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2024 Camp Dates Announced!

The Nike Arizona Elevate Cross Country Camp offers outstanding training, educational breakout sessions and more.

Join former US National Team Member Sara Slattery for a week of high altitude training in the beautiful Arizona landscape.

Highlights Include
  • Nike Running Camp T-shirt
  • Low Camper to Coach Ratio.
  • Training on both track and trails
  • Cabin style bunks for great team building and friendship.
  • Fun evening activities and post run creek soaks.
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Camp Coaches

  • Sara Slattery

    Director Sara Slattery

    Sara Slattery begins her 7th season as the GCU men’s and women’s cross country head coach in 2021 after a successful career as a NCAA and professional athlete. Since her arrival at GCU, every distance school record has been broken in cross country and track. Every women's school record in a distance event, save for one, was broken in 2018 and only one men's distance record still stands from 2017. Then in 2021, the school record book was rewritten in every men's and women's outdoor distance event (800m -10,000m), except for one.

    View Sara's Bio

Camp Details

Escape the heat of the summer and enjoy 5 days of XC running with others who share the love of Cross Country. Join us for cooler temperatures, a traditional camp atmosphere, and a taste of training at altitude!

Located approximately 6 miles NW of Prescott, Emmanuel Pines is conveniently located less than 150 miles from Phoenix Int'l Airport and Scottsdale.

Daily training includes trail runs, as well as break out sessions with guest speakers, discussing such topics as nutrition, race strategy and tactics, and running collegiately.

Aside from training, Arizona Elevate XC Camp provides daily fun activities, including field trips to nearby lakes and parks. This camp will help campers develop as a runner, while gaining self-confidence and making new friends.



Please Note: This camp SOLD OUT in 2023. You can expect a high demand on these first-come-first-serve camper spots.


  • Dates: June 16-20, 2024
  • Age Group: 13-18
  • Gender: Co-ed
  • Camp Type: Overnight
  • Check-in: Sunday, 3:00pm
  • Check-out: Thursday, 11:00am
    • Location: Oak Lodge & Cedar Chapel
    • View the campus map here
  • Meals: All meals are provided at the on-campus dining facility.

All Campers should arrive at camp, prepared to run on Sunday, the 1st day of camp.


To view your customer account, complete your mandatory forms, pay balance dues, and review important camp information, visit Pre-Camp Checklist.

All necessary camp information is on this page. If there are any imperative changes prior to camp start, registered campers will be notified via email and this webpage will be updated!


  • Dorm: Oak Lodge
  • Campers Per Room: 4-8 (adjoining rooms)
  • Roommates: Guaranteed if requested 14 days prior to camp
  • Bathrooms: Separate common men's and women's restrooms
  • Linens: Not provided
  • Air Conditioning: No, fan recommended
  • Key Deposit: We do not require a room key or meal card deposit. However, if you do not return your key or meal card on the last day of camp, you will be responsible for all replacement charges from the host facility. US Sports Camps will charge the camper credit card on file for all costs due.

Staff members reside in campers’ quarters and participate in all activities.


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


  • Ratio: 1:10 staff to camper ratio
  • Grouped by: age and ability
  • Evaluation: by coaching staff
  • Equipment: Campers should bring at least two pairs of broken in running shoes. Spikes/racing flats are optional. Please be sure to properly mark your equipment, so that it can be easily identified.
  • Facility: Emmanuel Pines Camp, local roads and trails


Transportation is not provided. Campers are responsible for getting to and from camp on their own. There is no supervision before or after camp hours so please make arrangements to pick up your child on time.


Below is a suggested list of clothes, equipment and personal items. US Sports Camps is NOT responsible for lost or stolen articles or money.


  • Athletic clothing
  • 1-2 pairs of broken in running shoes/ event spikes
  • Non-running shoes
  • Water bottle
  • Sunblock
  • Comfortable non-running clothing
  • Underwear and socks
  • Pajamas/sleepwear
  • Toiletries
  • Personal items & medications
  • Washcloth and bath towel
  • Alarm clock
  • Swimsuit and towel
  • Flip-flops
  • Pen and paper for notes during guest speakers
  • Cell phone (if you have one)
  • Fan (optional)
  • Pillow, pillowcase, bed sheets, comforter or sleeping bag (linens are NOT provided)
  • Extra spending money (suggested $40)
  • Laundry detergent


All Nike Cross Country Campers receive a Nike camp t-shirt as part of their tuition. Additional Nike Camp gear is available for purchase at check-out or can be purchased at any time on our storefront.


Most camps have an athletic trainer on-site to help with illness or injury. In case of an emergency, campers will be transported to the nearest hospital.


Full payment of camp fees must be completed by the first day of the month before camp. For example:

  • June Camps: final payment is due on May 1
  • July Camps: final payment is due on June 1
  • August Camps: final payment is due on July 1

Any camper with an unpaid balance 10 days before the start of their camp will forfeit all camp fees paid to date and be removed from the camp.

Your confirmation email shows your balance due and balance due date. Final payments can be made through the US Sports Camps Customer Portal or by phone at 1-800-645-3226.


For information regarding our cancellation policy and all other company policies, please visit USSC Policies.


For general questions about our Cross Country camps please see our FAQ page.

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Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:00 am Wake up call
  • 7:30 am Breakfast
  • 8:30 am Meet with counselor for stretching / pre-run activation / run description
  • 9:00 am Run / workout
  • 10:30 am Post run snack/ nutrition / shower
  • 11:00 am Classroom/ group meeting
  • 12:00 pm Lunch
  • 1:00 pm Free time
  • 3:00 pm Afternoon run/ Cross train
  • 4:00 pm CORE/ strength/ drills
  • 5:30 pm Dinner
  • 7:00 pm Campfire/ evening games
  • 10:00 pm Lights out

AZ elevate facility

Emmanuel Pines offers two bedroom cabins to larger three and four bedroom cabins & bunkhouse dormitory. Each cabin is uniquely designed with original, rustic style. Each individual lodge/cabin is furnished with porches, living room, TV, microwave oven and toaster.

Camp Questions & Answers

How are runners placed in their training groups?

Training groups are based on a combination of current/recent weekly mileage and fitness level, season & personal best(s), and home geographical location. A change in groups can be accommodated if staff members leading those groups feel it is needed.

Can I come to camp alone or do I have to be a member of a team?

We welcome individual campers and teams. If you come to camp by yourself, we place you in a dorm room with other single campers, similar in age. It's a great place to meet new friends who share your enthusiasm for the sport and to have FUN!

How many miles do we run each day?

Athletes will run 1-2x per day, depending on schedule and campers current fitness level, with morning session being a distance run and the afternoon session being either a 2nd run or active recovery/training activity.

Actual distances vary based on runner’s current mileage and fitness level.

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Can you accommodate special dietary needs?

Campers dine in the dining hall which offers a variety of different meal options that are sure to accommodate most campers’ dietary needs. In the case that a camper possesses extreme dietary restrictions, please reach out to us to make the proper accommodations.

Are the campers supervised throughout the camp?

Yes, campers are supervised by the coaches and staff. Staff members provide supervision during instruction, dining times, evening activities, and in the cabins. All staff members complete criminal and sex offender background checks before working the camp.

What are some of the evening activities that are planned for the campers?

Fun and exciting evening activities are an important part of the camp experience and are carefully planned by the staff. Evening activities include challenge course, volleyball, campfires, Frisbee, free time and more.

Does the Health & Release Form need to be signed by a doctor?

Our Health & Release Form does not require a doctor’s signature. This form is required to be filled out accurately, and completed online prior to camp arrival.

Camp Reviews

Overall Average Rating 5.00 / 5 Stars
    • 5/5.

    July 6, 2023: Everything was great ! Have a good time learning from runners with experience

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    July 1, 2023: Activities, good competition to learn from, very fun!

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    July 2, 2023: Making new friends and bonding with the coaches.

    — Anonymous

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    • 5/5.
    Our son's favorite part was scrimmaging

    Spending time and learning from so many professional athletes and coaches!

    — Parent of Attendee from This Camp in 2022

Nike Cross Country Camp Arizona Elevate

Sara Slattery, Director
Emmanuel Pines Camp - 3000 Spence Springs Rd
Prescott, Arizona 86305
Questions? Call 1-800-645-3226
Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm PST


Last year over 650 Sports Camps sold out, leaving 7,000+ campers on the waitlist. Due to high demand, early registration for our first-come-first-serve camps is strongly recommended.

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