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Duke Track & Field Camp provides campers with detailed instruction and an inside look into what has made the Blue Devils one of the premiere, up and coming track & field programs in the country.

The camps are conducted on the beautiful campus of Duke University in the heart of Durham, North Carolina and specialize in Sprints (up to 400m), Jumps, Hurdles, Throws and Pole Vault.  Boys and girls, ages 12-18 check-in between 1:30 pm and 3:00 pm. Check-out is at 1:30-2:00 pm.

Highlights Include
  • Nike Running Camp T-shirt
  • Event-specific training
  • For all ages 12-18
  • 10:1 Camper to staff ratio
  • Nike Running Camp certificate
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Camp Coaches

  • Shawn Wilbourn Web

    Camp Director Shawn Wilbourn

    Shawn Wilbourn is currently in his eighth season as a member of the Duke Track & Field coaching staff after joining the Blue Devils following the Olympic Trials in July of 2008. Wilbourn works with Duke’s combined-event, pole vault and sprints and hurdles student-athletes.

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  • Matt Lopiccolo Web

    general_staff Matt LoPiccolo

    Matt LoPiccolo joined the Duke coaching staff in the fall of 2013 as an assistant track & field coach under the direction of associate head coach Shawn Wilbourn. LoPiccolo helped the Blue Devil...

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  • Mark Mueller Web

    general_staff Mark Mueller

    Mark Mueller joined the Duke track and field coaching staff as a volunteer assistant coach in August, 2014.  As an undergraduate at Stanford University from 2006-2011, Mueller was a...

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  • Nate Arnold Web

    general_staff Nate Arnold

    Nate Arnold joined the Duke track & field coaching staff as a volunteer assistant coach for multi-events in August, 2014.  Arnold joined the Blue Devils after serving as a graduate...

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  • Jan Ogilvie Web

    general_staff Jan Ogilvie

    Jan Ogilvie oversees the horizontal and lateral jumping events for the Duke track and field program. She returned full-time to the track & field staff in the fall of 2011 after spending two years...

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  • Jeff Howser Web

    general_staff Jeff Howser

    Assistant Sports Performance Coach. Former ACC champion and All-America Jeff Howser is in his 11th season as Duke’s speed and conditioning coach.  A graduate of Duke, Howser was a...

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    general_staff Angelo Posillico

    Angelo Posillico is the head coach for cross country and track & field at SUNY Oneonta. He has been a part of the Red Dragon coaching staff since 2010.  He will be coaching throws. During...

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Camp Details

The Duke Track & Field Camp is designed to meet the needs of each individual camper. The camp is divided into events areas and spread over a four day session.During each training session, campers select an event of their choice for specialization. Each group is assigned an experienced event coach for specialized training and individual attention. Coaches will work one-on-one with each camper to insure a quality learning experience while at camp.

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Events at Duke Track & Field Camp

  • Sprints (Up to 400m)
  • Hurdles
  • Jumps (Long, triple and high jump)
  • Throws (Shotput, discus, hammer, javelin)
  • Pole Vaulting (bring your pole!)

2017 Check-in and Check-out Information

**Deposit for lost Keys**  Campers must bring a security check, made to US Sports Camps, in the amount of $100.  The security check will be used ONLY if campers lose their key. At the end of camp the deposit check will be returned in full to all campers who return their room key.

Check-In:

When:    2:30pm on Wednesday, July 12th 
Where:    Morris Williams Stadium in the bottom of Kennedy Tower

Check-Out:

When:    11:00am on Saturday, July 15th 
Where:   Morris Williams Stadium in the bottom of Kennedy Tower
 

Travel Arrangements:

It is the responsibility of each camper to arrange his or her own transportation to and from camp. Campers flying should book their flights to Raleigh-Durham Airport, attempting to arrive between 11:00am and 2:00pm on July 12th and departing July 15th after 2:00pm.

Airport Shuttle Service:

Shuttle service to and from Raleigh-Durham Airport is available on camp check-in and check-out days. The $60.00 round trip fee for this service is due in the mail by July 1st.

Make the check out to Duke Track and Field Camp and mail them to:
Shawn Wilbourn
224 Paper Birch Ln
Durham, NC 27705

Please email your itinerary to the Duke TF Staff by July 1: swilbourn@duaa.duke.edu.

Group Discounts:

If five or more campers register together, each camper is eligible for a $30 discount. Please have a team contact reach out directly to the USSC office at 1-800-645-3226 to receive a discount code to identify your group. Campers may then register through the website at their convenience and apply the coupon code during check-out.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:35 am Meet Up/Roll Call
  • 7:45 am Breakfast
  • 9:00 am Dynamic Warm-Up
  • 9:30 am Track Session
  • 11:15 am Camp Announcements
  • 12:30 pm Lunch
  • 1:30 pm Free Swim
  • 3:00 pm Meet/Walk to Track
  • 3:15 pm Track Session - Group Specific
  • 5:00 pm Camp Announcement/Back to Dorms for break
  • 5:45 pm Dinner
  • 7:00 pm Roll Call in Front of Dorms
  • 7:15 pm Track Session
  • 9:00 pm Camp announcements/Back to dorms
  • 10:30 pm Bed Check/Lights Out

Duke Track

The training facilities at Duke University are among the best in the nation. Morris Williams Track and Field Stadium is located on the west side of Kennedy Tower, sharing the press box with Koskinen Stadium, and is the new home to Duke Track and Field.

The track features a BSS 1000 track surface, constructed by Beynon Sports. Encompassing the track is a walkway, allowing spectators to view any event in the stadium, and bleachers are located next to the finish line.  For field events, two long/triple jump runways are located inside the home straight with sand pits on both sides to accommodate changes in wind. Inside the back straight are two pole vault runways, with two additional runways located in the D-area. The D-area will also hold dual high jump pits. The infield also accommodates all throwing events, boasting two shot put areas, a javelin runway and a combined hammer and discus cage. Protective nets have been placed along the long/triple jump and pole runways for added safety.

Campers will be able to experience campus life on one of the most beautiful college campuses in the nation. They will get to stay in double dorm rooms on Duke's gothic style west campus. These dorm rooms have air conditioning and bringing a fan is not needed. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served in the main cafeteria (Great Hall). All meals will be buffet style.

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Camp Reviews

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    • 5/5.
    See you again next year

    Thank you and your team for conducting an excellent Track and Field Camp. When I picked up my daughter today she could not stop talking about how much she enjoyed your Track and Field Camp. She learned a lot (particularly in the high jump), met new friends, had the opportunity to be coached by your great team and had fun staying in the dorms…she told me to sign her up for your Camp again next year. So...we will see you again next year.

    — Susie H., Parent of Duke University Camper 15'

    • 4/5.
    Informative and fun

    The coaches did a good job at teaching new techniques and skills while still maintaining an element of fun and freedom to the camp experience.

    — Elva B., Duke University Camper 15'

    • 4/5.
    Very diverse

    The camp was very diverse with kids from throughout the United States. The camp was organized and my daughters enjoyed the training they received,

    — Rory F., Duke University Camper 15'

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    • 5/5.
    Great experience

    Great experience for a High School student preparing for a college career as an athlete in the Track and Field Sport.

    — Devin L., Duke University Camper 15'

    • 5/5.
    Taste of running in college

    I enjoyed my time at the track camp. It gave me the opportunity to experience what college track and staying in the dorms will be like. I also liked meeting and training with other runners from all over the country and world.

    — Melodie M., Duke University Camper 15'

    • 5/5.
    Disappointed with conditions

    Due to bad weather one day we lost 2 of our 3 instructional periods. 50 percent of the hurdle training that I expected was eliminated. Adding one more day to camp would decrease the impact of one weather day.

    — Martina F., Duke University Camper '16

    • 5/5.
    Great learning experience

    I highly recommend this camp to future campers. It's great for beginners to experienced track athletes. As a pole vaulter, I experienced a positive environment with my event group as well as other friendships via dormmates and the people I ate with at meals - great opportunity to meet people from all over the U.S. and possibly elsewhere. The counselors (college athletes) were encouraging and easy to make conversation with for any questions about athletics, college, or anything really

    — Olivia G., Duke University Camper '16

    • 5/5.
    Disappointed with the conditions

    Was disappointed to hear when it rained that the campers only hung inside the dorms doing team building activities. Not sure why they cold not have an alternative inside space for inclement weather. Since they are not all on the same 'team', no instruction for track & field was given. For the price of this camp, I was hoping for more 'instruction' on specifics. My daughter loved the hurdles but that is all she did. She also felt as if the older campers got more attention.

    — Lindsy C., Parent of Duke University Camper '16

    • 5/5.
    Will recommend and return

    The camp was a great experience for my daughter. The coaches was very educated on there field of event they taught. Safe campus and great team effort. Will recommend and will return. Great coaches, campus, and skills taught Thanks Duke University.

    — Loyd V., Parent of Duke University Camper '16

    • 5/5.
    Will be back next summer

    It was my daughter's first experience with a track camp!! She had such an incredible experience. It was very well organized and the staff was able to coach all different abilities! We will definitely be back next summer???? A parent of a high jumper!

    — Terresa G., Parent of Duke University Camper '16

    • 5/5.
    Great experience

    Great experience for kids to work with top notch coaching at a great university. Very impressed with there attention to fundamentals and willingness to make sure the kids understand it. 

    — Brooke L., Parent of Duke University Camper '16

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Duke Nike Track & Field Camp

Shawn Wilbourn, Camp Director
118 Cameron Indoor Stadium
Durham, North Carolina 27708

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Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Track & Field
Age Group: 12 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Sprints, Jumps, Hurdles, Throws and Pole Vault
Overnight $615.00
Availability: Open

Extended Day $480.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
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