Nike High Altitude Cross Country Camp at Bear Valley Resort Bear Valley, California
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Now in its third year the Pacific Cross Country High Altitude camp is the perfect opportunity for up and coming distance runners to experience firsthand what it's like to compete at the highest level.
Pacific’s Nike High Altitude Camp is a one of a kind camp. Not only does it give campers summer altitude training but also a glimpse of current training and racing philosophies. Our outstanding staff gives each camper individualized attention and helps them on their way to accomplishing their goals for the upcoming cross country season. Each day campers participate in a learning session, which includes an exercise physiology lesson. This lesson contains information on the 3 energy systems and how they are used in training and racing. Campers will also be able to talk to NCAA Div 1 athletes and ask questions about the college experience. Along with the daily running and learning schedules campers enjoy friendly competition between groups such as ultimate frisbee, dodgeball and much more. Campers learn what it means to be a teammate and the importance of a distance team.
- Nike Running Camp T-shirt
- Camp completion certificate
- Education in nutrition and exercise physiology
- Access to miles of high altitude trails
- Fun and entertaining extra activities
- Top-notch college coaching
- Camp open to ages 13-18
This year campers and staff stay at the Bear Valley Lodge. Plenty of trails and an elevation at 7,800' make a perfect environment for some great running. For recreational time there is a pool and ping pong tables, swimming pool, basketball courts, and lake. Bear Valley is on Highway 4 approximately 28 miles east of Arnold, California. After exiting Hwy 4 onto Bear Valley Road, BaseCamp is the second building on the left after the first stop sign.Meet your coaching staff
Josh Jones is the head coach of University of the Pacific cross country team. In his four years with the program, the team has improved over 15 minutes, two freshman records were broken, and one of our runners was acknowledged, for the first for Pacific, as a Big West Cross Country Athlete of the Week. Coach Jones received his B.S. in Physical Education and his M.S. in Exercise Science with a concentration on Optimal Performance and Injury Prevention. Coach Jones is also an Optimal Performance Certified Trainer with the National Academy of Sport Medicine and is USA Track and Field Level 1 Certified.Read Full Bio
Athletic Career Highlights:
Two time NJCAA All American
NJCAA National Champion
Two time All-East Performer
NCAA Div 1 All-American
Coaching Career Highlights:
33 Big South All-Conference Athletes
17 Big South Champion Athletes
5 Big South Team Championships
NCAA Div I Freshman qualifier>
NCAA Div I Regional qualifiers
2013 Camp Information (2014 Info Coming Soon)
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:30am Wake up
- 8:00am Morning run
- 8:45am Stretches
- 9:00am Breakfast
- 10:00am Information clinics
- 12:00pm Lunch
- 12:45pm Free time
- 2:00pm Running form, training, core strength exercises
- 2:30pm Afternoon run & stretches
- 4:00om Free time
- 5:45pm Dinner
- 6:45pm Evening activities
- 9:45pm In rooms, lights out!
Check In: 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 7th at Bear Valley Lodge.
Check Out: 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 11th.
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: ability, age and conditioning
Evaluation: Verbally given by coaches
Facility: Trails and Roads
Dorm: Bear Valley Lodge, campers will be assigned to a condo at check in.
Campers Per Room: 2 campers per room
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: in each condo
Linens: Not provided
Air Conditioning: no, ceiling fans included
Medical Facility: an NATA-certified trainer will be on staff at all times
Transportation: Not provided. Best Airport is Reno International.
Suggested shuttle services below:
Airport Mini Bus
www.bell‐limo.com (775) 786‐3700
www.nostressexpress.com (775) 885‐9832
South Tahoe Express
www.southtahoeexpress.com (866) 898‐2463