JROB Intensive Camps have been our company’s flagship since its founding in 1978. Our distinctive training model operates on the principle that intense challenges bring about life-changing growth. By focusing on physical preparation, technical skill, mental toughness, and life skills, JROB is the spark that accelerates their personal and athletic transformation. The work ethic, discipline, and mindset of achievement taught at camp become a part of their core, propelling them toward immediate and long-term success on the mat and in life. No other camp emphasizes comprehensive personal development as a key part of the curriculum, so wrestlers leave our Intensive Camps with the confidence that they can have a greater impact on the mat and in the world than they ever thought possible.
Athletes at JROB Intensive Camps are challenged to fight through and overcome physical fatigue and mental stress every day. The training and conduct expectations at camp are inspired by camp founder J Robinson's experience as an Army Ranger and by the protocol of Army Ranger School, which focuses on both physical and mental development. JROB immerses athletes in a structured, accountable environment that challenges them to push their limits and to discover their untapped potential. The J7 training philosophy guides the curriculum at our Intensive Camps. Practicing these seven positive character traits—Discipline, Dedication, Sacrifice, Hard Work, Responsibility, Accountability, and Service—in the context of sport empowers wrestlers to build a foundation for success that lasts a lifetime.
JROB teaches athletes that there is much more to success than talent alone. Success in athletics and in life takes resilience, a positive attitude, an uncompromising work ethic, and a determination to rise to the top. So, in addition to our intense wrestling and cross-training sessions, we provide seminars before each evening practice 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.
Wrestlers from across the country and world choose JROB Intensive Camps to elevate their skills, work ethic, and mental toughness. In 2019, wrestlers came from 48 states and U.S. Territories, as well as six other countries around the globe. Because of the wide geographic footprint of our camps, wrestlers are able to train with and compete against peers who have diverse skill sets and styles, just like they would at state and national tournaments. Check out our 2019 Camper Map to see who came to camp from your area.
Because of the high-intensity environment, JROB Intensive Wrestling Camps are only for wrestlers 13-18 years of age. 13 year-olds may enroll conditionally based on experience and skill level. Call us for approval at 612-349-6585 if you have a 13 year-old who would like to attend an Intensive Camp. Girls also may enroll conditionally based on experience and skill level. Call us if you have a girl who would like to attend an Intensive Camp.
Visit our Intensive Camps Videos page for raw footage of camp activities and drills.
Watch the highlight video below from the 2018 28-Day Intensive Camp to get an inside look at what wrestlers do at a JROB Intensive Camp.
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 from Pennsylvania—a state qualifier and a future state champ—at the 28-Day Intensive Camp.
The Ultimate Challenge: JROB 28-Day Intensive Camp
Our signature camp since 1978, the JROB 28-Day Intensive Camp has set the standard for high-intensity wrestling training for more than 40 years. A full season’s worth of wrestling captured in 28 days, camp includes approximately 75 wrestling practices and 25 cross-training sessions. This sustained length and intensity allows campers to gain first-hand experience into what hard work really looks and feels like, and helps them prove to themselves that their physical and mental limits are much higher than what they imagined. No other wrestling camp in the country immerses wrestlers in their training, without distractions, for 28 days.
For young wrestlers, the 28-Day Intensive Camp is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to accelerate their athletic and personal growth. Because camp is four weeks long, athletes have the time to learn, drill, and internalize the techniques we teach until they become second nature on the mat. The time frame also gives wrestlers extended exposure to the work ethic and self-discipline that infuses every aspect of camp.
Through overcoming physical and mental challenges every day, camp teaches wrestlers that following through with commitments leads to real results. Each November, we hear from coaches who tell us that their wrestler returned from the 28-Day Intensive Camp with a new mindset of leadership, dedication, confidence, and resilience, both on and off the mat.
Exclusively at the 28-Day Intensive Camp, we offer a college recruiting seminar that allows campers to learn directly from NCAA DI, DII, DIII, and NAIA coaches on and off the mat. During this seminar, campers are introduced to the process of college recruiting and are provided with the opportunity to begin relationships with collegiate coaches from across the nation.
Though all four of our Intensive Camps operate with the same training model, there is simply no substitute for the investment of time and effort in pursuit of a goal. That’s why the 28-Day Intensive Camp stands above the rest. Whether your wrestler is relatively inexperienced or has already reached the state tournament podium, camp will empower them to discover their full potential. Read more about the JROB 28-Day Intensive Camp...
SAMPLE DAILY SCHEDULE
The daily schedule at JROB 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.
6:45am - 7:45am
Running, Cross-Training, or Weight Training
8:00am - 9:45am
Breakfast and Recovery
10:00am - 12:00pm
12:15pm - 2:45pm
Lunch and Recovery
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Hard Practice, Drilling, and Live Wrestling
5:15pm - 7:15pm
Dinner and Recovery
7:30pm - 8:00pm
Mental Attitude, Motivation, Life Skills, and Visualization Training
8:00pm - 9:45pm
Technique Review + Running, Cross-Training, or Weight Training