2020 Gorillas Manhattan Summer Camp

In a word, this camp is about MOVEMENT! We teach wrestling fundamentals along with non-wrestling games.  Other indoor activities include Breakdancing, Yoga, plus strength and agility exercises, including tumbling and the use of gymnastics rings. Wrestling groups are created by age, size, 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!  Sportsmanship and character development are, as always, emphasized in this program. Boys and girls, ages 4-8, and 9-15 are welcome.  Our camp will include:


Age-appropriate youth wrestling with certified USA Youth Wrestling coaches 

Innovative games and drills from the USA Wrestling Youth Curriculum  

Live Wrestling


Indoor Games including Whales Tails and Tug of War

Outdoor games including Dodge Ball and Capture the Flag


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


YOGA and Mindful Breaks

Glenn is certified through the ATCQA (The American Tai Chi Qigong Association)

LOCATION:   Our interim location, Next Evolution.  1786 3rd Avenue (at 99th Street).

DATES:         Week One: June 15 – 19, Week Two: June 22 – 26

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

COST:            $850.  Siblings receive a discount (See PayPal options).  Scholarships are available.  Contact Glenn Rodriguez with questions.

REFUNDS/CANCELLATIONS: There is a processing fee of $100 for any cancellations more than one week from the start of camp.  The $850 is non-refundable for cancellations within one week, nor are there refunds after the start of camp.


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. This includes both the Gorillas form in addition to the facility waiver. Both must be signed by the parent:

3. Email or send one of the following:

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

B. 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.

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

If not using email to send registration and payment and documents, please send to the following address:

Grapplin’ Gorillas

PO BOX 1607, New Canaan, CT 06840

Glenn Rodriguez is the founder/director of Grapplin’ Gorillas. He has been a school teacher for over 20 years. Glenn holds certifications as a Youth Coach through USA Wrestling, as a Personal Trainer and through the American Tai Chi Qigong Association. 10% of net proceeds go to NYC Wrestling not-for-profits.  

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