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Highlights Include
  • Pepperdine University coaching staff and student athletes
  • Informative Break Out Sessions and Guest Speakers
  • Training Tips, Supplemental Training, Injury Prevention Techniques
  • Sport Specific Strength and Mobility Sessions
  • Open to all High School XC runners (13-18yrs)
  • Nike Running Camp T-shirt
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Camp Coaches

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    Director Lauren Floris

    Coach Floris returned to Pepperdine in 2021 as the Waves' head coach for Cross Country and Track & Field. “My time as a student-athlete at Pepperdine was incredibly influential in my life and I’m so thankful to have the opportunity to return to Malibu in this capacity,” said Floris at the time of her hiring in May 2021. “It is truly a dream come true.”

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    Associate Director VICTOR PATAKY

    Coach Pataky joined Pepperdine in August 2021 as the men’s and women’s assistant cross country and track and field coach.In his current role, Pataky is the lead recruiter for both programs, and will assist in all facets of training for both teams. He holds a USATF Level 1 Coaching Certification as well as a Jumping Event Specialist Certification from the USTFCCCA.

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Camp Details

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

Located on the Southern California coast, Pepperdine University commands a majestic view of the world famous Malibu Beach and the Pacific Ocean. The summer camp combines a beautiful, safe location with a staff consisting of college coaches, college runners, and other qualified instructors.

You learn to direct your mind and body toward winning, and the results begin to show in your performance. Personal best after personal best becomes your history. Before long, you find that you have learned to use these tools to create a winning mindset that permeates each day, on and off the trails.

The Nike Cross Country Camp Malibu helps you develop as a runner while providing practical tools to help you achieve championship performances.



Overnight Campers

  • Check In: Sunday, 2:30pm to 3:30pm
  • Check Out: Thursday, 12:00pm


Day Campers

  • Check In: Monday-Thursday, 8:15am
  • Check Out: Monday-Wednesday, 4:00pm; Thursday, 12:00pm


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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: Yes
  • Key Deposit: If your room key or meal card is lost or not returned on the final day of camp, you will be subject to a $50 Lost Room Key fee or a $50 Lost Meal Card fee. US Sports Camps will charge the camper credit card on file for all costs due.
  • 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.


  • Overnight Campers: Features several instructional sessions per day, three hot meals, and lodging in University 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: Pepperdine University, 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.

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Local Accommodations in Malibu for Parents:

For parents who are traveling with their kids from out of town and need a place to stay near camp, we can recommend:


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


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.

Camp Questions & Answers

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 completed and submitted online by the parent (guardian) before arrival at camp.

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're an overnight camper and 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 overnight 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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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 overnight campers and provide supervision during instruction, dining times, activities, and in the dorm (overnight campers).

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

Can you 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.

How are runners placed in their running groups?

The Staff has created a formula that determines running groups. Groups are based on a combination of recent mileage, season best 5k, long runs and an evaluation run. A change in groups can be accommodated if staff members leading those groups feel it is needed.

Camp Reviews

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

    June 19, 2022: Max had an amazing week - really liked the counselors and the location. Perfect weather for running. It was not as competitive as I'd expected but was just what he wanted! Keep kids busy enough with hiking/meetings and he loved playing beach volleyball every night. Said food was solid. All in all met great kids- ran well- and plans to go back

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    July 28, 2023: Jaden had a great time making new friends and learning skills to improve his cross country running times.

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    July 30, 2023: running in pretty places and meeting friends

    — Anonymous

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    • 5/5.
    Best camp ever!

    Individualized coaching; learning about being a student-athlete

    — Parent of Attendee from This Camp in 2022

Nike Cross Country Camp Malibu

Lauren Floris, Director
Pepperdine University - 24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, California 90263
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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