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Develop Your Vaulting at the Cal Pole Vault Camp

Join Cal Jumps Coach Dan Lefever at the Historic Edwards Stadium for the Cal Pole Vault Camp!

This day camp is held on July 17-19 (Monday-Wednesday), from 10:00AM-3:00PM, offering athletes from 7th grade thru college age, of all abilities, the opportunity to work with Coach Lefever this summer.

All Cal Sports Camps are open to any and all entrants. For your safety and benefit, we recommend you choose a camp that fits your level of development. All events are subject to change based on NCAA and Covid-19 restrictions.

Highlights Include
  • Dates - July 17 -19
  • Clinic is open to Junior High (7-8th Grade), High School and College age athletes of all abilities and experience
  • Emphasis on Pole Vault technique
  • Power and explosiveness conditioning training
  • Poles will be provided (based on current inventory), but participants can also bring their own poles
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Camp Coaches

  • Dan Lefever Cal XC 20190830 090022 K Cox

    Director Dan Lefever

    Lefever enters his third year coaching vertical jumps, pole vault, and multi-event athletes with the Bears for the 2021-22 season. He came to Cal after spending the 2018-19 year on Robyne Johnson’s staff at Boston University. Prior to joining the Terriers, Lefever was a volunteer assistant coach at Stanford. He also served 14 years on the staff at Missouri rising from a volunteer, to an assistant and eventually the associate head coach.

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Camp Details

The Cal Pole Vault Camp will be held on July 17-19 from 10AM-3PM and is open to athletes from 7th grade through College age, of all experience and ability levels.

Coach Lefever is offering this camp in addition to his weekly Pole Vault clinic with the goal of helping athletes of all abilities to improve for the upcoming season and beyond.


  • Dates: June 24-26, 2024
  • Check-in: 10:00AM
  • Check-out: 3:00PM
  • Location: Edwards Stadium
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  • Poles provided (if needed), subject to current inventory
  • Attendees are welcome to bring their own poles
  • Meals/Drinks not provided (please bring own water/drinks)


To view your customer account, complete your mandatory forms, pay balance dues, and review important camp information, visit Pre-Camp Checklist.

All necessary camp information is on this page. If there are any imperative changes prior to camp start, registered campers will be notified via email and this webpage will be updated!


  • Ratio: 1:10 staff to camper ratio
  • Grouped by: age, ability and experience
  • Evaluation: by coaching staff
  • Equipment Needed: Campers should bring at least one pair of broken in running shoes. Event shoes/spikes are recommended but not required. Please be sure to properly mark your equipment, so that it can be easily identified.
  • Facility: Historic Edwards Stadium


Below is a suggested list of clothes, equipment and personal items. US Sports Camps is NOT responsible for lost or stolen articles or money.


  • Extra Athletic clothing
  • 1-2 pairs of broken in running shoes/ event spikes
  • Non-running shoes
  • Water bottle
  • Sunblock
  • Small gym bag/backpack


Transportation is not provided. Campers are responsible for getting to and from camp on their own. There is no supervision before or after camp hours so please make arrangements to pick up your child on time.


Most camps have an athletic trainer on-site to help with illness or injury. In case of an emergency, campers will be transported to the nearest hospital.


For information regarding our cancellation policy and all other company policies, please visit USSC Policies.


For general questions about our Track & Field camps please see our FAQ page.

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Sample Daily Schedule

  • 10:00 AM Check In
  • 10:15 AM Drills & Jumping
  • 12:00 PM Lunch (not provided)
  • 1:00 PM Power and explosiveness conditioning
  • 2:30 PM Re-cap of the day
  • 3:00 PM Check-out


Historic Edwards Stadium/Goldman Field, which opened in 1932, is home to the California track & field and soccer teams.

Long considered one of the finest track & field facilities in the world, Edwards Stadium has a legacy unmatched in collegiate track & field. Not only has the facility been host to some of the best individual performances in the sport's history, but Edwards Stadium also stands in one of the most beautiful settings in the nation - with panoramic views of the Berkeley Hills and Strawberry Canyon to the east, and San Francisco Bay, the Golden Gate Bridge and the San Francisco skyline to the west.

Over the years, Edwards Stadium has witnessed 12 world records, 26 American records and 24 collegiate records. The first world record set in the stadium was also history's first 15-foot pole vault, by Cornelius "Dutch" Warmerdam in 1940. The last world mark to fall in Berkeley was in 1978, as Washington State's Henry Rono clocked 13:06.4 in the 5,000-meter run. On a cinder surface in 1966 - before a Tartan all-weather surface was added in 1977 - a University of Kansas freshman by the name of Jim Ryun clocked a remarkable 3:51.3 mile.

Named after Col. George C. Edwards, the facility opened in 1932 as the only stadium in the world built for track & field use only. Since that time, Edwards Stadium has hosted eight NCAA and Pac-12 championship meets, a National AAU championship, the All-American Invitational in 1966, and 1971 and '78 USA vs. USSR dual-meets. With a seating capacity of 22,000, Edwards Stadium for years had the distinction of being the largest exclusive track & field facility in the United States.

In 1967, the oval itself was dedicated in the name of Walter Christie, Cal's first track & field coach (1900-32), and in the early 1960s, the "Friends of California Track" raised funds to build the Walter Christie Bench, which stands just outside the running track on the west side of the field.

Beginning with the 1999-20000 school year, the Cal men's and women's soccer teams adopted Edwards Stadium's infield - Goldman Field - as their home venue. The complex opened for soccer prior to the 1999 season, after being converted to a regulation 70-by-115-yards natural grass soccer field.

The improvements for Edwards Stadium were spearheaded by a lead gift of $1.5 million from alumni Richard and Rhoda Goldman. In recognition of their tremendous contribution, the field at the stadium was renamed Goldman Field in honor of Richard's father, Richard Samuel Goldman. In addition, former track athlete David Epstein ('61) made a $250,000 challenge match for other Cal track alumni and friends. Other alumni who have stepped forward with significant support include William Monheit ('33), Frederick Binkley ('43) and Thomas Floers ('48). Below are a list of improvements which have been made.

Following the completion of the renovation project, Edwards Stadium was honored with the 1999-2000 Outstanding Facility Design and Construction award by the U.S. Tennis Court and Track & Field Construction Association.

Most recently, the track received a new all-weather surface prior to the 2013 season.

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Cal Pole Vault Camp

Dan Lefever, Director
2223 Fulton St

Berkeley, California 94704
Questions? Call 1-800-645-3226
Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm PST


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