The Nike Cross-Country Camp at Hillsdale College helps athletes of all abilities develop the skill set they need to compete at the highest level. Camp emphasizes teaching the fundamentals of cross-country running, with the overall goal of developing good habits that lead to even better results. The staff at Hillsdale has had considerable success developing young men and women into competitive athletes, and we bring the same principles to our campers. We also emphasize teaching and the quality of campers’ experience. We want to provide a fun, engaging environment that helps foster a love of running, a sense of community among campers, and a springboard for a successful fall cross country season.
Check-in: Wednesday between 9:30-11:30 a.m at the dorm. Address is 271 Union Street; Hillsdale, MI 49242
Check-out: Saturday at 12:00 p.m. from the dorms.
24-hour supervision is an important feature of every NIKE Running Camp. Staff members reside in campers’ quarters and participate in all activities.
Players Grouped by: age, ability and event
Evaluation: by coaching staff
Facility: Hillsdale College Track and Cross Country course
Dorm: assigned at check in
Campers Per Room: 2
Roommates: guaranteed if requested 14 days prior to camp and within limits of the room.
Bathrooms: on every floor
Linens: Not provided
Air Conditioning: no, fan recommended
Key Deposit: $25 – check made out to US Sports
Spending Money: $40
Medical Facility: an athletic trainer is on-site
Closest Airport: Capital Region International Airport- Lansing, MI
Transportation: Not provided.
Off-campus, campers have access to trail running that is less than a ½ mile from campus. On-campus, campers train at one of two Olympic-Caliber facilities. Indoors, they will train at the Biermann Center- which boasts the World’s Widest Indoor 200m Track, and the same Mondo surface that was used in the 2012 London Olympic Games. Outdoors, they will train at the Herrick Track, which features the same Mondo surface that was used in the 2000 Sydney/2004 Athens Olympic Games.
For the fourth time in school history, the Hillsdale College Women's Cross Country team qualified for the NCAA Championships in 2013!
Sample Daily Schedule
- 8:00am Wake up
- 8:30am Breakfast
- 9:30am Morning Training Session
- 12:00pm Lunch
- 2:00pm Lecture
- 3:00pm Afternoon training session
- 5:00pm Dinner
- 7:00pm Group Activity