Frequently Asked Questions
How do I register for camp?
Camp registration is available online and includes credit card or e-check payment options. Visit the Camps page and click on the “Register” link.
What are the age limits for summer camps?
Ages/grades and other enrollment requirements vary from camp to camp. Refer to each camp’s web page for all details. Due to NCAA recruiting rules we are not permitted to make exceptions to the enrollment requirements. In accordance with NCAA guidelines, all Chattanooga Wrestling Camps and Clinics are open to any and all entrants, limited only by specified number, age, grade level and/or gender of its participants.
Is Payment Due at the Time of Registration?
Yes, payment is due at the time of registration or prior to.
Do camps offer any scholarships or discounts?
NCAA recruiting rules prohibit us from offering scholarships or other financial aid to campers. Some camps do however offer discounts, but they must be publicized and made available to all campers on an equal basis.
What type of supervision do you provide? Are campers supervised at all times?
Safety is our first priority and is particularly important in and around the residence halls. Attendance is taken at the beginning of each session and at bed check time. Camp directors assign camp staff personnel too actively and directly supervise campers. Even when there is no formal instruction taking place. Campers are briefed thoroughly to know where to go and who to see should they need assistance.
Who are the coaches/Counselors?
Camps are run by the Chattanooga Wrestling head coach, Kyle Ruschell. In addition to the head coach, the other coaches/camp counselors consist of Chattanooga assistant coaches, current/former Chattanooga wrestlers and others who possess skills relevant to the sport. Athletics Trainers
(also considered to be Authorized Adults) are provided and onsite at all training sessions. All staff members of Chattanooga Wrestling Camps are required to pass background checks done by the University.
My Child has a disability. Can he/she attend camps?
Chattanooga Wrestling Camps encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing special accommodations or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact our camp staff.
Do you require campers to submit a key and damage deposit?
There is no key or damage deposit. A lost key or key that is not returned at time of check out will result in a $50 fee.
What is provided in each dorm room?
Your deposit will be returned at time of check out once your key is returned.Each dorm room contains four separate rooms with a bed, desk, chair and closet. Pillows, sheets, blankets and towels are not provided. There is a living area with a kitchen, refrigerator and stove in each dorm room. A (shared) bathroom is also in each dorm room.
What is the difference between "Resident" and "commuter"?
All of our summer camps are open to commuters. Only the Team Camp offers two enrollment options – resident and commuter. A resident camper (also called “overnight camper”) stays on campus in the residence halls. The resident camper fee includes all instruction, housing and all meals. A commuter camper (also called “day camper”) commutes between camp and home (or where they are staying) each day. The commuter camper fee includes all instruction. Please refer to each camp’s web page (Camps tab) for all details about the registration fees.
Where can I find a camp schedule?
Specific camp schedules can be found by clicking on the tentative schedule link on the camp page. Please keep in mind that these schedules are tentative and are subject to change. The finalized camp schedules will be provided at the start of each camp.
Where are the camps held?
All Chattanooga Wrestling Camps are held on campus. Team camp will take place in McKenzie Arena. While youth and technique camp will take place in Maclellan Gymnasium.
What if my child needs to leave camp early?
All Chattanooga Wrestling Camps are held on campus. Team camp will take place in McKenzie Arena. While youth and technique camp will take place in Maclellan Gymnasium. If your child needs to leave camp early for any reason, make sure that the Camp Director (Kyle Ruschell) is notified. For the safety of each camper, all appropriate steps will be taken to ensure that we release a camper only to an authorized individual. The camper must return the room key before departing. The parent/legal guardian signing the camper out must verify their identity by showing an official picture ID (ex. driver’s license).
Do the coaches/counselors have to pass any sort of test before they are hired?
Chattanooga Wrestling is committed to providing a safe environment for all employees, students and visitors. We will provide trained staff to assist in making you experience at the event the best experience possible. Chattanooga Wrestling Camps are administered by Intercollegiate Athletics in accordance with University policy AD39 (Programs Involving Minors Housed in University Facilities) and NCAA rules and regulations.
All adults must verify and provide documentation that they are in compliance with Tennessee Law regarding background checks when interacting with minors. All coaches and counselors are required to have the following background checks on record with the University at the time of hire and or beginning work with minors.
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga requires coaches and counselors that are interacting with minors in a youth program, activity or service to review and know the procedures for reporting suspected child abuse. Every employee of the camp undergoes training to ensure the camp environment is up to standards. Additionally, full-time employees of the university (UTC coaching/training staff) are required to complete the following:
Reporting Suspected Child Abuse
Clergy Act Compliance Training
Annual Compliance Training
Title IX Training (Required to be taken only once)