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.
--Aretha Hill Thurmond, USA Olympian 1996, 2004, 2008, 2012
"Iron Wood made throwing fun for me. At my first camp, I didn't know much about any of the throws and I left with an appreciation for all of the throws. My high school coach, Keith Eager and I learned something new every year we attended the camp. One of my best memories of Iron Wood is that of the Goal Stick. I kept it all through college. A lot of the things I learned at the camp I am still using today."
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