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The Nike Track & Field Camp of Champions at Stanford University offers athletes the rare opportunity to experience firsthand the life of a Stanford student-athlete.

The NIKE Camp 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 performers.  Instruction is given by Stanford Coaches & Staff.  The program is designed for athletes with the desire and special aptitude to become more competitive in their event.  It is challenging and intense, helping the young athlete grow mentally and physically tougher for competition and training.

Cobb Track and Angel Field is host to thousands of athletes each year. World, American, collegiate and high school records have all been set on this amazing facility. The Track has hosted the USA National Championships, USA Junior Nationals, and is home to the prestigious Stanford Invitational. During each training session, campers select an event of their choice for specialization.  Each group is assigned an experienced event coach, for specialized training and individual attention.  

Campers are also welcomed to do the Stanford Cross Country Camp. Click Here for more information.   

  • Our camps are open to any and all entrants.  Ages: 12-18
  • 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.
Highlights Include
  • Nike Running Camp T-shirt
  • Knowledgeable and inspiring guest speakers
  • Event-specific training
  • Education in the latest training techniques and sports sciences
  • Post-camp goal setting and training
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Camp Coaches

  • Chris Milt Stanford

    Camp Director Chris Miltenberg

    Coach Miltenberg, the Franklin P. Johnson Director of Track and Field and Cross Country welcomes all athletes to the Stanford Track and Field and Cross Country Camps of Champions!

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  • Michael Eskin Stanford

    Assistant Coach Michael Eskind

    Michael Eskind is in his fourth season at Stanford, coaching the jumps, pole vault, and multi-events. Cardinal athletes have had great success under Eskind. In all, 13 of Eskind's athletes

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    Assistant Coach Gabe Sanders

    Gabe Sanders is in his first years as Stanford's sprints and hurdles coach, having joined the Cardinal staff in October 2015. Sanders previously coached at Boston University for six seasons,

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    Assistant Coach Elizabeth DeBole

    Liz DeBole was a four-time All-American at Georgetown and an Olympic trials finalist who assists with the women's distance runners. DeBole, who joined the Stanford staff in June, 2014, competed

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    Assistant Coach John Oliver

    John Oliver, who works primarily with the men's distance runners, joined the cross country and track and field coaching staff in December 2012. In 2014 and 2015, Stanford earned back-to-back

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    Assistant Coach Zeb Sion

    Zeb Sion was named Stanford track and field assistant coach for the throws on Aug. 1, 2016. Sion has a strong background of developing elite student-athletes who are committed to success at the

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Camp Details

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). Note: For liability reasons, pole vaulters must bring their own poles.  During each training session, campers select an event of their choice for specialization. Each group is assigned an experienced event coach for specialized training and individual attention.

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 track and field training such as 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 campers.

Extended Day Campers attend Sunday, July 2- to Wednesday, July 5.  There is no session on Thursday, July 6 for our extended day campers. 

Overnight Campers check-in on Sunday, July 2 between 3-5pm and depart the morning of Thursday, July 6 at 9am.

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SESSION INFORMATION

Events at the Camp of Champions

  • Sprints
  • Hurdles
  • Middle Distance (Including Steeplechase)
  • Jumps (High, Long and Triple Jumps)
  • Throws (Shot put, hammer, discus, javelin)
  • Pole Vault (CAMPERS MUST BRING THEIR OWN POLES)

Check in/Check Out

Overnight Campers
Check-in: 3-5pm, Sunday, July 2.
Check-out: 9am, Thursday, July 6.

Extended Day Campers 
Check-in: 3-5pm, Sunday, July 2.
Check-out: 9pm, Wednesday, July 5.
*Monday - Wednesday are full days

INSTRUCTION

Ratio: 1:10
Runners grouped by: ability and event.
Facility: Stanford Track & campus.

GROUP DISCOUNTS

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

  • 7:00 am Wake-up: Meet in Groups in front of Dormsl
  • 7:00 am Breakfast
  • 8:00 am **Day Campers Dropped Off & Check In At Dorms
  • 8:00 am Track Group Heads to Track/Distance Group Heads to Run
  • 11:00 am Return to Dorms
  • 11:00 am Free Time
  • 12:30 pm Meet in Groups in front of Dorm for Lunch
  • 1:45 pm Meet in Groups in front of Dorms, Walk to Band Shack
  • 2:00 pm Guest Speaker
  • 2:30 pm Supplementary Session at the Track
  • a) Form Drills
  • b) Steeplechase
  • c) General Strength
  • d) Stretching
  • 4:00 pm Option for Secondary Run or Games
  • a) Run
  • b) Soccer
  • c) Frisbee
  • d) Pool
  • 6:00 pm Meet in Groups in front of Dorms for Dinner
  • 7:00 pm Meet in Groups in front of Dorms
  • 7:15 pm Guest Speaker
  • 7:45 pm Free Time: Ice Cream Run, Tours, Games
  • 9:00 pm **Day Campers Check Out & Picked Up At Dorms
  • Camp Store Open Till 10:00
  • 10:15 pm Curfew - MUST BE IN ROOMS
  • 10:30 pm Lights Out

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Camp Reviews

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    • 5/5.
    Throwers dream

    As a thrower, it does not get much better than having Coach Eisenreich's full attention for three days straight.

    — Sara K., Past Camper 2016

    • 5/5.
    Incredible!

    This was an incredible experience. My daughter received excellent, individualized instruction and learned valuable skills on how to prevent injuries. She loved every minute of it! 

    — Sandy C., Parent of Camper

    • 5/5.
    Renewed focus

    My son has attended many training sessions but none has ignited such a fire as his attendance at the recent Stanford Track & Field Skills Camp has a renewed focus and more now than ever he's determined to compete at the next level and his sites are set on Summer Olympics 2016! Thanks Nike! 

    — Pablo W., Parent of Camper

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    • 5/5.
    Great experience

    This camp offers you great experiences and you get to know how student-athlete is lives at Stanford and you get a competitive level in all the ways

    — Alyssa G., Camper

    • 5/5.
    Amazing facilities

    Every time I spoke with family at home, I only used the word "awesome".  Coming from a small private school in Perth, West Australia, the opportunity to learn from international coaches, experience the enormity of an American university, and the amazing facilities was a dream come true. I would love to come back and experience it again, did not want to leave. Thank you for the opportunity.

    — Jasmine B., Camper

    • 5/5.
    Individualized attention

    I was very pleased that the actual instruction came from the track coaches in each event and the coaches were available for individual questions and advice. My daughter was thrilled with the experience.   

    — Monique M., Camper

    • 5/5.
    Life-changing camp

    This is a life-changing camp and provides life-changing opportunities for kids that attend.  It is a fun and amazing experience - This was my first year at this camp, but I know that I will happily await my return next year and years to come.

    — Alton J., Camper

    • 5/5.
    Amazing experience

    Stanford "Camp of Champions" Track & Field has been an amazing experience for me and I can't wait to go back. Others should definitely try it out too! 

    — Bryan W., Camper

    • 5/5.
    Solid training

    This camp was an amazing experience for my daughter.  It opened her eyes to the world of collegiate level running and field events.  She realizes the value of solid training, and intends to pursue track and field at the collegiate level.  

    — Debbie B., Parent of Camper

    • 5/5.
    Improve skills

    This camp is great! I specialize in the hurdles and got some great tips to improve from the coaches, and also improved some of my side events immensely! I went from a 4'8" high jump to 5' 5" I went from a 35" triple jump to 39" .The housing, the counselors, the free food, and the campers are great and I can't wait to return next year!  

    — Joshua S., Camper

    • 5/5.
    Will definitely come back

    This camp is amazing. I am a second year veteran of this camp, and I will definitely come back. There are so many amazing opportunities here at the Stanford Camp of Champions, not only to learn but to excel and improve in your event. All of the counselors are student athletes at Stanford, and the coaches are just amazing. It is so cool to be apart of something like this and to have the opportunity to talk to the head coaches of STANFORD and all these other wonderful people. The workouts are very good and you will acquire all sorts of new ideas and information. I highly recommend this camp for anybody, it is very worthwhile. 

    — Billy L., Camper

    • 5/5.
    Helped each athlete improve

    The instructors at the camp were focused on making sure that each athlete--advanced or beginner-- were attended to and given attention. They made sure to help each athlete improve even more than when they were when he/she attended camp. The sessions were intense but extremely helpful and overall the camp was very fun! I made a lot of friends and got to explore the beautiful campus that is Stanford University.

    — Darnell H., Camper

    • 5/5.
    Unforgettable experience

    Coming from Australia for the experience was one I will never forget and was definitely worthwhile. Experiencing what college life was like and receiving some intense training from ex-athletes and qualified coaches was one of the highlights. Recommend for anyone to do of any skill level. 

    — Jimmy P., Camper

    • 5/5.
    Great experience

    The camp had Olympic and Stanford coaches, along with Olympians and high-level collegiate athletes.  The camp was a great 5 day experience.

    — Eleni D., Camper

    • 5/5.
    Focused coaches

    My son has been to other track camps where there was more standing around than running or jumping.  The coaches at the Nike camp were interested in coaching and seeing improvement.  So if your child is very interested in track and field, this is the place for him/her!  

    — Kieth B., Parent of Camper

    • 5/5.
    Camp of Champions!

    "The Nike Camp of Champions provides excellent training and instruction from some of the best collegiate athletes in the country, while providing crucial information about college running and the life of an athlete."

    — Liza M., Parent of Camper

    • 5/5.
    Challenging Experience

    "This camp is for the runner that wants to challenge himself/herself. As a parent I appreciated the many discussions, which included one about college selection through the lens of the student-athlete." 

    — Amanda A., Parent of Camper

    • 5/5.
    Highest level of improvement!

    "Stanford Track Camp is a great place to learn and further improve your ability in the sport even at the highest levels." 

    — Shizuko S., Past Camper

    • 5/5.
    Inspiring Staff & Camp!

    "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."

    — Mikey V., Camper,

    • 5/5.
    Helps Achieve Goals

    "These camps offer athletes of all ability levels the opportunity to receive the help, encouragement, and instruction they need to help them achieve their goals."

    — Maira D., Past Camper

    • 5/5.
    Meets Anyone's Needs

    "Whether you want to go to improve from a high level in one specific area, or in many different areas or if you want to try something new, this camp provides a great, competative yet also helpful and open-minded environment to do so."

    — Kyle A., Camper

    • 5/5.
    Hone Skills

    "Nike Track & Field Camps are a great addition to any training program. Held at some of the top universities in the country, it's a great way for athletes to hone their skills and learn about the university experience."

    — Leyla O., Parent of a Camper

    • 5/5.
    Learn Something New!

    "Everyone gets phenomenal training in their specific events, as well as in proper ways to warm up and train. Also, everyone has the opportunity to learn a brand new event!"

    — Angelita M., Camper

    • 5/5.
    Great Experience!

    "This camp was an excellent choice for my son. His training was intense and he came home telling us about the informative seminars. The university experience was especially the highlight, very safe!!"

    — Anette H., Parent of a Camper

    • 5/5.
    Recommend this Camp to all Runners!

    "This camp has helped me determine the kind of track and field I will be participating in. The coaches were helpful and pushed me to my full ability and I appreciated that. I would recommend this camp to all runners who are serious in track and field and want to have an enjoyable time!"

    — Mary F., Camper

    • 5/5.
    Invaluable perspective

    The Nike track and field camp program was geared at the right level for the high school athlete. The college athlete instructors provided an invaluable perspective about college and athletics. Lastly, the friendships and connections made with other athletes from across the country made for a memorable experience.  I highly recommend this camp, It is truly worthwhile.

    — Maye H., Parent of a Camper

    • 5/5.
    Formed great friendships

    This camp was such a wonderful experience! The groups are split up according to ability which is great. I got to meet many people from all over who had the same interests as I do! I formed great friendships and can't wait to come back!!

    — Dana G., Past Camper

    • 5/5.
    Knowledgeable and personable coaches

    We were very pleased with the Stanford track camp. The instruction was very high level--the coaches were extremely knowledgeable and personable. It was a very positive experience for my 14-yr old daughter to be surrounded by other campers from all around the world who share her passion for track and field, and also strive for a high level of performance. I hear the food is also quite excellent, which is a relief since the athletes need the support of a healthy and nourishing diet. It was her first time at the camp as a day camper, and she wants to attend next year with a friend as an overnight camper.

    — Taylor C., Parent of a Camper

    • 5/5.
    Good clean fun

    One of the best camps my daughter ever went to. She met incredible, focused individuals and also had good, clean fun. Great timing for a girl going to high school to see that you choose the path you take in life. Kudos to Nike!

    — Mindy G., Parent of a Camper

    • 5/5.
    Best in the nation

    I felt like I learned a lot, the weather was amazing and the dorms/food/campus was phenomenal, and the coaching staff is from all over the country and are the best in the nation.

    — Dave C., Past Camper

    • 5/5.
    Great instructors

    The camp was organized, they had great instructors, and the program was set at the appropriate level for high school. The outgoing, positive student athletes were fun to hang out with and provided perspectives about being a college athlete that was invaluable.

    — Rachel C., Past Camper

    • 5/5.
    Everyone was encouraging and willing to help

    The camp hired some great coaches this year: everyone I worked with was encouraging and willing to help me improve. The work outs were demanding and I was sore a lot, but it was definitely worth it. I learned a ton of new drills and tips to utilize in my upcoming seasons.

    — Casey S., Past Camper

    • 5/5.
    Boosted my confidence

    Stanford track and field camp was an amazing experience. It taught me so much about university level track and it gave me a boost of confidence to get me through my senior year of track at the high school level. I wish I wasn't aged out because I would love to go back next year and meet more amazing athletes from all over the world and learn even more from the coaches that were present at the camp.  

    — Rachel C., Past Camper

    • 5/5.
    Experience I'll never forget

    I enjoyed every minute of the Stanford running camp. The counselors were awesome and the coaches were incredible, it's an experience I'll never forget, & I'll definitely be back next year! 

    — Jamie C., Past Camper

    • 5/5.
    Exceeded expectations

    This camp exceeded my expectations. My son was hesitant to stay once we arrived. He was one of the younger campers and was intimidated at first. Right off the back they made him feel welcomed and eased his nerves. By the end of the camp I couldn't get him to leave. The instruction he received was top notch and motivated him for the season. 

    — Christine W., Parent of a camper

    • 5/5.
    Invaluable experience

    This camp was an amazing experience for my son. The staff was knowledgeable, experienced, and very approachable. If your child is serious about running track this camp is invaluable. 

    — Diane B., Parent of a camper

    • 5/5.
    Enjoyed every minute

    I enjoyed every minute of the Stanford running camp. The counselors were awesome and the coaches were incredible, it's an experience I'll never forget, & I'll definitely be back next year! 

    — Nelson W., Past Camper

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Stanford, California 94305

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