POWER MONKEY CAMP 22

Sept. 22-28, 2024

Power Monkey Camp 23

April 26 - May 2, 2025

NOW BOOKING 2024 FALL + 2025 SPRING CAMP DATES!

WHAT IS POWER MONKEY CAMP?

A FITNESS EXPERIENCE FOR EVERYONE.

At Camp, you'll spend a week learning from some of the world’s most elite athletes turned educators. You'll train with a world-class collective of coaches, build your technique and skills, and have a ton of fun.

Power Monkey Camp is for beginner athletes, experienced athletes, coaches, gym owners, and others who want to learn, challenge themselves, and connect with other people who are passionate about fitness.

Come be a part of the Power Monkey Family!

EVERYONE IS WELCOME

Content + lectures are geared toward beginner/intermediate level athletes.

CONTINUING EDUCATION

Earn credits with CrossFit, NASM & AFAA. All campers receive a certificate of completion at the end of Camp.

STRESS-FREE ENVIRONMENT

As soon as you arrive, we take care of everything! You'll have a place to sleep, plenty to eat, and a lot of time to learn, free from distractions.

who attends power monkey camp?

FITNESS ENTHUSIASTS

We are all here to learn from each other.

That's what makes Power Monkey Camp so fun!

We break down high level movements into easy to understand drills to help you reach goals you never thought possible and keep you healthy in your movement patterns so you are working out for years to come!

ATHLETES

We focus on teaching you the importance of training for a standard of MOVEMENT.

Why?

Because those standards never change, even when competition standards do. Learn the points of performance that will keep you performing at a higher level than those of your competitors who simply aren't paying attention.

COACHES + OWNERS

You'll not only expand your personal knowledge of movement patterns but also benefit from learning the best cues and drills to help your community of athletes in your classes.

Plus, you have the added advantage of networking with other coaches and owners to exchange ideas and best practices throughout the week!

camper testimonials

★★★★★

An amazing experience with like minded people and a ton of education!

PMC20
★★★★★

This camp is for everyone and anyone wanting to gain experience and knowledge, from the beginner to Games athlete.

PMC20
★★★★★

Its a week of feeling like a part of a loving family who have the same love for fitness as I do -the staff share warmth, hospitality, and serve in such detailed ways which makes each moment one of the very best.

PMC20
★★★★★

Positively life changing. There's no other place or retreat in the world that I know of where you can get away in nature, meet like minded people, and learn from some of the best in the world at all modalities of the sport of CrossFit

PMC18
★★★★★

Spending a week learning from the best in fitness, eating amazing food, and meeting like-minded individuals striving to be the best version of themselves.

PMC18
Los Angeles, CA
★★★★★

Power Monkey Camp is for all age ranges and skill levels so everyone will leave camp with a ton of new information on how to improve your technique.

PMC19

power monkey camp 22

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SECONDS

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • 6 nights accommodation
  • 10 sessions (3 gymnastics, 3 weightlifting, rowing, jump rope, kettlebell, endurance)
  • Daily morning yoga, ruck or paddleboard (optional)
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Midday snacks
  • Field trip to CrossFit Mayhem for group workout
  • Nightly seminars on various topics (Injury prevention, nutrition, programming, and sleep seminar)
  • Open gym time to work with coaches

camp stations

Rotate through 10 movement stations coached by elite athletes who have dedicated their lives to teaching others how to move well and with intention.

If you have an interest in learning, you belong at Power Monkey Camp.

GYMNASTICS (3 STATIONS)

HANDSTANDS

Learning a proper handstand isn't just about brute strength. In this station we'll break down key areas like technique, drills, and warm-up to ensure you're building a safe and balanced foundation for mastering this skill.

Improve the understanding and implementation of:

  • The Power Monkey method for Handstand Development
  • The Handstand Triumvirate: creating a well-rounded approach to learning handstands
  • Proper warm-ups for preparing to practice handstands
  • The ideal set up and positions for a proper handstand
  • Handstand foundational concepts
Handstand Breakdown

Rings

You'll spend time breaking down strength and swing-based movements to understand the proper building blocks to advanced skills.

Improve understanding and implementation of:

  • False and Neutral Grips
  • Support Strength
  • Pulling Strength
  • Dip Strength
  • Dynamic Shapes & Higher Level Skills
Ring Breakdown

BAR

We don’t think in terms of competition standards (rep or no rep) but rather in terms of teaching quality movement that encourages individual progression, efficiency, and potential. This mindset lends itself to longevity, shoulder health, and a long life of pull-ups!

Improve your understanding and implementation of:

  • Grips
  • Hang Variations
  • Pulling Progressions
  • Shapes, Core & Mobility
  • Dynamic Movements & Higher Level Skills
Bar Breakdown

WEIGHTLIFTING (3 STATIONS)

SQUAT MOBILITY + CLEANS

Simply put, the goal is to make sure your squat clean is flexible, comfortable, and strong. Evolving from years of practical application and shared professional discussion, you'll learn:

  • Key training principles
  • Movement strategies
  • Drill work, front rack
  • T-Spine positioning
  • Progressions to strengthen your movement and coaching journey
Clean Station

SNATCH

You'll be taken through a step-by-step discussion and application for mobility requirements, positional awareness and corresponding drill work. You'll develop an understanding of how the snatch can best be performed to maximize both efficient movement and quality athletic performance.

Develop competency in:

  • Mobility Considerations
  • The Set-Up Position
  • The Pull
  • Overhead Positions
  • Practical Applications
Snatch Breakdown

JERK

You'll receive explanations, demonstrations, and practical applications for how to progress with jerk for maximum potential.

This includes creating quality positions within the clean, jerk, and all transitional and dynamic movements.

You'll be immersed in methodology that has been crafted over dozens of years of expert experience.

Jerk Breakdown

ADDITIONAL SKILLS (4 STATIONS)

KETTLEBELL

Kettlebell training focuses on technique, timing, relaxation and coordination. By the end of the station, you'll become more efficient, effective and purposeful in your movements.

Improve your understanding and implementation of:

  • Russian Swing
  • American Swing
  • Clean: Single & Double
  • Press & Push Press: Double
  • Thruster
  • Jerk
  • Long Cycle: Clean & Jerk
  • Snatch
  • Double

JUMP ROPE

The RX Method is a teaching process that provides a foundational structure for jump rope training that both enhances your jumping skills and allows you to become a better teacher of jump rope.

You'll improve your understanding and implementation of:

  • The RX Method for jumping
  • A personal philosophy and application for training jump rope
  • Rope Sizing
  • Bounding & Posture
  • Rotational Mechanics
  • Tempo & Timing

RUNNING

Focus on maximizing your training to achieve specific goals and combat any plateauing the body may develop.

You'll be exposed to diverse training principles and applications related to:

  • Aerobic Threshold
  • Lactic Threshold
  • VO2 Max
  • Speed Endurance
  • Strength Endurance
Running Station

ROWING

You will be guided to apply protocols and focused drill work by  moving through theory, application, and methods  to become a more conscious and efficient rower.

This station moves into the theory, application, and methods of becoming a more conscious and efficient rower.

You'll be guided through:

  • Thorough Rowing Overview
  • Common Terminology
  • Basic Motions
  • General Rowing Drills
  • Common Limitations
  • Keys to Longevity

CAMP LECTURES

Spend your evenings with leading experts who write the books on sleep, nutrition, mindset, programming, and more.…

NUTRITION

Nutrition is about more than calories in and calories out. In his lecture, Power Monkey Nutrition Coach Mike Molloy shares his approach for creating sustainable nutrition and lifestyle habits to support not only your performance in the gym, but also throughout the rest of your life. Come learn how to set your total calorie intake, break down your macros, dial in your sleep and so much more.

Sleep

Maj. Allison Brager is one of few Army soldiers who is also a neuroscientist. Her research includes studying survival in extreme environments under sleep deprivation and stress, and why some individuals are resilient and others vulnerable under such conditions. Dr. Brager is also the author of Meathead: Unraveling the Athletic Brain, a multi-time CrossFit Games Athlete, and she is on track to become an astronaut through the Army. She lives by the principle: "Iron Sharpens Iron.”

metabolic analysis

Metabolic analysis is like a detailed engine checkup for your body. We analyze your unique metabolism to give personalized recommendations for your fitness goals. This includes factors like calorie burn (RMR), how your body uses fat and carbs, and your exercise limits. Plus, we'll assess your body composition (muscle, fat, etc.) for a complete picture.

Programming

This lecture ties in the many coaching principles taught over the week at Power Monkey Camp, and creates a through-line for you to take these new found concepts back home and into practice.  Coach Jason Leydon, founder and head trainer at CrossFit Milford, lectures on the principles of conditioning, energy systems, stress, and effective programming.

MINDSET

Dawn is the founder of Driven Mind, a peak performance company the Mental Performance SME for Power Monkey Fitness. Her lecture includes how to develop resilience and grit, leadership, confidence, how to avoid burnout and optimal wellness habits. She also serves as the contrast therapy coach during the week during sessions with the Sisu Sauna and Ice Barrel.

CAMP ACTIVITIES

Power Monkey Camp is FUN! Outside of stations and lectures, we encourage you to get out and enjoy the campus throughout the day.

FITNESS

Learn how to back flip in to the foam pit, challenge yourself in a handstand relay race, or hit a heavy Snatch with the Olympic Weightlifting coaches!

Camp caps off with a team competition on Friday before you dance the night at away when Power Monkey Camp becomes Party Monkey Camp (costumes encouraged!)

Wellness

Yoga sessions get you started in the morning. Enjoy time in our recovery area and relax with a set of leg compressions or massage guns.

Book a massage with one of our massage therapists (additional charge) or participate in a guided contrast therapy session.

CrossFit Mayhem

Take a field trip to CrossFit Mayhem in Cookeville to participate in CrossFit style workouts and visit the CrossFit motherland!

Be sure to pick up a Mayhem t-shirt before heading back to camp to enjoy a delivery of Ralph's Donuts
People paddleboarding an Isle Paddleboard at Power Monkey Camp

Outside Activities

Incredible private location on Lake Frances in Crossville, TN. 150 acres includes: • 30,000 sq. ft. of training space in 3 separate gyms • Swimming • Fishing • Paddleboarding • 5 miles of running/hiking trails • Ropes course • Beach volleyball • pickleball

but wait there's more!

Camp is a place to focus on your fitness and yourself!
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YOUR COACHES

DAVE DURANTE

NCAA All-American at Stanford University
Multiple Time US National Champion
Multiple Time World Team Member
2008 Olympic Team Member
Co-Owner of Power Monkey Fitness

CHAD VAUGHN

2-Time Olympian
9-Time National Champion
American Record Holder
Creator, Barbell Mobility

ACCREDITATION

Come to Camp for professional development!

National Academy of Sport Medicine (NASM) Provider #12,527 - 1.9 Units

Athletics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) Provider #12,528 - 15 credits

CrossFit Continuing Education Provider - 32 Units

Sample Itinerary and Packing List

Submit this form for a list of suggested items to bring and a sample schedule of what a typical day looks like at Camp!

 

 

FAQs

We arrange for shuttle pick-up (additional fee) in the Nashville International Airport (BNA). You can also arrive at the Knoxville airport, but will need to arrange your own transportation to Camp.

FALL 2024 CAMP:
Sunday September 22, 2024 (Arrival Day) Book flights to arrive into BNA airport before noon.

Saturday September 28, 2024 (Departure Day) Campers depart camp at 7:30 am, arriving at BNA airport at 9:30am. Book flights to depart after 11am.

Camp is for people of ANY and ALL athletic abilities! (We cannot stress this enough)

If you have an interest in learning, you belong at Camp!

All stations are all presented from on introductory level with a focus on mastering correct technique and injury prevention.

In small group format, you will be teamed up, with your new best friends, of varying age, nationlity, and ability. This close group creates a supportive environmnet to tackle one of your weaknesses or try something completely new

We cap the camper registration at 100 in order to keep the group sizes small for more 1:1 attention within the stations.

At maximum capacity between coaches, staff, guest athletes, and kitchen, there will be around 180 total people on the campus during the week.

The average age is wide ranging. The minimum age 18 years (16+ with participating adult chaperone)and there is no maximum.

Our most senior alumni returned to Camp at 83 years young!

Camper cabins can sleep up to 15 people, but there will be 6-8 campers per cabin to allow for maximum separation.

The beds are all twin beds.

Men and women will be sleeping in separate cabins, unless a special request is made for groups who have been to camp before and would like to room together

There are a set of bathrooms (showers, sinks and toilets) that cojoin another sleeping area.

We have a limited number of private and semi private rooms that are available on a first come, first serve basis.

These rooms are an additional cost of $500-$750 depending on the room type.

Private rooms sell out quickly, so if you are interested in booking a private room, please reach out to us as soon as you register for camp.

You must be registered for Camp before booking a private room.

There is a 10% discount for groups of 5 or more. Codes cannot be combined with early bird rates or any other discounts. Contact us to set up a code.

Yes, we offer a 10% discount for active and veteran Military personnel. A copy of military ID or proof of service will be verified upon registration.

Please contact us for the discount code.

Codes cannot be combined with early bird rates or any other discounts.

Full payment is due upon registration.

A 50% refund can be issued up to 6 weeks prior to Camp start date.

REQUESTS TO CHANGE REGISTRATION FROM ONE CAMP TO ANOTHER MUST BE MADE BY EMAIL AT LEAST 6 WEEKS PRIOR TO THE CAMP START DATE AND ARE SUBJECT TO A $500 RESCHEDULING FEE.

Rescheduling registration is valid for one calendar year from original Camp. Participants may transfer their course registration to someone else for a $50.00 fee at any point leading up to Camp.

Requests made within less than 6 weeks prior to Camp start date cannot be accommodated.

You'll find our staff in the baggage claim of Terminal 2 - Level 1 by the information desk! There will be a large Power Monkey Camp sign and a lot of smiling faces! We promise, you won't miss us!

Great question! We run Power Monkey Camp at a kids gymnastics camp (FlipFest). FlipFest hosts summer gymnastics clinics from late may through the end of August. The Spring and Fall Camp dates are strategically planned so that we don't conflict with their summer schedule. We do offer smaller retreats in the summer around the world!

GETTING TO CAMP

PLAN YOUR TRIP TO TENNESSEE
POWER MONKEY CAMP

272 Lake Frances Rd.Crossville, TN 38571

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