UK Introduces Inaugural John Calipari Father/Daughter Camp

Posted at 10:41 PM, May 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-23 22:41:58-04
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LEXINGTON, Ky. – Big Blue Nation spoke and the Kentucky men’s basketball program listened.

After considerable feedback to expand UK’s popular Father/Son Camp, John Calipari has created an entirely new camp dedicated solely for fathers and daughters this camp season. The inaugural John Calipari Father/Daughter Camp will take place June 22 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Joe Craft Center/Memorial Coliseum complex on the University of Kentucky campus.

Registration for the camp is open with online registration [] (or visit []) recommended as the fastest and most efficient form of registering campers. Given the demand, UK is expecting spots to fill up quickly for the first-year camp. Spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Using the fan-favorite Father/Son Camp as a model, fathers and daughters will be treated to instruction from the Kentucky coaches and staff along with current available Wildcat players through detailed skill work and competitions. Father-daughter teams will compete with fellow campers of appropriate age groups (based on daughter’s age/grade level) in competitions that incorporate skills learned throughout the camp. The skill work is designed to give both father and daughter drills and techniques to take home and continue working on together.

The Father/Daughter Camp is open to all fathers and daughters ages 6-17, regardless of previous basketball experience. The cost of the camp is $99 per person ($198 for a father/daughter) duo and includes:

·         Lunch (noon to 1 p.m.)

·         Camp T-shirt

·         Two sessions of instruction and competition

·         Photo and autograph opportunities with UK staff and players

Check-in for the Father/Daughter Camp will begin at 7:30 a.m. at the Joe Craft Center ticket office, located at 338 Lexington Ave. Closing ceremonies will be held in the Joe Craft Center at 4 p.m.


Once a camper’s registration is complete, the camper will receive a confirmation email with details of necessary paperwork needed (physical, insurance), 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


Cancellation policy: The $100 deposit is non-refundable except in the case of injury, illness or mandatory school event. If a cancellation is made for any other reason, tuition will be refunded less the $100 deposit if the cancellation 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 cancellation of practices due to severe weather. The convenience fee associated with online registration is non-refundable.

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).


NCAA rules prohibit payment of camp expenses (camp tuition, transportation, spending money, etc.) for prospects (any individual who has started classes for the seventh grade) 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.