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Join Coach Derick Lawrence and the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (RHIT) staff this summer at this incredible Nike XC Camp!

The Nike Cross Country Camp at RHIT offers a great weekend of XC training, including sessions at the LaVern Gibson XC Course, as well as educational breakouts and fun activities.

Known as the nation's premier cross country course, the LaVern Gibson XC Course has hosted the NCAA Division I National Championships, the NCAA Division III National Championships hosted by RHIT, as well being the host site for the Indiana state high school meet, and playing host to the Nike Cross Nationals (NXN) Midwest Regional Meet.

Highlights Include
  • Collegiate Coaching by Derick Lawrence, Christy Sherman, and Emily Lawrence.
  • Nike Camp T-shirt to all campers.
  • Daily training, educational breakout sessions and guest speakers.
  • Cross country specific training
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Camp Coaches

  • Derick lawrence

    Director Derick Lawrence

    Derick Lawrence brings more than a decade of successful NCAA Division III head coaching experience to Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology as the program's head men's and women's cross country coach. Lawrence also serves as assistant coach for the nationally regarded track and field programs.

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  • Emily Lawrence

    Staff Coach Emily Lawrence

    Emily Lawrence enters her second season as volunteer assistant track and field coach at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology for the 2023-24 academic year. Lawrence brings more than a decade of successful NCAA Division III coaching experience to Rose-Hulman. She has coached nine NCAA Division III track & field national qualifiers and 29 conference individual champions and garnered USTFCCCA Men’s South/Southeast Regional Assistant Coach of the Year honors. She previously spent four years as assistant coach at University of Texas at Tyler; five years as assistant coach at Albion College in Michigan; and three years as head coach at Earlham College in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference before coming to Rose-Hulman.

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  • Sherman christy

    Coach Christy Sherman

    Christy Sherman enters her 19th season as an assistant coach for throwing events at Rose-Hulman in the upcoming 2022-23 year.

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  • Liz evans

    Coach Liz Evans

    Elizabeth Evans enters her 11th year as jumps coach for the Fightin' Engineer track and field teams in the upcoming 2023-24 season. Evans works extensively with the Rose-Hulman jumpers and has had successful athletes on the academic side along with at the National level.The 2022 season featured Rofiat Adeyemi earning HCAC Jumps Athlete of the Year honors both indoors and outdoors. Adeyemi set school records in both the outdoor long jump and triple jump events. Kyle Brownell added All-American honors in the high jump at the 2022 NCAA Division III Outdoor National Championships with a 7th place finish after setting a new school record of 6' 9" during the outdoor season.

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Camp Details


You can expect a high demand on these first-come-first-serve camper spots, so please be sure to register early.

The Nike XC Camp at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (RHIT) helps High School athletes develop over the summer, while providing practical tools to help you prepare for the upcoming season.

Located in Terre Haute, Indiana, this camp provides a memorable camp experience of both great training and coaching, as well as having fun and meeting new friends.

This weekend camp combines a great training location, with a staff consisting of college coaches and athletes, providing a fun, engaging environment that helps foster a love of XC and a springboard for a successful upcoming season.


  • Dates: 2024 Dates Coming Soon. Join Priority List!
  • Age Group: 13-17
  • Gender: Co-ed
  • Camp Type: Overnight, Day
  • Meals: All meals are provided at the on-campus dining facility. Day campers do NOT receive breakfast or dinner



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: Apartments West
  • Campers Per Room: 2
  • Roommates: Guaranteed if requested 14 days prior to camp
  • Bathrooms: Private in room
  • Linens: Not provided
  • Air Conditioning: Yes
  • Kitchen: In each room
  • Key Deposit: Lost room key or meal card,or cards not returned will result in a $50 replacement fee, which US Sports Camps will charge to the credit card
    on the camper's account.

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.
  • Day Campers: This option offers the same features as the resident camp minus lodging, breakfast & dinner (Day Campers should eat breakfast before daily check-in).


  • Ratio: 1:10
  • Grouped by: age, ability, current mileage, and XC experience
  • Equipment needed: Campers should bring at least two pairs of broken in running shoes. Racing flats/spikes are optional. Please be sure to properly mark your equipment, so that it can be easily identified.
  • Facility: Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, LaVern Gibson XC Course


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


  • Extra Athletic clothing
  • 1-2 pairs of broken in running shoes/ event spikes
  • Non-running shoes
  • Water bottle
  • Sunblock
  • Small gym bag/backpack
  • Extra spending money (suggested $40)


  • Athletic clothing mentioned above
  • 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)
  • Laundry detergent


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.


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.

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Camp Questions & Answers

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

Does this camp have medical personnel on staff?

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

How many campers are placed in a dorm and do you accommodate roommate requests?

Most rooms are doubles though we do have some singles and triples. 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 before 2 weeks before the start of camp, if placed in a double room dorm. If we must place the camper in a single, we will room them side by side. Campers who do not submit a roommate request will be placed in a dorm with other runners, similar age and same gender.

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Do the dorms have air-conditioning?

Dorms are not air-conditioned. Please bring a small fan.

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 school’s Dining Services to make the proper accommodations.

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!

If you come as a team (5 or more Team Members), you can receive a $55 Team Discount per team member. Contact [email protected] for more details.

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, signed by the parent (guardian), and submitted online before arrival on the first day of camp.

My child is new to the sport, do you accept athletes who are beginners in the sport?

Camp participants should have an interest and some experience in cross country running, and be able to run a minimum of 3-5 miles per day.

Camp Reviews

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

    July 19, 2023: For me it was meeting the amazing coaches and camp staff and being able to run with great people

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    April 15, 2022: Coach Dave is great! The children are learning so much and having a great time!

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    July 25, 2022: Learning all different things I could use this cross country season.

    — Anonymous

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    • 5/5.

    July 18, 2023: Playing games with all of the new runners I got to meet

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    July 18, 2023: Running on the Lavern Gibson course

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.
    Loved it so much

    The USD coach presence and actual engagement was everything for this camp. I appreciated the advice given to my son and also having alumni there who ran with USD was powerful.

    — Parent of Attendee from This Camp in 2022

Nike Cross Country Camp at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Derick Lawrence, Director
5500 Wabash Ave
Terre Haute, Indiana 47803
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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