Long before wrestling became associated with the outlandish characters and cage-fighting antics you see on TV, it was a serious competitive sport dating back thousands of years. Real competitive wrestling is still popular today, especially in high schools, colleges, and at the Olympics. Wrestlers develop physical strength, practice discipline, and learn to respect both their teammates and their opponents in one-on-one matches.
Wrestling is an excellent workout for both the body and the mind. If you’d like to give your children the opportunity to build skills in the ring, along with strength and confidence they can carry with them outside of it, consider a youth wrestling summer camp.
For kids looking to pick up a new sport, wrestling is an excellent option, and one that’s underrated compared to Big Four sports like football or baseball. Success in wrestling takes muscle, of course, but it also requires a lot of strategy and thinking fast on your feet. Learning which holds, throws, and pins to use against an opponent who’s trying to do the same to you is as much an intellectual exercise as a physical one.
If your kids already have wrestling experience and want to continue at a seriously competitive level, wrestling camp is the best way for them to improve their skills. They’ll keep their momentum going between school years with training from expert instructors who can recommend more advanced techniques, and they’ll get to sharpen their skills by challenging new wrestlers outside of the classmates they always compete against at school.
Some wrestling camp programs are open to everyone, while others cater to particular age groups or skills levels. You can also find different camps for girls and others just for boys. Whatever environment your family is most comfortable with, there will be a ring ready to have them.
Use our camp index to find the best wrestling camp for your kids. You can narrow your search by location or program type, then click a listing for more information about that individual camp’s program. Finding the right one will bring your children one step closer to a summer of making memories on the mat.