The Winter Break Training Camp is designed to give you a distinct edge over your opponents this season and during the years to come.
Since so many wrestlers benefit from the Gold Medal Summer Camp System, we know you can benefit tremendously from this mid-season intensive training camp. Through a carefully designed sequence of personalized instruction, intense drilling and live wrestling, you will come to understand the technique, intensity and commitment required to become a champion.
Informative and motivational discussions will also be conducted on important areas of sports science, including: nutrition, weight control, confidence development, mental preparation, and strength training. We have made a commitment to designing and coordinating the finest camp system in the world, and we are determined to help you reach your highest goals!
Coach Chertow will be at every session of our Winter Break Training Camp along with Youth Camp Director Steve Sawall. Coach Sawall works full-time with Coach Chertow at the Home Training Center in State College. Our coaching staff will be staying with you at the Ramada Inn and will be available to help you throughout the week. The coaches listed to the right will also be teaching you at our Winter Break Training Camp.
GOLD MEDAL TRAINING CAMP
5 or 6-Day Camp - This incredible camp involves a unique blend of technical instruction, intense drilling, live wrestling, and review sessions. Technique is emphasized and reinforced, not neglected as it is at many other intensive camps. You will be taught by many of our superstar clinicians and will learn far more than you would at a shorter camp.
The live wrestling sessions are very intense and competitive. During the past seven seasons, Gold Medal Campers have won an impressive 400 State Championships, while over 700 campers have placed in the 2001 - 2010 State Tournaments. This does not include all the future stars still in junior high school. Many of our campers use Gold Medal Camp to train for USA Wrestling, NHSCA and AAU Nationals, so we have special instructional and training groups for those interested in freestyle and Greco-Roman training. If you want to test yourself against the best in the nation, Gold Medal Training Camp is the place to do it.
PERSONALIZED TECHNIQUE CAMP
4-Day Camp - The Personalized Technique Camp is specifically designed for junior high and senior high wrestlers with little to moderate experience, as well as for experienced wrestlers who want to refine and expand their current repertoire. Techniques will be shown in a progressive sequence to promote learning and understanding of what works at all levels of competition. The wrestlers will be divided by age and experience as needed so that each wrestler is able to focus on the technical skills and tactics that they most need to improve upon. Although live wrestling is not a core component of the technique camp as it is with the Gold Medal Training Camp, participants will have the opportunity to participate in live wrestling during select sessions.
WOMEN'S TECHNIQUE CAMP
We have successfully conducted our Personalized Women’s Camp for over 10 years. We offer a great learning and training environment for women of all ages and skill levels! Past camper Tocarra Montgomery made our 2004 U.S. Olympic Team, while past counselor Sara McMann earned a Silver Medal. We offer both freestyle & folkstyle instruction. Contact us for more details about our Women's Camp.
Undoubtedly, the Best Youth Camps in the Nation!!
KIDS TRAINING CAMP
5 or 6-Day Camp - A variation of the Gold Medal Training Camp that is designed for serious students entering grades 3-7. While many other camps conduct youth camps as an afterthought, We take great pride in our Kids Training Camps and the success of our students. We specialize in training youth wrestlers far better than any other camp in the nation, and elementary school wrestlers from across the country come to train at Kids Training Camp.
FUTURE CHAMPIONS CAMP
4 Day Camp - Designed for wrestlers grades 1–3 who have varying degrees of skill, experience, and attention span. We cater to the needs of both novice and advanced wrestlers, providing small group, personalized instruction. The Future Champions Camp motto is “Work Hard and Have Fun on Your Way to #1,” and the kids do just that. They learn the importance of hard work and aggressiveness while having fun and striving to be winners in all aspects of their lives.
FATHER/SON CAMP OPTIONS
Parents, you are welcome to attend either the Kids Training Camp or the Future Champions Camp with your son. We encourage you to attend sessions, take notes, video tape the instructional presentations, and/or assist your son. We offer a variety of housing and meal options to meet the needs and budget of your family. Please contact us today to learn more. We look forward to providing you and your child with a memorable learning experience.
We are very excited to be conducting our Winter Break Training Camp at the Ramada Inn Convention Center in State College, also the site of our State College summer camp. We will eat, sleep, and train in this excellent learning and training facility. The Ramada Inn has a nice indoor pool and hot tub. There is also a fitness center, game room, and restaurant.
Penn State is only 2 miles away and there are both indoor and outdoor recreation opportunities in the State College area. Also note that many of our high school campers take time before or after camp to visit Penn State and many other colleges. Families can secure hotel rooms through us at the discounted rate of $75 per night.
Free, safe transportation is provided from the University Park Airport as well as the State College Greyhound Station. E-mail email@example.com with your itinerary.
Commuters – Although the large majority of our campers stay overnight at the Ramada Inn, we also have a strong commuter base. Commuters receive a $100 discount. We also offer generous group discounts for both commuters and overnight campers.
We offer the following substantial group discounts:
4+ wrestlers = $25 discount per wrestler
8+ wrestlers = $50 discount per wrestler
12+ wrestlers = $75 discount per wrestler
For everyone in a group to receive the discount, all applications must be sent in together at least two weeks before camp begins.
If you have any questions, need more information and/or to get your group enrolled you can email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 814-466-3466.
2 - 6 Day Options for All Ages
Team and Group Discounts
3x Academic All American
3x NCAA All American
Penn State and Ohio State Coach
Youth Camp Director
Works full time at the HTC with Coach Chertow.
Over 100 Varsity Wins and Over 60 pins
2x NCAA Champ
PIAA State Champion
2x NCAA All-American @ Penn State
Big Ten Champion
Lock Haven University Head Coach
Captain of NCAA Championship PSU Team
10x All-American at Fargo
Pennsylvania State Champion
Long-time Super Gold Camper
Counselors will include past campers and current college wrestlers Ronnie Garbinsky, Jake Keller, Shawn Flesche, Alex Stewart, and more. All are great young men who love helping kids.
Graduate assistant coach at University of the Cumberlands
4x WCWA All-American
Penn State Strength Coach
3X Ohio State Champion
Coach of 2012 Ohio State Championships 2nd Place Team
Nutrition Coach and Advocare Expert
Camp Store Manager
CAMP OFFICE STAFF
Event Marketing Coordinator
Customer Service Manager