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Sept 30 – Oct 4, 2015
Clayton, Georgia
Peter Li

“It was like being a kid again but without the restrictions.”

Alex Withers

“Sweat, fun, and new friends. Best weekend ever!”

Jenn Smith

The camp went great!

Kacy Peters

I had a lot of fun!

Early Bird Tickets are SOLD OUT!

 

When we launched the first Camp Nerd Fitness in the fall of 2014, we didn’t know how everything would come together.

We knew we wanted to create an environment where passionate members of the Nerd Fitness Rebellion could come together, connect, learn, and grow stronger (both physically and mentally). So we poured ourselves and our team into doing just that.

We dreamt of an amazing, supportive weekend – but we had no idea just how epic Camp could be. I think it is safe to say that both the campers and our team of Wizards left Georgia as different people. We’ve been powered-up with renewed energy, great friendships, and fun new skills.

(Be sure to watch the video recap above if you skipped it. It gives you a great idea of how campers felt sharing the weekend together learning and growing!)

For 2015, we’re excited to be bringing the same core community back together, with even more activities, sessions, awesome people, and amazing bonding experiences. We’re returning to the same location – and now have months to plan out another life-changing experience.

Oh and did I mention it’ll be a full extra day? Hell yeah.

From September 30th to October 4th next year we’ll be taking back over the mountains and woods of Georgia for Camp Nerd Fitness 2015!

Even though you couldn’t be at the first gathering, there is no way we want you to miss Camp Nerd Fitness 2015.

Our first batch of early bird tickets are completely sold out! We’ll be releasing the final few tickets we have left in early February 2015.

Judging by how fast the first batch went – this event will sell out early in 2015 after we make the remaining tickets available. So if you are serious about wanting to come, scroll down and put in your email address to join our “Camp Interest” list. This list will be the FIRST to have a chance to book ticket before we make it public.

Learn and build a wide variety of skills from fun, passionate instructors.

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Bodyweight Strength

No Equipment Needed!

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In our beginner and advanced bodyweight sessions, we'll instruct you through the proper movements and form to build strength using only the power of your body.

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Yoga Sessions

Stretch, Relax, Breathe.

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Several times each day, we'll have a variety of Yoga sessions to help calm the mind and activate the body. All shapes, sizes, and levels welcome.

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Nutrition & Cooking

What to eat and how to cook it!

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This is one area we will be EXPANDING in 2015. We're going to be focusing even more on nutrition, what to eat, and exactly how to cook and prepare it.

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Grip Strength

Get a grip... seriously.

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Ever wanted to bend nails? Tear phone books in half? Maybe just have better grip strength for lifting, climbing, or martial arts? This is for you!

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Medieval Combat

Ever wanted to learn sword fighting?

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Last year, Dakao taught Game of Thrones inspired sword training - and this year we're committed to even more fun, nerdy combat and martial art skills.

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Parkour & Slacklining

Try something new!

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Many of our most popular sessions were those that involved running, jumping, cartwheeling, and balancing your way into a new skill. We'll be doing even more in 2015!

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Lifting Instruction

Learn proper form!

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Stay safe, improve your lifts, and learn new skills with proper lifting instruction from our Wizards.

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Inverted Training

Hang out upside-down!

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Ever wanted to learn how to hold a head or handstand? What about walk on your hands or complete inverted pushups? This group is for you.

During our time together, we learned Kung Fu, Parkour, Tricking, Yoga, Meditation, how to squat and deadlift properly, bodyweight exercises, how to cook easy meals, how to deal with depression, how to have a healthy relationship with food, how to bend nails, do things like handstands and cartwheels, and more!

In 2015 we plan to bring back some fan favorites – and add even more diversity and depth in areas we didn’t have a chance to cover the first time around.

We got hundreds of amazing responses from campers in 2014 about what they loved what to add. We’re going through these one-by-one and contacting Wizards and Trainers in various fields to build an even better experience.

Early in 2015, we’ll announce the first batch of confirmed activities and instructors – and as a reserved camper you’ll be the first to know events as they are added.

Chow down on healthy meals and snacks with your new friends!

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In between all the learning and playing, we’ll take breaks to enjoy healthy meals together as a group.
All of your meals will be prepared for you (finally, a week away from cooking!), and shared in the large open dining area around tables full of campers and team Wizards.

This year you’ll enjoy 11 meals (Wednesday dinner through Sunday breakfast), and we’ll be working with the campground the rest of the year on a more customized meal plan just for our community. We’ll bring back some of last year’s meals, and help the kitchen prepare even more options (for both meat eaters and vegetarians alike).

While the food is tasty, past campers pointed out that an even more valuable part of meal time was connecting deeper with campers you’ve met throughout the days prior.

Meal time is a chance to rest, fuel up your body, and bond with other passionate, supportive people. We’re excited to share more meals with you this coming year!

Run, jump, laugh, and play your heart out. The most fun you'll have all year!

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Basketball

Are you ready to heat up the court?

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We have two different courts (one covered) for some great co-ed basketball that'll go down several times throughout camp. We'll do our best to create the 1992 Dream Team!

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Video/Board Games

Dozens of video and board games!

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Whether it's Mario Kart 64, a wild game of Cards Against Humanity, or a late night Settlers of Catan challenge, you'll have a blast in the Open Play room.

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Karaoke

Sing your heart out!

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Whoa, we're half way there.... Whoaaaaaaaa-OH, livin' on a prayer. Take my hand and we'll make it - I swear.
Whoaaaaaa-OH, livin' on a prayer.


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Lake Activities

Get wet!

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The campground has a beautiful lake that we will be taking even more advantage of in 2015! Fun times if you're looking to kayak, canoe or enjoy the lake.

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Themed Parties

Each night will have a different party theme!

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After long days of working hard and learning new skills, we'll be ready to relax and wind down with some fun themed parties. Start planning out your costume!

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Ultimate Frisbee

It's time for some Ultimate!

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Always wanted to learn how to play Ultimate Frisbee? We'll be hosting pick-up Ultimate games (co-ed, any level of skill) all throughout the Camp!

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Powerlifting Meet

Lift to the cheers of your friends!

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Our Powerlifting competition is open to any experience level of lifters. Come record your best squat, bench press, and deadlift in a fun, group environment.

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Nightly Bonfires

Catch up with new friends.

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Sometimes, the best place to sit and catch up with new (or old) friends is around the campfire. Relax and take in the landscape of Northern Georgia.

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Humans vs. Zombies

Don't get bit!

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The camp starts with one Alpha zombie, but soon more are infected throughout the weekend. Last year, the Humans survived... can they hold out this year too?

We all learned a ton in the sessions, but all work and no play makes… well, you get what we’re saying.

The point is – we had a BLAST with our sports, activities, games, and challenges. And just like with everything else, we have already started thinking about how to include even more fun in 2015.

Did you like the video games? We’ll be adding stations and more old school consoles. Did you enjoy the world’s largest Cards Against Humanity game? We’ll have every set and expansion to make it even bigger!

Basketball, Ultimate, and Kickball? That’s only the tip of the iceberg for some fun and sweaty team games we’ll have.

And the parties… who can forget the parties. We have an extra night to wind down in the evening with some awesome themes and night of dancing.

Lastly, our camp ground has a climbing wall, team ropes courses, kayaks, and a beautiful lake. We’re going to be taking advantage of all of it for activities and fun.

After theses 4 days, you’ll leave feeling like a completely different person…

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Maybe it’s the mountains and woods of beautiful northern Georgia.

Maybe it’s the healthy food and fuel we eat all week.

Maybe it’s the chance to play like a kid again – reliving what summer camp was like.

Maybe it’s the instruction and new skills we learned.

Maybe it’s the heart and passion of the campers who came together from all over the world.

Whatever it was, the feedback we heard over and over again on camper surveys was… they felt like they were a different person after leaving camp. Almost every single person cited feeling more “powered up,” “recharged,” “open to try new things,” or “excited to keep going.”

And that’s our goal with coming back for another year. Let’s keep the hope of 2014 burning long into the new year – and start ramping up the excitement and energy for another round in September of 2015!

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“The people were the best part of the weekend! I met tons of new friends that were going through the same challenges as me and could relate. I could also completely be myself and nerd out for the first time in a while.”

“I did ALL the sessions I hoped to, including Ropes Challenge, Slacklining, Tricking, Inversions, etc — the instructors made it so that we could all participate and improve in the short time we had together. I won’t be so afraid to try new things anymore, and that is HUGE.”

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“The community feel and support I took away from camp was life changing for me. I don’t know how to put it into words. I’ve been given the gift of courage and drive to push myself concerning my fitness goals in a way that I really didn’t expect.”

“I never posted on the forums, so I was completely alone coming into the weekend. It was such a family, from the very beginning, and it really got me motivated to be a bigger part of the Nerd Fitness community.”

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“It was like coming home.”

“The camp helped me make subtle but effective changes in my workout routines and encouraged me to make my fitness development a priority again.”

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“It was an experience I will always look back on with giddy excitement and joy, full of awesome people and fun.”

“That was the best weekend I’ve had in a very long time, and I’m so, SO grateful to have gotten the chance to meet such extraordinary people and try so many new things!”

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 “It was more amazing than I could of imagined and I’ve never been more happy about a spur of the moment decision in my life.”

“By far the most fun I’ve had all year; I’m already looking forward to the next one as much as I looked forward to Christmas as a kid, I’ll definitely be there.”

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So there you have it.

We’re heading back to our secret location in Northern Georgia for the next chapter in what was a truly life-changing experience for everyone on the team here.

Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Kaplan Mitchell Retreat and Conference center is located in Clayton, Georgia.

Last year, campers from all of the world (literally) flew into the international and domestic terminals of the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. We’ll be contracting with shuttle companies to have full buses going from the airport to the campground throughout Wednesday morning and afternoon. Of course, we’ll have shuttles scheduled and available for Sunday morning after we wrap everything up.

As another option, many campers chose to make the drive themselves. There is plenty of parking – and to get an idea of what carpooling would look like – just put “Clayton, Georgia” in your GPS and add 15 minutes. When the time comes, you’ll need our special directions; the campground is hard to find with GPS (we told you, it’s our secret lair).

Whether you fly or drive, we’ll be starting check-in on Wednesday and kicking off opening ceremonies on Wednesday night (September 30th, 2015). We’ll share breakfast together on Sunday morning (October 4th, 2015) before heading out to our cars and shuttles.

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While we’ve sold out of our early bird batch of tickets, we do have on final group of tickets that will be released in Early February.

As we said before, based on the demand for this first batch – we expect to sell out of the final batch *extremely* quickly. We will announce to our interest list (sign up below) a few days before making them public.

So if you want more information – OR to be sure you get the advanced warning of when the next batch is going live — sign up below with your email.

This past September was a life-changing weekend for many of the campers and staff who spent the weekend together in Georgia. I really hope you join the wizards and I at next year’s Camp Nerd Fitness 2015.

-Steve, Staci, and the Wizards