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The Nike Cross Country Camp at Elmhurst University offers middle & high school XC runners the opportunity to learn and develop as a more competitive XC runner.

A combination of distance and speed training, along with drills that work on improving running mechanics and efficiency, are utilized to help each runner prepare for his or her upcoming XC season.

Highlights Include
  • TOP HIGH SCHOOL COACHING BY CHARLIE KERN
  • TWO TRAINING SESSIONS PER DAY
  • DAY TRIP TO CHICAGO TO RUN ALONG LAKE MICHIGAN AND EXPLORE THE BEAUTY OF THE CITY
  • INFORMATIVE AND INSPIRATIONAL GUEST SPEAKERS
  • MOVIE NIGHT
  • NIKE RUNNING CAMP T-SHIRT
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Camp Coaches

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    Camp Director Charlie Kern

    Charlie Kern has been coaching since 1991. Coach Kern is currently the head boys track and cross country coach at York High School in Elmhurst, IL. He has coached conference, sectional, state and national championship teams. Charlie has coached at the club, middle school, high school, and junior college levels.

    View Charlie's Bio & Cross Country Tips
  • Coach Eric Dettman

    Coach Dettman has worked with the Lincoln running programs for the past six years and has taken over as the head coach of the track and field and cross country programs over the past 2 years. During his time at Lincoln, he has coached three State trophy cross country teams, 13 All-State athletes, and one State champion.

    View Eric Dettman's Bio
  • Coach Matt Paisley

    Matt Paisley is the head cross country coach at Thunder Ridge High School in Highlands Ranch, CO. Coach Paisley has been coaching XC since 1993.

    View Matt Paisley's Bio

Camp Details

SECURE YOUR SPOT!

Please Note: This camp SOLD OUT in 2023. You can expect a high demand on these first-come-first-serve camper spots, so please be sure to register early.

Mini clinics are taught by staff and guest speakers to help campers learn applicable training theory, drills, and functional core strength.

2024 OVERVIEW

  • Dates: July 11-14, 2024.
  • Age Group: 12-17
  • Gender: Co-ed
  • Camp Type: Overnight, Extended Day
  • Meals: All meals are provided at the on-campus dining facility. Extended Day campers do NOT receive breakfast

CAMP SCHEDULE

  • Check-in: Thursday 11:00am-1:00pm for all campers
  • Check-out: Sunday 11:00am for all campers
  • Extended Day Camper Schedule: Thursday 1:00pm-9:00pm, Friday-Saturday 9:00am-9:00pm, Sunday 9:00am-11:00am

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: $80 - check payable to US Sports Camps
  • Medical Facility: An athletic trainer is on-site and a hospital is two miles from campus

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 University residence halls. An evening recreation program is also included.
  • Extended Day Campers: This option offers the same features as the resident camp minus lodging & breakfast (Extended Day Campers should eat breakfast before daily check-in).

INSTRUCTION, EQUIPMENT & FACILITY

  • 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: Elmhurst University, local roads and trails

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.

  • Nearest Airport: Chicago O’Hare or Chicago Midway

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:

  • 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)

OVERNIGHT CAMPERS ONLY:

  • 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

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 Wake up
  • 7:30 am Morning run & core development
  • 8:30 am Breakfast & free time
  • 10:00 am Mini clinics
  • 12:00 pm Lunch
  • 2:00 pm Mini clinic
  • 3:00 pm Afternoon workout/run
  • 5:30 pm Dinner
  • 7:00 pm Evening activities
  • 10:30 pm Lights out

Nike Cross Country Elmhurst College Facility

Conveniently located just 17 miles outside Chicago, Elmhurst University is an ideal location for summer training. Crushed limestone paths and grass running surfaces are within a short distance from campus. Campers have access to running on the Elmhurst University track and artificial turf soccer field.

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!

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.

How many campers are placed in a dorm and 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 before 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.

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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 your first day of camp.

Camp Reviews

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

    July 18, 2023: My son loved the motivational talks and the other activities. The running was important and expected, but the other aspects exceeded his expectations.

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    July 19, 2023: The friendly staff, that it was overnight, the team bonding, the fun extra evening activities, excellent facilities and food.

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    July 25, 2022: [The highlights were] running with, playing games with, and getting advice from camp counselors, who were amazing people and coaches.

    — Anonymous

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    • 5/5.

    July 19, 2023: The staff, the Chicago run, group bonding activities, excellent facilities and meals, and fun activity.

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    July 18, 2023: The one on one time with the older runners, the fun night activities, the chance to challenge myself.

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    July 18, 2023: stressing the importance of a positive mindset for running and competing

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    July 20, 2023: The runs. Making new connections and trying out different workouts.

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    July 20, 2022: Our son was inspired and motivated. He made friends and had fun.

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    July 18, 2023: Places In which they were able to run. What a fun experience

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.
    A wonderful week for him

    Coach Zion's ability to connect with each camper 9n different levels. The respect and positive attitude and most of all discipline towards each activity was emphasized. This was my camper's first sleep away camp and the6 made friends, improved running form and realized their running talent. Running on the VCT(Virginia Creeper Trail) for the tempo runs was new as my camper had not done tempo runs and they loved it! It was educational, bonding, hard work that we are doing it again next year and bringing along new runners with us.

    — Parent of Attendee from This Camp in 2022

Nike Cross Country Camp at Elmhurst University

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Charlie Kern, Camp Director
190 Prospect Avenue
Elmhurst, Illinois 60126
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
Illinois
Elmhurst
https://www.ussportscamps.com/cross-country/nike/nike-cross-country-camp-elmhurst-university
Nike Cross Country Camp at Elmhurst University
USD
63507
Nike Cross Country Camp at Elmhurst University
Co-Ed
12-17
Jul 11-Jul 14, 2024
775.00
Programs: Cross Country
Age Group: 12 - 17
Gender: Co-Ed
*Please Note: This camp SOLD OUT in 2023.*
Overnight $775.00 USD
Availability: Wait List

Extended Day (9am-9pm) $675.00 USD
Availability: Wait List

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