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2024 Dates Announced!

Train smarter to run faster! Join friends and other High School Cross Country runners this summer, where your days are filled with trail running, pacing workouts, educational breakout sessions and fun activities!

The Nike Green Mountain Running Camp returns to New Hampshire and the beautiful running trails surrounding Kimball Union Academy,

The Nike Green Mountain Running Camp offers the perfect mix of learning, training, and recreation for High School XC runners.

We're also offering a team discount for High School teams of 5 or more AND for each team of 5 or more, your coach is invited to camp for free (housing and meals on us!) - See details below!

Highlights Include
  • Top College and High School Coaching
  • Guest Speakers and Break Out Sessions
  • Team discount for teams of 5 or more! (See details below)
  • Run + Swim at Storrs Pond Recreation Area.
  • Nike Green Mountain Running Camp T-shirt.
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Camp Coaches

  • JVD

    Co-Director Justin Van Dyk

    Justin Van Dyk has spent over 25 years being involved with XC running camps, with camp being one of the year's highlights for Coach JVD, who has been a key member of Five-Star XC Camp as a counsellor, senior staff member, and most recently, its Director in 2023.

    View Justin's Bio
  • John kenworthy

    Co-Director John Kenworthy

    John Kenworthy enters his first season as the Brown University's Head Women's Cross Country and Assistant Distance Coach in 2023-24. Kenworthy brings over a decade of head coaching experience at the Division I level to College Hill, previously serving as the head coach for men’s and women’s cross country and track & field at Siena College.

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Camp Details


You can expect a high demand on these first-come-first-serve camper spots.

In this incredibly runner-friendly setting, GMRC offers high school XC runners an outstanding learning and training experience including daily runs, afternoon training sessions, outstanding nationally recognized college coaches, and informative and engaging guest speakers.


  • Dates:
    • July 28-August 2, 2024
    • August 4-August 9, 2024
  • Age Group: 13-17 (High School Only, including incoming HS Freshman)
  • Gender: Co-ed
  • Camp Type: Overnight
  • Check-in: Sunday, 1:00pm-3:00pm
  • Check-out: Friday, 11:30am-12:00pm
  • 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.

Weekend Stayover:

Campers have the opportunity to double their training by attending more than one session with a weekend stay in between. There is an additional fee of $175 for the 2 night dorm stay and all meals.


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: Assigned at check in
  • Campers Per Room: 2
  • Roommates: Guaranteed if requested 14 days prior to camp
  • Bathrooms: Shared on floor
  • Linens: Not provided
  • Air Conditioning: No
  • Key Deposit: $75 check made payable to US Sports Camps

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.


Teams of five (5) or more athletes receive a discount of $50/athlete, and for every five (5) athletes attending, one coach can come to camp for free (housing and meals on us!) and receive a complimentary staff product package. Please email [email protected] for more information.


  • 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. Please be sure to properly mark your equipment, so that it can be easily identified.
  • Facility: Kimball Union Academy, local trails and roads


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.

KUA is in convenient proximity to several major airports.

  • Lebanon, New Hampshire has a small airport providing several daily shuttle flights and is only 20 minutes away from KUA campus.
    • We recommend flying Cape Air, which flies directly into Lebanon Airport
  • Manchester Airport in New Hampshire is 90 minutes from KUA campus.
  • Bradley International Airport in Hartford, Connecticut and Boston’s Logan International Airport are each just over two hours from KUA campus.

Door-To-Door Driving Services

  • Located in Lebanon NH and provides local and long-distance transportation services for anyone is in need of a reliable transportation service or Airport Shuttle. Door to Door serves Lebanon, Hanover, Etna, Sunapee, New London, Plainfield, Meriden, Claremont, New Hampshire. Norwich, Hartford, Quechee, Woodstock Bethel, Bridgewater, Vermont.
  • This is a great option for campers flying, training, or bussing to camp who need transportation between the camp location and the airport/train station/bus terminal.

Dartmouth Coach

  • Daily service between nearby Lebanon and Boston’s South Station and Logan Airport, as well as the Yale Club in New York, adjacent to Grand Central Station. KUA campus is 15 minutes from Lebanon bus terminal.


  • Vermonter Train (amtrak.com/vermonter-train) offers daily service between Washington, DC and St. Albans in northern Vermont, travelling through New York City to Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont. KUA campus is 25 minutes from White River Junction (WRJ) station.

Please Note - there will be no charter bus service offered in 2023.


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.


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.

Previous Guest Speakers:

The staff and guest speaker lineup is always impressive and inspiring. We've had Olympians on campus, nationally ranked professional runners, college coaches, and regarded authors as guest speakers.

  • Chris Lear - Author of Running with the Buffaloes.
  • Tim Broe - 2004 Olympic Finalist (5000m)
  • Marielle Hall - 2016 US Olympian at 10,000m. Competed for Haddonfield HS (NJ) and was NCAA Champion (5000m) while competing at Texas.
  • Sean McGorty - NCAA 5000m Champion at Stanford, as well as the Penn Relays HS Boys Mile Record Holder (Chantilly, VA).
  • Michelle Tegenkamp - Nutritionist for Portland Trail Blazers and Bowerman Track Club.
  • Joan Benoit Samuelson - 1984 Olympic Champion (Marathon)
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Sample Daily Schedule

  • Sunday
  • 1:00 - 3:00 pm Check-in & registration. Move in and unpack.
  • 3:45 pm Campers meet at Student Center for groups.
  • 4:00 - 5:30 pm Meet with group. Group run #1. Stretching/Ice Breakers.
  • 5:30 - 6:30 pm Dinner.
  • 7:00 - 8:30 pm Welcome and introductions.
  • 8:30 - 9:00 pm Running group meeting.
  • 9:00 - 9:45 pm Social time.
  • 10:00 pm Floor curfew!
  • 10:15 pm Sleep / Lights out- regeneration time!
  • Monday/Tuesday
  • 7:00 am Wake up
  • 8:00 - 9:00 am Breakfast
  • 9:00 - 10:30 am Announcements/ Speaker
  • 10:30 - 11:30 am Run
  • 12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch
  • 1:00 pm Announcements. Breakouts (2- each 30 minutes). Followed by free time.
  • 4:00 - 5:30 pm Run + Strength and Conditioning
  • 5:30 pm Dinner
  • 7:30 - 10:00 pm Rec Activities
  • 10:15 pm Floor curfew.
  • 10:30 pm Sleep / Lights out- regeneration time!
  • Wednesday
  • 6:45 - 8:00 am Sleep in morning
  • 8:30 - 9:30 am Breakfast
  • 9:30 - 10:45 am Announcements / speaker
  • 11:15 am Storrs Pond departure
  • 12:00 - 3:00 pm Lake run / Picnic lunch / Swim at the beach
  • 4:00 - 5:30 pm R&R upon returning from Storrs Pond
  • 5:30 - 6:30 pm Dinner
  • 6:30 pm Follow normal schedule
  • Thursday
  • 8:00 - 9:00 am Breakfast.
  • 9:00 - 10:30 am Morning announcements/speaker
  • 10:30 am - 12:00 pm Run / Pacing Practice
  • 12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch.
  • 1:00 - 2:15pm Announcements. Breakouts (2- each 30 minutes). Followed by free time
  • 3:00 - 5:00 pm Pacing Contest on track, run, group activities
  • 5:30 pm Dinner
  • 6:00 - 7:00 pm Free Time
  • 7:00 - 7:45 pm Rec Awards
  • 8:00 -10:00 pm Dance
  • 10:15 pm Curfew
  • 10:45 pm Sleep / Lights out- regeneration time!
  • Friday
  • 6:00 am Wake Up
  • 6:15 - 8:00 am Graduation Run.
  • 8:30 - 9:30 am Breakfast.
  • 9:30 - 10:30 am Room Clean Out/Room Inspection.
  • 10:30 - 11:30 am Graduation Ceremony with Guest Speaker
  • 12:00 pm Departure

We are one of the oldest running camps in the country, with over 45 years of training and educating thousands of runners of all ability levels.

Kimball Union Academy has world class facilities including state-of-the-art academic classrooms and labs and a modern athletic center. Our classic Main Building and comfortable dorm rooms are all located on a beautifully maintained campus.

Camp Questions & Answers

When and where will the check-in and check-out take place for the Green Mountain Running Camp?

All campers check in to camp between 1:00pm and 3:00 pm on Sunday, the first day of camp. Follow the signs on camp to registration.

After a closing/graduation ceremony, check out takes place on Friday between 11:30am and 12:00pm, the last day of camp.

How are runners placed in their running groups?

Groups are based on a combination of current weekly mileage and fitness level, season bests, and XC/Distance running experience. A change in groups can be accommodated if staff members leading those groups feel it is needed.

What happens if it rains during camp?

All campers receive their full running program each day weather permitting. In the threat of severe weather, we will adjust our schedule for the outdoor training runs. We have full access to the school's indoor ice rink (no ice) and huge indoor turf facility (80 yards x 50 yards).

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

Fun and exciting after evening activities are an important part of the GMRC experience and are carefully planned by the staff. Evening activities include a talent show, a scavenger hunt, outdoor volleyball games, corn hole, camp dance, ultimate Frisbee, and more.

Does GMRC accommodate special dietary needs?

Campers dine in the cafeteria 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 school’s Dining Services to make the proper accommodations.

Are the campers supervised throughout the camp?

Yes, campers are supervised by the coaches and staff. Staff members reside in the same dorms as the campers and provide supervision during instruction, dining times, evening activities, and in the dorm.

All staff members complete criminal and sex offender background checks before working the camp.

Is it possible to add an extra week of camp to extend stay? Is there a weekend stay-over option?

Campers may register for multiple sessions. Weekend stay-overs for in between sessions are available for an additional fee of $175. Campers have the chance for weekend runs and hikes with the staff, have time for laundry and relaxation.

Does GMRC have medical personnel on staff?

GMRC has a certified athletic training on-site and a doctor on-call at all times in case of a training injury or medical ailment/emergency.

Do the dorms have air-conditioning?

Dorms are not air-conditioned. Bring a fan, however, it often gets chilly at night.

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

GMRC welcomes individual campers and teams. If you come to camp by yourself, we place you in a dorm room with another single camper, 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.

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 on-line before arrival at camp.

Camp Reviews

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

    July 30, 2022: I really enjoyed how wonderful the coaches and counselors were. The hills really made my legs stronger. They gave me plenty of time to run the distance I wanted. Also they taught the proper form of dynamic exercises which I had no idea I was doing wrong. Also the scavenger hunt was a lot of fun. It was a great experience.

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    August 1, 2022: Our son came back with an understanding about the depth of knowledge needed to move forward in cross country and reach the next level.

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    August 14, 2023: Being able to run and connnect with so many great runners and getting in quality runs while having a ton of fun.

    — Anonymous

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    • 5/5.

    August 7, 2022: It was well scheduled and the runs were also challenging enough while the runs where very enjoyable

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    August 14, 2023: my daughter loved this camp, made new friends, improved skills and had a fantastic experience

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    August 14, 2023: Gaining experience from seniors, coaches, athletes on nutrition and running in general.

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    August 6, 2022: Coaches, meeting other campers, running in a challenging, gorgeous place

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    August 14, 2023: Making new friends and learning from guest speakers about my sport.

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    August 15, 2023: My daughter loved running in tne mountains and she found the advice from the coaches and counselors inspiring and helpful.

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.
    He was part of the team that won the championship

    My daughter, Maddie Gump, had an AMAZING experience at SMRC!! She loved her counselors and made a lot of new friends! She also ran extremely well and won Queen of the Hill on the last day. She said she felt great, supported, and confident. Thank you! You exceeded our expectations!!

    — Parent of Attendee from This Camp in 2022

Green Mountain Running Camp

Justin Van Dyk, Co-Director
7 Campus Center Dr,
Meriden, New Hampshire 03770
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.

Camp Dates & Prices

Cross Country
New Hampshire
Green Mountain Running Camp
Green Mountain Running Camp
Jul 28-Aug 2, 2024
Programs: Cross Country
Age Group: 13 - 17
Gender: Co-Ed
Overnight $975.00 USD
Availability: Yes

* Pricing is subject to change based on availability. Enroll today to secure current rates.
Green Mountain Running Camp
Aug 4-Aug 9, 2024
Programs: Cross Country
Age Group: 13 - 17
Gender: Co-Ed
Overnight $975.00 USD
Availability: Yes

* Pricing is subject to change based on availability. Enroll today to secure current rates.
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