2009 Kentucky Gymnastics Camp

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Mark your calendars -- June 21-25, 2009 -- for summer camp at the University of Kentucky. The camp is offered to female gymnasts ages 7 - 18.

At the UK gymnastics camp, we are committed to providing a learning environment that is fun and challenging to the campers. Our qualified staff has many years experience in competitive level coaching and will provide a safe and productive atmosphere.

Campers will spend the day receiving gymnastics instruction with the evenings filled with activities and entertainment. Each gymnast will have the opportunity to train with top collegiate and elite coaches in the state-of-the-art Nutter Field House Gymnasium.

Campus Housing

On campus Housing will be provided in the UK dormitories. Supervision will be provided by the staff at all times.

Camp Costs

$450.00 Overnight camper fee
$400.00 Commuter camper fee
* A $100.00 deposit per camper is due upon registration

2009 Camp Staff

Hajile "Mo" Mitchell - Head Coach

  • Head Coach UK Gymnastics
  • Coaching over 28 years
  • Coached many athletes to national and international championships
  • Camp Director

Jackie McCarter - Assistant Coach

  • A renowned gymnastics instructor who has coached such gymnasts as Dominique Moceanu, Mohini Bhardwa, Kim Zmeskal and Svetlana Bogisnkaya
  • Under her direction, Kentucky took home four beam titles in 2007

Chuck Dickerson - Assistant Coach

  • A successful gymnastics coach who enters his first season at Kentucky after nearly 25 years of training excellence in the state of Texas
  • The 2002 Texas USA Gymnastics Coach of the Year
  • During eight years at Rowland/Ballard Gymnastics in Kingwood, Texas, seven of his athletes received Division-I scholarships and 15 went on to claim national championships
  • Spent 10 years working under famed coach Bela Karolyi, coaching three national champions

Most current Wildcats will be active participants in the camp according to their summer class schedules. The camp staff will also include several other collegiate and national level coaches from across the country.

Camp Schedule

1:00-4:00 pm Check-in
5:00-5:30 pm Introduction
5:30-7:30 pm Session I
8:00-9:00 pm Picnic Dinner
9:00 pm Back to Dorms

Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday
7:30 am Wake-up
8:00 am Breakfast
9:15 am Warm-up
9:30 am Session I
12:00 pm Lunch
1:30 pm Session II
4:30 pm Open gym
5:15 pm Dinner
6:30 pm Evening Activites
7:30 pm Back to Dorms

8:00 am Breakfast
9:15 am Warm-up
9:30 am Session I
12:00 Open gym
1:00 Awards and Dismissal

Medical Information

In order to participate in camp, a copy of a physical exam form must be provided at the time of registration. This form must be signed and dated (within 12 months of the date of the camp) by a physician, or bring the UK Medical Form Get Acrobat Reader (completed by a physician) sent with the acceptance letter.


NCAA rules prohibit payment of camp expenses (camp tuition, transportation, spending money, etc.) for prospects (9th grade and above) by University of Kentucky boosters. NCAA rules also prohibit free or reduced camp admissions for prospects. If you have any questions, notify camp officials prior to attending camp.

The University of Kentucky's camps and clinics are open to any and all entrants (limited only by number, age, grade level and/or gender).