The Iron Wood Thrower Development Camp offers 'world-class'
instruction in the four throwing events of Track and Field: Discus,
Hammer, Javelin, and Shot Put.

We’ve proudly hosted Olympic champions, world record holders, nutritionists, training experts, sports psychologists, and academic advisors as keynote speakers. Our evening lecture series feature a comprehensive overview of the technical, physical, mental and tactical skills necessary for advancing your performance level. Additional special topics ranging from academic preparation, sport nutrition, and the college recruiting process are also traditionally covered.


We will stage the popular “Iron Wood Games” as part of our extracurricular activity schedule. This event has become a popular activity at the camp and everyone looks forward to it each year. Campers will have access to the lake for swimming and volleyball under staff supervision at designated times. SWIM AT YOUR OWN RISK FOR ALL CAMPERS!!!. STAFF WILL ONLY BE PRESENT AT DESIGNATED TIMES!!



A certified athletic trainer will be on duty at all sessions.


Our sponsors present the “Iron Wood Award” for one male and one female athlete from each event at the conclusion of the camp. Several items from our camp store will also be randomly distributed as prizes throughout the week.
--Casey Malone, 6th place at the 2004 Olympics
"Iron Wood was my introduction to what elite level throwing was all about. Until attending Iron Wood, I thought throwing was a fun challenge that could occupy my time in between basketball and football seasons. The camp planted the seed of an Olympic dream in me and encouraged me to have an identity shift from a basketball player throwing for fun to a discus thrower playing basketball for fun. It was truly a life changing moment for me when Mac Wilkins arrived at the camp and passed around his gold medal. Holding that medal had a tremendous effect on me. This was truly the first time I had met people who had dedicated their life and passion to the sport of throwing. I was fortunate to be steered in the right direction very early in my throwing career by the outstanding coaches and Olympians at Iron Wood. Bud and Bart are two of the most genuine coaches and people that I know. Their total agenda is to assist young throwers, and they have developed an environment at Iron Wood that is second to none and improving every year. I thank them for creating a phenomenal experience for me and thousands of young throwers. When asked if I know of a good throwing camp, I always start to answer "Iron Wood" before the question is finished".
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