Wednesday-Saturday, Kolat Camp**
N, A, SO
Camp is more than half full as of March 23rd
If you plan to attend this camp, first call Coach Bill to get a team discount and get the special team registration link to be grouped as a team.
General information may be found online ~ Click Here
Overnight Cost: $375.00, Cost includes housing and meals for the week
Commuter Cost: $275.00, Cost DOES NOT include housing or meals for the week *$100.00 Non-refundable deposit required once registration opens
The Technique Camp is designed for campers of all ages from youth to high school. Campers are grouped into 2 levels based on their current knowledge, understanding, and ability. These two groups, Level I and Level II, will train in separate gyms to ensure each group progresses at the appropriate pace. Live situations respective to each group will be incorporated into each session to help reinforce the technique and positions covered each day. Typical day at camp involves three sessions.
Location: Campbell University, North Carolina (one hour south of Raleigh)
July 23-27, Monday-Friday, George Mason University (GMU)