Due to the overwhelming popularity of its annual camps, UK is again splitting the annual John Calipari Father/Son Camp into three separate sessions for 2016.
The first John Calipari Father/Son Camp is scheduled for June 10-11, the second session will be the following Friday and Saturday, June 17-18 (Father’s Day weekend), and the third session will be June 24-25.
Traditionally UK’s most popular camp, this year’s father and son participants will be treated to instruction from the Kentucky coaches and staff, along with current and former Wildcat players through detailed skill work and competitions in the Joe Craft Center and Memorial Coliseum. Father and son teams will compete with fellow campers of appropriate age groups (based on son’s age/grade level) in competitions that incorporate skills learned throughout the camp. The skill work is designed to give both father and son drills and techniques to take home and continue working on together.
The Father/Son Camp is open to all fathers and sons ages 6-17, regardless of previous basketball experience. The commuter cost of the camp is $165 per individual and includes:
The overnight cost of the camp is $190 per individual and includes all the items listed above plus the supervised dorm room for one night.
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 of the camps listed were sold out the last seven summers, so early registration is encouraged to secure a spot.
All three 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.
Check-in for the Father/Son Camps will run from 2-5 p.m. on the Friday of each session on the third floor of the Common’s Market, located within the Kirwan-Blanding Dorm Complex. 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, UK will have staff members available after camp activities begin to complete your check-in at the Kirwan-Blanding Dorm Complex.
Camp activities are set to begin at 5:30 p.m. on Friday and conclude at the awards ceremony on Saturday at 4 p.m. Both the opening and closing of the Father/Son Camps will be held in the Seaton Center, located on Complex Drive.
Checkout for those campers staying in dorm rooms will be immediately following the awards ceremony. Early checkout will also be available during the lunch break on Saturday for those campers who wish to check out of their rooms prior to the conclusion of camp at 4 p.m. Complete camp itineraries will be emailed to parents prior to the start of camp.
Once your camp registration is complete, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with details of necessary paper work needed (physical, insurance and consent), along with a list of items campers will need to 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 email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cancelation policy: The $100 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 $100 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.