Nike Track & Field Camp SUNY Cortland

Nike Track & Field Camp SUNY Cortland
Nike Track & Field Camp SUNY Cortland

SUNY Cortland, one of 64 campuses in the State University of New York system, is a quality public university that combines world-renowned facilities with a dedicated staff and a truly diverse body of talented students.

The goal of this camp is to introduce developing athletes to the latest training techniques, drills, and information pertaining to each athlete’s specific event(s). Emphasis will be placed on the technical aspects of each event, utilizing dynamic warm-ups, as well as the importance of strength and flexibility. Demonstrations and instructions by our high-caliber, nationally recognized staff will provide campers with hands on learning opportunities. Positive feedback and encouragement will always be implemented. We aim to make the campers experience filled with opportunities to become stronger students of the sport, coupled with lots of opportunities to have fun and meet new friends. It is our hope campers will leave with the knowledge and skills enabling them to improve.

Highlights Include

  • Nike Running Camp T-Shirt
  • Camp Completion Certificate
  • Lunch is included for Day Campers
  • Open to ages 12-18

Dates & Prices

Camp Details

2014 Camp Information 

Overnight Campers: Features several instructional sessions per day, swimming, three hot meals and lodging in University residence halls. An evening recreation program is also included.

Extended Day Campers (8:00am-8:00pm): Local campers have the option to commute to camp. This option offers the same features as the resident camp minus lodging. The commuter dropoff pick-up times as well as locations will be indicated in the camp itinerary.

Events Offered: Pole Vault, High Jump, Long Jump, Triple Jump, Sprints, Hurdles and Throws.  

***Campers need to bring their own poles for Pole Vault

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Check-in: Sunday, July 6th between 12:00-2:00 p.m. at 15 Neubig Rd. Cortland, NY 13045.  Campers will be staying in Randall Hall.
Check-out: Wednesday, July 9th between 3:00-4:00 p.m. from the dorms. The graduation ceremony will occur after check‐out in the Park Center.

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: the SUNY Cortland Stadium Complex


Dorm: Randall Hall.
Campers Per Room: 2
Roommates: guaranteed if requested 14 days prior to camp and within limits of room.
Bathrooms: on every floor
Linens: not provided
Air Conditioning: no, fan recommended
Key Deposit: bring a $75 check made out to USSC
Spending Money: $40- please do NOT bring a pre-written check 
Medical Facility: athletic trainer is on-site and a doctor is on-call for emergencies


Closest Airport: Syracuse International (36 miles away)
Transportation: not provided 


The SUNY Cortland campus has grass fields and a small trail system that is great for short runs and workouts. The campus is also very closely located to Lime Hollow Nature Center, which has approximately 15 miles of trails to run on. In addition to the trails near campus, Cortland has a variety of trail systems within a short driving distance, which makes Cortland a great area to train over the summer.  

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:00am-8:00am Breakfast
  • 8:30-10:30am Morning track session or run
  • 11:00-12:00pm Lunch
  • 12:30-1:30pm Lecture
  • 2:00-3:30pm Team building activity
  • 3:30-4:30pm Free time
  • 4:30-5:30pm Dinner
  • 6:00-7:00pm Lecture
  • 7:00-8:30pm Evening track session or run
  • 9:00-10:30pm Free time then lights out

Meet Camp Coaches

Josh Henry
Camp Director

Josh Henry

Josh Henry returns to the Cortland coaching staff for a fifth season in 2013-14 after a successful four-year career in cross country and track and field with the Red Dragons. He works primarily with Cortland's distance runners Henry received a bachelor’s degree in sport management from Corland in 2009 and earned a master's degree in sport management from the College...

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Henry was also a three-time track conference champion in distance events, a three-time national qualifier in the 10,000 meters and a two-time national qualifier in the 5,000 meters.

A USA Track and Field (USATF) Level I certified coach, Henry serves as the assistant director of Cortland's Summer Track and Field and Distance Running camps. He will be the director of the Distance camp in 2012. He is also a certified New York State Public High School Cross Country and Track and Field official.

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Marques Dexter

Marques Dexter

Entering his fifth season as an assistant coach at SUNY Cortland in 2013-14, Marques Dexter has helped develop one of the top horizontal jumps groups at the conference, regional and...

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Entering his fifth season as an assistant coach at SUNY Cortland in 2013-14, Marques Dexter has helped develop one of the top horizontal jumps groups at the conference, regional and national levels. A two-time nominee for the USTFCCCA Atlantic Region Assistant Coach of the Year, Dexter serves as an instructor for the physical education department, and an adjunct instructor in the sport management department.

Dexter holds a USA Track and Field Level II certification in jumps, sprints, hurdles and relays, as well as being a certified Level I instructor for USA Track and Field. He also serves as the recruiting coordinator for the men’s and women’s track and field teams and was a Central Region coach at the 2010 Empire State Games held in Buffalo.

In the 2010-11 season, Dexter coached a total of six NCAA qualifiers, 10 ECAC qualifiers, four ECAC scorers, three SUNYAC champions, and 11 SUNYAC scorers in the horizontal jumps. At the NCAA Outdoor Championships, Dexter had three athletes qualify and compete in the long jump. Of the trio, Tim Scheftic finished his freshman campaign as the top freshman long jumper at the championship meet and in the nation.

Camper Reviews

SUNY Cortland Camper

  • 5/5.
Provided more training options

This camp is great if you are looking for a fun way to get into your summer training. It allows you to explore different means of improving athletics and really opened up my mind to other training options, such as biking and swimming. It has definitely helped me improve my own training!

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SUNY Cortland Camper

  • 5/5.
Nutritional tips

They were able to give me new tips on my nutrition, and how to better myself for my season, and the coaches listened to my questions and gave me solid feedback

SUNY Cortland Camper

  • 5/5.
Individualized attention

The counselors really got to know the runners as individuals and were very helpful when asked questions, they really encouraged the runners in the right direction.

SUNY Cortland Camper

  • 5/5.
Safe environment

Provides a save environment to meet other runners your age, collegiate level, and professional. Motivates the campers to want to obtain a healthy lifestyle in order to compete in top shape throughout high school and with the possibility in college and beyond. 

Parent of SUNY Cortland Camper

  • 5/5.

As a parent, my child was attending her first camp, and enjoyed herself beyond all expectations.

SUNY Cortland Camper

  • 5/5.
Fun and hard work

SUNY Cortland Running Camp allowed me to have fun pretty much all day long as well as receive excellent instruction in my event. I couldn't have asked for a better camp experience!

SUNY Cortland Camper

  • 5/5.
Amazing instruction

I arrived at camp nervous of what was to come, but was pleasantly surprised. The counselors were fun, and the camp provided amazing instruction that helped me improve in my event. I would recommend this camp to anyone who wants to become a better runner or just have fun.

SUNY Cortland Camper

  • 5/5.
Improve skills and have fun

This camp was so much fun, I met so many great people, and from the instructors to the campers themselves everyone was really cool. I would recommend this camp for anyone in track and field at any experience level, I guarantee you will learn knew things and improve. 

Parent of a Camper

  • 5/5.
Fun and Educational

"It's fun and educational too. The kids learned a lot of skills. And the campers also made friends with the kids who love track. My daughter said she finally met people who love running and jumping."


  • 5/5.
Become a Better Runner

"The Nike Running Camp was a great experience. I learned a lot a I left with great tools to become a better runner."


  • 4/5.
Reach your Goal

"Nike Running Camp is a fun camp that teaches you more about your sport and also helps you try to reach your goal."


  • 4/5.
Great Atmosphere!

"The coaches instruct on the mechanics of running and they create an atmosphere of camaraderie."

Parent of SUNY Cortland Camper

  • 5/5.
Wants to go back

My son has not stopped talking about this camp. He has attended different camps since 12yrs old & now he is 16 ,he always talked about the camps but this the first time he wants to go back to same camp again he continues to tell all the family how much he enjoyed the experience.

SUNY Cortland Camper

  • 4/5.
Great experience

This camp is well worth it! Not only do you improve your skills in the events you do, you also learn great weightlifting techniques and exercise ideas to better your track experience. This camp is a great time and experience and I would recommend this camp to every track athlete alike.

SUNY Cortland Camper

  • 5/5.
Learned so many new techniques and skills

Nike Running Camp was an amazing experience! I learned so many new techniques and skills that will help me be successful in the future.

SUNY Cortland Camper

  • 5/5.
Great communication

Communication before and during camp is great. Camper skill evaluation and suggested improvements were good. Delivery of improvement suggestions are good. Living conditions are good and daily schedule was good.

SUNY Cortland Camper

  • 4/5.
Friendly and encouraging

This is my first experience and i felt at ease. Everyone was friendly and everyone was encouraged to try and do their best.

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