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2019 Summer Camps

This Years Camps: Due to some family health issues, we are cutting back on our camp offerings this summer. BUT, we are featuring one of our all time favorite camps with a great following from several states including; Nebraska, South Dakota, Kansas, Illinois, Iowa and even South Carolina.  This is our Superduck/Crab Ride Camp featuring coach Jeff Rutledge.  Over the years this camp has produced MANY state medalist, state champions, successful college wrestlers, All-Americans and even National Champions! To learn more about this camp and see some highlight videos of techniques taught visit the camp page on this site.  Also make sure to visit our “Outdoor Challenge Camps” Facebook page to see even more techniques and to keep up on current state, national and international wrestling events and topics!

Wrestlers and coaches - If you are you looking for a camp that provides great clinicians, teaching of proven technique, low clinician to wrestler ratios, team building activities, live wrestling opportunities, physical challenges and fun leisure activities, all in an outdoor setting, check out the following pages. Are you tired of large camps with so many wrestlers you feel like you aren't given individual attention? Our camps will be limited to a maximum of 55 wrestlers per camp. Outdoor Challenge Camps may be just the camp you are looking for this summer!

Mission Statement: To provide a 5-1/2 day intensive resident camp in an outdoor setting on a working ranch. To combine optimum integration of: 1) teaching of wrestling techniques proven successful at the highest levels of competition, 2) to provide combat wrestling opportunities in the form of standard format, takedown and overtime format tournaments, 3) integrate daily physical conditioning sessions including running and our log workout exercises 4) provide team building activities including; obstacle course work, tug of war, canoe race, river nerf-football and a paintball tournament, 5) provide camp counselors from college level wrestling programs, 6) provide leisure activities including; hiking, float trip on Wild and Scenic River, games, campfire cookouts and other activities, 7) integrate group campfire discussions including topics on weight maintenance, mental focusing, match preparation and spiritual life study. Team building activities: Seventeen stage obstacle course run as team, individually and as team relay. Paintball tournament, Mini wrestling tournaments- standard match, takedown and overtime formats. River Nerf-football tournament, Pull-ups to enter dining area canoe race and spider wall challenge. All activities and competitions earn points toward crowning camp Iron Man Team champions.

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Nebraska Outdoor Challenge Camps
P.O. Box 414
Valentine, NE 69201
Cell: 402-322-0640  
Steve Hansen - Camp Director

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