An Epic Weekend to Level Up Your Life.

Hi, I’m Steve, founder of Nerd Fitness and your head counselor for a weekend that will change your life forever.

If you’re like me, you still vividly remember summer camp as a kid. Every summer, I’d count down the days leading up to camp - marking them off one by one on a calendar that hung in our kitchen.

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We are both really excited to be attending Camp! It's a long way from home and part of the US I've never been to so this will be an adventure!
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Although I'm a newbie to NF, I'm thoroughly enjoying your site. You've energized my workouts and cleaned up my diet - all by remote control! I'm really looking forward to meeting everyone at camp!
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Holy **** - it's 10-weeks to Camp Nerd Fitness. I can't freaking wait! Who's gonna be there with me???
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Is it September yet? lol... just kidding! We have to get an awesome summer in first. Can't wait to see everyone there!
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You can't imagine how excited I am to be coming to Camp Nerd Fitness.... It's a long way away, but I wanted to be apart of the first ever camp!!
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But you know what I remember most? The friends I made, the late night conversations, the uncontrollable laughs, and the “I got your back” mentality that comes from spending those summer days side-by-side.

I really only spent a few days a year with these people, but at camp, somehow just a few days felt like a few months of friendship. I’m still friends with many of my campmates, even decades later. It was such a powerful connection.

How Camp Nerd Fitness was born…

Last year, as I was reminiscing about my childhood adventures, I started dreaming up some sort of retreat that committed to the same principles of adventure, bonding, and learning that we all enjoyed as kids.

As an adult, I’ve gone to my share of conferences, retreats, and heck - even worked for the Rock The Boat floating music festivals before starting Nerd Fitness.

But none of these events captured quite the same magical feeling we all had as kids.

And though I still had fun at these events, none of these events involved playing video games, talking Game of Thrones, AND deadlifting.

Enough, I thought. Let's make this a reality!

So this September, we're gonna bring back summer camp - for adults! We’re combining our favorite nerdy passions and our commitment to fitness in one event.

It'll be the biggest event in Nerd Fitness history... our first EVER official "Camp Nerd Fitness."

We’re bringing together several hundred passionate, like-minded “Rebels” from around the world for 3 days of fun, friendship, and fitness in the woods of Georgia.

We’re flying in experts from a wide variety of disciplines: strength training, cooking, gymnastics, gaming, parkour, yoga, confidence, martials arts, and much more.

And we’re scheduling all the activities we’ve always dreamed of spending a weekend doing: rock climbing, gaming tournaments, swimming, karaoke, massive human vs. zombie tag game, themed races, and wilderness hikes, and more.

Every camper will have a different experience at Camp NF - you’ll get to “Choose Your Own Adventure” through the dozens of workshops, group sessions, talks, and fun events over the course of the weekend.

We’re asking everyone to come with an open mind and heart - and let us fill it up with new skills, life-long friends, and a spirit of fun and adventure.

This is gonna be a weekend to remember!

5 Reasons YOU Should Come to Camp

#1 -- We’ll cover all your food. That’s right, each of your meals and a wide variety of snacks are going to be handled by us. You’ll eat delicious (and, of course healthy) food from the moment you arrive. This is one weekend you can let someone else worry about food!

#2 -- You’ll get comfortable sleep - and plenty of it. We’re big fans of sleep (for mental AND physical health). Don’t worry - you won’t be sleeping on the ground at this retreat. All your linens, sheets, pillows, and towels will be provided so you can get a solid night’s rest. And we’ll make sure you’re exhausted (in that good way) each day. You’ll sleep like a baby!

#3 -- Receive hands on coaching. Each of our hands-on workshops will have time built in for you to get attention from the leaders of the workshop. Whether you are learning a brand new skill (like yoga, meditation, parkour, or powerlifting) or you’re looking for a few small changes to help you reach the next level, these experts will show you first-hand exactly what to do.

#4 -- Rebels of all ages, shapes, and sizes. We’ll have hundreds of our most passionate rebels from all over the globe coming to Atlanta. Some will be at the very start of their fitness journey - others will be several years into theirs. No matter where you are today, you’ll find others at the same point in your journey. Our activities are intentionally scalable to all ages (16+ for this camp), weights, flexibilities, and strengths. There is no excuse not to come have a blast with us.

#5 -- Friends who will have your back. The best thing about the Nerd Fitness community is the camaraderie of our ridiculous community. This camp is an intimate gathering of our most supportive members. We all need a group of people to support us, lift us up, and believe in our dreams. This isn’t a normal camp - you’ll be hard pressed to find a more uplifting and adventurous group of people in one place like this!

Remember, you just need to get to Atlanta and we’ll provide the rest. We’ll take care of your lodging, ALL your food, and providing a unique group of people you’ll remember for the rest of your life.

We’ll schedule the workshops, talks, and sessions that’ll push your fitness and health to the next level. And we’ll plan the most nerdy, fun combination of events, tournaments, and challenges you’ve ever seen in one weekend.

What do you say?

Will you help us bring back the adventure and passion of summer camp?

We can’t wait to spend time with you at this amazing location in the mountains of Georgia.

We’re going to be making some NEW camp memories to remember for the rest of our lives.

See you there!

-Steve Kamb, Rebel Leader and Head Counselor

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Dozens of workshops and seminars on a variety of health, fitness, and inspiring topics. Whether this is your first time with an activity - or you’re a veteran - our experts will give you the next steps to level up.

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We take care of all food while you’re at camp! All your meals and snacks will be prepared by award-winning (and healthy) chefs at the retreat center in Georgia. You focus on sharing conversation with your new friends!

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We dare you to find a weekend that combines nerd trivia, rock climbing, table top gaming, lake swimming, costume races, morning hikes, video game tournaments, and karaoke in one place.

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Interested in more about the area?

Clayton, GA is nestled in a heavily wooded area at the southern base of Black Rock Mountain.

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The Perfect Location to Learn, Bond, and Grow

Camp Nerd Fitness takes place at the first-class, full service Kaplan Mitchell Retreat and Conference Center. Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and get out into the mountain and woods of northern Georgia. Your healthy meals are prepared by their trained chefs and are served in an amazing open eating area for everyone to enjoy together. This is the perfect backdrop to learn new skills, bond with like-minded passionate campers, and grow in your mental and physical fitness.

Schedule

September 18-21, 2014

Thursday

Morning or Afternoon
2:30 pm – 7:00 pm
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
8:00 pm – 8:30 pm
8:30 pm – 10:00 pm
10:00 pm – Sleepy Time
You arrive into Clayton, GA on your own schedule.
Official Check-in begins. Find your rooms and meet new friends.
Our first Dinner together! Get a taste of what’s to come.
Meet your “counselors” back at your cabins.
Opening Ceremonies with everyone together at the Amphitheater.
Informal late night conversations and bonding until lights out!

Friday

7:00 am – 8:30 am
7:30 am – 9:30 am
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
8:00 pm – Sleepy Time
Morning boot camps, hikes, and runs (for early birds).
An amazing breakfast is served in the main Dining Hall.
Choose from various workshops, talks, and group seminars.
A healthy lunch is served at your own pace back in the Dining Hall.
Choose your own adventures activities spread throughout.
Back one last time in the Dining Hall to share another dinner together.
Structured “play” time, informal bonding, and catch some zzzzzzzz.

Saturday

7:00 am – 8:30 am
7:30 am – 9:30 am
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
9:00 pm – Sleepy Time
Morning boot camps, hikes, and runs (for early birds).
Gather back together for breakfast served in the main Dining Hall.
A new set of workshops, talks, and seminars for you to choose from.
Don’t forget to make time for lunch (we’ll make sure you eat!).
The schedule of events ramps back up throughout the afternoon.
Celebrating our final Dinner together in the Dining Hall.
Our official Closing Ceremonies celebrate our weekend together.
A huge bonfire. Late night chats and exchanging contact information.

Sunday

7:30 a.m – 9:30 am
9:00 am – 11:00 am
11:00 am – 11:00 am
Our final meal is a healthy breakfast before most of us travel home.
Goodbyes and boarding shuttles heading for the Atlanta airport.
Final Checkout. You return home refreshed, filled up, and excited!

Choose Your Own Adventure: Scheduled Activities

  • Team Based Competitions
    Throughout the entire weekend we’ll have the camp divided into teams, with opportunities throughout for campers to win points for their team. Whether it’s a game of Capture the Flag, impromptu foot races, push up contests, nerd trivia, or a number of other events, you’ll have the chance to win points and bragging rights for your team!
  • Martial Arts
    We’ll have people who train in various martial arts with us at the camp to help give you an introduction to various art forms you may be interested in. If you grew up watching Karate Kid or playing Street Fighter, then this should certainly pique your interest! Who knows, maybe you’ll get introduced to your new favorite method of training!
  • Odyssey Ropes Challenge
    Team members receive a 20 minute training session and then begin the course by ascending a giant cargo net to reach the starting tree house. Once there they traverse through several problem-solving challenges to reach the peak ending platform where each person has an opportunity to experience a 100 foot zip line off the course.
  • Karaoke
    What’s a nerdy camp without some rockstar Karaoke as well? Get ready to sing your favorite jams and cheer on your fellow Rebel stars in the making! Just, please don’t sing Journey. Okay fine you can sing Journey, but we expect you to hit those high notes!
  • Tabletop Gaming
    There’s gaming, and then there’s GAMING. Settlers of Catan fan? D&D pro? Cards Against Humanity fanatic? Carcassonne champion? We’ve got the place for you. We’ll have a room where campers can play their favorite tabletop games, bring their own creations to share with others, and more.
  • Lifting Instruction
    If you’ve never picked up a weight before, we got you covered. Even if you have trained with weights for years, I bet there are a few tips you can pick up from our expert powerlifting instructors. You will leave this weekend knowing how to squat, deadlift, and press like a pro.
  • Theme Nights
    Who doesn’t love to dress up? As we get closer to the camp, we’ll be announcing our theme nights for those who want to don their cosplay costumes, show off their epic creations, or just dress up like a fool and have it be completely socially respectable.
  • Humans vs. Zombies
    Considering we’re in the state of Georgia (where “The Walking Dead” takes place), it’s a physical impossibility for us to not take advantage and have a massive zombie apocalypse simulation.
  • Video Game Competitions
    You can’t have Camp Nerd Fitness without some video game tournaments! In our game room, you’ll have an opportunity to show off your gaming skills for both new and old school games, win fun tournaments, and have the chance to earn bragging rights for your team.
  • Powerlifting Competition
    Powerlifting competition – If you are a seasoned veteran and would like to compete in our first ever Camp Nerd Fitness Power Lifting Competition, we’d love to have you. Yes, there will be a nerdy trophy for the victor. Yes, there will be lots of cheering. Yes, Staci will be there!
  • Fun Run 5k
    The campgrounds on which Camp Nerd Fitness take place is GORGEOUS, and we’ll be taking advantage of this with a fun themed 5k race on Saturday morning. Theme to be announced after a vote amongst attending campers.
  • Healthy Cooking Instruction
    Just because you’re away at Camp doesn’t mean you’re going to go hungry! Not only will we be providing ALL healthy meals while you’re at camp, but you’ll even have the opportunity to watch a live cooking demonstration so you can go home a better chef! That’s a win-win.

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Everything Your Registration Includes...


We’ve rented out the entire retreat exclusively for the most adventurous and passionate rebels in our community.

Remember, your ticket to the camp includes:

  • All of your food! Healthy, chef-prepared meals Thursday night through Sunday morning. We’ve got you completely covered.
  • Access to dozens of “Choose Your Own Adventure’ activities we have scheduled throughout the weekend.
  • Admission to any of the formal workshops, seminars, and sessions led by our expert speakers and trainers.
  • Comfortable cabin-style lodging for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night.
  • Linens for your bed and shower (Towels, sheets, blankets etc.)
  • New life-long friendships. By far the #1 thing the 100+ rebels who have already registered are looking forward to is the other people coming. That’s the real reason we come together - for the support, the friendship, and the memories we’ll spend this weekend making together.
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Our “Semi-Private Rooms” are located within the cabins, but only have 2 beds per room. If you prefer a little more privacy, this may be the option for you. If you do not note a roommate in the comments section, we’ll assign you a rebel to share with.

Note: Each cabin (both styles) has separate shared bathrooms and shower facilities for each gender - with individual stalls for privacy.


Our “Bunk Cabins” included a bottom bunk in a large cabin-style lodging that will be shared between 8-9 people. This is an amazing choice to share in the experience with a new batch of friends.

If you are coming with people, please include that in your registration notes and we will do our best to ensure that you get in the same shared cabin. If you are coming solo, don’t worry, we’ll match you up!

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Camp Nerd Fitness?

What is it?

Camp Nerd Fitness is a epic long weekend of camp for adults that combines action, adventure, education and community with 300 of your closest friends.  We’ll be spending the afternoon of September 18th through the late morning of September 21st living and breathing the Nerd Fitness Rebellion at a beautiful retreat/camp in the mountains of northern Georgia, about 2 hours north of Atlanta.

Whether you’re interested in learning strength training, yoga, parkour, becoming a better runner, or just spending a long weekend with friends you’ve gotten to know through the Nerd Fitness community, we’ve got you covered.  Keep reading below for more details and specifics.

Is this more like a conference, boot camp, or a fun fitness get together?

Camp Nerd Fitness is kind of like a combination having fun with friends and learning new things about fitness and health.  This will not be a rigorous, intensive exercise all-day-every day bootcamp, nor will it be a typical conference where you sit in one room all day and listen to people talk for 10 hours.

Instead, Camp Nerd Fitness will have a combination of fun activities, exercise, social events, interesting new ideas and material on health and fitness, and everything relating to the Nerd Fitness Philosophy.  We understand we have all people of all shapes, sizes, ages, and levels of fitness that will be joining us, so we’ll have activities for everybody.

Look forward to things like power lifting and parkour demonstrations, talks with some of the greatest Nerd Fitness success stories (like Saint, Staci, and Joe), video game competitions, camper-lead panels on nerdy pursuits and activities, fun camp-wide activities like water balloon fights and zombies vs. humans, and late night activities with dance parties, theme nights, and camp fires.

Think of it like a giant party with 300 of your closest friends that you haven’t met yet.

Who is Camp Nerd Fitness For?

What is the base fitness level required?

There IS no base fitness level required. The camp campus is a hilly and sprawling location, so you will be walking quite a bit each day, but beyond that we’re planning on having activities for any and all levels, from beginners through competitive athletes, and everything in between.

How will you incorporate different fitness levels?

We will have activities and events that cater to different levels of fitness and areas of interest. If you are just starting out you won’t be in all of the same activities as someone who has been lifting for a few years.

I’m not a video game nerd, will I still fit in?

Absolutely. We’re all nerds in some way. Some of us are book worms, some are sports stat nerds, others are cosplay nerds, and some might be medical nerds! No matter who you are or what your passions are, we’d love to have you at Camp.

I’m not active on the forums/haven’t had conversations with the NF team – can I still participate?

Perfect! That’s the point of Camp! There will be lots of opportunities to meet new people, and forum participation isn’t a requirement. We know some people just aren’t forum people, so we’ll do what we can to have spots on both twitter (#CampNerdFitness?) and facebook.

What are the recommended age groups?

Anyone over the age of 16 is welcome to join us, though anybody under the age of 18 will need to be accompanied by an adult.

Should I bring a friend or can I attend alone? If I attend alone, will there be easy ways for me to meet other people? I’m socially awkward.

You are more than welcome to bring a friend if you’d like, but if you are attending alone, don’t worry – most people will be traveling alone, and you’re about to meet 300 new close friends. We will have plenty of events and games and ice breakers where you can easily make new friends, along with giving you an opportunity to chat with other camp goers ahead of time on the website so you will be able to know who you are going to be going to camp with!

Is this open to people outside the US?

Absolutely! We expect more than a few international folks to join us!

How much does it cost?

How much does it cost?

The following costs reflect the all inclusive pricing for all three nights.

Cabins

Group cabins are bunk style cabins. You will get 1 single bed in a shared room with 8-9 other people (bottom bunks only).

There are shared showers/bathrooms in each cabin (individual stalls!).

Single Bunk in cabin: $620 per bed
Single Bunk in semi-private room with 2 beds (you will be assigned a roommate unless you book one): $640 per bed

HOTEL ROOMS

These are hotel style rooms where each room has a private bathroom/shower.

Marcus Lodge Hotel Rooms

Each room has 2 double beds.

1 person per room: $750
2 persons per room: $685 per person
3 persons per room: $566.67 per person
4 persons per room: $495 per person

Mountainside Hotel Rooms

Each room has 2 queen beds.

1 person per room: $785
2 persons per room: $705 per person
3 persons per room: $580 per person
4 persons per room: $502.50 per person

Lakeside Hotel Rooms

Each room has 2 queen beds.

1 person per room: $875 per person
2 persons per room: $805 per person
3 persons per room: $646.67 per person
4 persons per room: $555 per person

What is included in the price?

Because this camp takes place at a location where we will ALL be staying and eating on site, all of your meals and lodging will be included in the price.  Along with these things, your ticket will include all of the following:

  • All basic activities that you are interested in participating in.

  • Linens for your bed and shower (Towels, sheets, blankets etc.)

  • Admission to listen to the seminars and speakers you are interested in.

  • Meals on Thursday afternoon (dinner), all day Friday, all day Saturday, and breakfast on Sunday.

  • Lodging for three nights (Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

Are there any other activities that cost extra

There will be a few Recreational Packages that will cost extra: things like a climbing wall, ropes courses, and tower climbs.  These activities require us to hire certified licensed teams to ensure everyone’s safety, and thus will result in an increased cost.  Because we know not everybody will be interested in these additional activities, they will be sold in May, after we put the event on sale.

What other expenses might we incur in addition to the cost of airfare and camp?

Along with everything already included in the event, there are a few things that are NOT included in the price:

  • NF merchandise.  We’ll have a full Nerd Fitness apparel store on site in case you’re interested in picking up some battle gear!

  • ALCOHOL.  Because this camp has a religious affiliation, we ask that you do NOT bring alcohol with you to the camp.  We will have alcoholic beverages available for sale at a reasonable price during the night, keeping in mind this is a camp to celebrate both wellness and having fun.

  • Purchase of shuttles from Atlanta airport to the camp grounds.  When you book your camp ticket, you’ll be asked if you plan on flying in or driving in.  If you are flying in, we’ll ask if you’ll be interested in booking a shuttle to and from the airport.  We’ll inform you of shuttle times during booking and give you an idea of when your flights would need to land.  You will not need to purchase shuttles at the time of booking.  We will send out shuttle transfer purchase options along with the chance to purchase space in our Recreational Packages in May.

Will there be NerdFitness merchandise for sale at the camp

Yes!  At booking we will ask your shirt size to help us make sure we bring the right sizes of apparel in case you are interested in buying any battle gear.

Will we need money at the camp?

We recommend you bring cash for alcohol or merchandise purchases.  Other than that, you will not need money to purchase anything else.

Will any kind of discounts be available?

Instead of offering discounts, we’ve chosen to price this at the lowest possible prices we can for a first time event that still allows us to provide all campers with the best possible Nerd Fitness experience.

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What is included in the price?

Because this camp takes place at a location where we will ALL be staying and eating on site, all of your meals and lodging will be included in the price.  Along with these things, your ticket will include all of the following:

  • All basic activities that you are interested in participating in.

  • Linens for your bed and shower (Towels, sheets, blankets etc.)

  • Admission to listen to the seminars and speakers you are interested in.

  • Meals on Thursday afternoon (dinner), all day Friday, all day Saturday, and breakfast on Sunday.

  • Lodging for three nights (Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

 

What is the refund policy?

100% refund if cancelled by May 17, 2014
50% refund if cancelled between May 17 and July 31, 2014
No refunds will be issued as of August 1, 2014

Can I transfer my registration to anyone else?

You can receive a 100% refund up until May 17th. Between May 17th and July 31st, you have the option of transferring your reservation to somebody else for a $99 transfer fee. Transfer requests must be approved by Nerd Fitness in writing atcamp@nerdfitness.com.

Are there any other activities that cost extra

There will be a few Recreational Packages that will cost extra: things like a climbing wall, ropes courses, and tower climbs.  These activities require us to hire certified licensed teams to ensure everyone’s safety, and thus will result in an increased cost.  Because we know not everybody will be interested in these additional activities, they will be sold in May, after we put the event on sale.

What other expenses might we incur in addition to the cost of airfare and camp?

Along with everything already included in the event, there are a few things that are NOT included in the price:

  • NF merchandise.  We’ll have a full Nerd Fitness apparel store on site in case you’re interested in picking up some battle gear!

  • ALCOHOL.  Because this camp has a religious affiliation, we ask that you do NOT bring alcohol with you to the camp.  We will have alcoholic beverages available for sale at a reasonable price during the night, keeping in mind this is a camp to celebrate both wellness and having fun.

  • Purchase of shuttles from Atlanta airport to the camp grounds.  When you book your camp ticket, you’ll be asked if you plan on flying in or driving in.  If you are flying in, we’ll ask if you’ll be interested in booking a shuttle to and from the airport.  We’ll inform you of shuttle times during booking and give you an idea of when your flights would need to land.  You will not need to purchase shuttles at the time of booking.  We will send out shuttle transfer purchase options along with the chance to purchase space in our Recreational Packages in May.

Will there be NerdFitness merchandise for sale at the camp

Yes!  At booking we will ask your shirt size to help us make sure we bring the right sizes of apparel in case you are interested in buying any battle gear.

Will we need money at the camp?

We recommend you bring cash for alcohol or merchandise purchases.  Other than that, you will not need money to purchase anything else.

Will any kind of discounts be available?

Instead of offering discounts, we’ve chosen to price this at the lowest possible prices we can for a first time event that still allows us to provide all campers with the best possible Nerd Fitness experience.

How do we get there?

What is the closest airport?

The closest airport is Hartsfield Jackson in Atlanta, Georgia.  The campground is about two and a half hours north of the airport.

We will be running shuttles at specific times from Atlanta airport to the Camp on Thursday afternoon, and back to the Airport on Sunday.

Are there other airports near by?

The following airports are close by, but no shuttles will be provided from these locations

  • McGhee Tyson Airport, Knoxville, TN (approx. 3 hours)
  • Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport, Chattanooga, TN (approx. 3 hours)
  • Charlotte Douglas International Airport, Charlotte, NC (approx. 3.5 hours)

How do we get there from the airport?

We will be providing shuttle service (limited capacity) from the ATLANTA airport to the camp on Thursday, and providing shuttle service back to the airport on Sunday through American Coach. You are welcome to rent a car if you would like, however, you will be asked to park it for the weekend on site and will not be allowed to drive on and off site during the camp.

Is the cost of the shuttle included in the cost of the camp?

No, the cost of the shuttle is  not included. This can be added to your reservation for $30 each way ($60 round trip). We’ll inform you of shuttle times during booking and give you an idea of when your flights would need to land.  You will not need to purchase shuttles at the time of booking.  We will send out shuttle transfer purchase options along with the chance to purchase space in our Recreational Packages in May.

Is there any way we could set up something so that people can carpool from different areas?

Absolutely! Please check out the forums set up exclusively for Camp Nerd Fitness attendees and you are more than welcome to set up carpool groups using this.  However – this is something that Nerd Fitness will not be in charge of, so you will have to set these up on your own.

Where are we staying? Is it an actual camp ground?

Where are we staying?

We will be staying at The Kaplan Mitchell Retreat & Conference Center at Ramah Darom just outside of Clayton, Georgia.

Are there RV Spaces?

No, it’s not a normal campground.  You must stay in a cabin or on site hotel.  Driving an RV to the location is not an option either.

If you live near the camp, can you commute?

Due to the nature of the event and the location of the camp, we are requiring that all guests that sign up for Camp Nerd Fitness stay on the location for the entirety of the weekend.  If there is an emergency and you need something from off site, we will have staff that will be able to get it for you.

Can we camp outside?

No, it’s not a tent campground.  It’s more of a summer camp.  You must stay in a cabin or on site hotel.

 Are single rooms available?

There are single rooms available in the on site hotels and semi-private bedrooms in the cabins.

Can we change our room plans after registration?

If space is available, yes.  You would need to call The Kaplan Mitchell Center to make the changes, including paying the difference between the type of room you are switching from and the room you are switching to.

What will we be doing?

How will the schedule be based? Will the schedule be flexible based on interests or will everyone be doing the same thing?

There will be multiple events scheduled in overlapping intervals throughout the camp.  No matter what your interests are, you’ll be able to find something that you’re interested in doing.  We’ll be structuring the event so you have plenty of planned events and plenty of downtime for exploring and hanging out with your fellow rebels.

Will we be signing up for activities ahead of time and have to be certain places at certain times? Or will we be able to come and go from whichever we choose?

Right now, the only activities that will require you to be there at an appointed time would be paid experiences like the ropes course or rock climbing wall.  Everything else will be general admission.  If we see that an activity is creating quite a bit of buzz and we need to control the number of people and cut down on lines, we may ask for sign ups, but we’re shooting to have 95% of the activities be general admission.

Will we be splitting into guilds for guild meetings/activities?

If you are familiar with how the Nerd Fitness Community works, we have different groups based on different strengths and favorite activities.  We plan on having meeting locations and ‘meetups’ for each of our groups.

How many people will be attending each activity?

We will have activities that can hold anywhere from 20-200 people at one time.

Will seminars only be about physical activities/athletics, or about other “nerdy” topics or other healthy living topics?

Have you seen my writing style?  One day we’re covering sleeping, the next day we have a workout, and the day after that I’m writing about inspiration drawn from the day I almost fell off of a mountain.  Camp Nerd Fitness will be similar – we plan on covering a vast range of topics designed to educate, motivate, inspire, and instill courage.  Our goal is to have you leaving Camp Nerd Fitness with a smile and a plan of attack on how to continue your journey to a leveled up life.

Will the events be team centered or will they be based on individuals?

We’ll have a little of both, but most will be group oriented.

Will there be:

  • An opening and closing ceremony?  YUP

  • Awards at the closing ceremonies?  BUT OF COURSE

  • Bonfires?  DAMN STRAIGHT.

  • Theme nights? YOU BET.

  • Nerdy costume party? DUH. WHY DO YOU THINK WE’RE DOING THIS?

  • Contests (powerlifting, pushups, etc). HELL YEAH

  • Bancing or karaoke at night? BOTH SUCKA!

  • Volleyball net? SURE WHY NOT.

  • Kayaking/water sports? This will depend on the weather.

  • A swimming hole or pool? This will depend on the weather.

What kind of classes will there be?

  • Weight lifting lessons?  YES

  • Parkour lessons?  YES

  • Martial arts lessons?   YES

  • Yoga classes?  YES

  • Running lessons?  YES

  • Bootcamps?  YES

  • Meditation?  YES

Will there be:

  • Cooking classes?  We are currently working with the location to find out to what extent we can have cooking seminars.

  • Diet related lectures?  YES

  • Female centered courses?  YES

  • Paleo and how to live it?  YES

  • Dance classes?  Should there be enough interest, yes.

  • LARPing?  Should there be enough interest, yes!

Who is in charge at this thing?

I’m Steve Kamb, creator of NerdFitness.com, and head counselor at Camp Nerd Fitness.  I’ll be joined by an incredibly capable team of wizards and counselors who will be helping me bring this camp to life.

Will there be camp counselors?

Yes – we have camp counselors that will be helping out throughout the course of the weekend.  We have already reached out to counselors and are not currently taking applications for more volunteers.  I have a very close relationship with production/operations companies in the Atlanta area and will be leveraging those relationships to insure this experience is top notch!

What type of people will be training and teaching us? Are they professional trainers or athletes themselves?

We will have a mix of people doing the training – both certified trainers, enthusiasts with years of experience, and people with success stories who will be sharing their wisdom.

I’d love to get involved and run an activity – do you need help?

Email us at camp@nerdfitness.com and let us know what you are thinking!  Please note, we have a VERY limited budget for speakers and teachers (due to us keeping the cost on this as low as possible), and we have already reached out to a number of speakers, coaches, and performers.

We will have an opportunity for campers that sign up to submit ideas for panels and classes and we’ll have other campers decide which ones they’d like to see.

What will we be eating?

What type of food will be served?

We are aiming to serve a healthy variety of food.  While the majority of it will be paleo-based, there will also be some non-paleo options as well.  All food will be kosher, as to abide by the rules as governed by the camp site.

When you book we will ask about your dietary needs and preferences to help us in preparing menus.

How are food allergies handled for onsite food?

We will ask during booking if you have any food allergies/sensitivities.  The venue is quite used to preparing foods with allergies in mind.

How many meals will we be serving per day?

We’ll have three meals a day along with snacks as well.

Can we bring our own food?

Due to the campsite being a kosher facility we ask that no outside food or beverage be brought onto the site.

If you have special needs regarding food, these can be assessed on a case-by-case basis but need to be brought to our attention ahead of time.

Will there be alcohol? Can I bring my own?

We will have some beer, wine, and spirits available for sale in the evenings.

Due to kosher restrictions we ask that you do not bring your own alcohol.

Will there be vegan/vegetarian food available?

Yes, we will have some vegan/vegetarian options.  PLEASE note this when you book so we can make sure we have enough food to accomodate.

Will there be gluten free food available?

Yes, there will be gluten free options.

Other General Questions

Do we have to stay on the campgrounds the entire time?

Yes. Policies at the Campsite do not allow for people to come in and out daily.  Besides, why would you want to leave? This thing is going to be epic. EPIC!

How often will this occur?

Great question.  This is our first ever Camp Nerd Fitness; although we would love to (and plan to) have Camp Nerd Fitness every year, that depends on the success and experiences of the guests after this first event!

Will there be events like this in other parts of the country/world?

This single event is going to occupy the next eight months of our small team’s attention to make sure it is the best freaking summer camp anybody has ever attended in the history of the world.  I realize that’s a conservative goal to have, but we like to stay reasonable :)

In all seriousness, this is our first attempt at a major event in real life with our friends from the Rebellion online.  Regardless of the outcome of this event, we have already started exploring other types of events that we can hold throughout the year in smaller capacities so that more people can attend.  We’ve even considered international events as well!

Will the events be streaming online?

We may try to stream some of the events (like the virtual powerlifting meet) online. However, due to the fact that we’ll be up in the mountains, internet up there is spotty at best so we can’t make any promises.  We believe the internet is currently being powered by a hamster on a wheel; he’s a fast hamster, but we’re not sure he can hit broadband speeds yet.

How many spots are available?

In honor of the mighty warriors of Sparta, we are selling 300 spots for Camp Nerd Fitness.  Actually that’s not the real reason.  We’re selling 300 spots as that allows us to provide a fantastic experience and make sure everybody feels looked after.  Should we have overwhelming demand, this number could climb to 350 or 400, but our target is to give 300 people the adventure of their lives.

How are you going to decide who gets to go if there is greater demand than available places?

If we see that spots are sold out, you will need to email us with your request to go onto the waitlist. There may be a $99 deposit required which will be refunded to you if we are unable to get you into the camp.  This is to insure that you are truly interested in joining us at Camp.

 Is there any way we can help or volunteer with the Camp?

At this time, we are not currently looking for more volunteers as we already have a list of approved volunteers who have lined up.  However, if you happen to live in the Atlanta area or within 2 hours driving distance of Camp Nerd Fitness, please email us at camp@nerdfitness.com if you are interested in helping with the planning and setting up of the event.

Will the camp be disability-friendly?

There will be a quite bit of distance and hilly/woody terrain involved in getting to and from the different areas of the camp.

All cabins have ramp entrances available and there are wheelchair accessible showers in four of the cabins.  Most hotel rooms have a bath with a handrail if you just need help steadying yourself.

If you are concerned with specific mobility issues, please indicate this at the time of booking and shoot us an email to let us know. We’ll work together to figure out the best way to accommodate you.

What is your service animal policy?

If you need a service animal you are welcome to bring it, however please indicate this at the time of booking.

I have kids!

Can we bring our teenagers and have them join in the classes and activities?

We will not be allowing anyone under the age of 16.  This is our first year and we will not have childcare available on site.  We hope to change that for future camps but for this year as we get our bearings we do ask that you refrain from bringing anyone 15 or under. Please note that if you do plan to bring your teenager, you are responsible for them at all times.

Will the camp be able to accommodate pregnant women?

We would recommend that pregnant women secure one of our hotel rooms.  We do not recommend women over 24 weeks pregnant attend for health reasons.

Will there be classes and activities for us to do with our children?

If you are bring your child that’s 16 or older with you, they will be able to participate in all activities, should you both be interested in the same things and want to do the same stuff!

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