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2024 Registration is Open!

Encounter the beautiful landscape of Colorado Springs and Pikes Peak in the heart of Olympic City! Experience the amazing training runs at Bear Creek Park, Garden of the Gods, and Gold Camp Road. Come to the Nike XC High Altitude Camp held on the campus of University of Colorado, Colorado Springs.

The Nike High Altitude XC Camp at UC Colorado Springs offers campers an overnight camp experience, with a NEW optional 1-day add-on session to extend your camp experience in 2024!

This is high-altitude training at its best!

Highlights Include
  • High Altitude Training with UCCS Coaches
  • Optional Extra Day add-on
  • Current UCCS Athletes as Counselors
  • Training Tips, Supplemental Training, Injury Prevention Techniques
  • Sessions on Race Strategies and Goal Setting
  • Sport Specific Strength and Mobility Sessions
  • Nike Running Camp T-shirt
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Camp Coaches

  • Uccs Running Coaches Corey Kubatzky

    Head Coach Corey Kubatzky

    Coach Kubatzky returned to UCCS in 2014, where he previously served as a graduate assistant coach and an assistant coach, to lead the women’s program after spending 4 years as an assistant coach with the Hansons-Brooks Distance Project.

    View Corey's Bio & Cross Country Tips
  • Sarah kettlekamp

    Assistant Coach Sara Kettelkamp

    Coach Sara Kettelkamp was the Assistant Women's Cross Country and Track coach for 7 years, having helped coach multiple athletes to school records, NCAA Championship appearances, All-American, All-Region and All-RMAC performances, top-five all-time program marks, and lifetime bests. She plans to continue her passion of coaching and mentoring runners toward personal and athletic goals and can’t think of a better place to do this than in Colorado.

    View Sara's Bio

Camp Details

SECURE YOUR SPOT!

Please Note: Camp sessions SOLD OUT in 2023. You can expect high demand on these first-come-first-serve camper spots, so please be sure to register early. This year, we will be offering our regular camp session, with the option to purchase an additional 1-day add-on.

The regular camp session will be a regular curriculum, featuring:

  • Interactive strength / mobility
  • Elite athlete panel
  • Recovery techniques
  • Sport Psychology
  • Sport nutrition
  • Guest speakers

The 1-day add-on session will be a college athletics focused curriculum, including:

  • Long Run at one of the many beautiful open spaces/parks in Colorado Springs
  • How to go through the recruiting process Q&A
  • How to be a leader in your team discussion and presentation


The Nike UC Colorado Springs XC Camp is designed to further each runner's knowledge on training, injury prevention, nutrition, strength training, and recovery.

Campers run in a high-altitude environment with the majestic Rocky Mountains as their backdrop!

SESSION INFORMATION

Sport-specific strength and mobility sessions are to help teach runners how to train their body to handle the mileage and how to avoid injury. Additional breakout topics include goal setting and race strategy planning.

Aside from training, the Colorado Springs High Altitude XC Camp provides daily fun activities, including a field trips to beautiful parks such as Garden of the Gods. This camp will help campers develop as a runner, while gaining self-confidence and making new friends.

2024 OVERVIEW

  • Dates: July 9-12 (option to add-on additional day July 13)
  • Age Group: 13-17 (High School)
  • Gender: Co-ed
  • Camp Type: Overnight
  • Schedule: A more detailed schedule will be sent out approximately 3 weeks prior to camp start
  • Check-in: Tuesday, July 9, 3:00 PM-4:00 PM (Supervision will NOT be provided prior to 3:00 PM)
  • Check-out: Friday, July 12, 11:00 AM OR Saturday, July 13, 11:00 AM (add-on ONLY)
    • Location: Cucharas House
    • During check out, there will be a small awards ceremony that we will start with at 11:00am if any parents wish to attend! You can then take your camper home after the ceremony.
  • Meals: All meals are provided at the on-campus dining facility. Food allergies and dietary restrictions can be accommodated.

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

PREPARE FOR CAMP: COMPLETE YOUR PRE-CAMP CHECKLIST

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!

HOUSING

  • 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: Yes
  • Key Deposit: If you do not return your key or meal card on the last day of camp, you will be responsible for a $75 lost room key fee 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.

WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE FEES:

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

INSTRUCTION, EQUIPMENT & FACILITY

  • 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: UC Colorado Springs, local roads, trails, and parks

CHECKLIST OF THINGS TO BRING:

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

ALL CAMPERS:

  • 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

TRANSPORTATION

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.

GEAR UP FOR CAMP

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.

MEDICAL PROTOCOL

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.

CAMP TUITION PAYMENTS

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.

COMPANY POLICIES

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

NIKE CROSS COUNTRY CAMP FAQ

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

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Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:00 AM Breakfast
  • 8:15 AM Learning Session-Guest Speaker
  • 9:00 AM Depart for run at Bear Creek Park
  • 9:30 AM Workout begins
  • 12:00 PM Lunch
  • 1:00 PM Free time
  • 2:00 PM Learning session
  • 3:30 PM Interactive strength/mobility session
  • 5:00 PM Free time or optional learning session – i.e. Transitioning to College / Recruiting
  • 6:30 PM Dinner
  • 8:00 PM Learning Session-goal setting and mental strategies
  • 9:00 PM Free time
  • 10:30 PM Lights out

Uccs Running Facilities

Located at the base of the iconic Pulpit Rock, the Mountain Lion Fieldhouse offers one of the finest indoor track and field facility in the NCAA. The Fieldhouse boasts a 200-meter, 19 meter radius track oval with eight sprint lanes. It is home of the UCCS XC program. Most of our tactical/strength/and guest speaker sessions are held in this new facility.

Training runs taking place at Bear Creek Park, Garden of the Gods, and Gold Camp Road.

Camp Questions & Answers

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 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 do you accommodate roommate requests?

When you register for the camp, you have an option to submit a roommate request. If you would like to add a roommate request after registering for a camp, please feel free to give us a call or send us an email. We accommodate all roommate requests, made 2 weeks before the start of camp. Campers who do not submit a roommate request will be placed in a dorm with other runners, similar age and same gender.

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

Our Health & Release Form does not require a doctor’s signature. This online form is required to be filled out accurately, signed by the parent (guardian), and completed before the first day of camp.

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Can you accommodate special dietary needs?

Campers dine in the school 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 Camp Director (contact information will be provided in Information Packet or email us at [email protected]).

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.

Camp Reviews

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

    July 18, 2022: I enjoyed getting to work closely with a college coach during the workouts and q&a's. I also had a really great time making friends!

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    July 24, 2022: meeting new people and learning how to better myself as a runner

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    July 16, 2023: Good training experiences and fun bonding with other runners

    — Anonymous

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    • 5/5.

    July 16, 2023: The altitude running & bonding with other athletes

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    July 13, 2023: What I learned and the friendships I made.

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    July 15, 2023: Running in Garden of the Gods

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.
    GREAT STAFF, AWESOME CAMP!

    Before we even got to check in, Coach Jackson and Coach Clark recognized my daughter from last year's camp and welcomed her with open arms. My daughter loved the workouts and the hands on approach to making her become the best version of herself. She loved the energy of the coaches and counselors at the camp.

    — Parent of Attendee from This Camp in 2022

Nike XC High Altitude Camp at University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

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1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80918
Questions? Call 1-800-645-3226
Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm PST

SECURE YOUR SPOT – CAMPS SELL OUT!

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

Nike
Cross Country
Colorado
Colorado Springs
https://www.ussportscamps.com/cross-country/nike/nike-colorado-springs-running-camp
Nike XC High Altitude Camp at University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
USD
64476
Nike Cross Country Camp at University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
Co-Ed
13-17
Jul 9-Jul 12, 2024
895.00
Programs: Cross Country
Age Group: 13 - 17
Gender: Co-Ed
Overnight $895.00 USD
Availability: Less than 5 spaces

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