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Come join us in the cool pines at Tonto Creek Camp in Northern Arizona for our 44th Annual Summer Vault Camp. Enjoy the mild summer days in the high altitude of Northern Arizona while you learn what it takes to become a better vaulter. Each summer the best pole vaulters in the Southwest join each other to learn, compete, and push each other to new boundaries. Campers will experience this sense of camaraderie while achieving higher heights at this camp. Skill testing, new drills and training techniques in addition to plenty of jumping opportunities on multiple pits are just some of the camp’s many highlights. Participants will also benefit from a low coach to athlete ratio, receiving individual instruction from the best coaching staff in the United States. Camp staff will share the progressions and techniques that took Stacy Dragila, Nick Hysong, Tori Pena, and Melissa Mueller to the Olympic Games. Days will consist of several vault sessions with recreation/rest time built into the schedule. Evenings will be filled with lectures, activities and free time. Learn what it will take for you to improve your vaulting. Whether fine tuning your skills or learning how to pole vault for the very first time, this camp will fit your needs. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity.
“I’ve never had more fun and learned as much as I did at the Kiss the Sky Pole Vault Camps and Club.”
– April Steiner-Bennett, 2008 Olympian
2018 Kiss the Sky Summer Camp FAQ’s
How do I register?
All registration will be done online here at: www.skyathletics.com/camp
Who can participate?
All male and female athletes age 10 and up are eligible to participate. This is the perfect environment for athletes who have never vaulted before to learn the proper technical progressions.
Where is camp held?
All camp activities and instruction are held at Tonto Creek Camp. The camp is located at AZ-260 & Camp Tontozona Rd. in Payson, AZ. A map of the location is at the bottom of this page.
When is my balance due and how do I pay it?
All balances are due at check-in. We can accept cash, checks, or money orders at the time of check-in. Balances can also be paid prior to that by selecting the appropriate payment option on this page.
What if I am flying in from out of state?
We will arrange for transportation both to and from the airport. Please make sure to add the “Airport Transportation” ticket type for each camper that will need transportation. This option will only be available through June 19th, 2018.
A Late Fee of $50.00 will be charged to all campers enrolling after deposits are due May 26th.
Where do I check-in?
Check-in will be held at Tonto Creek Camp from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday June 24th.
All remaining balances will be due at check-in.
Please print and sign the informed consent and release form at the top of this page and bring with you to check-in.
Where and when do I check-out?
Dormitories and cabins will be checked for cleanliness and damage before the competitions Sunday morning. Campers will check out of rooms after competitions. Each camper will compete in an informal competition Thursday June 28th in the morning, starting at 9:00 am. Parents and family are welcome and encouraged to come watch these competitions. All competitions will conclude by 12:00 pm, and campers will be free to go at that time.
What are the accommodations?
Campers will be staying in dorms and cabins at Tonto Creek Camp. Boys and girls will be housed in separate areas. Campers will have 24-hour supervision by counselors and staff. There will be mandatory lights out and bed checks at 10:30 pm each evening. Campers will eat three meals a day at the Tonto Creek Camp Cafeteria. All activity sessions will be held on site at Tonto Creek Camp. Campers will be responsible, and billed for any and all damage to Tonto Creek Camp facilities.
What do I need to bring?
Campers will need to bring the following items: workout clothes, running shoes, spikes, hat, sunscreen, sleeping bag and/or sheets and blankets, pillow, toiletries, and a water bottle. We caution campers from bringing valuables to camp.
Kiss the Sky Camps will provide poles for campers to use.
We will have a camp Mom at camp. We have a mother on staff that will be available to all campers for sickness, stress, and personal issues.
There is limited cell phone coverage at Tonto Creek Camp.
There is a phone on site that is available for emergency use only.
Emergency calls may be made to 602 821-3771 or 602 421-5722.