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The Nike Cross Country Camp at Stanford University is called the “Camp of Champions” for good reason - Stanford enjoys international recognition for its ability to turn talented young athletes into world-class runners. Instruction is given by Stanford Coaches & Staff.

The Camp of Champions offers campers the rare opportunity to experience firsthand the life of a Stanford student-athlete. The beautiful Stanford campus and hills surrounding the University offer cross country runners miles of challenging and pristine trails. During each run, the campers are placed in small compatible groups based fitness and ability. Each running group is assigned an experienced counselor, for specialized training and individual attention.

Highlights Include

  • Back to back Track and Field & Cross Country Camps
  • Specific training programs for all skill levels
  • Nike Running Camp T-shirt
  • Knowledgeable & inspiring guest speakers
  • Open to Ages 12-18

Campers train at the Cobb Track and Angel Field as well as coreographed runs through the beautiful Stanford campus.  Campers are also bused to nearby Huddart Park for longer distance runs. The forested slopes and steep cool canyons provide campers with a picturesque and challenging terrain to train.

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*  Our camps are open to any and all entrants.
*  Any athlete who has sufficient preparatory education to be academically eligible to enter college in the fall following the camp date will not be permitted to attend the camp.
*  Drugs, alcohol and smoking are strictly prohibited and constitute grounds for immediate dismissal from camp.

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Meet your coaching staff
Camp Director

Chris Miltenberg

Coach Miltenberg, the Franklin P. Johnson Director of Track and Field and Cross Country welcomes all athletes to the 2014 Stanford Track and Field and Cross Country Camps of Champions! As a second year director of the Stanford Track and Cross Country programs, Coach Miltenberg brings a wealth of experience to The Farm including having coached 39 All-Americans, multiple NCAA champions, as well as having been named the 2011 Coaches’ Association Women’s National Coach of the Year.

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Along with a newly assembled and highly regarded coaching staff, Coach Miltenberg is excited to continue putting forth two of the best summer camp opportunities in the nation for high school aged athletes.  As a student-athlete Coach Miltenberg himself was a two-time All-American and looks forward to continuing to build on the strong tradition of Stanford Track & Field and Cross Country.


Michelle Eisenreich

Eisenreich is in her second season as associate head coach and will coach the throwers at Stanford. She comes from Brown University where she was the Director of Track and Field/Cross Country for the Bears. Overall, she was at Brown for 12 seasons, including two as the director.

Eisenreich built the Brown throwers into one of the top squads in the nation as her throwers earned 51 All-Ivy honors, 30 Ivy titles, and eight school records. She had 15 NCAA individual regional championships, six NCAA qualifiers, three All-Americans and an NCAA Champion.

Eisenreich began her coaching career at Purdue as a graduate assistant, coaching multi-event athletes, vaulters and throwers for the women's team. While there, she also directed the Purdue Area Track Club for athletes ages 5 to 17. After finishing her graduate degree, Eisenreich moved on to Colgate for two years. She coached athletes to school records in five throwing events, while also coaching the jumpers and serving as the recruiting coordinator.

Assistant Coach

Mary Jo Pruitt

Pruitt, an All-American at UC Davis, joined the Stanford cross country/track and field programs in 2006 as the director of operations. In that role she organized the Stanford Invitational cross country and track meets, as well as the Payton Jordan Invitational and any postseason meets Stanford hosted.

Over the past year, she worked in the compliance office with an emphasis on recruiting, while also working with the Stanford cross country and track and field camps.

Pruitt, formerly Mary Jo Alexander, was an All-American in the 4x100 meter relay and an NCAA qualifier in the 400 hurdles, and was part of the Aggies' 4x400 team. Pruitt graduated from UC Davis in 2004 with bachelor's degrees in exercise science and psychology, and earned her master's in sport management at the University of San Francisco.

Assistant Coach

Joe Wagstaffe

Joe Wagstaffe begins his third season as the Director of Operations for Stanford Track and Field. His day-to-day responsibilities include but are not limited to: budget management, cross country and track and field meet director, and team travel coordinator.

Wagstaffe comes to Stanford after a two-year stint as the National Team manager for the United States Field Hockey Association. Here, he handled the day-to-day operations of two Olympic-level programs.

Wagstaffe also has experience with the United State Olympic Committee as a coordinator of operations where he met the day-to-day needs of Olympic level athletes. A 2005 graduate of Wisconsin-Madison, Wagstaffe also has a master's degree in Sports Management from Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Assistant Coach

Jody Stewart

Jody Stewart begins his second season as an assistant coach for track and field responsible for the sprints and hurdles. Stewart comes to Stanford from Georgetown where he took over as the sprints, hurdles and jumps coach in 2011.  In 2012, Stewart coached a pair of Georgetown sprinters to the U.S. Olympic Trials, a first in school history. Stewart spent three seasons at Georgetown and was responsible for a resurgence in Hoya sprinting. After two seasons assisting with the sprints, hurdles and jumps, Stewart took over those event groups in August of 2011. 

Prior to his arrival at Georgetown, Stewart spent two seasons as the sprints, hurdles, and jumps coach at Bowling Green State University. While at Bowling Green, Stewart recruited one of the top sprint classes in the Mid-American Conference, coached four top-10 all-time school performances and developed multiple Mid-American Conference scorers. Stewart began his coaching career at his alma mater Ashland University, where he worked with the sprints, hurdles and jump groups. During that time, he coached an NCAA Division II hurdle All-American, three conference champions, and multiple all-conference athletes and relay teams.

Assistant Coach

Michael Eskind

Eskind comes to Stanford from University of Virginia, where he served in the same role for four seasons. He coached Cavaliers to four Atlantic Coast Conference individual championships, four school records, and five NCAA meet appearances. Among them was Marcus Robinson, who set an ACC indoor triple jump record and became Virginia's first All-American in the men's jumps in 35 years.

Eskind also has worked with two of the top female triple jumpers in the country for the past six years, each winning U.S. Olympic Trials championships: Shani Marks in 2008 and Amanda Smock in 2012.


Camp Counselors

Our staff is drawn from current and former Stanford student-athletes as well as accomplished Bay Area high school and collegiate coaches!

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2014 Camp Information

National Championship 19 times, including nine national team championships. Campers meet and learn from Stanford’s impressive coaching staff that consistently produces NCAA All-Americans, national champions and Olympians. The camp counselors include current and former Stanford distance athletes who work with campers in small groups and offer their advice on training and racing as elite student athletes.

Throughout the week, training and instruction are provided in breakout sessions taught by NIKE sponsored guest athletes and coaches. Topics include a variety of subjects related to college and elite distance running such as training, racing, motivation, nutrition, and team bonding. A representative from the Stanford admissions office attends one session dedicated to the college recruiting process, offering valuable advice to the attendees. Special speakers include Stanford's head men's and women's cross country coach Jason Dunn, who will offer a first hand look into the inner workings of one of the top programs in the nation.

To learn more about the Stanford Cross Country collegiate program, to visit their website, CLICK HERE!

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:00am Wake-up
  • 8:00am Morning run
  • 8:45am Stretch
  • 9:00am Breakfast
  • 10:30am Guest speaker
  • 12:00pm Lunch/Free time
  • 2:00pm Guest speaker/trivia/prizes
  • 3:15pm Supplementary sessions: Pool/core strengthening/functional strength
  • 3:45pm Pool/Secondary run
  • 5:30pm Dinner
  • 7:30pm Evening activities
  • 10:15pm Campers in rooms/Lights out!


Check-in: 3:00-5:00PM at the Kimball Hall.  Address is 673 Escondido Road, Stanford, CA 94305.
Check-out: 8:30-9:00am at the Kimball Hall. 

24-hour supervision is an important feature of every NIKE Running Camp. Staff members reside in campers’ quarters and participate in all activities.


Ratio: 1:10
Players Grouped by: ability, age and conditioning
Facility: Stanford track & campus. Campers also are bused to local national parks for trail running.


Dorm: Kimball Hall
Campers Per Room:  2
Roommates: campers can request roommate – guaranteed if made 10 days prior to the start date of camp, pending available age and gender room assignments
Bathrooms: shared
Linens: not provided
Air Conditioning: no
Key Deposit: not required.  If you lose your key, you will be responsible for a $135 charge.
Spending Money: $30
Medical Facility: a certified trainer will be on staff at all times


Nike Running Camps does not provide transportation to/from camp from airport, train stations or bus depots.  If you fly into camp, we recommend that you fly into San Francisco or San Jose Airports. 

For ground transportation, we recommend using the companies below. Call or click to receive a quote for transportation.

California Airport Transportation at (831) 477-7000.
The charge is about $75 each way and includes gratuity.

SuperShuttle:  415.558.8500            

South & East Bay Shuttle           
800.548.4664 or 408.225.4444

Read camper reviews

Past Camper

  • 4/5.
Runners are challenged

The training runs are difficult. The runners are challenged, and taught many things they can use forever in their running career.

Past Camper

  • 5/5.
Friendly staff

The coaches teach very well whether it may be involved with technique or any other questions you may have about cross country. The counselors were really helpful as well and super friendly. The workouts were intense and they seemed to help a lot.

Past Camper

  • 5/5.
Best camp experience for any runner

Stanford cross country camp is by far the best camp experience for any runner. You meet many runners from across the world and you learn from them as they learn from you. The coaches are extremely helpful as well as the counselors. The insight provided throughout the camp was excellent whether it may be about running or the Stanford campus itself. I would highly recommend it! Have fun! 

Past Camper

  • 5/5.
Very informative

This camp was great. Very informative on everything you need to know about Cross Country, and I would highly recommend it to anybody.

Past Camper

  • 5/5.
Can't miss this opportunity!

Stanford "Camp of Champions" is an opportunity that you can't miss to meet other runners like you and train in a college setting. It gets you excited for the upcoming season!

Past Camper

  • 5/5.
Become a better athlete

There are many opportunities kids are exposed to at this camp, especially at Stanford.  Camp helped me get one step farther to fulfilling my college/athletic dreams, and helped me become a better athlete overall.  I hope everyone who attends Stanford Running Camp(s) explores these opportunities to the max, and come home exhausted but smiling.

Parent of Past Camper

  • 5/5.
Staff were excellent role models

My young kids had great exposure to what it takes to be a premier runner.  The coaching staff and older kids were excellent examples for my kids. 

Past Camper

  • 5/5.
Amazing campus

My experience at camp was really great! The campus was amazing and I can't wait to return.

Past Camper

  • 4/5.
Pushes Runners to the Next Level!

"Sets a high standard and pushes the runners to do things they weren't exactly sure they could before. Also has an excellent balance of activities and down time and keeps runners engaged and interested with a variety of activities."

Past Camper

  • 5/5.
Exceptional Training

"The Nike CC Camp of Champions upholds exceptional training led by some of the fastest runners in the country, while providing advice and the information necessary to prepare a high school runner for a career as a collegiate athlete at any level."

Past Camper

  • 4/5.
Amazing Experience!

"The camp was an amazing experience to meet other runners just like you from all over the country and world! I cant wait to participate in the camp again."


  • 5/5.

"This camp gave me a future to look forward to and a staff of inspiring people to look up to. There really isn't an experience like this out there for people passionate about this sport." 


  • 4/5.
High Quality

"These camps give athletes of all ability levels the chance to receive quality instruction from great runners and great coaches.  Terrific week."


  • 4/5.

"Provide good informational lectures for runners. They also are a great way to meet new people from all over the world that share a passion for running."


  • 5/5.
Well Organized

"Everything was very well organized which allotted for the right amount of free time. The staff, particularly the student athletes, and coaches were very friendly which made me feel at home. Also, I really enjoyed the speeches by the coaches, olympians, nutritionist, admissions officers, etc because the topics were very relevant. The way groups were established based on fitness was similarly appreciated. The best part of the cross country camp however, was how we got to run off campus and see the area, especially having come from very far away."

Parent of a Camper

  • 5/5.
Eye Opening

"As an incoming freshman, this camp really opened my son's eyes to the potential opportunities ahead of him. The exposure to high-level training is invaluable as he begins his high school years and the interaction with college athletes was truly inspiring. He loved every minute! Thank you so much - we'll be back next summer!"


  • 5/5.

"Nike Cross Country Camp is a chance to meet people from all over the world who have a passion for running. You learn new drills, stretches, and you have a chance to ask the counselors, coaches, and guest speakers questions. This camp is so much fun and it leaves an impact on your life that you will never forget."

Parent of a Camper

  • 5/5.
Great Coaching

"My daughter was inspired and educated during her 5 days at the Nike Cross Country Camp of Champions at Stanford University. I loved the integration of the coach and team members with the campers. They clearly communicated their performance evaluations, strategies for improvement and specific goals to my child during the camp. When my daughter came home, she said, 'I wish that I had started going 3 years ago.'" 

Past Camper

  • 5/5.
Take your training to a different level

This would definitely be a camp to go to if you want to take your training to a different level and have an excellent experience overall. The councilors are there to help each individual and there is opportunity to get as much out of the camp as you want. I would recommend this camp to any runner looking for a new experience with their training.

Past Camper

  • 5/5.
Very professional

I went to the Stanford running camp this year because I wanted to have the opportunity to train with other runners who were as dedicated to the sport as I was.  Not only did the camp challenge me physically, but it also inspired me and gave me the mental tools to have a successful cross-country season.  Everything is run very professionally and the coaches/counselors are very positive, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic about the sport.  Out of all the camps I have attended, this has been the best one!

Past Camper

  • 5/5.
Wish I had started going sooner!

The Nike Cross Country Camp was a lot more...intense than I expected it to be. I went into it thinking "I might not get as good workouts while I'm here as I do normally, but it'll be nice to run in new places." Was I ever wrong! We were placed into groups based on our skill level, so I was among 10-12 girls that were almost at my exact fitness level! Every workout was new, exciting, fun, and best of all, challenging! Not overly-rigorous, but certainly not the piece-of-cake jog that I thought we'd be doing. Additionally, the supplementary exercises, stretching, motivational speakers, and group activities made the camp unforgettable. I'd go back in a heartbeat - I wish I had started going sooner!

Parent of Past Camper

  • 5/5.
Left with a greater passion for the sport

Stanford Running Camp was an amazing experience for my daughter. She was one of the youngest and smallest, but was treated as if she were a star-athlete. The coaches were engaging, the lectures were informative, and she left with a greater passion for the sport, new friends, and positive role models. It's important for young kids to feel connected with hard work and dedication. My daughter CAN'T wait to go back next summer. Thanks NIKE/STANFORD!!

Past Camper

  • 5/5.
Campus is amazing

Nike XC camp at Stanford is an awesome week of running, learning and meeting fellow runners from all over the country.  It is very well organized and the campus is amazing.

Nike Cross Country Camp of Champions Stanford University Chris Miltenberg, Camp Director 641 Campus Drive Stanford, California 94305


Nike Cross Country Camp of Champions Stanford University
  • 5/5.
23 Reviews

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