Green Mountain Running Camp Lyndonville, Vermont

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Green Mountain Running Camp offers the perfect mix of learning, training and recreation.

We run on quiet, back-country dirt roads and soft grass and dirt cross country trails that meander through peaceful evergreen and maple forests. After a stimulating training run, we recover by soaking our legs in clear, cold mountain streams.

Camp phone during session: 802-427-1461. Please use this number if your child is currently at the camp.  

Highlights Include

  • Celebrating our 40th year!
  • Outstanding camp experience including daily runs, informative breakout sessions and outstanding nationally recognized featured speakers.
  • Top notch high school and college coaching.
  • 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.
  • 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 to be offered one week.
  • Round trip bus transportation available from PA, NJ, NY and Connecticut.

The Green Mountain Running Camp is located at Lyndon State College, in Lyndonville, Vermont, in the beautiful Northeast Kingdom.  We are one of the oldest running camps in the country. Campers stay in the college dormitories, 2 per room.  (We do have a limited number of triples.) We provide bus transportation to and from camp from schools along the Northeast corridor.  To reserve a spot on the bus, please call 800-645-3226.  Transportation fees are NOT included in your tuition.  Spaces are limited.

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

Meet your coaching staff
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.


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 science with his runners and others. His coaching philosophy is founded on the principle of effort-based training married to the artful application of exercise science. Currently he coaches three seasons as the Head Coach of the Boys Cross Country running, Coed Indoor Track and Field and the Boys Outdoor Track & Field teams. His coaching ability extends beyond distance events to middle-distance, sprints, pole vault and the javelin throw having produced state champions in all these areas. Over the years, his teams have amassed in excess of 400 dual meet victories, numerous divisional, conference and state titles while producing many individual State Champions as well.

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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.


Mike Flynn

Norwich Bulletin Cross Country Coach of the Year 4 years in a row:  2010-2011-2012-2013

In First Years of Coaching:
5 State Championship Teams (2006/2007/2010/2012/2013)
2 State Runner Up Teams (2008/2011)
Over 160 Conference Individual All-Stars
7 Individual State Champions
17 All-State Athletes
27 ECC Conference Champions
Over 60 individual Conference Divisional Champions
Coached 2011 and 2013 Individual State Champion in Class SS XC
2013 Runners went 1-2 in Class SS State Meet both breaking the State Class SS Meet Record

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Some of Griswold’s outstanding individual athletes include nine qualifiers for Indoor/Outdoor Nationals including Jason Cusack 11th place finish in the mile in the U.S. in 2008; Alyssa Brehler named Norwich Bulletin and New London Day Eastern CT Runner of the Year-2011; Mark Mackin named Norwich Bulletin Eastern CT Runner of the Year-2011; and a former Griswold student who holds the Virginia Tech steeple chase school record.

Coach Flynn’s competitive running in high school and college includes two time Individual 1600M state champion, member of three state X-C championship teams at Griswold, four runs at Junior Olympic national XC championships, and Div 2 X-C nationals while attending Southern CT State University.

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.


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 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.


Gerry Chester

In his coaching career, he has been fortunate to work with 152 All-Conference, 58 All-State, and 27 All- New England runners as well as 3 All-Americans and 2 Footlocker finalists.
A high school science teacher for the past 30 years, he was chosen as the ‘National High School Coach of The Year’ for boys cross country in 2006. In addition, he has twice been named the Region #1 NHSACA ‘Coach of the Year’ for boys Cross Country, as well as being selected as coach of the year in the state of Connecticut in both track and cross country three separate times.

2014 will mark his 25th year as a staff coach at Green Mountain Running Camp.


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 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.


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 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.

Learn more about Green Mountain Running Camp

Celebrating our 40th year!

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

You’re invited to join us in that runner’s heaven, the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont for the Nike Green Mountain Running Camp. Learn why the founder John Holland and co-director Coach Roy Benson love the area enough to return for 40 straight years. In this incredibly runner-friendly setting, camp offers young runners the “Pre Challenge” to give nothing less than their best.

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. Featured Speaker Week I, August 1st and Week II, August 4th.
  • Beth Alford-Sullivan, Penn State University; Director of Track & Field and Cross Country. Former assistant coach Stanford University. Featured Speaker Week II, August 8th and Week III, August 11th.
  • Vin Lananna, University of Oregon; Assistant Athletic Director, former Director of Track and Field and Cross Country at University of Oregon and Stanford University. Date to be confirmed for week III, Aug 12 - 15th.
  • Barry Harwick, Dartmouth College; Head Men's Track and Field and Cross Country coach. Date to be confirmed for week II or week III.
  • 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. Date to be announced.

Speakers in Previous Years Include: 

  • Marcus O'Sullivan: Director of Villanova Track & Field; Villanova men’s cross country and track & field coach; four-time Olympian and three-time World Indoor champion in 1500m.
  • Roy Benson:  Co-Director of Green Mountain Running Camp.  Exercise scientist, author coach.  Coach Benson directs the AP XC class at GMRC.
  • Nick Roosa:  Head boys XC/Track coach at Bronxville High School, NY.  Elite regional runner with a NYC Marathon PR of 2:30 in 2011.
  • Jack Martin:  Former head XC/Track coach Westfield High School, NJ.  Coached numerous state championship teams and individual qualified for NXN in 2011.
  • Ian Brooks:  Celebrity announcer, The Armory, NYC.
  • 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. 
  • Vin Lananna: 12 X NCAA D1 Championship head coach at Stamford and Oregon Universities.
  • Barry Harwick: head coach men’s track and cross country at Dartmouth College.
  • 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.
  • Beth Alford Sullivan: head men’s and women’s track and cross country coach at Penn State.
  • 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.
  • Joan Benoit Samuelson,1984 Olympic Marathon Gold Medal winner

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:  July 27 -  August 1

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:    July 27 -  August 1

Coaches are encouraged 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.

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 on Knoll. Give out Group Lists.
  • 3:45 pm Campers meet on Grassy Knoll 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 Grassy Knoll/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 Grassy knoll/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 on Grassy Knoll.
  • 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 Departure and 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

Overview of the Daily Runs 

The Morning Run – After assembling in the parking lot near the dorms, runners head off along the main college road before turning onto soft pine needle trails that wind up a hillside to a back meadow. The meadow has a 1.5 mile grass trail around the perimeter with rolling hills. After runners pass though the foggy lower part of the meadow they crest a small hill and most days are offered a spectacular view of the sun rising over Burke Mountain. By 7:30 everyone is back on campus awake and invigorated and ready of a great day of camp!

“The Wildflower” – The counselor’s pick for best run, “The Wildflower” is a run on the beautiful trails of Darling Hill Forest, maintained by the Kingdom Trails Association. After being dropped at one of two trail heads on Darling Hill Road (yes, it is as picturesque as it sounds) the campers enter the forest on well maintained single track trails that wind through pine and maple forests. On occasion the trails break into sun-drenched, flower-filled meadows, with spectacular views of Burke Mountain. The run ends at Chappy’s Ice Cream Shop in East Burke, where campers can grab a cold treat and head into the creek for a soak.

“The Culvert” – An out and back run past farms and through forests, this is a great option for groups on a recovery day, as it consists of gradual hills, and allows leaders to vary the distance based on the feelings of the group.  The run begins ends at the Culvert, our most popular swimming hole, where runners can jump off a 10’ high pipe into a deep clear pool of water. Check out Olympian Andy Wheating at the Culvert last year! Maybe he’ll also try out for the USA diving team in 2016!

“Fallbrook Loop” – The original run of camp, Fallbrook is one of our most challenging courses. After a 1.5 mile gradual downhill to start the run, runners face a series of hills that include a short steep climb to start, a mile of tough rolling hills known as “the camel humps,” and finally a mile long gradual climb up the aptly named Peak Road. The run has been altered from its original course to allow for a variable distance, letting groups go anywhere from 5.5 to 8 miles based on their fitness and the effort run over the course. When all is said and done the runners join other groups who have just completed their out and back at “The Culvert.”

“The Ridge Run” – The Ridge Run has been a staple of our running venues for nearly 40 years. With three different drop off points, this is a point to point run that allows groups to run either 4.25, 5.5, or 6 miles based on their fitness and their leader’s assessment. The runners climb rolling hills for the first few miles before the run becomes flat and continues gradually downhill all the way to East Burke. The views on this run are without equal, as runners on a clear day can see all the way Canada. Surrounding mountains like Mt. Pisgah and Jay Peak provide exquisite scenery. At run’s end is a shady mountain stream, perfect for skipping stones and taking a nice cold creek soak.

“The Lake Run” -  Every Wednesday the camp loads up on buses and takes the 30 minute drive to Lake Willoughby, a 400 foot deep glacier lake nestled in the basin of Mt. Pisgah. Campers run a 4 mile loop on a soft dirt road that runs past horse and cow pastures. With an optional 1.5 mile add on before and after the run it’s a perfect opportunity for runners to challenge themselves. The run ends at the water’s edge where we have a picnic lunch and spend the afternoon playing Frisbee, swimming, and soaking up some rays.

“The Travis Landreth Memorial Graduation Run” – The final test before we send you off to cross country season! Named after former camper and counselor, University of Connecticut All-American Travis Landreth, the graduation run begins near our East Burke soak hole and ends 4.5 miles and nearly 1000 vertical feet later on Burke Mountain’s Ridge Road. The run is entirely on soft dirt roads, starting flat and passing through cow pastures before starting to climb through the forested mountainside. As runners near the crest of the hill they exit the forest onto Ridge Road where they can see for nearly a hundred miles across northern Vermont and Canada. The run finishes with a half mile of gradual downhill so runners can show off their speed as they enter the meadow where the camp gathers to celebrate their completion of a challenging run and yet another phenomenal week.

2014 Camp Check-in & Check-out Details:

Check-in: 11:00am -2:00pm  Arnold Dormitory
Check-out: 11:30-Noon  Arnold Dormitory, lunch is included on the last day 


Session 1: Entering 7th grade and up, coed, all skill levels.  We will only accept 7th and 8th grade runners who come to camp with a coach.
Sessions 2 & 3: 14 and up, coed, all skills levels.  If you are 13 and entering 9th grade, please call to register.  800-645-3226


Campers stay in suites on campus, 2 per room, 7 rooms per suite with a shared kitchenette.  Two suites share a bathroom.  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 $70 for the dorm room.  We recommend $75 to cover off campus 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!


2014 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.


Buses leave all stops on Sunday (July 27, August 3 and August 10).  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:  July 27 - August 1

CB East High School, Doylestown, PA:  $135 round trip
Leave CB East HS at 6:45AM on Sunday, July 27
Return to CB East HS on Friday, August 1

Westfield High School, Westfield, NJ:  $135 round trip
Leave Westfield HS at 8:00AM on Sunday, July 27
Return to Westfield HS on Friday, August 1

Hillsborough High School, Hillsborough, NJ:  $135 round trip
Leave Hillsborough HS at 6:45AM on Sunday, July 27
Return to Hillsborough HS on Friday, August 1

North Hunterdon High School, Annandale, NJ:  $135 round trip
Leave North Hunterdon HS at 6:45AM on Sunday, July 27
Return to North Hunterdon HS on Friday, August 1

Simsbury High School, Simsbury, CT:  $115 round trip
Leave Simsbury HS at 10:00AM, Sunday, July 27
Return to Simsbury HS on Friday, August 1

White Plains High School, White Plains, NY:  $135 round trip
Leave White Plains HS at 9:00AM on Sunday, July 27
Return to White Plains HS on Friday, August 1

Session 2:  August 3 - 8

Cheshire High School, Cheshire, CT:  $115 round trip
Leave Cheshire HS at 10:00AM, Sunday, August 3
Return to Cheshire HS on Friday, August 8

St. Anthony's High School, South Huntington,  NY:  $135 round trip
Leave St. Anthony's HS 8:00AM, Sunday, August 3
Return to St. Anthony's HS on Friday, August 8

White Plains High School, NY:  $135 round trip
Leave White Plains HS at 9:00AM on Sunday, August 3
Return to White Plains HS at on Friday, August 8

Session 3:  August 10 - 15

Hunterdon Central High School, Flemington, NJ: $135 round trip
Leave Hunterdon Central HS at 6:45AM on Sunday, August 10
Return to Hunterdon Central HS on Friday, August 15

White Plains High School, White Plains, NY:  $135 round trip
Leave White Plains HS at 8:30AM on Sunday, August 10
Return to White Plains HS on Friday, August 15


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 Lyndonville, VT at noon to return to stops on Friday (August 1, August 8, and August 15).

Air Travel:

Lyndon State College is located within a few hours drive of several international airports. 

Campers can use Upper Valley Ride to the Airport transportation service for the 2 1/2 hour trip from the airport to Lyndon State College. 
For more information, contact Randy Heller at Upper Valley Ride to the Airport directly:  Phone:  (802) 356-9320.  Email:  Web site:


c/o Green Mountain Running Camp
Lyndon State College
Lyndonville, VT 05851
Attn: (name of staff/camper) -- NIKE Running Camp

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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.

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.

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 part of Vermont 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.

Green Mountain Running Camp Roy Benson, Camp Director 1001 College Road
Lyndonville, Vermont 05851


Green Mountain Running Camp
  • 5/5.
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