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First John Calipari Father/Daughter Camp June 22

John Calipari has encouranged fans to bring families to the Bahamas to interact with his playes and now he’s going to have his first Father/Daughter Camp in June.

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.


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  1. Issac Humphries is another “big” that got a raw deal here at KY. He saw limited PT in 2 years only to be named the Newcomer of the Year in the Australian Pro League. He could have easily been a 20/10 guy with 25 minutes a game PT.

    1. Only problem is, you ain’t the coach. Whine about something else.

    2. what does Issac Humphries have to do with this story?

  2. What a wonderful thing for fathers and daughters, a basketball camp with Cal. It will be a great Saturday for the girls to spend time with Coach Cal and their daddy. They don’t have to sit and wonder when it will take place, just like the other camps, they know in plenty of time. They are going to have so much fun and learn so much. Same goes for the father and son camps and the coach’s camps and all the other camps.
    But why do the ladies have to wait so long to find out when our camp is going to be? The date is always on a Sunday which is bad for out of town women who have to be at work the next day and the time allotted for the camp is not long enough. Almost 1000 participants are too much. If you are going to have that many participants you need to either have longer hours or 2 days not 1. And look how long the other camps are, this one is 9 AM to 4 PM. I assume they are going to feed them lunch; we don’t get that or anything else anymore other than a shirt. If we want a signed ball we have to pay for it via the camp.
    Contrary to popular belief, women do know their basketball and many of them could out smart any man who thinks he knows it all. We enjoy the games as much as anyone else; we are not second class citizens like some people are trying to make us.
    I liked it a lot better when it was at memorial and the Craft Center. We got lunch! There are a lot of women who are not coming anymore. I’m not sure if I will this year, it is getting too expensive and too crowded. BTW something could be done to speed up check in also.

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