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Welcome to the 2014 Beat The Streets Summer Camps Page!

As you begin to investigate what camp experience is right for you or the wrestler in your care, this page will have the resources you'll need to take advantage of Beat the Streets' camp assistance program.

Assisting NYC Wrestlers in attending Summer Wrestling Camps is a key component of Beat The Streets' mission to develop the full human and athletic potential of New York City youth. If you are currently in the 5th – 11th grade, wrestle on your school or club wrestling team, and reside in NYC, then chances are you are eligible to attend a BTS-Approved Summer Wrestling Camp for free.

Here's how our camp program works:

  • If you have never attended a wrestling camp before, you are eligible to attend the Beat The Streets Top of the Podium Camp (TOP).
    • If you are currently a boy in the 5th – 7th grade or a girl in any grade, your TOP camp runs from June 27th – July 1st.
    • If you are currently a boy in the 8th – 11th grade, your TOP camp runs from July 7th – 11th.
  • If you have already attended the BTS TOP Camp, you are:
    • eligible to go to a BTS-approved technique camp.
  • If you have already attended a BTS-approved technique camp, you are:
    • eligible to go to another BTS-approved technique camp, or
    • if you are up to the challenge, you are eligible to attend a BTS-approved Intensive Training Camp
Applying is as simple as 1, 2, 3 -
  1. Complete the online application
  2. Wait for an approval notice & waiver from Beat The Streets
  3. Go to WRESTLING CAMP!

If you are ready to apply, fill out the application. If you need more information, browse the resources here.

FAQ

Q. What is the difference between the Top of the Podium, Technique, and Intensive camps?

A: The Top of the Podium Camp is required for all first-time campers. TOP is a comprehensive camp that involves wrestling, life skills, and recreation. Once a student has successfully complete the TOP Camp he or she is eligible to attend a Technique camp on a college campus. 

Technique camps are primarily focused on wrestling instruction. 

Intensive camps are training-style camps that involve technical instruction, cardio and strength training, and live wrestling. Only wrestlers that have successfully completed a training camp in the past and are in good physical condition are eligible for intensive camps.

Q. How much will Beat the Streets pay?

A: Beat The Streets will continue to substantially subsidize each camper. Generally, BTS will cover the full camp tuition and provide transportation to selected camps, but the exact amount will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

Q.  Will Beat the Streets pay for more than one camp per wrestler?

A: In general, no. But this will be determined by individual situations and funding availability.

Q.  When is the deadline for camp applications?

A: Applications will be accepted until all camp slots are full. Apply now!

Q.  What if I have more questions?

A. Please contact Beat the Streets directly at (212) 777-5702.

Beat the Streets Top of the Podium Camp

The Beat The Streets Top of the Podium (BTS TOP) Camp takes place at Sullivan County Community College. BTS runs TOP Camp sessions for Middle School-aged wrestlers as well as High School-aged Wrestlers. The TOP Camp is comprehensive in nature and includes wrestling, life skills classes, and recreation. Once a student-athlete has successfully completed a TOP Camp he or she is eligible to attend a Technique or Intensive Camp.

This year's TOP Camp dates are:

  • Middle School & Girls: June 27th - July 1st
  • High School Boys: July 7th - July 11th

BTS-Approved Camps List

Technique Camps

Intensive Camps

Goals

  • Provide a graduated program in which wrestlers earn the right to move on to more advanced camp opportunities.
  • Provide assistance so that each wrestler has the opportunity to experience summer camp outside of New York City.
  • Provide assistance so that each wrestler has the opportunity to experience summer camp on a University Campus.
  • Provide assistance so that each accomplished and seasoned summer camper has the opportunity to experience an intensive training camp.
  • Provide assistance so that each wrestler has the opportunity to experience wrestling with kids from other parts of the country.

Camp Counselors

  • If you have graduated High School and would like to be a camp counselor, send a resume to Ken Bigley at kbigley@btsny.org.
  • Apply now! Limited spots available!