Nike Track & Field Camp Loomis Chaffee School
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Conveniently located midway between Boston and New York City, The Loomis Chaffee School is one of the most picturesque independent secondary schools in all of New England. Campers train on campus at the new eight-lane track facility and reside in the school dormitories along with the Loomis Chaffee coaching staff.
The experienced coaching staff lectures on topics including training, drills and technique, plyometrics, motivation and goal setting, nutrition, and much more. Video analysis is used to teach campers about proper form.
- Nike Running Camp T-shirt
- Camp is open to ages 10-18
- Individual and group instruction
- Specific training programs for every skill level
- Post camp goal setting and camp certificate
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Camp Director Scott Purdy
In his long tenure as Loomis Chaffee's head men's track and field coach, Scott Purdy has lead his team to a 51-14 record over the past seven years, including three straight Founders League Championship.View Scott Purdy's Bio ⟩
He has coached five New England champions in the boys' hurdles. As well as coached Loomis Chaffee boys' hurdlers to seven league championship titles, never finishing lower then second place.
Purdy has a Master Degree in English from Middlebury College. He is the former captain of Williams College indoor and outdoor track and field teams (Division III All-New England honors in hurdles).
Coach Lisa Misipeka
Lisa Misipeka is an American Samoan athlete who specialises in the hammer throw. She won the bronze medal at the 1999 World Championships in Athletics. First place wasView Lisa Misipeka's Bio ⟩
Lisa Misipeka is an American Samoan athlete who specialises in the hammer throw. She won the bronze medal at the 1999 World Championships in Athletics. First place was 75.20m, second place 72.56m, and 9m behind first and 6.5m behind second was Misipeka in third with 66.06m. It was the first ever international medal for American Samoa, and the greatest difference in distance between the first three medal places. The flag bearer for American Samoa at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece where she did not record a distance in the qualifying round of the women's hammer due to a knee injury and therefore did not advance to the final.
Campers can choose from all disciplines, except pole vault: throw (shot put,hammer, discus, javelin), sprints, hurdles, middle distance (including steeplechase), and jumps (high jump, long jump, triple jump).
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.
Middle School Day Camp
(9:00 am — 5:00 pm): In addition to serving high school athletes, the camp has a program available for younger athletes, ages 10-13.Show Less See More Camp Details
2017 SESSION INFORMATION
Events at Loomis Chaffee Track and Field Camp
- Middle Distance (Including Steeplechase)
- Jumps (High Jump, Long Jump, Triple Jump)
Check In/Check Out
Check-in: Sunday, June 25th at 1:00 pm. There will be signs on campus to lead campers to the registration hall.
Check-out: Graduation is on Thursday, June 29th 1:00 pm at the Loomis Chaffee Track.
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: Loomis Chaffee Track and Field
Dorm: Warham and Flagg Halls
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: $50 – check made out to US Sports Camps
Spending Money: $40
Medical Facility: athletic trainer is on-site
Closest Airport: Bradley Hartford Airport (15 min)
Transportation: Not provided. Valley Cab Company costs approximately $25 (one way). Phone Valley Cab at 860-687-1111
If five or more campers register together, each camper is eligible for a $30 discount. Please have a team contact reach out directly to the USSC office at 1-800-645-3226 to receive a discount code to identify your group. Campers may then register through the website at their convenience and apply the coupon code during check-out.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:30am Wake up
- 8:00am Breakfast
- 9:00am Track instructional stations
- 12:00pm Lunch
- 1:30pm Track instructional stations
- 5:00pm Dinner
- 6:30pm Track/evening activity
- 8:30: Lecture/video
- 9:30pm Campers in dorms & Lights out
The facility is designed for teaching, boasting three shot circles, a discus circle, four separate jumping pits, and separate high jump areas. The facility was also recently fitted with lights, enabling us to conduct evening training sessions.
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
Recommend this camp
I would recommend this camp for anyone who wants to get instruction and improve their performance. You will learn a lot about stretching and different workouts that you can do. I think it is a great experience to learn, have fun, and better yourself as an athlete.
— Devon P., Camper, 2016
Wonderful experience for our son
Loomis Chaffee Running Camp has been a wonderful experience for our son. He has attended for four years in a row now and this was his first time staying over night. He had never been to overnight camp anywhere before and absolutely loved it. We felt so confident that he was taken care of and had no doubts the coaches would look out for him. His running improved and he built more endurance over the week.
— Ria B., Parent of a Camper
They bring a better runner out in you. You feel inspired to keep running and getting better.
— Mason Y., Loomis Chaffee Camper
Meet amazing people
I loved this camp a lot. The people you meet are amazing and the counselors work well with kids!!
— Jaye M., Loomis Chaffee Camper
We highly recommend this camp. It has been the best sports camp that we've experienced.
— Isiah H., Loomis Chaffee Campers
Learned a lot
Camp was great. I lettered as a high school freshman and thought I knew everything. Camp taught me sooooo much.
— Katy H., Loomis Chaffee Camper
Very encouraging camp
This camp was very encouraging for my son who is just starting in this sport but showing huge potential, they introduced him to events he had not previously tried and worked with him to improve those he was already competing in.
— Renato R., Loomis Chaffee Camper
Definitely spend a week at Loomis Chaffee!
To anyone who wants to become a better runner, has just began to learn about the sport of track & field or who just loves the sport should most definitely spend at week at Loomis Chaffee Track and Field Camp. The staff is very helpful and every session is an instructional one always teaching you something new that will benefit you in the future. The staff themselves is very inspirational people to look up to which makes the camp experience all the more enjoyable.
— Stacie W. 2 Year Past Camper
Excited for School Track Season
I enjoyed meeting people that I didn't know. I learned so much. The coaches were awesome. I'm so excited for the 2011 track season after this camp and have a ton of stuff I can work on during the season.
— Carina S., Past Camper
They provide great coaching, evaluation of technique; there is great intensity in the camp, and have an awesome staff.
— Alana M., Parent of Camper
The camp is just nonstop fun! From the intense track sessions to the friends you meet, you will love this camp. The staff is great and provides expert insight to your running technique. They are so good that even after a hard week of training I ran a PR in the 1600. The grounds are pristine and after track sessions we often played ultimate Frisbee in the courtyard. There is no question that I am going to return next year.
— Rudy S., Past Camper
This camp is the best; you have so much fun and meet a ton of people that you still stay in touch with throughout the year. You learn so much!
— Israel C., Past Camper
"I definitely recommend going to this camp! The coaches are excellent and you will learn tons of new stuff to improve your events everyday. It will definitely make a difference."
— Russell R., Past Camper
Daughter Loved It!
"My daughter loved the Nike Running Camp at Loomis Chafee School. Our only complaint is that she wished it could have been longer! Very nice, friendly, supportive vibe at the camp!"
— Joe D., Parent of Camper
"Great instruction, attention to detail, good coaches, beautiful facility and made some new friends whom I am still communicating with."
— Nora H., Camper
"I had a fantastic time. I learned tons of different workouts I'd never heard of before. The instructers were polite. They explained workouts and stretches in a detailed and easy to follow manner. I liked that they took a vidio of us running so we could look at our form. From the wonderful staff to the exiting workouts Nike Track Camp was the best experience ever. I would love to come back and as an overnight camper next year."
— Vanessa D., Camper
Returned 5 times!!!!!
The coaches and staff at Loomis Chaffee running camp are so welcoming and personable. My son loves it and has returned five times!!!!!
— Kelli S., Parent of Camper
Best week of my life!!!!
The camp really helped me. I had the chance to practice my favorite sport with new friends. The coaches were really good. You know they want to help you. Everybody wants to help you! I was from another country. English is not my first language, but everybody helped me. It was the best experience and the best week of my life !!!!!
— Ken O., Camper
Did not want to leave
My daughter came home having the best time ever. She did not want to leave. She loved everything about it and really increased her running ability
— Krista L., Parent of Camper
Our son came home with far better training methods (he's a sprinter, and needed some work on his initial starts). My husband and I think he benefited greatly from attending camp this summer.
— Brad C., Parent of Camper
Tough mentally and physically
When I got to the camp I loved the way the day is set up so you can have fun with your new friends and still have a hard 3 workouts. Speaking of workouts, the workouts are tough mentally and physically. I like thus because it trains me to be better and get stronger.
— Jeanne K., Camper
Skill instruction emphasis
Good at teaching and enforcing strong running techniques to their campers. Skill instruction emphasis. All the different training techniques
— Yvette S., Loomis Chaffee Camper '09
My daughter wanted to reach out and express her gratitude to you for the work you did with her last summer at the Nike Track and Field camp at Loomis Chaffee School in Windsor, CT. She was a HS freshman and had never thrown before. You worked with her and she liked the discus and javelin. She worked hard over this Spring season and made good strides. She feels that a lot of her inspiration and results started with your lessons. She wanted me to let you know that she won her conference meet last night in discus and javelin. The conference has 13 schools. She won the discus with a throw of 95’5 ( her PR this year so far is 97’10”) and for javelin for the first time she exceeded 100 feet, throwing 101’ 6” a PR for her of almost 10 feet. She also qualified for the State meet in both events. She also continues to run sprints and has done well there too. Thanks for your work with her!
— Roberto E., Parent of Camper
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