Nike Rising Stars Track & Field Camp Hillsdale College Hillsdale, Michigan

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Nike Track & Field Camps aims to help developing runners become better, stronger and smarter athletes. At Hillsdale College we provide an educational and inspirational experience for athletes ages 12-18.

Each camper is exposed to state-of-the-art training, as our knowledgeable staff uses a combination of drills, demonstrations and training theory to enhance their performance.  Flexibility and weight training sessions provide a comprehensive package of the latest methods necessary to improve. Campers will leave with a renewed enthusiasm for their event and a plan for their future!

Highlights Include

  • Video analysis
  • Nike Running Camp T-Shirt
  • Nike Running Certificate
  • Top-notch instruction from college coaches
  • 10:1 Camper to Staff ratio

Campers work out at one of two Olympic-Caliber facilities. Indoors, they 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 train at the Herrick Track- which features the same Mondo surface that was used in the 2000 Sydney/2004 Athens Olympic Games.

Meet your coaching staff
Camp Director

Andrew Towne

Andy Towne is in his 3rd season at the helm of the Women’s Track & Field/Cross Country program at Hillsdale College.  During his time at Hillsdale, the Chargers have recorded program-best finishes at the NCAA Championships- including a 5th place finish at the 2012 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships.

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Towne primarily works with the Men’s & Women’s Sprinters, Hurdlers, and Horizontal Jumpers- and holds USATF Level II Certifications in each event.  Moreover, in his 9-year coaching career (including Div. I Miami University (OH)), Towne has coached Conference Champions (or All-Americans) in nearly every sprints/hurdle/jumps event.


Jeff Forino

Jeff Forino is in his 11th season at Hillsdale College, including the last three as Head Coach of the Men’s Track & Field/Cross Country program.  Prior to his time in Hillsdale, Forino also coached at Div. I Dartmouth College in New Hampshire.

Forino primarily works with the Men’s & Women’s Throwers and Vertical Jumpers- and holds USATF Level II Certifications in each event.  During his time at Hillsdale, Forino has coached multiple All-Americans- in events ranging from the Hammer Throw to the Pole Vault.

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2014 Camp Information

Campers can choose from all disciplines: throw (shot put,hammer, discus, javelin) sprints, hurdles, middle distance (including steeplechase), and jumps (high jump, long jump, triple jump, pole vault). 

Equipment - Each camper should wear comfortable work-out clothing for each camp session.  Additionally, campers should bring their own event shoes or spikes. Please be sure to properly mark your equipment, so that it can be easily identified.

Note: For liabiltiy reasons, pole vaulters must bring their own poles.

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


Check-in: Wednesday, July 23rd between 10:00-12:00 p.m. Address is 91 E. College St; Hillsdale, MI 49242.
Check-out: Saturday, July 26th 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.


Ratio: 1:10
Players Grouped by: age, ability and event
Evaluation: by coaching staff
Facility: Hillsdale College Track complex 


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: $45
Medical Facility: athletic trainer is on-site


Closest Airport: Capital Region International Airport- Lansing, MI
Transportation: not provided

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Hillsdale College Camper

  • 5/5.
New love for running

Nike Running Camps instilled in me a new love for running, which I can hopefully share with others and help motivate my team this year.

Parent of Hillsdale College Camper

  • 5/5.
Made great friends

This was my daughter’s first sports camp and she LOVED IT!  It's been over a week since she finished camp and she is still talking about what she learned and the great friends she made.

Hillsdale College Camper

  • 5/5.
Can't wait for next year!

Great location, awesome staff! Can't wait to come back next year! 

Nike Rising Stars Track & Field Camp Hillsdale College Andrew Towne, Camp Director Hillsdale College Track & Field
201 Oak Street
Hillsdale, Michigan 49242


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Camp Schedule & Fees

2015 camp dates and prices coming soon. Please bookmark this page or call 1-800-645-3226.

For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-NIKE-CAMP we would be happy to help you.