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December 27-29th, 2017 Camp Information

Arizona Pole Vault Academy is offering a full 3 day pole-vault camp that vaulters of all levels can learn and enjoy. 1997 World Championships Bronze Medalist, Dean Starkey, will be directing the camp along with son and 18 foot vaulter Garrett Starkey. Our camp will immerse vaulters in a hands-on personalized approach to learning every aspect of what it takes to be the best pole-vaulter you can be.

Our 3-day itinerary will include:

  • Pole-vaulting
  • Video analysis
  • Gymnastics
  • Rope swing
  • Weight training
  • Plyometric training
  • Nutrition
  • Rehab and recovery
  • Identify strengths and weaknesses
  • Injury prevention
  • Supplementation
  • Sport psychology
  • Motivation
  • Speed training
  • Progression methodology
  • Round table discussions
  • Recreational activities

3 Day Camp: December 27-29th.  Camp sessions will be starting at 9am on the 27th and ending at 6pm on the 29th. Full itinerary will be made available.

Overnighter cost $595 - Includes camp, all meals and sleeping accommodations.
Commuter cost $395 – Includes camp, lunch and dinner
Additional sibling discount – 50%

Accommodations: Overnighter vaulters will be staying on-site at the Starkey Ranch residence. Our sleeping arrangements consist of several guest rooms with air mattresses so space will be limited.  All meals will be provided while staying as our guest. Due to flight considerations, vaulters can arrive the day before and leave the day after camp.

Deadline: ASAP. Based on availability.

Eligibility: All vaulter’s, both male and female, ages 12 and up.

Out of town vaulters: Please arrange your transportation to and from the airport using Super Shuttle (, Uber or Lyft.

Check In
: If arriving from out of town you may fly in the day before if needed due to flight considerations, otherwise be here before 9am to get checked in.

Departure: Camp ends 6pm on the 29th.  Please arrange your transportation accordingly.  If you are flying you can make arrangements to stay an extra night to accommodate flight schedules if needed.

Location: 23238 S. Via Del Arroyo, Queen Creek, AZ 85142

Registration: Participation in the camp is available on a first come, first serve basis. Limited spots are available.

Registration Check List

·      Call or email Dean Starkey to verify availability where you will be added to the camp roster:
(480) 766-6017 /

·      Fill out our camp registration form located here.

·      Print and mail copy signed registration form that was emailed to you along with $100 deposit check payable to: AZPVA

·      Send to:
Arizona Pole Vault Academy
23238 S. Via Del Arroyo

Queen Creek, AZ 85142

The remainder of the camp fee will be due upon arrival (cash or check only please)

What To Bring
Running shoes, track spikes, workout cloths, sweat pants and shirt, swim suit, Warm and cold weather casual clothing.

We have an extensive collection of poles.  You are welcome to bring your own but you do not need to as you can borrow our poles for no additional charge. You can view our pole inventory on our website.

Refunds: Once camp has started we regret that we cannot issue refunds due to injury, illness or dismissal for disciplinary reasons. Any cancelations before December 1st will be able to receive a full refund.  After December 1st no refunds can be issued.

AZPVA Philosophy
We take great pride in offering a wide variety of challenging vault related activities in a resort/park/ranch setting. We stress progressive step-by-step skill development, with a safety first motto. Come prepared to make huge gains in your vaulting, make new friends, and try new stuff. Camaraderie, self respect and good clean fun are all important aspects of our system

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