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WHAT IS RIPFEST? 

RipFest Diving is a camp and club diving organization based out of Arcadia, Indiana. We provide a one-of-a-kind camp and club program designed for all ages and abilities.  Owned and operated by 2008 U.S. Olympic Head Diving Coach, John Wingfield, RipFest has quickly grown to host clubs in Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio. We also offer Summer and Winter Camps. 


WHERE IS RIPFEST CAMP LOCATED? 

RipFest Camp is located in Arcadia, Indiana. The RipFest Village, which hosts camp housing and the dryland center, is located at 108 South Olive Street, Arcadia, IN 46030.

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WHO CAN JOIN THE RIPFEST EXPERIENCE? 

We accept athletes of all ages and abilities.  From taking the first plunge from the diving board, all the way to training for the Olympics, RipFest is uniquely equipped to offer a highly individualized and holistic curriculum through our clubs, clinics, camps, and team trips.

 


HOW OLD DO YOU HAVE TO BE TO ATTEND RIPFEST CAMPS?

Registration is open to anyone over the age of 9 and of any ability. Campers attend who only have 3 weeks of experience to athletes who have represented their country, junior through masters. It doesn't matter if you are learning a forward dive tuck or back three-and-a-half, we will welcome you to the camp! We strive to help campers build themselves into better divers, so long as they can swim in deep water! Please contact us if you have any questions about who can attend. 

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WHAT ARE THE DATES FOR CAMP?


WHERE DO CAMPERS STAY AT RIPFEST?

Athletes will enjoy staying in our purpose-built camp facility.   Part of the same complex as our World Class Dryland facility, we provide dorm rooms for up to 10 athletes per room.  Male and female wings are on opposite sides of the building and each has a communal bathrooms for use by the athletes.    

Rooms are all secure but we advise that athletes do not bring excessively valuable personal belongings.

Upon arrival, campers will notice that the RipFest Camp House is a renovated church. The Camp House includes the Dining Hall, Game Room, Activities Room, Lecture Hall, and Wii Room.  

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WHAT SHOULD I PACK? 

  • 3-4 Suits                              
  • 2 Towels
  • Shorts                               
  • T-Shirts
  • Sammy                                 
  • Comfortable clothing for non-training hours
  • Tennis Shoes                        
  • Sandals
  • Pillow
  • Twin Size Bedding 
  • Cash for Camp Store & Weekends

 


WHAT IS A TYPICAL DAY LIKE AT RIPFEST? 

  • 8:00- Wake Up and Breakfast
  • 9:00- Dryland Practice
  • 12:00- Lunch
  • 2:00- Pool Practice
  • 5:30- Dinner
  • 6:30- Lecture
  • 7:30- Nightly Activity (Campfire, Volleyball, Water Balloon Challenge, etc.)
  • 10:00- Chores
  • 10:30- Lights Out
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HOW MUCH DOES CAMP COST? 


WHAT IS THE COACH TO CAMPER RATIO? 

1:8

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WHAT IS THE REFUND POLICY?

  • 3 months prior to start of camp, all but $50.00 will be refunded.
  • 2 months to 14 days, all but $200 will be refunded. 
  • 14 days prior to camp, no refund will be issued. 
  • If an injury occurs, we require a doctor's note to process refunds.
  • We are able to switch weeks at no cost or offer credit for the next camp year. 
  • Please note if your athlete checks in late or departs early for any reason, there is no refund. We also do not prorate for coming in late or leaving early for camp.

 


WHERE CAN PARENTS STAY WHILE DROPPING OFF OR PICKING UP THEIR CHILDREN?

 

Fairfield Inn & Suites: 317-776-9900

Courtyard by Marriot: 855-516-1090

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HOW MUCH SPENDING MONEY SHOULD CAMPERS BRING FOR THE CAMP STORE? 

We suggest brining$75-$100 for the Camp Store. Campers will be able to purchase snacks, drinks, forgotten toiletry items, and RipFest gear.


HOW DO I SIGN UP FOR CAMP?

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HOW DO I ARRANGE TRANSPORTATION FROM THE AIRPORT?  

We suggest having flights arrive before 1PM on day 1 of camp and departing after 4PM on the final day of camp.  If you are in need of transportation to and from the Indianapolis International Airport please contact travel@ripfest.net with your flight information. 

One-Way: $35 per person

Round-Trip: $70 per person


WHAT DO WEEKEND CAMPERS DO AND HOW ARE THEY SUPERVISED?

Weekend campers are supervised by our counseling staff. We do not supply food after breakfast on Friday to dinner on Sunday. Our counselors will take the athletes to do activities such as bowling, movies, shopping, mini golf or the mall. Weekend activities are not included in the cost of camp. Our counselors will also take them to get food and go to the store. 

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