2018 Manhattan Summer Program, AGES 4-13. Week One Begins June 25!

In a word, this camp is about MOVEMENT!  We teach wrestling fundamentals along with non-wrestling games.  Dance and Yoga are included each day.  Wrestling groups are created by both age and skill. All activities take place under the careful supervision of Glenn Rodriguez, Jon Burgos, and Wrestling Alumni who are helping to continue the strong legacy of this great sport!  Boys and girls, ages 4-8, and 9-13 are welcome.  Our camp will include:

                   AGE-APPROPRIATE YOUTH WRESTLING                     

(With Certified USA Wrestling Youth Coaches)

*Innovative mat games to help build core strength                                                                *Wrestling technique for beginners and experienced wrestlers

*Games and Drills from the USA Youth Wrestling Curriculum                                               *Live wrestling


*Outdoor Games in Central Park including Nuke ‘em, Kickball, and Capture the Flag.

*Indoor Games including Dodge Ball, Guardian Pinball, Whales Tails, and Obstacle Courses


Monday through Thursday, with Corey, aka “Nova” Grimes.  Nova is a professional breakdancer and instructor.


YOGA, Fitness, and Mindful Breaks

  • Yoga with a certified Yoga instructor
  • Mindful Breaks with Glenn Rodriguez (Glenn is certified through the ATCQA)
  • Children’s Speedball Fitness with certified Speedball instructor and International Fitness Guru Joel Matalon, owner of RunHabX (​Joel has been featured in the Daily News, ABC’s Eyewitness News, Rachel Ray Magazine, SportsLife NYC, Martha Stewart Whole Living Body, US News and World Report and Time Out NY)

LOCATION: Our interim location, The Center at West Park, 165 West 86th Street (at Amsterdam Avenue).

DATES (Monday through Friday)  Week 1: June 25th – June 29th,    Week 2: July 16th – July 20th,    Week 3: July 23rd – July 27th

TIME:             Monday – Thursday, 9am – 3pm.   Friday, 9am – Noon

COST:            $825 per week.  Multiple weeks and siblings receive a discount.  Scholarships are available.  Contact Glenn Rodriguez with questions.

REFUNDS/CANCELLATIONS: There is a processing fee of $50 for any cancellations more than one week from the start of camp.  $300 is non-refundable for cancellations within one week.  There are no refunds after the start of camp your child is registered for.


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Glenn Rodriguez is the founder/director of Grapplin’ Gorillas. He has been a school teacher for over 20 years, and holds certifications as a Youth Coach through USA Wrestling, as a Personal Trainer, and through the American Tai Chi Qigong Association.




How to register:

  1. Pay through PayPal (below) or with a check made out to Grapplin’ Gorillas.  (Sibling and multiple-week discounts, plus scholarships, are available).

  2. Email or send this Registration Form 2018 Camp Reg Form 4-13.

  3. Email or send one of the following:

    1. Health Records for each child from your Doctor for camp, or

    2. This Grapplin’ Gorillas Summer Health Form.  Each child must have a current health form completed by the wrestler’s physician and returned to Glenn Rodriguez in person, through the Postal Service, or through email.  The health forms must be completed within twelve months of the closing day of camp. The completed health form must include specific dates of inoculations. We do not allow participation without a completed health form. If you are not sending the form that was completed for the school year, please have your physician complete the Grapplin’ Gorillas Summer Health Form.

Email Glenn Rodriguez  at grod@grapplingorillas.com.  Questions? (917-273-1931)

If not using email, please send all payments/documents to the following address:

Grapplin’ Gorillas

PO BOX 1607, New Canaan, CT 06840

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