2023 Day Camps
Every camper receives individual coaching and has the opportunity to meet and talk with outstanding coaches and players. Iowa Head Basketball Coach Fran McCaffery and his staff oversee all aspects of the camp.
Campers receive a NIKE Iowa Basketball t-shirt and Nike basketball.
Current and former student-athletes will act as camp counselors.
Instruction and demonstrations from current and former Iowa players.
Team and individual awards.
Campers are placed on teams to promote balanced league play according to age and ability.
The Big Ten best Iowa athletic training staff is present for all sessions.
*Please note: There is NO HOUSING PROVIDED for this camp
Monday, June 12 - Thursday, June 15
Who: Open to any and all participants ages 6 to 12
When: 9:00AM - 4:00PM each day
Location: UI Field House
Check-In Time: 7:30AM, Monday, June 12
Cost: $330 (includes lunch)
Monday, June 19 - Thursday, June 22
Who: Open to any and all participants ages 11 to 15
When: 9:00AM - 4:00PM Mon.- Wed.; 9:00AM - Noon Thurs.
Location: UI Field House (Mon.- Wed.); Carver-Hawkeye Arena (Thurs.)
Check-In Time: 7:30AM, Monday, June 19
Cost: $295 (includes lunch M-W)
2023 FATHER & SON CAMP
This camp is an opportunity for fathers and sons to come together and learn basketball at a very introductory level. Attention will be focused on development of young basketball players as their fathers work alongside them. Along with the fundamentals of basketball this camp will emphasize the importance of building meaningful relationships. Age limit is those who have completed kindergarten through 6th grade and camp is developed with younger, less experienced basketball players in mind.
Camp includes fundamentals, games, contests and individual instruction from coach Fran McCaffery and Iowa coaches and players. Father and son will both receive an official Iowa Basketball NIKE camp t-shirt and sons will receive an official NIKE camp basketball. Registration/check-in will be at Carver Hawkeye Arena and camp will be at Carver Hawkeye Arena Friday and Saturday. Fathers and sons will be staying at Radisson Hotel and Conference Center Coralville and Hampton Inn Iowa City/Coralville. Breakfast included on Saturday morning. Camp starts at 6 PM on Friday and ends at 12 PM on Saturday.
Friday, June 16 - Saturday, June 17
Ages: Open to any and all, sons to be K-6th grade (as of fall 2023)
When: 6:00-10:30pm on Friday and 8:30am-12:00pm (Noon) on Saturday
Location: Carver-Hawkeye Arena
Check-In: 4:30PM on Friday
Cost: $305 for first son, $0 for father, $225 for each additional son
(space limited for additional sons, space fills up fast)
Fran McCaffery is Iowa’s second all-time winningest head coach with 242 victories after completing his 12th season leading the Iowa Basketball Program. During his tenure, he has guided Iowa to nine postseason tournaments, including six of the last eight NCAA Tournaments.
McCaffery guided Iowa to a Big Ten Tournament Championship and 26 wins in 2022, the second most wins in program history. He has recruited and coached five players to first-team All-Big Ten status six of the last eight years, including 2020 and 2021 National Player of the Year Luka Garza and 2022 consensus first-team All-American Keegan Murray.
McCaffery, who has nearly four decades of collegiate coaching experience, is closing in on 500 career victories as a head coach, sitting with 493 after the 2022 season. He has won a league tournament title in four different conferences (Big Ten, MAAC, SoCon, ECC).
McCaffery is the Big Ten’s third longest tenured head coach behind Michigan State’s Tom Izzo and Matt Painter of Purdue. McCaffery, a Philadelphia native, has accumulated nine upper division Big Ten finishes in the last 10 seasons and won 20+ games eight times since 2013. Furthermore, the Hawkeyes have placed fifth or better in the league six of the last eight years.
Director of Basketball Operations
Chief of Staff
Named for the late Roy Carver, a long-time supporter of the University of Iowa, Carver-Hawkeye Arena, one of the 25 largest university-owned facilities in the nation, opened in January of 1983 and underwent a multi-million dollar facelift that was completed in September, 2011.
The Carver-Hawkeye Arena Addition and Renovation Project will include the construction of a practice facility immediately north of the Arena for use by the UI's men's basketball, women's basketball and volleyball programs; renovation of the practice, fitness and weight-training facilities utilized by the UI's national championship wrestling program; renovation and expansion of other fitness and weight-training space in the Arena utilized by the majority of Iowa's 24 sports teams; the renovation and expansion of locker rooms in the facility; and the renovation of existing and the creation of new office, meeting, and storage space for use by administrative and coaching staff of the UI Athletics Department.
The addition of the practice facility will eliminate the need to have student-athletes in the sports of men's basketball, women's basketball and volleyball practice and train at unusual or irregular times of day or at times which are typically reserved for classes. The flexibility created by the practice space will also positively impact the potential for use of the arena for other University and community-related events such as concerts.
ADMINISTRATIVE FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AND NON-TRANSFERABLE.
REFUNDS ARE DETERMINED ON THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:
The $125 Administrative Fee (Day Camp & Father-Son Camp) is non-refundable and non-transferable.
Cancellation must be made 1 week prior to event.
Qualified refunds must be submitted via email on our Contact Us tab on the website.
Camp fees cannot be transferred to next summer’s camp
Frequently Asked Questions
DO YOU OFFER SCHOLARSHIPS?
The UI Athletics Department does not sponsor any scholarships for camp or clinic attendees. The University offers the E.B. Green Scholarship for attendance at any University-sponsored youth program, but due to COVID-19, no funding will be available for 2021.
HOW DO I GET DOCUMENTATION TO CLAIM CAMP FEES ON MY TAXES?
If you are eligible to deduct camp fees for TAX purposes, use TAX ID#426004813.
DO YOU HAVE TO LIVE IN IOWA TO ATTEND CAMP AS A RESIDENT?
No, resident refers to your status while you are attending camp, not your home address.
WHAT IF I CAN'T GET A MEDICAL RELEASE OR SCHOOL PHYSICAL?
The insurance information you provide on your registration will take the place of the medical release form and/or school physical.
WHEN IS MY MEDICAL RELEASE DUE?
When you apply online, you will be required to provide your insurance information; this will be the information that is required!
DO YOU OFFER A SHUTTLE SERVICE FROM THE AIRPORT?
The following shuttle services are available from the Eastern Iowa Airport:
Anaman Concierge Services, LLC- 319-471-2347 Website
Express Limousines - 319-626-5466 or 800-383-2219
WHAT AIRPORT SHOULD I USE?
The Eastern Iowa Airport (CID), located in Cedar Rapids, IA is approximately 25 miles north of the University of Iowa campus.
CAN I VISIT MY CHILD WHILE THEY ARE ATTENDING CAMP?
You will be allowed to come to camp to watch your child.
CAN I JOIN MY CHILD FOR A MEAL?
Yes, you are more than welcome to visit your child during their stay at camp and dine with them. If you choose to eat in the Hillcrest Hall dining facilities, the fee is $7.50 fee for breakfast and $10.50 for lunch / dinner. You are also allowed to take them off campus; please make sure to check them out with their counselors. UNFORTUNATELY, DUE TO COVID-19, YOU WILL BE UNABLE TO JOIN YOUR CHILD FOR LUNCH THIS YEAR!
WHAT ROLES DO COUNSELORS HAVE?
Counselors act as a guardian while your child attends camp, as they are around them 24/7. They sleep in the dorm on the same floor as the campers and don’t go to bed until all campers are in their rooms and accounted for. They wake campers in the morning to make sure they have time to eat breakfast and get to their first session on time. Counselors are in the dining area while campers are dining, and present while campers are in session. If you have questions or concerns start with your counselor, they have been trained to proceed with assistance.
HOW DO I CONTACT MY CHILD IN CASE OF EMERGENCY?
In case of emergency, contact the Hillcrest Hall 24-hour desk at 319-335-9168.
WHO IS RESPONSIBLE IF MY CHILD IS INJURED OR NEEDS MEDICAL ATTENTION WHILE AT CAMP?
If your child is injured during camp, they will be taken to our Athletic Trainer immediately, and the Athletic Trainer will determine what action is required. If necessary, the Athletic Trainer will contact the parent/guardian and discuss care options. We can take the camper to UI Sports Medicine or the UI Emergency Department. Cost for treatment of injuries and/or hospitalization is the responsibility of the parent/guardian. We will have your insurance information from your online registration.
WHO DO I TALK TO IF MY CHILD NEEDS TO TAKE MEDICATION WHILE THEY ARE ATTENDING CAMP?
When you go through the check-in process, make certain that you stop at the Athletic Trainers table and discuss your child’s medication.