The Nike Cross-Country Camp at Oberlin 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 Oberlin 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.
Campers can expect the following line of Guest Speakers:
Arabian Whitman, XC and TF Coach at Magnificat High School, Rocky River, OH
Mike Gallagher, XC Coach at St Ignatius HS, Cleveland, OH
Chuck Lynch, XC Coach at Elyria Catholic HS, Elyra, OH
2016 SESSION DETAILS
Check-in: Sunday, July 17th between 1:00-3:00pm at the Conference Services Stevenson Office, located at 155 N. Professor Street.
Check-out: Graduation is on Thursday, July 21st from 10:00am-12:00pm from Kahn Track followed by check out for overnight campers from the dorm.
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
Facility: The Bob Kahn Track & Fried Shults Field.
Dorm: Burton Hall
Campers Per Room: 2
Roommates: If you have a roommate request, and have not already given it to us, please do so no later than 14 days before the start of camp. After that, the request cannot be guaranteed.
Bathrooms: on every floor
Linens: Not provided
Air Conditioning: no, fan recommended
Key Deposit: $60, please bring check made payable to US Sports Camps
Spending Money: $40, please do NOT bring a pre-written check
Medical Facility: an athletic trainer is on-site and a doctor is on-call for emergencies
Closest Airport: Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE)
Transportation: Not provided
Campers train at Oberlin College’s new Bob Kahn Track and Fred Shults Field. Completed in fall 2008, Bob Kahn Track is an eight-lane, Beynon, single-pour surface, similar to the track at historic Hayward Field. We will also do some runs on the adjacent Oberlin College Nature Trail – a fast, wood chip trail that starts just a few hundred meters from the track.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:00am Wake up
- 7:15am - 8:15am Breakfast
- 9:00am - 9:45am Guest speakers & announcements
- 10:00am Head out to first run
- 12:30pm Lunch
- 1:30pm Rest & video analysis
- 2:15-3:45pm Breakout sessions
- 4:00pm Pacing practice
- 5:30pm - 6:30pm Dinner
- 7:00pm - 10:00pm Recreational activities
- 10:00pm Curfew & room check
- 10:30pm Lights out - quiet hours begin