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 "2017 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 9th. 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 9-14th, 2018 at North Idaho College in Coeur d'alene, Idaho for the 29th 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:

Reese Hoffa (Shot Put 73'7''- 22.43m, 3x Olympian, 2012 Olympic Bronze Medalist, 2007 and 2006 World Championships Gold Medalist, 2008 and 2004 World Championships Silver Medalist, 2003 Pan American Games Gold Medalist), 

Mac Wilkins (Discus 232'10''- 70.98m, Shot Put 69'2''- 21.04m, 4x Olympian, 1976 Olympic Gold Medalist, 1984 Olympic Silver Medalist, 4x World Record Holder),

Jill Camarena (Former American Record holder in Shot Put 66'2''- 20.18m, 2x Olympian, 2011 World Championships Bronze Medalist, 11x USA Champion, 7x NCAA DI All American),

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),

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 and Pan American Games Gold Medalist),  

Karin Smith (Former American Record holder in Javelin 212'6''- 64.77m and 4x 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.
--David Dumble, throws coach at Arizona State University
"The Iron Wood Throws Camp is a unique experience when it comes to throwing camps. It is a great experience for all levels and ages of throwers. The campers are subjected to immense amounts of knowledge and experience in all areas of the throws. Campers are immersed not only into the technical and training side of throwing, but they also learn the culture and attitude of successful throwers. It is a rare opportunity to ask questions of and to learn from past Olympians and top level coaches, like those at Iron Wood. In my twenty years of being a thrower and coach, I even learned some new drills and ideas when I attended the camp. I look forward to being there again."
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