Nike Cross Country Camp University of San Diego
2024 DATES & PRICES NOW AVAILABLE!
2024 Dates Announced!
Join us for an informative, challenging, and fun week at the University of San Diego with Head Coach Will Guarino.
Campers are placed in training groups based on their age, current weekly mileage and fitness level. Campers are shuttled off-campus to various running trails in beautiful, sunny San Diego, including a trip to the gorgeous Mission Bay.
The 2024 Nike XC Camp at University of San Diego has two overnight camp sessions for middle and high school XC runners to choose from: 9-12 June and/or 23-26 June.
- Off-Campus Trail Running
- Fun and Educational Activities
- Guest Speakers
- Low Camper to Staff Ratio
- Nike Running Camp T-Shirt
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Camp Director Will Guarino
Will Guarino is in his 15th year with the Toreros. He is the Head Coach for Men's and Women's Cross Country and the Women's Track team.View Will's Bio & Cross Country Tips ⟩
SECURE YOUR SPOT!
You can expect a high demand on these first-come-first-serve camper spots, so please be sure to register early.
The Nike Cross Country Camp at the University of San Diego instructs runners on the basic elements of team building, learning how to inspire others while reaching their own and their team's full potential. The camp teaches principles of team management/ team building, conflict resolution, communication skills, and identifying ways to contribute to furthering a positive team culture.
Coach Guarino instructs during break-out sessions and interactive discussions that take place on campus.
Runners travel to nearby beaches, the San Diego Bay, San Diego's historical sites, and also San Diego's own Balboa Park. Training sessions are for the driven leader, lover of the outdoors, and interested in making a significant contribution to their team.
This running camp is for the active endurance athlete interested in building their leadership skills.
- June 9 - 12, 2024
- June 23 - 26, 2024
- Age Group:
- Gender: Co-ed
- Camp Type: Overnight
- Check-in: Sunday, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
- Check-out: Wednesday, 11:00 AM. Breakfast is the last meal on Wednesday
- Meals: All meals are provided at the on-campus dining facility.
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!
- 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: $40 check made payable 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.
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: University of San Diego, local roads and 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.
- Athletic clothing
- 1-2 pairs of broken-in running shoes/ event spikes
- Non-running shoes
- Water bottle
- 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)
- Extra spending money (suggested $40)
- 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.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:15am Wake Up
- 8:00am Morning Run
- 8:45am Stretching
- 9:00am Breakfast
- 10:30am Guest Speaker - Education Session
- 12:00pm Lunch
- 1:00pm Free Time
- 2:00pm Guest Speaker and/or Activities
- 3:15pm Supplementary Session
- 3:45pm Pool or 2nd Run
- 5:30pm Dinner
- 7:30pm Evening Activities
- 10:00pm In rooms, lights out
Perched above Mission Bay and the Pacific Ocean, the University of San Diego is one of the most beautiful campuses in the country, and a fantastic location for camp. Campers stay in the USD dorms, getting a taste for college life in this friendly and welcoming university campus. USD is located just off of the I-5, six miles north of the San Diego Airport and downtown San Diego.
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 are runners placed in their training groups?
Training groups are based on a combination of current/recent weekly mileage and fitness level, season & personal best(s), and home geographical location. 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 1-2x per day, depending on schedule and campers current fitness level, with morning session being a distance run and the afternoon session being either a 2nd run or active recovery/training activity.
Actual distances vary based on runner’s current mileage and fitness level.
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.
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.
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.
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 online prior to camp arrival.
August 7, 2023: 1. My son came home confident, focused, and energized from camp. 2. The coach was amazing. He was there for the kids 100%! 3. The caliber of student athletes was excellent. My son came home saying, "Mom, I want to be the best, I need to surround myself with the best." This camp was the best. : )
July 2, 2022: 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.
June 15, 2023: Hands down, coach Will. The care, the guidance, the knowledge and the empowerment her delivers to the kids is worth 10x the price of this camp.
July 3, 2022: Addison loved running all over San Diego and the involvement of the coach and college kids helping. She had fun and met some great people.
July 25, 2023: Having the experience to be trained by a college coach and receiving knowledge of what to dontonget to that level
July 31, 2023: Will Guarino is an amazing person. He connects with all the kids. Running and spending time at the beach.
June 15, 2023: How involved the head coach was and his lectures on specific topics as well as the trails we ran on
July 20, 2023: The Coach-his demeanor, attention to detail, organization, care and concern for students
July 24, 2023: Meeting student-athletes from different parts of the country and making new friends.
He gained a better understanding of the basic fundamentals.
Coaches, meeting other campers, running in a challenging, gorgeous place
— Parent of Attendee from a Similar Camp in 2022
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.