Women's Gymnastics
2023 UK Summer Gymnastics Camps

2023 UK Summer Gymnastics Camps

Mark your calendars for summer camps at the University of Kentucky. The camps are offered to female gymnasts ages 6-18. Campers must be 12 years old at the start of camp to stay overnight in the dorms.

At the UK gymnastics camps, we are committed to providing a learning environment that is fun and challenging to the campers. Our qualified staff has many years of experience in competitive level coaching and will provide a safe and productive atmosphere.

Campers will spend the day receiving gymnastics instruction with the evenings filled with activities and entertainment. Each gymnast will have the opportunity to train with top collegiate and elite coaches in the state-of-the-art Nutter Field House Gymnasium.


Tim Garrison Head Coach  •  12th Season

  • Led UK to tie the uneven bar program record in 2021 at NCAA Regional Semifinals.
  • Led UK to tie the program record team score in 2021 at NCAA Regional Finals.
  • 2019 Central Regional Head Coach of the Year
  • 2018 National Coach of the Year
  • Led UK to its first ever NCAA Championship appearance, highest ever ranking, and four All-American titles and two SEC title in 2018
  • Led UK to all-time scoring record and four All-American titles in 2017
  • Helped produce UK’s first two All-Freshman selections
  • Led UK to an individual All-Around NCAA Championship appearance in 2015
  • Produced 10 NCAA All-Americans at Nebraska
  • Helped lead Nebraska to the NCAA Tournament every season, including two Super Six appearances and two Big 12 Championships
  • Personal coach at the 2000 Olympic trials in Boston, Mass., and 2011 World Championships in Ghent, Belgium
  • Five-time USA Gymnastics Coach of the Year for Southern California (1999, 2001, 02, 03, 04) while at SCEGA Gymnastics where he produced 27 national champions, 10 Junior Olympic National Team members and four Elite National Team members
  • USA Gymnastics Coach of the Year in 2009 for Nebraska (club)
  • 2013 Coach of the Year (UK Athletics)


Rachel Garrison Associate Head Coach  •  8th Season    

  • Led UK to tie the program record team score in 2021 at NCAA Regional Finals.
  • Led UK to the highest beam score in program history in 2021
  • Led UK to the first ever Super Regional Competition, and highest ever program ranking in 2019
  • 2018 National Assistant Coach of the Year
  • Led UK to the highest ever beam ranking in program history in 2018
  • Coached athletes to an SEC beam title and an All-American beam title
  • Over 20 years of coaching experience spans where she developed gymnasts ranging from beginners to level 10 and elite status gymnasts
  • Served as a program director at the Nebraska School of Gymnastics in Lincoln, Neb., for five years
  • Guided gymnasts to qualify for Junior Olympic nationals in each of her five years
  • Produced a regional beam champion during her tenure with the School of Gymnastics
  • Played a critical role in recruitment, successfully increasing the enrollment in the program from 40 participants to over 170 members


Chad Wiest Assistant Coach      2nd Season

  • Join UK as the assistant coach in 2021. In addition to a major role in recruiting, he is responsible for coaching vault and floor.
  • Led Washington to back-to-back NCAA National Championships trips, as well as top-20 finishes in all four seasons as assistant coach.
  • Served as the assistant coach for the University of Washington from 2017-2021.
  • Led Illinois to the second-best vault scores in program history in 2015.
  • Served as assistant coach at the University of Illinois from 2014-2016. Here he led an athlete to qualify for the NCAA National Championship.
  • Led Bowling Green to a No. 2 ranking in the MAC on floor in 2013.
  • Served as assistant coach at Bowling Green University from 2012-2013. Here he helped multiple athletes qualify for NCAA Regionals.
  • Member of the Illinois Men’s Gymnastics team from 2007-2011


Amy Coyle Director of Operations  •  5th Season

  • Serves as the travel coordinator for UK gymnastics and is responsible for many other duties such as budgeting, assisting with recruiting, apparel, and coordinating camps.
  • Served as the Graduate Assistant for the team in 2018.
  • Competed on bars, beam, and floor throughout her collegiate gymnastics career.
  • Member of the Kentucky Gymnastics Team from 2013-2016.



CAMP I: JUNE 23-25

Overnight- $690                              Commuter- $585
$15 group discount (10 or more from same club)/$15 sibling discount (not both)

Overnight- $690                              Commuter- $585
$15 group discount (10 or more from same club)/$15 sibling discount (not both)



Overnight- $690                              Commuter- $585
$15 group discount (10 or more from same club)/$15 sibling discount (not both)


A $150.00 deposit per camper is due upon registration



11:15 am – Noon OVERNIGHTERS Registration
12:00pm – 12:45 pm COMMUTERS Registration
(Only cash & checks accepted day of registration)
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm Introductions
1:30 pm – 5:00 pm Gymnastics Training
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Dinner
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Evening Activities
7:00 pm Back to Dorms/Commuter Pick Up
7:30 am Wake-up
8:00 am Breakfast
9:00am-12:00pm- Gymnastics Training
12:00pm-1:00pm- Lunch
1:00pm -5:00 pm- Gymnastics Training
5:00pm-6:00pm- Dinner
6:00pm-7:00pm- Evening Activities
7:00 pm- Back to Dorms/Commuter Pick Up
7:30am- Wake-up
8:00am- Breakfast
9:00am-12:00pm- Gymnastics Training
12:00pm-1:00pm- Lunch
1:00pm-4:00pm- Gymnastics Training
4:00pm- Camp Ends



UK camps require the following forms to be completed prior to participation:

  1. Registration & Payment (online preferred)
  2. Copy of Physical Form or proof of a physical from your physician (must be signed by a physician in the last 12 months)
  3. Copy of the front and back of health insurance card
  4. Please communicate any special dietary needs at the time of pre-registration

Medical forms may be uploaded on your registration page, however you can still fax (859-323-0025, attn: Amy Coyle); email (amy.coyle@uky.edu); or mail (Kentucky Gymnastics Camps, 338 Lexington Ave., Lexington, KY 40506) medical forms and insurance requirements.



See COVID-19 Cancellation/Refund Policy at UKathletics.com/camps.

All non-Covid-19 Cancellations see below:

Campers will receive a full refund with doctor’s note in case of injury or illness (non-COVID related). Without a doctor’s note, full refunds will be issued minus the $100 deposit if more than 7 days advance notice. Any cancellations non-COVID related within 7 days of camp result in no refund, unless a doctor’s note is presented.

Amy Coyle
Phone: 248-882-0473 • Email: amy.coyle@uky.edu

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