July 17 - July 20, 2022

Grades 9-12

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Camp Description

Started in 2003, SU Throws Camp has gained a reputation as one of the finest throws camps east of the Mississippi river. Student-athletes enjoy no less than ten skill sessions that are situated over a four-day period. This camp is a hands-on throwing camp. Over 1,000+ student-athletes have attended.

The SU Throws Camp is designed to be a throws-specific camp, which meets or exceeds the quality of all throws camps in the region. The quality of the camp stems from the background, experience, knowledge, expertise, and care from our clinicians. This camp has developed a tremendous amount of highly successful high school and college throwers.

All aspects of the throwing events will be covered by using proper throwing techniques, including plyometrics, weight training, mental training, proper diet, and other aspects of throws-specific training.

The SU Throws Camp provides throwers with high-level instruction, but on a more personal scale and a more reasonable cost. We 
have an excellent staff to student-athlete ratio that allows for an abundance of one-on-one interaction with the clinicians and staff. As the camp numbers grow, staff is added. To keep the camp interaction at its maximum level, the camp cutoff number is ninety athletes.

Camp Highlights


One of the finest throws camps east of the Mississippi river.


Enjoy no less than ten skill sessions over a four-day period.


Video will be used by coaches to evaluate and imporove your skill level.


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.


Throws-specific training to include plyometrics, weight training, mentl training, and proper diet.

General Information

What to Bring

Personal Items: Campers are strongly encouraged to bring their own throwing implements from their high school, but it is not a requirement. 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 Throws Camp staff is one of the finest in the US. Our coaches have had tremendous success at the college and high school levels including state champions, NCAA champions and All-Americans.  Many of our coaches were accomplished throwers and have been staff members at our camp for many years.

Roger Coleman

Roger Coleman

Chambersburg HS - Assistant Coach
Glenn Thompson

Glenn Thompson

Assistant Coach
Kurt Dunkel

Kurt Dunkel

Assistant Coach
Alison Freas

Alison Freas

Assistant Coach
Tyler Hewitt

Tyler Hewitt

Assistant Coach
Nick Price

Nick Price

Edinboro University - Assistant Coach
Patricia Mosley

Patricia Mosley

West Chester University - Assistant Coach
Jakia Gumby

Jakia Gumby

Limestone College - Assistant Coach

Camp Schedule

Arrival Day
1:30 - 2:30 PM
Check-in at lawn outside residence hall
7:30 AM
Wake up
8:00 AM
Breakfast - Reisner Dining Hall
9:00 AM
Warm-up and stretching
9:15 AM
Skill session by event
11:30 AM
Lunch - Reisner Dining Hall
12:30 PM
Recreation time
1:30 PM
Classroom session
2:30 PM
Skill session by event
4:45 PM
Dinner - Reisner Dining Hall
6:00 PM
Recreation time
7:00 PM
Special camp events
8:00 PM
Video review
10:00 PM
In residence hall room
10:30 PM
Lights out
Check Out
Dismissal Day
3:00 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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