Nike Cross Country Camp Rose City
Serious | Fun
2024 Dates Announced!
Join us this summer at George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon for our Nike Rose City XC Camp.
The Nike Rose City XC Camp offers a mix of training and recreation for both middle school and high school cross country runners, and delivers an action-packed week of top-notch coaching and great running on miles of gorgeous Oregon trails while having fun.
The Nike Rose City XC Camp is sure to provide a memorable summer camp experience in preparation for fall XC season.
- Multiple runs on the beautiful trails around George Fox University
- Two training runs each day
- Low camper to staff ratio
- Individualize training programs for all levels
- Informative and inspirational guest speakers
- Nike Running Camp T-Shirt
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Director Matthew Barreau
Matthew Barreau was named the head coach of the Lewis & Clark Pioneers in summer 2019. He enters his fourth season leading the program in 2022. In his first three seasons, the Pios experienced immense improvements including a year-over-year jump from last to third place in the team standings for both the men's and women's teams at the Northwest Conference Championships.View Matthew's Bio ⟩
The Pios squads repeated their third place finishes in 2021. The Pioneers have also ascended to the top 10 of the region for both squads in back-to-back years for the first time in over a decade, with the men placing 5th in 2021. In just three years, Barreau has coached L&C Athletes to 30 school records and 120 All-Time Top 10 marks. His athletes have also won 4 individual Conference Championships, and amassed 14 All-Conference honors and 18 All-Region honors. Four L&C athletes have qualified for the National Championships since Barreau began leading the Pios.
A coach with over 50 national qualifiers, nearly 100 conference champions and 300 all-conference selections over the last eight seasons, Barreau joined the Pioneers following eight years coaching other NCAA Division III institutions. Over his last two seasons at Coe in Iowa, Barreau produced 10 all-conference selections and two new school records. He also coached the school's first-ever all-conference track and field selection in the 10,000 meters.
In all, Barreau has directly coached seven All-Americans and overseen student-athletes set 70 school records across all divisions of the NCAA. Prior to Coe, Barreau was the head coach at Christopher Newport in Virginia and was named the regional coach of the year four times. With 47 national qualifiers and 27 conference records, Barreau was an eight-time conference coach of the year.
Originally from Oregon, Barreau was an assistant coach at Portland State from 2005-08 followed by a year at Concordia. At PSU, his student-athletes broke 27 school records including 12 freshman marks. The Vikings also had their first-ever all-conference distance runners since entering NCAA Division I. For Concordia, Barreau assisted both teams that achieved their highest finish at nationals with the men's team placing among the top 10.
Before coaching in Portland, Barreau was an assistant coach at Adams State in Colorado and his alma mater, Western Oregon. He also spent six years coaching high schools in Arizona and Oregon.
In addition to his coaching accolades, Barreau is highly involved on cross country committees nationwide. Currently, he is the Vice President of the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association NCAA Division III Executive Committee.
Coach Mike Wilson
Mike Wilson joined the Bruins' coaching staff as the lead assistant coach for both the cross country programs and the distance runners of the track program in the fall of 2019. A 2010 graduate from Eastern University (Pa.), Wilson has both a B.A. in Biblical Studies and his MBA degree from his alma mater. Wilson was an All-MAC Freedom Conference runner for the Eastern cross country program during his collegiate career after an All-State high school career in his home state of Ohio.View Mike's Bio ⟩
Wilson began his coaching career at his alma mater as an assistant for a season before taking over as the head coach of the cross country program from 2011 through 2019. In 2015, Wilson helped found the track and field program as its first head coach and finished his career there as the head coach in 2019.
During his coaching tenure at Eastern, Wilson coached three All-American honorees (Nicole Weenink - long jump & triple jump, 2019; Grant Fisher - javelin, 2019), four Athlete of the Year Honorees (Josey Rupert, 2014;, Nicole Weenink, 2019; Kierra Zack, 2019; Evan Wildermuth, 2019), and 2014 Conference Champion and Female Athlete of the Year - Women's XC - Josey Rupert (2x All Region). Wilson also coached eight NCAA National Qualifiers, 26 Conference Champions, 30 All-Mideast Region Athletes, and 184 All-Conference Athletes. His men's track and field program progressed from 12th to second in the conference and from 34th to fifth in the Mideast Region, while the women's program jumped from 11th to second in the conference and from 40th to third in the Mideast Region.
SECURE YOUR SPOT!
You can expect a high demand for these limited first-come-first-serve camper spots, so please be sure to register early.
Skills learned include proper and efficient running form, strength and body weight workouts, nutrition, life-skills, clinics on mental toughness and the joy of running. Camp also offers lots of fun activities for all. This camp will help your son or daughter develop as a runner while gaining self-confidence and making new friends.
- Core and weight training exercises on the field or in the weight room everyday
- Evening activities include fun, active games, such as Ultimate Frisbee or soccer
- Workouts on the track consist of pacing specific workouts.
- Guest speakers each day, topics such as self-confidence, nutrition, what’s new at Nike, and goal setting.
- Dates: July 14-18, 2024. Join the Priority List to be the first to know when registration opens!
- Age Group: 12-17
- 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
- Check-in: (All campers) Sunday, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
- Check-out: (All campers) Thursday, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
- Day Camper Schedule: Sunday, 12:00 PM-4:00 PM; Monday-Wednesday 8:30 AM-4:00 PM; Thursday 8:30 AM-11:00 AM
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!
- Dorm: Gulley Hall
- Campers Per Room: 2
- Roommates: Rooms are assigned by age & roommate requests. Roommate requests must be received no later than 14 days before the start of camp. If you don't have a roommate request, you will be placed in a room with someone near your age. It will be a great opportunity to meet someone new!
- Linens: Not provided
- Air Conditioning: No, fan recommended
- Key Deposit: $100 check made out to US Sports Camps
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.
- Day Campers: This option offers the same features as the resident camp minus lodging, breakfast, and dinner (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: George Fox University, local roads/trails
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.
- Extra Athletic clothing
- 1-2 pairs of broken in running shoes/ event spikes
- Non-running shoes
- Water bottle
- Packed lunch and snacks
- Small gym bag/backpack
- Extra spending money (suggested $40)
OVERNIGHT CAMPERS ONLY:
- Athletic clothing mentioned above
- Comfortable non-running clothing
- Underwear and socks
- Personal items & medications
- Washcloth and bath towel
- Alarm clock
- Swimsuit and towel
- 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.
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.
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.
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
- 7:15am Wake up
- 8:00am Morning run
- 8:45am Stretching
- 9:00am Breakfast
- 10:30am Guest speaker
- 12:00pm Lunch
- 1:00pm Free time
- 2:00pm Guest speaker, trivia, prizes
- 3:15pm Supplementary sessions
- 3:45pm Secondary Run/Active Recovery
- 5:30pm Dinner
- 6:30pm Evening activities
- 8:00pm Check-Out + Departure (Extended Day Campers)
- 9:00pm Bed Check
- 9:30pm Lights Out
Overnight campers stay in Gulley Hall at George Fox University and dine in the school's dining hall.
Camp Questions & Answers
When and where will the check-in and check-out take place for the Rose City Running Camp?
All campers check in to camp between 12:00 and 1:00pm on Sunday, first day of camp at George Fox University (exact location will be provided in registration packet).
After a closing /graduation ceremony, check out takes place at 11:00am on Thursday, the last day of 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 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 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 weekly mileage, season best 5k and long runs. A change in groups can be accommodated if staff members leading those groups feel it is needed.
How many miles do we run each day?
Athletes will run twice a day. The morning run is more of a distance run and the afternoon session is an opportunity to work on specific training paces. Actual distances vary based on runner’s mileage and ability.
What happens if it starts to rain 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.
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 camp experience and are carefully planned by the staff. Evening activities include fun games on the outdoor field like soccer, ultimate Frisbee, capture the flag.
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.
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?
Overnight campers are placed 2 per room in the dorms. 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.
Do the dorms have air-conditioning?
Dorms are not air-conditioned. Bring a fan.
Does the Health & Release Form need to be signed by a doctor?
Our Health & Release Form does not require a doctor’s signature. Forms are required to be completed accurately, online.
August 1, 2023: My son was very engaged every single day. He shared so much and made so many friendships. He loved all of his coached and found all the other athletes to be hard working and welcoming.
July 22, 2022: Individualized coaching; learning about being a student-athlete
August 3, 2022: Running on the Pre trail and seeing world class athletes there!
July 21, 2023: The guest speakers and the awesome college counselors
Effective and encouraging
Coach Dave is great! The children are learning so much and having a great time!
— Parent of Attendee from This Camp in 2022
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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.