Men's Basketball Announces Multiple Father/Son Camps
March 1, 2013 - Update April 18, 2013
Update April 18, 2013: Father & Son Camp II on June 14-15 is SOLD OUT! Limited number of spots available in Father & son Camp 1 set for June 7-8.
LEXINGTON, Ky. - Due to the overwhelming popularity of our annual camps, the University of Kentucky Men's Basketball program is pleased to announce two separate sessions of the 2013 John Calipari Father & Son Camps.
A limited number of spots are available for all camps and are based on a first-come, first-serve 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 two summers, so early registration is encouraged to secure a spot.
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 our goal to ensure a safe and fun environment, which provides all campers the opportunity to maximize their Kentucky Basketball experience.
The John Calipari Father & Son Camp Session 1 is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, June 7-8.
SOLD OUT: The John Calipari Father & Son Camp Session 2 is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, June 14-15 (Father's Day weekend).
Traditionally our most popular camp, the 2013 Father & Son Camp will be split into two separate summer sessions. These weekend camps offer a unique father/son bonding experience that only Kentucky Basketball can provide. This year's father and son participants will be treated to instruction from the UK coaches, staff, along with current and former Wildcat players through detailed skill work and competitions in the best facilities in college basketball. 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. This camp is open to all fathers and sons ages 6-17, regardless of previous basketball experience.
- The cost of the camp is $180 per individual and includes:
- Supervised dorm room for one night
- Three meals (including cookout on Friday during registration)
- Camp T-shirt
- Three Sessions of instruction and competitions
- Photo and autograph opportunities with Coach Calipari, UK staff and players
Check-in for the Father & Son Camp Session 1 will run from 2-5 p.m., 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, we 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, June 7 and conclude at the awards ceremony on Saturday at 4 p.m. Both the opening and closing of Father & Son Camp Session 1 will be held in the Seaton Center, located on Complex Drive.
***Please note change of check-in/camp activities location for Session 2***
Check-in for Father & Son Camp Session 2 will run from 2-5 p.m., in the concourse of Memorial Coliseum located at 338 Lexington Avenue. 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, we will have staff members available after camp activities begin to complete your check in at the Joe Craft Center Men's Basketball office.
Camp activities are set to begin at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, June 14 and conclude at the awards ceremony on Saturday at 4 p.m. Both the opening and closing of Father & Son Camp Session 2 will be held in Memorial Coliseum, located on Lexington Avenue.
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 email, 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.