Due to the overwhelming popularity of its annual camps, UK is again splitting the annual John Calipari Overnight Camp into two separate sessions for 2016.
The first John Calipari Overnight Camp is scheduled for June 12-15 and the second session will be June 19-22. Both camps are open to boys ages 7-17.
The Overnight Camp offers four days of skills training, team games, individual competitions and a division tournament. Campers will be pre-assigned to appropriate age/grade level divisions in which all skills work, competitions and games will take place. Skills work will be taught by UK coaches and staff, along with current and former Wildcat players. Each camper will be assigned a team within their respective age groups. Complete camp itineraries, gym schedules, and day camper drop-off and pick-up information will be included in the confirmation email sent to parents prior to the start of camp. Parents are encouraged to visit any of the gym sites to watch their children participate in camp activities.
To register as an overnight camper and stay in a dorm room for this year’s Overnight Camp, participants must be 12 years of age prior to the first day of camp (June 12 for Session 1 and June 19 for Session 2). Campers below the age of 12 must register and participate as a day camper/commuter. No exceptions, per University of Kentucky Athletics Department policy.
A limited number of spots are available for all camps and are based on a first-come, first-served basis, with online registration recommended as the fastest and most efficient form of registering campers. All previously listed camps were sold out the last two summers, so early registration is encouraged to secure a spot.
Overnight Camp cost includes:
Day Camp cost includes:
Both camps will be held on the University of Kentucky campus. Buses will be provided to transport campers to all of the basketball facilities. Full-time athletic trainers will be stationed at each site throughout the duration of the camp, along with UK basketball staff members in all dorms to accommodate any questions or concerns campers may have. It is UK’s goal to ensure a safe and fun environment, which provides all campers the opportunity to maximize their Kentucky basketball experience.
Registration for both sessions will take place on the third floor of the Common’s Market, located within the Kirwan-Blanding Dorm Complex on UK’s campus. Registration for overnight campers will be from 1-4 p.m. Registration for day campers will be held from 2-4 p.m.
All camp facilities, including dorms, dining, parking, camp store and gyms, will be clearly marked with signs once parents and campers enter any of the University of Kentucky campus entrances. For those who may miss the scheduled registration, there will be staff members available after camp activities begin to complete your check-in at the Kirwan-Blanding Dorm Complex.
The dinner for campers only will take place from 3-5 p.m. on the first floor of the Common’s Market, and camp activities will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Seaton Center located directly across the street. Campers will be escorted by UK camp staff to the Seaton Center for the beginning of camp activities. Camp for both sessions will conclude with the awards ceremony on Wednesday at 4 p.m. in the Seaton Center. Dorm checkout for campers 12 years old and above will be immediately following the awards ceremony. Parents and campers will check out of their room by returning keys to the front desk located on the first floor of their dorm building, and will then receive a checkout slip to be presented to the camp checkout on the third floor of the Common’s Market to receive their original key deposit.
Once your camp registration is complete you will receive a confirmation email, with details of necessary paper work needed (physical, insurance, and consent), along with a list of items campers will need bring for camp. Any camp related questions can be called into the men’s basketball camp line at 859-257-9457 or 859-257-1916 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cancelation policy: The $200 deposit is non-refundable except in the case of injury, illness or mandatory school event. If a cancelation is made for any other reason, tuition will be refunded less the $200 deposit if the cancelation is made before the first day of camp. Once the camp session has begun there will be no refunds, except in the case of injury or illness. This includes the cancelation of practices due to severe weather. The convenience fee associated with online registration is non-refundable.