J Robinson Intensive Camps are known as the most challenging and life-changing wrestling camps in the country. The training and conduct expectations of our Intensive Camps are influenced by J Robinson's experience as an Army Ranger and by the protocol of Army Ranger School, which focuses on both physical and mental development. The rigorous training model operates on the principle that intense challenges bring about significant change, so we provide a structured, accountable environment that pushes athletes to their physical and mental limits. Through 4 workouts a day that include technical skill sessions, live wrestling, drilling, running, weight lifting, and cross-training, athletes will be taught a new meaning of hard work. They will learn how positive character traits—Discipline, Dedication, Sacrifice, Hard Work, Responsibility, Accountability, and Service—contribute to their success as an athlete and as a human being.
No other camp emphasizes the development of life skills as a key part of the curriculum. The J7 training philosophy—Discipline, Dedication, Sacrifice, Accountability, Hard Work, Responsibility, Accountability, and Service—guides each activity at our Intensive Camps. We show wrestlers how to work harder than they ever thought possible, giving them the physical and mental tools to take on the challenges brought on by wrestling competition and life. Additionally, we provide daily seminars before each evening wrestling session that focus on a variety of character-building topics, including leadership, overcoming adversity, mental attitude, money management, nutrition, goal setting, developing a personal philosophy, visualization, and service to others.
To learn more about our camp system and how J Robinson's early life led to the creation and development of our Intensive Camps, please watch our feature-length documentary, J Robinson: Full Circle. The film parallels the ups and downs of J Robinson's life with the successes and struggles of two high school wrestlers—a state qualifier and a state finalist—from Pennsylvania at the 28-Day Intensive Camp.
Because of the high-intensity environment, our Intensive Wrestling Camps are only for wrestlers 14-18 years of age. We consider 13 year-olds on a case-by-case basis. Call us at 612-349-6585 if you have a 13 year-old who would like to come to an Intensive Camp.
Visit our Intensive Camps Videos page for raw footage of camp activities and drills.
The daily schedule at J Robinson Intensive Camps varies from day to day in order to maximize the physical and mental challenge that our athletes face. We use unpredictability and constant change as a tool to test the athletes, so they never know what they'll face when they wake up. Here is a sample daily schedule that shows what one day might look like. Scroll down below the chart to view our "A Day in the Life" video, which leads you through a typical day at camp.
|6:45am - 7:45am||Running and/or Weight Training|
|8:00am - 9:45am||Breakfast and Rest|
|10:00am - 12:00pm||Technique Sessions|
|12:15pm - 2:45pm||Lunch and Rest|
|3:00pm - 5:00pm||Hard Practice, Drilling, and Live Wrestling|
|5:15pm - 7:15pm||Dinner and Rest|
|7:30pm - 8:00pm||Mental Attitude, Motivation, Life Skills, and Visualization Training|
|8:00pm - 9:45pm||Technique Review, Running or Weight Training|
West Coast 14-Day Intensive Camp
2017 Location TBD (California, Oregon, or Washington)
July 30 - August 12, 2017
Camp Fee: 2017 fee subject to change based on facility costs ($1,649 in 2016)
Registration is open for this camp, but we do not yet have a site finalized. Please do not purchase flights until we do. If you choose to wait to register, please use our West Coast Camp Notification Request Form to request an email notification when a location is finalized for the 2017 14-Day West Coast Intensive Camp.