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.
PARENTS, COACHES AND CAMPERS please click here for the "WHAT TO BRING TO CAMP" page as it has important information as you pack for camp.  Also click here for the "2016 CAMP SCHEDULE" this will give you an idea of what the week looks like. WE WILL BE CHECKING IN AT EDMINSTER STUDENT UNION BUILDING  on July 10th. Click here for the "NIC MAP" for its location. NIC does not provide bedding, soap, towels or toiletries so make sure and prepare. Unlike last year we are happy to announce that EVERYONE WILL BE GETTING A BED!! Please check the Campus/Location page, Camp Features page and Check in/Transportation page will give all information for camp. Please contact us if you have any other questions using the "Contact Us" tab.


Please join us from July 10-15th, 2017 at North Idaho College in Coeur d'alene, Idaho for the 28th Annual Iron Wood Thrower Development Camp!  The Camp is in its second year at its new location right on the lake with air conditioned rooms and buses that will take campers to all facilities so there will be no walking!! We will also be able to provide a mattress bed for everyone this year!! We are updating the camp this year by providing an instructional notebook with technical throwing progressions for each camper, along with numerous levels of drills for each event as well as a weightlifting and nutritional segment to help achieve peak performance!!!

Our traditional staff of 50 collegiate and high school coaches will be in attendance once again, including these notable former and current Olympians, American and World Record Holders:

Mac Wilkins (Discus 232'10''- 70.98m, Shot Put 69'2''- 21.04m, 4x Olympian, Olympic Gold Medalist, Olympic Silver Medalist, 4x World Record Holder),
Karin Smith (Former American Record holder in Javelin 212'6''- 64.77m and 4x Olympian), 

Sarah Walker
(Shot Put 61'7''- 18.79m, Hammer 218'5''- 66.52m, Discus 189'6" - 57.73m 2011 USA World Team Member and 13x DI All American ).
Duncan Atwood (Former American Record holder in Javellin 308'7''- 94.06m and 2x Olympian),  
Jarred Rome (Discus 225'7''- 68.76m, Shot Put 66'11''- 20.40m 4x USA World Team Member, Pan American Games Silver Medalists and 2x Olympian).

Several additional staff members will be confirmed in the very near future and will be listed on our revised website as soon as they are confirmed.  If you have any questions please email us at: or use the "Contact Iron Wood" tab at the top.
--Ramona Pagel, American record shot putter at 66’ 2.5” Olympic qualifier in ’84, ’88, ’92 and ’96
"Iron Wood Throwing Camp is one of the few track and field camps in the nation that is dedicated to just throwing. The atmosphere at the camp for young throwers is electric and highly motivating. After working the camp, I get calls and emails for months from athletes and coaches alike that are still psyched up about their experience that they had at the camp. For me, the opportunity to talk to the legends of our events is exciting and something that I can bring back to my athletes to help keep them motivated. See you at Iron Wood!!"
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