July 17 - July 20, 2022

Grades 9-12

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Camp Description

The primary goal of the SU Jumps Camp is to assist each athlete in learning how to develop his/her athletic potential as it pertains to high jump, long jump, triple jump, and pole vault. We will accomplish this with a staff of outstanding coaches teaching the most up-to-date techniques involving each jump. Since its inception in 2003, SU Jumps Camp has attracted over 950 student-athletes!

Shippensburg University has one of the finest track and field complexes in the Northeast United States. There are two pole vault landing areas, three high jump aprons, two long jump runways and pits, and two triple jump runways and pits. Shippensburg University has hosted the PIAA State Championships for over twenty-five years.

All participants will receive specific instruction on the events of his/her choice. With the aid of coaches, the athlete will be evaluated and then taught drills to improve his/her skill level. Ship track camps are known for their one on one attention for the student-athletes. Video is used as a tool so jumpers can visually see what corrections need to be made. Participants will also be given useful drills to take home with them along with a better understanding of the weight room and what lifts are successful for jumpers in track and field.

Camp Highlights

Professional Staff

Outstanding coaches teaching the most up-to-date techniques.


One of the finest track and field complexes in the Northeast United States.


Ship track camps are known for their 1-on-1 attention for the student-athletes.


Video will be used by coaches to evaluate and improve your technique.


Gain a better understanding of the weight room and what lifts are successful for jumpers.

Mental Game

Attention wil be given to the mental aspect of track and field.

General Information

What to Bring

Personal Items: Bring your own equipment unless notified otherwise. All athletes should bring training gear and shoes. If you bring spikes (not required), they cannot exceed 3/16". Bring recreational equipment, i.e., tennis racket, swimsuit, etc.

Masking requirements: Shippensburg University requires all individuals to wear masks while on campus. Masks must be worn during any breaks or other periods of non-activity/non-participation. Masks must also be worn during all indoor physical activities.

Residential Camper

For all our residential camps, campers will be housed in suite-style residence halls. Due to COVID-19 restrictions we are allowing only one person per bedroom. Amenities include air-conditioning and a bathroom for every two campers. You will need to bring sheets, pillow, pillow case, towels, blankets, and washcloths with you. Washers and dryers are available on each floor in the residence hall and are free to use.

Accessibility Resources

Requests for accommodations, auxiliary aids, or services must be made in writing to the Office of Accessibility Resources at least fifteen (15) days before the camp begins. The Office of Accessibility Resources is located at Shippensburg University, 1871 Old Main Drive, Shippensburg, PA 17257-2299, (717) 477-1364, oar@ship.edu.

Camp Fees

Residential or Commuter Camper

Our Team

Shippensburg University’s Jumps Camp staff is one of the finest in the US. Our coaches have all had tremendous success at the college and high school levels including state champions, NCAA champions, and All-Americans. Many of our coaches themselves were accomplished jumpers and have been staff members at our camp for many years. Staff-to-athlete ratio is extremely important to us. Our camp is a learn-by-doing camp, so personal attention is given to each athlete.

Richard Alexander

Richard Alexander

Bucknell University - Associate Head Coach
Jason Kilgore

Jason Kilgore

West Chester University - Head Coach
Todd Curll

Todd Curll

Head Women's Coach
Brooke Astor

Brooke Astor

Lehigh University - Assistant Coach
Justin Germani

Justin Germani

East Stroudsburg University - Assitant Coach
Tabitha Bemis

Tabitha Bemis

Susquehanna University - Assistant Coach
Amy Filanowski

Amy Filanowski

Kutztown University - Assistant Coach
Roger Coleman

Roger Coleman

Chambersburg HS - Assistant Coach
Bri Palazzi

Bri Palazzi

Pocono Mountain West HS - Head Coach

Camp Schedule

Check In
Arrival Day
1:30 - 2:30 PM
Check in at residence hall
7:00 AM
Wake up
7:30 AM
Breakfast - Reisner Dining Hall
8:30 AM
Warm-up and stretching
9:00 AM
Skill session by event
11:30 AM
Lunch - Reisner Dining Hall
12:30 PM
Recreation time
1:30 PM
Skill session
3:30 PM
Recreation time
4:30 PM
Dinner - Reisner Dining Hall
7:00 PM
Special camp events to include competitions
10:00 PM
In residence hall room
10:30 PM
Lights out
Check Out
Dismissal Day
4:00 PM
Check out residence hall lobby

Registration Information

Register Early:Space is limited to facilitate individual attention. Four-person suites will be assigned on a first-registerd, first-accommodated basis.

Registrations will be accepted up to one week prior to the start of camp. An administrative fee of $75 will be deducted from all refunds. No refunds will be given after on-campus check-in. Conference Services reserves the right to cancel any camp that has insufficient enrollment up to two weeks before the opening of camp. A full refund will be given if the camp is canceled.

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