ND to open camp at Shiloh Park

Notre Dame will open fall camp Aug. 5 at the Shiloh Park Retreat and Conference Center in Marion, Ind., where it will hold its first four preseason practices.

“I’m excited to take our football team to a facility like Shiloh Park,” coach Brian Kelly said in a release. “Training camp is vital in terms of developing team unity, character, camaraderie and ultimately a focused and specific identity for the upcoming season. We instituted a similar type off-site program for training camp at the University of Cincinnati and it played a huge role in the success of our team.

“I can’t say enough about the people at Shiloh, especially Dan and Karen Heincker. They’ve really gone above and beyond to make this a tremendous experience for our players. I’d also be remiss if I didn’t recognize our program’s incredible support staff. This was no simple task to pull off logistically, yet thanks to the hard work of everyone on our staff, especially Beth Rex [operations], Dan Brazo [facilities], Jason Michelson [operations], Rob Hunt [sports medicine], Ryan Grooms [equipment], Tim Collins [video] and Paul Longo [strength and conditioning].”

The location is a year-round facility used for camps and other special events, situated on 65 acres.

The Irish will return to the LaBar Practice Complex for the rest of camp on Aug. 9.