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 USA Weightlifting Open Camp Participant Registration
Date/Time: Wednesday, Apr. 24, 2019 (8:00 AM) - Monday, Apr. 29, 2019 (5:00 PM) 
Organizer: USA Weightlifting  
Course Details
Course Description

USA Weightlifting will be hosting our Open Camp in Colorado Springs, CO Training Site TBD. 

This camp is open to athletes ranging from beginner to advanced and Junior to Masters over the age of 17. 

The camp will consist of six training sessions and additional events to be announced at a later date

There are 20 slots available for the full camp package and 10 slots for the training only package. 

The full camp package will cost $1695 and includes room and board in a double room at the host hotel TBD, transportation to and from the airport and training, recovery options, and a spot at the camp closing banquet. Single rooms will cost $1995. 

The training only option will include access to training only during the event and will cost $795 and will include access to the closing banquet. 

The cost of travel is not included and is the responsibility of the participant. Participants selecting the training only option will be responsible for lodging and transportation to and from the airport and thier hotel. USA Weightlifting is not responsible for loss of travel expenses due to cancellation. 

Cancellation and Refund Policy: 

  • If the participant cancels thier registration more than 2 months from the event they will recieve thier registration fees back less a $100 adminstration fee. 
  • If the participant cancels thier registration less 2 months but more than 1 month from the event they will receive a 50% refund
  • If the participant cancels thier registration less than 1 month from the event they will recieve a 25% refund
  • No refunds will be issued if the participant "no shows"
  • Refunds will be reviewed on a case by case basis in the event of a personal emergency. 

These fees are necessary for administration and management by USA Weightlifting as there are many logistical steps that occur from the moment an athlete registers for a camp. We implement this cancellation fee for all camps. 

Transfer policy

  • All camp fees are non-transferable after a 24 hour period from booking


Daniel Camargo

Daniel Camargo, author of the book “Olympic Weightlifting: Cues & Corrections”,  is a 29-year veteran of Olympic Weightlifting.  He learned the Snatch and Clean+Jerk at age 12 and has never left the sport.  As an athlete Camargo represented the United States of America in nine international competitions and set three American Records (Junior).  Having been trained by some of the very best U.S. Coaches, Camargo is now, himself, a highly-regarded and sought-after coach.  As a head coach, he has produced several State, Collegiate and National Champions. Having successfully passed all requisite levels of coaching certifications, and meeting the requirement of athlete production as stipulated in the guidelines of USA Weightlifting, Camargo is currently a U.S. Senior International Level Coach.

Camargo has been given several assignments by USA Weightlifting as a coach for Team USA- one of which was the job of Head Coach for the 2015 World Championships, which also served as the Olympic Qualifier. Owed not only to his experience and education but also his personality and style of coaching, Camargo is one of the well-known coaches in the sport of Olympic Weightlifting.  He is also the owner of Oly Concepts out of the Orlando, FL area.

Camargo's passion for Olympic Weightlifting can be witnessed in every facet of his career: as a USA Weightlifting Coaching Certification Instructor, at his seminars, as a business owner, at competitions, and throughout his daily programming of his athletes. The breadth and depth of his knowledge of the sport is only eclipsed by his enthusiasm for it.

Emmy Vargas

Emmy Vargas has been involved in the sport for over 20 years and has experienced almost every facet of USA Weightlifting. Now coaching athletes to their goals as head coach of Barbarian Barbell in Southern California, Vargas is also giving back to the Weightlifting community as a National Referee. She also recently served on the US Anti-Doping Agency Board of Directors representing athletes.

Vargas was a national and international competitor for USA Weightlifting for over 10 years, starting out under the watch of Coach Bob Takano before moving to Colorado Springs and the Olympic Training Center and Northern Michigan University for several years. She became a Pan American Champion and Pan Am Games silver medalist in a career that saw her compete at three Olympic Trials, the IWF World Championships, Pan American Championships and win medals of all colors at National and International competitions before retiring in 2008.

Since retirement, Emmy spent the eight years as the elected athlete representative to the US Olympic Committee’s Athlete Advisory Council and representing her fellow athletes on the USA Weightlifting Board of Directors, including a period as Interim Chair, while also becoming a National Coach. 

Since her retirement as an athlete in 2008, Emmy's coaching career includes leading 16 athletes to national competitions and 2 to international competitions.  In addition, Emmy has not only qualified weightlifters for national competitions, she has also medaled them at every age level including Youth Nationals, Junior Nationals, University Nationals, American Open, Senior Nationals, Masters Nationals, and Masters Worlds. 

Tentative Schedule 


  • Check - in 


Bus will depart at 9:00 am and 9:30 am 

  • 10:00 am - Training 
  • 1:00 pm - Lunch

Bus will depart at 2:00 pm and 2:30 pm 

  • 3:00 pm - Recovery Methodology and Nutrition with Dr. Anna Swisher
  • 4:00 pm - Training 
  • 7:00 pm - Dinner


Bus will depart at 9:00 am and 9:30 am 

  • 10:00 am - Training 
  • 1:00 pm - Lunch

Bus will depart at 2:00 pm and 2:30 pm 

  • 3:00 pm - Advanced Programming Strategies with Dr. Anna Swisher 
  • 4:00 pm - USADA


Bus will depart at 9:00 am and 9:30 am 

  • 10:00 am - Training 
  • 1:00 pm - Lunch

Bus will depart at 2:00 pm and 2:30 pm 

  • 3:00 pm - Meeting TBD
  • 4:00 pm - Training 
  • 7:00 pm - Dinner


Bus will depart at 9:00 am and 9:30 am 

  • 10:00 am - Mock Meet
  • 1:00 pm - Lunch
  • 7:00 pm - Closing Banquet


  • Depart
Location & Contact Information
Course Contact:Suzy Sanchez
Participant Registration

Last Updated: 12/16/2018 12:35:22 PM

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