Green Mountain Running Camp

Green Mountain Running Camp
Green Mountain Running Camp

The Nike Green Mountain Running Camp offers the perfect mix of learning, training and recreation. Programs for both high school and middle school runners offered.

GMRC welcomes Mike Henderson, Princeton University, as our Camp Co-Director.  Many consider Handerson to be one of the top young Division 1 coaches on the East Coast. Henderson brings Division 1 experience to our staff and will add fresh insight to our program.

We also announce the move of the Green Mountain Running Camp to our new, wonderful host facility. Our camp, in its 41st summer, will be held on the gorgeous 1,300 acre campus of Kimball Union Academy, Meriden, New Hampshire.  The campus sits 13 miles south of Dartmouth College and offers miles of beautiful, wide running trails, right from campus. 

Highlights Include

  • Celebrating our 41st year!
  • Outstanding camp experience including daily runs, informative breakout sessions and outstanding nationally recognized featured speakers.
  • Top notch high school and college coaching.
  • More intimate, bucolic setting, offering greater opportunities for camper bonding.
  • Advanced Placement (AP) Cross Country Class is offered during all camp sessions for those elite runners who desire college level instruction about the Art & Science of Running.
  • Video taping with personal form analysis.
  • A gorgeous dining hall with healthy dining options. (Wait till you taste the local chocolate milk!) Campus dining is open over the weekends for multiple week campers and stay-over staff.
  • Indoor training space: ice rink and huge indoor turf facility (80 yards x 50 yards) for rainy day training and yoga sessions. The locker rooms are available to our campers for easy showering after runs and workouts if they choose.
  • Track available for pacing workouts each day.
  • Travis Landreth Memorial Graduation Run.
  • Last day Awards and Graduation Ceremony and then kicking up our heels and celebrating at the Graduation Ball.
  • Nike Green Mountain Running Camp T-shirt.
  • Middle school running program with specific youth curriculum August 2-7.
  • Round trip bus transportation available from PA, NJ, NY and Connecticut. Dartmouth Coach offers daily service between nearby Lebanon and Boston's South Station and Logan Airport as well as the Yale Club in New York, adjacent to Grand Central Station.
  • One hour from Manchester, NH, airport. Pick up and drop off available for campers flying in to camp.

Dates & Prices

Camp Details

Celebrating our 41st year!

Congratulations to two former GMRC campers making the Olympic team: Shalane Flannagan & Don Cabrall!!

You’re invited to join us on the beautiful Kimball Union Academy campus for the Nike Green Mountain Running Camp. The change of venue to KUA is an exciting move on our part.  The gorgeous 1,300 acre campus offers a far superior site than our previous location. In this incredibly runner-friendly setting, camp offers young runners the “Pre Challenge” to give nothing less than their best.

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KUA is also the alma mater of our beloved Olympian, Andy Wheating.  Wheating competed for the US  in the men's 800 m at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing and in the 1500 m at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. He remains a professional runner for Nike.

Andy took the time to congratulate us on the move:
“Just wanted to pass along my congratulations on moving the Green Mountain Running Camp to Kimball Union! I'm thrilled to see the camp move to my high school alma mater and look forward to working with you and the rest of the staff in making this transition smooth and enjoyable. I know change to a long running tradition is tough, but I'm confident that KUA has the qualities to spark new tradition without losing the fun and excitement of the old.
It was at KUA where I discovered the simple joy of running. No stress, no pressure, no expectation, just the excitement of running through the woods. It's that excitement I know the kids will feel when they run the same trails, the simple joy of running.
I look forward to working with everyone! Thank you again for choosing KUA!
 
See you on the trails,
 
Andy Wheating”

GUEST SPEAKERS:

Previous guest speakers such as Jeff Johnson provide our campers a personal look at the great Steve Prefontaine’s legendary and inspirational life, and also at his University of Oregon coach, the late Bill Bowerman, who developed the model on which we base our training runs: hard, but smart workouts. We teach young runners how to train intelligently.

Whether you are a rookie, veteran, or championship caliber athlete, pick one, two or all three of our great weeks to see why the best and brightest high school runners return year after year. You’ll be challenged by our trials of miles, but also enjoy our miles of smiles.

2014 Guest Speaker Lineup:

  • Marcus O'Sullivan, Villanova University; Director of Track & Field.  Head Men's Cross Country and Track & Field Coach. Owner of 101 sub 4:00 miles.  Four-time Olympian and three-time World Indoor champion in 1500m.
  • Beth Alford-Sullivan, Penn State University; Director of Track & Field and Cross Country. Former assistant coach Stanford University.
  • Vin Lananna, University of Oregon; Assistant Athletic Director, former Director of Track and Field and Cross Country at University of Oregon and Stanford University. 12 X NCAA D1 Championship head coach.
  • Barry Harwick, Dartmouth College; Head Men's Track and Field and Cross Country coach.
  • Dave Smith, Oklahoma State University; Head Men's and Women's Track and Field and Cross Country coach. NCAA national cross country champions in 2009, 2010 and 2012.
  • Ian Brooks,  Celebrity announcer, The Armory, NYC.

Speakers in Previous Years Include: 

  • Joan Benoit Samuelson,1984 Olympic Marathon Gold Medal winner
  • Roy Benson:  Co-Director of Green Mountain Running Camp.  Exercise scientist, author coach.  Coach Benson directs the AP XC class at GMRC.
  • Jack Martin:  Former head XC/Track coach Westfield High School, NJ.  Coached numerous state championship teams and individual qualified for NXN in 2011.
  • Scott Bliss: Head women’s coach Champlain Valley High School, Vermont. Coach Bliss has guided his team to multiple state championships and multiple trips to Nike Cross Nationals. 
  • Matt McCue: Author of “An Honorable Run;” former runner, University of Colorado.  Frequent contributor to Running Magazines.
  • Andrea Grove McDonough: University of Connecticut head women's cross country and assistant track coach.  Coach McDonough guided the Huskies to a top ten finish at the 2012 NCAA XC championships.
  • Jim Mitchell:  Bronxville High School, NY.  One of the most successful high school cross country programs in the state, if not in the nation.  Four national championship relays, ten state cross country championships.
  • Don Hennigar:  Head cross country/track coach Newburyport High School, MA.  Has coached many state title teams and individuals, including Travis Landredth. 
  • Henry Phelan:  Head girls XC/Track coach at Lincoln-Sudbury High School, MA.  Has coached many state championship teams which have qualified for NXNs. 
  • Maribel Sanchez Souther: former women’s head cross country and assistant track coach at Dartmouth College.
  • Pete Farwell: head men’s and women’s cross country coach at Williams College.
  • Kim McCreevy of Michigan State
  • Declan Connolly, Ph.D.: author and director of the Human Performance Laboratory at the University of Vermont.
  • Brian Cain: author, performance coach, sports psychology consultant and motivational speaker.

In addition to our featured speakers, we have staff coaches and guest experts such as Dr. Hank Glass and Dr. Robert Rinaldi, who present the mini-topics during our daily Breakout Sessions on topics that range from biomechanics to physiology to psychology. In short, our runners learn everything they need to know to improve and run at their best.

Advanced Placement Cross Country Class

One of the unique features of Green Mountain Running Camp is our AP XC Class, which is a separate hour of instruction offered within the regular camp day curriculum to veteran campers and elite runners. Coach Roy Benson covers college level instruction on the art & science of successful distance running. To participate in this class, you must have attended your third year of camp or preparing to serve as team captain in the fall or spring. No need for advanced sign-up, Coach Benson will provide further details during camp registration.

Middle School Program: August 2-7

We have modified our high school program and created a separate curriculum and activity schedule that will be offered concurrently with the high school schedule. We feel extremely confident that this will provide a satisfying experience for these younger runners.

This is an instructional camp and not a week of "normal" training. The middle school runners run twice a day, but is instructional based running. Think of a playing lesson with a golf pro. The intent is not necessarily to shoot your best round but to gain insight and knowledge on how to be your best over time.

Coaches Workshop:   

Individual coaches are welcome to attend our workshops.  We also encouraged coaches to accompany their cross country teams and attend the Coaches Workshop covering the latest in training and racing techniques. The workshop runs concurrently with the youth camp session.  Call to ask about our workshop discount for those attending with their teams.

2015 Camp Check-in & Check-out Details:

Check-in Sunday: 11:00am -2:00pm 
Check-out Friday: 11:30-Noon.  Lunch is included on the last day 

Ages:

Middle School Session: Entering 7th grade and up, coed, all skill levels. 
High School Sessions: 14 and up, coed, all skills levels.  If you are 13 and entering 9th grade, please call to register.  800-645-3226

Dorms:

Campers stay in single gender dorms on campus.  Shared baths on each floor.  We will make every effort to honor roommate requests.  Requests must be made two weeks prior to the start of camp.

Stay-Over Session Option:

Campers have the opportunity to double or triple their training by attending more than one session with a weekend stay in between.  There is an additional fee of $125 for the dorm room and all meals.

Extra Activities: 

There is a camp dance each week, plus nightly skits, games, movies, and a t-shirt swap! Bring a favorite team or meet T-shirt to swap and come home with a new favorite!

Travel:

2015 Bus Schedule:  Call 800-645-3226 to reserve a seat on the bus.

Round trip bus service will be available to/from several locations for all three weeks of Green Mountain Running Camp.

RESERVE YOUR SEAT NOW!  Don’t “miss the bus!”  You must have a confirmed reservation to ride to camp.  Payment must be made at the time of the reservation.  Space is limited and available on a first come/first serve basis.  

To reserve your spot on the bus, please give us a call at: 800-645-3226. We offer only round trip travel.

When: PRELIMINARY BUS SCHEDULE- WILL BE UPDATED JANUARY 1.

Buses leave all stops on Sunday (August 2, August 9 and August 16 ).  You MUST be checked in for the bus 30 minutes prior to departure time. Pack a lunch for the ride to camp. Lunch is provided for the bus ride home on Friday after camp. 

Where: Please read carefully as some pick-up locations are only available for specific weeks.

Session 1:  August 2-7

CB East High School, Doylestown, PA:  $135 round trip
Leave CB East HS at 6:45AM on Sunday, August 2
Return to CB East HS on Friday, August 7

Westfield High School, Westfield, NJ:  $135 round trip
Leave Westfield HS at 8:00AM on Sunday August 2

Return to Westfield HS on Friday, August 7

Hillsborough High School, Hillsborough, NJ:  $135 round trip
Leave Hillsborough HS at 6:45AM on Sunday,August 2
Return to Hillsborough HS on Friday, August 7

North Hunterdon High School, Annandale, NJ:  $135 round trip
Leave North Hunterdon HS at 6:45AM on Sunday, August 2
Return to North Hunterdon HS on Friday, August 7

Simsbury High School, Simsbury, CT:  $115 round trip
Leave Simsbury HS at 10:00AM, Sunday, August 2
Return to Simsbury HS on Friday, August 7

White Plains High School, White Plains, NY:  $135 round trip
Leave White Plains HS at 9:00AM on Sunday, August 2
Return to White Plains HS on Friday, August 7

Session 2:  August 9 - 14

Cheshire High School, Cheshire, CT:  $115 round trip
Leave Cheshire HS at 10:00AM, Sunday, August 9
Return to Cheshire HS on Friday, August 14

St. Anthony's High School, South Huntington,  NY:  $135 round trip
Leave St. Anthony's HS 8:00AM, Sunday, August 9
Return to St. Anthony's HS on Friday, August 14

White Plains High School, NY:  $135 round trip
Leave White Plains HS at 9:00AM on Sunday, August 9
Return to White Plains HS at on Friday, August 14

Session 3:  August 16 - 21

Hunterdon Central High School, Flemington, NJ: $135 round trip
Leave Hunterdon Central HS at 6:45AM on Sunday, August 16
Return to Hunterdon Central HS on Friday, August 21

White Plains High School, White Plains, NY:  $135 round trip
Leave White Plains HS at 8:30AM on Sunday, August 16
Return to White Plains HS on Friday, August 21

Cost: 

Roundtrip fee: $115 for all Connecticut stops and $135 for all other stops.  A fuel surcharge may be added, based on fuel costs at the time of camp.

Return Trip:

Bus will leave Meriden at noon to return to stops on Friday (August 7, August 14, and August 21).

Travel:

Kimball Union is in convenient proximity to several major airports. Manchester Airport in New Hampshire and Burlington International Airport in Vermont are each 1 hour and 30 minutes from campus. Bradley International Airport in Hartford, Connecticut and Boston's Logan International Airport are each just over two hours from campus. Lebanon, New Hampshire has a small planes airport providing several daily shuttle flights and is only 20 minutes away.

Dartmouth Coach offers daily service between nearby Lebanon and Boston's South Station and Logan Airport as well as the Yale Club in New York, adjacent to Grand Central Station.

Amtrak stops in White River Junction, VT, on its Montrealer line. The Montrealer runs between Washington, DC, Union Station, and Montreal. The train makes a number of stops including New York's Penn Station, New Haven, CT, Hartford, CT, and White River Junction, VT. Taxi service is available at the station which is a 20 minute ride from campus.

Campers can use Upper Valley Ride for airport transportation service for the short trip from the airports to KUA.
For more information, contact Randy Heller at Upper Valley Ride directly:  Phone:  (802) 356-9320.  Email:  Randy@UVRideToTheAirport.com.  Web site:  http://www.ride-to-airport.com/

CAMP ADDRESS FOR MAIL

c/o Green Mountain Running Camp
KUA
P.O. Box 188
Meriden, NH 03770
Attn: (name of staff/camper) -- NIKE Running Camp

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Facilities

The Green Mountain Running Camp has relocated to Kimball Union Academy, in Meriden, New Hampshire!  This is a very exciting move for us.  Located just 13 miles south of Dartmouth, the campus offers miles of trail running right from campus.  No more buses each day to and from the road runs.  We are able to run each day on trails!.  

We are one of the oldest running camps in the country, 41 wonderful years of training and educating runners of all ability levels.

We provide bus transportation to and from camp from schools along the Northeast corridor.  Manchester, NH airport located 1 hour south of KUA campus.  We can arrange camper pick up and drop off.  To reserve a spot on the bus, please call 800-645-3226.  Dartmouth Coach offers daily service between nearby Lebanon and Boston's South Station and Logan Airport as well as the Yale Club in New York, adjacent to Grand Central Station.  Transportation fees are NOT included in your tuition. 

Campers stay in the single gender dorms on campus.  KUA offers a  gorgeous dining hall with healthy dining options.  (Wait till you taste the local chocolate milk!) Campus dining is open over the weekends for multiple week campers and stay-over staff.

We have full access to the school's indoor ice rink and huge indoor turf facility (80 yards x 50 yards) for rainy day training and yoga sessions.  The locker rooms are available to our campers for easy showering after runs and workouts if they choose.  Breakout sessions are held in the state-of-the-art classrooms and guest speakers appear in the school's gorgeous auditorium.

Congratulations to two former GMRC campers making the Olympic team: Shalane Flannagan & Don Cabrall!!

Sample Daily Schedule

  • Sunday
  • 11:00 am - 2:00 pm Check In.
  • 2:00 - 3:30 pm Settled in For Campers. Group Organization. Video Analysis for New Campers.
  • 3:30 - 3:45 pm Staff meets.. Give out Group Lists.
  • 3:45 pm Campers meet for Groups.
  • 4:00 - 5:30 pm Meet with Group. Group Run. Stretching/Ice Breakers.
  • 5:30 - 6:30 pm Dinner.
  • 7:00 - 8:00 pm Rules/Expectations/Introductions.
  • 8:00 - 9:00 pm T-Shirt Swap.
  • 9:00 - 10:15 pm Social Time.
  • 10:15 pm Curfew!
  • 10:30 pm In Rooms.
  • 10:45 pm - 6:45 am LIGHTS OUT! Sleep.
  • Monday/Tuesday
  • 6:45 am Wake Up.
  • 7:00 - 8:00 am Meet with Group. Morning Run. Core/Stretching.
  • 8:00 - 9:00 am Breakfast/Staff Meeting.
  • 9:00 - 9:30 am Down Time.
  • 9:30 - 9:45 am Announcements.
  • 9:45 - 10:30 am Speaker.
  • 10:40 - 11:55 am AP Sessions.
  • 10:40 - 11:55 am BREAKOUT 1.
  • 11:25 - 11:55 am BREAKOUT 2.
  • 12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch.
  • 1:00 - 2:00 pm Video Analysis/ Down Time.
  • 2:15 - 3:00 pm Afternoon Speaker/Announcements.
  • 3:15 - 3:30 pm Light Stretch.
  • 3:30 - 5:30 pm Afternoon Run/Creek Soak.
  • 5:30 - 6:30 pm Dinner.
  • 6:30 - 7:00 pm Video Analysis.
  • 7:30 - 9:45 pm Recreation.
  • 10:15 pm Curfew.
  • 10:30 pm In Rooms.
  • 10:45 pm - 6:45 am LIGHTS OUT! Sleep.
  • Wednesday
  • 6:45 - 8:00 am Sleep In.
  • 8:00 am - 9:00 am Breakfast.
  • 9:30 - 9:45 am Announcements.
  • 9:45 am - 10:30 am Speaker.
  • 10:40 - 11:55 am AP Sessions.
  • 10:40 - 11:55 am BREAKOUT 1.
  • 11:30 am Lake Departure.
  • 12:00 - 3:00 pm Lake Run/Picnic Lunch at the Beach.
  • 3:00 - 5:30 pm Down Time when returning.
  • 5:30 - 6:30 pm Dinner.
  • 6:30 - 7:00 pm Video Analysis.
  • 7:30 - 9:45 pm Recreation.
  • 10:15 pm Curfew.
  • 10:30 pm In Rooms.
  • 10:45 pm - 6:45 am Lights out/Sleep.
  • Thursday
  • 6:45 am Wake Up.
  • 7:00 - 8:00 am Pacing Contest then Run/Core/Stretching.
  • 8:00 - 9:00 am Breakfast.
  • 9:30 - 9:45 am Morning Announcements.
  • 9:45 - 10:30 am Speaker.
  • 10:40 - 11:55 am AP Session.
  • 10:40 - 11:15 am BREAKOUT 1.
  • 11:25 - 11:55 am BREAKOUT 2.
  • 12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch.
  • 2:15 - 3:00 pm Speaker.
  • 3:15 pm Meet / light stretch.
  • 3:30 - 5:30 pm Afternoon Run/Creek Soak.
  • 5:30 - 6:30 pm Dinner.
  • 7:15 - 8:00 pm Recreation Awards.
  • 8:00 10:00 pm Dance.
  • 10:15 pm Curfew.
  • 10:30 pm In Room.
  • 10:45 pm - 6:45 am Lights Out/ Sleep.
  • Friday
  • 6:00 am Wake Up
  • 6:15 - 8:00 am Graduation Run.
  • 8:30 - 9:30 am Breakfast.
  • 9:30 - 10:30 am Room Clean Out/Room Inspection.
  • 10:30 - 11:30 am Graduation Ceremony.
  • 12:00 am Departure

Meet Camp Coaches

Roy Benson
Camp Director

Roy Benson

Co-Founder/Co-Director of Green Mountain Running Camp. Roy T. Benson, MPE, C.F.I., is an exercise scientist and distance running coach. He earned a Master's Degree in PE with an emphasis in exercise physiology from the University of Florida.

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Since 1976, he has held a national certification as a Fitness Instructor from the American College of Sports Medicine. He has presented several hundred professional papers and lectures for academic and popular audiences.

He currently serves as a Special Contributor for Running Times magazine with a monthly readership of over 250,000 serious runners. His newest book "Heart Rate Training" was published by Human Kinetics in the Spring of 2011.

Coach Benson ran competitively for over 45 years with personal bests of 1:52.7 for 800 meters and 4:19.8 for the mile. As a master's runner, he ran 36:06 for 10k, 17:22 for 5k, 4:52 for the mile and qualified for the Boston marathon with a 3:09:05 PR at age 40.

He coached at the U of Florida from 1969 to 1979 as head X-C coach for seven years and head T & F coach for three years. For 16 years, 1993 to 2008, he served as Community Coach at Marist School (a 2A size private school) in Atlanta where his girls and boys teams won 16 state class 4A X-C championships and individual runners won a total of 20 state titles in x-c and track.

He also founded and has directed the Smoky Mountain Running Camp for 40 years.

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Co-Director

Mike Cohen

Coach Mike Cohen taught advanced biology at Simsbury High School in Simsbury, CT for the majority of his thirty-five year teaching career before leaving the classroom. For over thirty years Coach Cohen has coached teams and individuals from high-school age through adults. Presently his passion is sharing his extensive knowledge of exercise physiology, sports psychology and coaching...

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Twice, Coach Cohen has been honored by the Connecticut Coaches Association, in 1994 and 2005 as the Outstanding Coach in Cross Country. He holds coaching certifications from the National High School Athletic Coaches Association, Road Runners Clubs of America, and USA Track and Field. He is proud of the numerous former runners that have gone on to become successful collegiate and post-collegiate runners.  In fact, a number of his former athletes have followed in his footsteps and have become successful interscholastic coaches as well.
Coach Cohen's association with Green Mountain Running Camp began over twenty years ago when, at the request of team members, he searched for a summer running camp program for them. He found that Green Mountain offered the benefit of great running venues, the security and benefits of a college campus, and a knowledgeable staff that provided a solid educational opportunity for its runners. Initially, he visited the camp to observe the program and was impressed with what he saw. This was not merely a training camp but so much more. The following summer Coach Cohen joined the camp as a staff coach and lecturer and over the years has worked his way "up the ladder" to become the Co-Director.

John Holland Director Emeritus
Camp Director

John Holland Director Emeritus

Founder,  former director of Green Mountain Running Camp 1974- 2013. Yorktown High School NY. Head XC and track coach 1972-1988. In 1984 his girls team was ranked 2nd in NYS. His most accomplished runner was Maribel Sanchez who went on to set school records at Dartmouth College and later became the head women's cross country coach.

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Running stats include a 2:33 New York marathon PR , a 4:36 masters mile and 7th place finish at the masters national cross country championships. He is also a founding member of the Taconic Road Runners running club in south eastern New York. As an active runner he competed for both the Taconic Road Runners and the Westchester Road Runners.

Coach

Theresa "24/7" Apple, Associate Director

Coach Apple is the girl’s cross country coach for Pittsfield High School, MA.  She is an avid athlete who has run marathons and several 200 mile relay races. Marathon PR...

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Coach Apple is the girl’s cross country coach for Pittsfield High School, MA.  She is an avid athlete who has run marathons and several 200 mile relay races. Marathon PR 3:18.  In addition to running, she bicycles, canoes, and is a snowshoe racer – winning the 2011 National Snowshoe Racing Masters Gold Medal.

Coach Apple has been an RN for 25 yrs, currently working in OR as a robotics nurse, and also performs wellness and cardiac rehab nursing. Her coaching philosophy is closely tied with her profession as a nurse, instilling a love of a healthy, active lifestyle, and proper nutrition.  At camp she coaches during the day, is one of the camp nurses (on-call 24/7), and brightens everyone’s days with her wonderful sense of humor.

Charlie Ewers, Assistant Director
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Charlie Ewers, Assistant Director

As a competitor in high school on Long Island, Charlie recorded bests of 50.6 for the 440 and 1:56.6 for the 880 and was the Nassau-Suffolk CHSAA XC champion in 1962. Following a five...

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As a competitor in high school on Long Island, Charlie recorded bests of 50.6 for the 440 and 1:56.6 for the 880 and was the Nassau-Suffolk CHSAA XC champion in 1962. Following a five year lay off after college, he raced the roads, hitting bests of 55 minutes for ten miles and a 2:39 marathon.

From 1983 through 1986, he was assistant indoor and outdoor track coach at Ledyard High School in Connecticut, and in 1996, he took over as head cross country coach. From then until his retirement from teaching in 2006, his boys won six Class MM championships, including five consecutive titles from 2000 to 2004. Four of those teams went on to represent Connecticut at the New England Championship, where their best finish was 2nd in 2003. In 2002, Ledyard captured the State Open title and Charlie was named Connecticut Boys Cross Country Coach of the Year.

In 2008, Charlie resumed his coaching career at the Whitinsville Christian School in Whitinsville, Massachusetts. Presently, he coaches the middle school boys cross country team in the fall, assists with the coed indoor track team in the winter, and heads the boys track team in the spring.

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Mark Olsen, Associate Director

Coach Olsen coaches at Thomaston High School in Connecticut.  In XC, he has had six state class champion teams (four boys, two girls) and 11 Berkshire League champion...

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Coach Olsen coaches at Thomaston High School in Connecticut.  In XC, he has had six state class champion teams (four boys, two girls) and 11 Berkshire League champion teams.  He has coached athletes to 68 BL All-Star, 26 All-State and six All-New England performances.  In track & field, he has coached 18 individual class champions and two CT State Open Champions.

Camper Reviews

Past Camper

  • 5/5.
Summer highlight!

Green Mountain Running Camp was definitely the highlight of my summer, and if you are a serious runner you SHOULD come to this camp. You'll not only learn and understand so much more about the sport of running, but you'll also learn and understand more about yourself as a person and find your TRUE identity. It's also very fun and you meet so many friendly and great new people that share the same passion for running as much as you do.

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Past Camper

  • 5/5.
Never a moment I didn't love

Green Mountain was the best week of my summer. The staff members are incredibly knowledgeable about running, hilarious, and friendly. Everyone there was so welcoming, campers and counselors alike. The runs were always in a beautiful setting and paced just right-I pushed myself and definitely grew as a runner, (especially on that lake run!) but it wasn't so fast that I couldn't keep up. Also, I really enjoyed the vast variety of delicious food at the dining hall. There wasn't a moment I didn't love at Green Mountain Running Camp and I will never be able to say enough positive things about my experience. If you're considering this camp, I more than highly recommend it. Like me, you'll be thankful you went. 

Past Camper

  • 5/5.
Every bit is worth the price

We do a lot of learning, a lot of running, and have a lot of fun, and somehow the camp manages to bring all three of those elements together for a very productive and fun week. Parents, if your son or daughter is serious about being the best runner that he or she can possibly be, this camp is IT! Every bit of this camp is worth the price..

Past Camper

  • 5/5.
Improved performance!

Great! I had a great time, met new people who I'm still talking to, and feel so much more experienced and safe going into a new cross country program!  They focus on all aspects of running. You don't just go to camp and run, you learn the technique and all that goes with the sport.  The GMRC provides focus on the little things that can improve performance.  Camp was a great experience!  GO!

Past Camper

  • 5/5.
Full immersion!

It is good at incorporating everything to do with running. We run, hear from guest speakers, learn about running, and just get fully immersed in the culture of running.  I found the week motivating, with great instruction & instructors- some former Olympians!.  Camp got me really pumped up for the season, gave me lots of self confidence.  Beautiful runs and fun creek soaks!

Past Camper

  • 4/5.
Great trainig, great staff!

The GMRC provides a great place for training and also has a good staff to educate and make it a really fun environment to make you just love and appreciate the sport.  My favorite soak was at the lake. It was big and a great way to end the run, not to mention the view was beautiful. I am motivated for running and look forward to making an impact on my XC team.

Past Camper

  • 5/5.
Phenomenal

I have done the morning yoga and water workouts over the years. I find that I really enjoy them and that the morning yoga makes me feel better if something aches and the water workouts were great and just right when I had shin splints last year.  They gave them a nice break from the morning run.  At GMRC you get great workouts, hear great talks, hang with an amazing staff, participate in fun activities, and in general it was just a phenomenal week.

Past Camper

  • 5/5.
Challenging and motivating

This was my first overnight camp and my first time away from home for an extended period on my own.  I was nervous beforehand, but loved every minute of the camp.  The speakers and their testimonies were inspiring, the running was challenging and motivating and the recreational time was fun and memorable.  In fact, when I returned home I felt a void and missed the camp and my friends so much.  It took me a few days to get back to reality.  I can't wait to return next year.

Past Camper

  • 5/5.
Most beautiful scenery

As a serious runner, both years I have gone it has been the best week of my life. You get to be around fun people and really can do whatever you want; it's a completely judgment free camp, it doesn't matter how fast you are. Everything is fun and it is the most beautiful scenery I can imagine, from the morning runs to the breakouts to the afternoon runs and guest speakers there is never anything that I don't look forward to and enjoy.

Past Camper

  • 5/5.
Like a family

Nike Running Camp is a new experience, when you get there everyone is like a family to you. The counselors are so welcoming and are hilarious. Going to camp gives you a new adventure and a new part of running that you can imagine. Creek soaks are great and especially the Lake Run. The breakout sessions aren't boring, you learn so much more about running. I advise you to go the Nike Running camp because it's something you don't want to miss out on.

Past Camper

  • 4/5.
Great atmosphere

My team and I have been coming up to camp for a few years, and we're always so excited to be there.  Everyone at camp really knows what they're talking about and it's just a great atmosphere to be in - it gets me physically and mentally ready for the rest of the season.

Past Camper

  • 5/5.
Can't wait until next year

At Green Mountain Running Camp, I learned to push the limits of my running ability. This camp surrounds you with friendly staff and fellow runners. I was unsure of going, being as this would be my first overnight camp and it was so far away from everything I was used to. I must say, I felt so welcomed by the smiling faces everywhere! The instructors were friendly and patient, and I was happy with my experience with my running group! The camp also had great activities. I enjoyed playing soccer and volleyball with my new friends, plus the activities that you could just watch with fellow campers. All in all, I had a great experience at camp and can't wait until next year! I would highly recommend this camp to any runner. There is something for everyone, and there are many opportunities: both for running and for finding new friends!

Past Camper

  • 5/5.
Experience like no other

Green Mountain Running Camp is the best camp that I have ever gone to. Most of my friends think it is boring to just run but the experience at this camp is like no other. There are great activities and things like the lip singing contest and the talent show to entertain you. I feel like it was a taste of being on my own and a taste of the college life.

Past Camper

  • 5/5.
Highlight of my summer

Green Mountain Running Camp is a great camp that really helps prepare runners for their upcoming cross country and track seasons. It is located in a beautiful area with wonderful trails that offer a challenge for runners of all skill levels. The counselors and junior counselors all come from very  impressive running backgrounds, and answer any and all questions with much expertise. Going into GMRC, I had not run very much, and didn't appreciate the sport as much as I do now. Green Mountain Running Camp really inspired me to train harder, run longer, and have fun while doing so. I am very glad that I went to Green Mountain Running Camp, and recommend it to any 14-18 year old runner; regardless of their skill level. GMRC was one of the highlights of my summer, and I really hope to return next year.

Past Camper

  • 4/5.
Makes running fun

I attended the Green Mountain running camp for 3 years and they were the best camp experiences of my life. I feel I have become a much better runner as a result. Everyday was filled with fun activities while still getting in your training. The camp just makes running fun. 

Past Camper

  • 5/5.
Common love for running

I honestly think GMRC was the best week of my life so far. The information they teach there will help you in ways you didn't even know you needed help. Not to mention the staff is hilarious and fun. GMRC is the perfect atmosphere to train, learn, and have fun while you are surrounded by teammates, friends, coaches and counselors all with a common love of running. 

Past Camper

  • 4/5.
Would definitely go back

Green Mountain Running Camp was a very fun camp for teammates to bond before the season begins and was a great workout! The runs were very fun especially the creek soaks! I became closer friends with my teammates (seeing as I am a lot younger then them) and I became friends with everyone in my dorm! They were all very nice people and green mountain was such a great social activity and I would definitely go back! The runs were very enjoyable and a great workout! I am in better shape then I was before coming to this camp! 

Past Camper

  • 3/5.
Everyone shared a passion for running

This camp is for runners of all levels - beginners to elite. Be ready to run this is not a "get in shape camp" The break out sessions provide a great variety different techniques you can apply to your running. I learned a lot on how to improve my form and race technique. It was nice to be in a place where everyone shared the passion of running - that made it easy to make friends. Looking forward to next year! 

Past Camper

  • 4/5.
Helped me mentally prepare for races

GMRC was one of the highlights of my summer. It was not as intimidating as I thought it would be-the staff really knows what they are doing, and how to work with runners of all levels. I also learned a lot in the breakout session such as how to best run up hills and how to mentally prepare for races. I would highly recomend GMRC to anybody planning to run XC. 

Past Camper

  • 4/5.
Very informative

Green Mountain Running Camp is my favorite camp I have ever been to. Being around so many people that all love running made the experience so cool. This camp helped me become a much more efficient runner than I was before it. The speakers and counselors were so informative and taught me a lot of helpful things that I will always keep in mind during my running career. Not only did I become a better runner from GMRC, I also made a lot of new friends that made everything even more fun! 

Past Camper

  • 5/5.
Absolutely amazing

This camp is absolutely amazing. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to improve their running and who wants to meet other runners who can inspire them to work harder and love the sport even more. 

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Jr Camp
Age Group: 14 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Overnight $695.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
Programs: Jr Camp
Age Group: 11 - 14
Gender: Co-Ed
Middle School, entering 7th and 8th grades. Must attend with a coach.
Overnight $695.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
Programs: Jr Camp
Age Group: 14 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Overnight $695.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
Programs: Jr Camp
Age Group: 14 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Overnight $695.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-NIKE-CAMP we would be happy to help you.