Agoge Intensive Wrestling Camp
10-day, overnight, intensive wrestling camp.
Male or female wrestlers | Ages 14 - 18 | At least 1 season of wrestling experience is required
A warrior mindset is the most important thing a wrestler can possess. A warrior mindset allows wrestlers to maintain a clear mind in a match; even when things are not going their way. Additionally, wrestlers who posses a warrior mindset are able to focus on their own abilities, execute their game plan, and impose their will on an opponent.
AIWC is a 10-day, overnight, intensive camp focused on building that warrior mindset. AIWC provides an intense environment that will repeatedly expose wrestlers to challenging, wrestling-specific situations. AIWC will teach wrestlers how to control their body’s reaction to stressors, tap into their reservoir of resolve and resiliency, and develop a warrior mentality so they are prepared to compete at the highest levels.
At AIWC, wrestlers will TRAIN LIKE A WARRIOR SO THEY CAN BATTLE LIKE A CHAMPION!
Throughout camp, wrestlers are evaluated and graded on their work ethic, motivation, self-discipline, integrity, and leadership. This grading process creates an environment where wrestlers push themselves to new levels and are held accountable for their actions. Only wrestlers that complete camp with a passing grade will achieve ELITE WARRIOR status and will be awarded an exclusive shirt to recognize their accomplishment. This shirt will provide those wrestlers with a reminder that they have a Warrior Mindset and can reach any goal they set.
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Absolutely! AIWC is open to ALL wrestlers between 14-18 years old.
AIWC is focused on Folkstyle wrestling.
While at AIWC, wrestlers shall:
Every day at camp will have a morning run or weightlifting session, a morning wrestling session, an afternoon wrestling session, and an evening wrestling session. Additionally, some days at camp will offer team, character, and leadership building activities.
Wrestlers should expect to be on the wrestling mat approximately 6 hours every day.
Wrestlers should expect to run almost every single day with distance, speed, and intensity varying from day-to-day.
Each day will also have rest and recovery times for wrestlers socialize, eat, rest, sleep, work on assignments, and conduct other personal activities (shower, laundry, etc.).
The wrestler-to-staff ratio is no more than 10:1.
All wrestlers are required to have a current USA Wrestling Membership to attend camp.
No, the only people authorized to stay at camp are wrestlers and camp staff.
However, if parents/guardians are able to find other lodging (or live close by), they may drop-in and watch any training session they'd like.
AIWC’s price is set to make attending camp as attainable as possible for most wrestlers. The price of camp includes all camp activities, access to training materials, lodging and meals for the duration of camp, and a camp shirt.
The price of camp does not include any costs associated with getting to/from camp.
Agoge Academy offers a referral program. For every wrestler that you refer, that signs up for camp, you will get $50 credited back to your payment method (up to $200 total).
Please contact us to discuss possible group discounts.
AIWC’s refund policy is as follows:
No, we do not offer a commuter option. We firmly believe that the only way to experience a true intensive camp is through a fully immersive residential (overnight) camp.
Yes. ALL WRESTLERS must have a "Medical Eligibility Form” filled out and signed by a medical professional. The “Medical Eligibility Form” is available in the Membership Dashboard.
Once wrestlers have registered for camp, they will be required to fill out a “Camper Health Record” form. There is a section on this form to note any medical conditions. The camp director and camp health supervisor will create action plans for serious medical conditions.
Lunch and dinner will be provided on Day 1. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided on days 2-9. No meals will be provided on Day 10.
While the actual meal plan is not yet published, wrestlers should expect to be served traditional breakfast (eggs, cereal, sausage, etc.), lunch (chicken, pizza, salad, etc.), and dinner (chicken, pizza, salad etc.) meals.
Wrestlers may store personal snacks and drinks in their dorm rooms or the dorm kitchen area.
Once wrestlers have registered for camp, they will be required to fill out a “Camper Health Record” form. There is a section on this form for noting any allergies. For food allergies, the camp director will work with host location food services for possible meal alternatives.
If a wrestler is going to bring ANY medication (prescription or over-the-counter) to camp, they MUST have a medical professional fill out and sign the "Medical Administration Authorization Form".
All medications must be marked as “OK To Self Administer”.
The Medical Administration Authorization Form is located in the Member Portal.
No. It is against MD Department of Health regulations for staff to give campers ANY medications. If your camper needs to being any over-the-counter medications to camp, they must be listed on their "Medical Administration Authorization Form".
If there is an emergency, the camp director can be reached anytime by calling 443-356-6565.
For non-emergency communication, please email the camp director at firstname.lastname@example.org
Wrestlers will live in one of four dormitories on campus. Each dormitory has air-conditioned dorm rooms, a lounge, a kitchenette, bathroom/shower facilities, and laundry facilities.
Dorm rooms are double occupancy and have two twin-size beds, two desks, two dressers, and two closets. Sheets, pillows, pillowcases, and blankets are NOT provided. Wrestlers may request roommates.
There is also a recreation room on campus that wrestlers may use to play games (ping pong, foosball, etc.), hang out, and/or watch tv.
Female wrestlers will live in a female-only dorm.
Camp counselors will have a room in each section of the dorm to provide overnight supervision.
It depends on how much your wrestler packs. There are free washers and dryers in each dorm. Wrestlers may use them to launder their clothes during camp.
Yes, wrestlers may request a roommate through the membership portal.
Once wrestlers have registered for camp, they will have access to detailed camp packing list.
Wrestlers must have the following items with them at every wrestling session: wrestling shoes, running shoes, a properly labeled practice shirt, tight-fitting short, and a water bottle. Headgear is optional at AIWC.
Wrestlers should wear running shoes, a properly labeled t-shirt, and shorts to non-wrestling training sessions.
Official AIWC practice gear is an optional purchase and is only available via pre-order. All pre-orders must be in by April 30th. Pre-ordered practice gear will be handed out during camp check-in.
If wrestlers do not place a practice gear order by April 30th, they must bring their own practice gear to camp. Any practice shirt a wrestler brings to camp must have their last name written on the back.
Official AIWC practice gear will NOT be sold at camp.
AIWC cannot help with transportation to/from camp. Transportation to/from camp is the sole responsibility of the wrestler and/or their parent(s) or guardian(s).
If a wrestler has a valid driver’s license, they may drive themselves to camp. When they arrive at camp, they will be directed to park in a designated parking lot. During check-in, their keys MUST be handed over to the coaching staff. Wrestlers may NOT drive their vehicle for any reason during camp. Wrestler’s keys will be returned during camp check-out.
Any violation to this policy will result in an immediate dismissal from AIWC.
“Demetrios is an incredible coach! He exemplifies and instills dedication, confidence, and respect into all his wrestlers (including two of my children). His extensive knowledge on the mat and coaching experience allows him to run a tight and effective practice.”
"My daughter decided to wrestle entering her freshman year of high school. She joined the wrestling team and was one of two girls on the team with forty boys. It was quite intimidating and overwhelming. Coach Demetrios immediately accepted Sawyer on the team and treated her as a normal member of the team. He was supportive and tough on her, which is what she wanted and needed. She worked with him throughout the four years of high school. She learned so much and he helped her fall in love with the sport of wrestling. Five years later she is now in her second year of college and wrestles for her college’s women’s wrestling team. Coach Demetrios never wavered in his support in her.”
"I would highly recommend training with Coach Demetri. My boys have trained under him for years. He is an amazing coach that has the ability to build strong, lasting relationships with his wrestlers! My boys have learned a great deal from him, and I know anyone attending this camp will as well."