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New in 2024, Nike Cross Country Camps is coming to Westminster University in Salt Lake City! The camp combines elite distance running instruction with an unforgettable summer experience. Hosted by Next Athletes, operator of the Nike Sports Camps at Westminster, this camp provides an incredible opportunity for campers to learn from amazing distance running coaches in a high-altitude environment. The camp staff is comprised of dedicated college coaches, high school coaches, and collegiate athletes who are committed to helping campers improve their results and create memories that last a lifetime. The camp is open to boys and girls, ages 12-17.

Highlights Include
  • Top tier collegiate coaches, high school coaches, and student athletes
  • Daily morning and afternoon training sessions
  • Low camper to staff ratio
  • Sports psychology sessions and college recruitment education
  • Every camper receives a Nike Cross Country Camp t-shirt
  • Every camper is eligible to receive merit-based prizes during camp
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Camp Coaches

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    Camp Director Westy McQueen

    Westy McQueen is the owner and camp director for Next Athletes, operator of the Nike Sports Camps at Boise State University and Westminster University.

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    Cross Country Director Greg Mitchell

    Greg Mitchell joined the NNU track & field and cross country staff in the fall of 2022, serving as the assistant cross country coach and the assistant track & field coach for the distance events. Mitchell brings plenty of experience to the program with over 25 years of coaching at the collegiate, high school, and club level. He most recently served as the head coach of the Rose City Track Club in Portland from 2017-2021, coaching post-collegiate athletes to achievements such as Olympic Trials Marathon and Boston Marathon qualifying times.

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    Support Staff Ally Gomm

    Ally Gomm is a track & field athlete at University of Utah and serves as a support staff member for Next Athletes and Nike Sports Camps.

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    Support Staff Brody Kemble

    Brody Kemble is a rising junior cross country athlete at Northwest Nazarene University and serves as a support staff member for Next Athletes and Nike Cross Country Camps.

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    Support Staff Quincy Ellis

    Quincy Ellis is a men’s cross country athlete at Northwest Nazarene University and serves as a support staff member for Next Athletes and Nike Cross Country Camps.

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    Sports Psychology Director Hope McQueen

    Hope McQueen serves as the Sports Psychology Director for Next Athletes and provides sports psychology and performance support at the Nike Sports Camps at Westminster University and Boise State University. Hope is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant and has a master’s degree in Sport and Performance Psychology from California Baptist University.

    View Hope McQueen's Bio
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    College Recruiting Expert Scott Petersen

    Scott Petersen, an athlete parent turned college recruiting consultant, has a great deal of knowledge to share with parents and athletes about the recruiting process. Scott is a college recruiting expert for Next Athletes and is excited to share his expertise at the Nike Camps at Westminster University and Boise State University.

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    College Recruiting Expert Peter Ozolin

    Peter Ozolin is an athlete-parent, former high school football coach, and experienced college recruiting advisor. Peter is a college recruiting expert for Next Athletes programs and offers a wealth of information to share with Nike Camp families.

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    Certified Athletic Trainer Lindsey Lunt

    Lindsey is a Licensed and Certified Athletic Trainer and provides on-site support for Next Athletes and the Nike Sports Camps at Westminster University and Boise State University.

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Camp Details



You can expect high demand for these first-come-first-serve camper spots, so please be sure to register early. This summer, the camp at Westminster University is offering one session of overnight with a day camp (9:00am-4:00pm) option for boys and girls, ages 12-17. Upon arrival at camp, campers are placed into groups with other athletes of similar ages and ability levels. Our camp staff will do their best to accommodate your needs, with consideration of your experience and desire to improve. Next Athletes has designed a comprehensive training program suitable to all levels, including drills, pacing, strength endurance, speed and core strengthening, and mental toughness.


  • Dates: June 17-21, 2024
  • Age Group: 12-17
  • Gender: Co-ed
  • Camp Type: Overnight, Day
  • Meals:
    • Overnight Campers: receive all meals on campus
    • Day Campers: Meals are NOT provided. Please bring a packed lunch OR cash to buy lunch on campus.


  • Check-in:
    • Overnight campers check-in between 7:30-8:00am on Monday in front of Hogle Hall. There will be camp staff at the entrance to direct you. Overnight campers will check into their dorm prior to arrival.
    • Day campers should arrive between 8:00-8:30am at Behnken Field House at Dolores Eccles Athletic Center. There will be a camp orientation at Behnken Field House at Dolores Eccles Athletic Center at 8:30-8:45am following check-in which we highly encourage the parent or guardian to attend. Parents are welcome to depart following orientation.
  • Check-out: (All campers) A closing ceremony will take place at Behnken Field House at Dolores Eccles Athletic Center at 12:00pm on Friday. Day Campers will be picked up immediately following the closing ceremony. Overnight campers check-out from the dorm immediately following orientation.
  • Day Camper Daily Schedule: Monday: 8AM-4PM; Tues-Thurs: 9AM-4PM (Check-Out Mon-Thurs at Behnken Field House between 3:45-4:00PM), Friday: 9AM-12PM **Times subject to change
  • Parking: Parking garage below Dumke Field. Parking is free during drop-off and pick-up times.
  • Parent/Camper Seminars: Both campers and parents are invited to join us from 7:30-8:30PM each night at Behnken Field House for evening seminars. Guest speakers include college coaches, college recruiting experts, current and former collegiate athletes, and our sports psychology director.
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All Campers should arrive at camp, prepared to run on Monday, the 1st day of camp.

Note: Camp is closed to spectators during daytime hours. Parents are highly encouraged to attend orientation and the camp closing ceremony!


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: Hogle 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!
  • Bathrooms: Shared
  • Linens: Not provided. Bring linens or a sleeping bag, pillow, pillowcase, and a towel.
  • Air Conditioning: Yes
  • Key Deposit: $50 (Please bring a check made out to “Next Athletes, LLC” on the first day of camp)

Staff members reside in campers’ quarters and participate in all activities.


  • Instruction: Daytime training sessions
  • Overnight campers: Dormitory housing on campus, evening activities and all meals
  • Day campers: Instruction and daytime activities only. Lunch is not included
  • Supervision: Staff members reside in adjacent rooms to the overnight campers and participate in all activities
  • Camp T-shirt & Prizes: Campers at multi-day camps will receive a Nike Running Camp t-shirt and prizes


  • Ratio: 1:10
  • Grouped by: age, ability, and experience
  • Equipment needed: Please bring your own running apparel, running shoes/event spikes, and hat/sunglasses. Please be sure to properly mark your equipment, so that it can be easily identified.
  • Facility: Westminster University Campus, Behnken Field House


Below is a suggested list of clothes, equipment and personal items. US Sports Camps is NOT responsible for lost or stolen articles or money. Please label all luggage and athletic equipment with an easily identifiable tag which has the camper’s full name and contact info.


  • extra athletic clothing
  • Running or athletic shoes
  • non-running shoes
  • Packed lunch/snacks
  • water bottle
  • sunblock
  • A new notepad or journal
  • small gym bag/backpack
  • extra spending money ($50). Lunch is available for purchase on campus.
  • and any other appropriate clothing for that day’s activities which will be described to you on the first day of camp


  • Weather-appropriate clothing for 4 nights/5 days
  • Running or athletic shoes
  • Non-running shoes
  • Water bottle
  • Sunblock
  • Small gym bag/backpack
  • Pajamas/Sleepwear
  • Backpack
  • Swimsuit and easily identifiable towel
  • Flip flops
  • Toiletries
  • Bath towel
  • Hat or Visor
  • Sunglasses
  • A new notepad or journal
  • Spending Money ($50-100)
  • Linens (twin sheets & blankets or sleeping bag, pillow, pillowcase)
  • Signed Heath & Release forms and waivers (forms completed online do not need to be printed and turned in at camp)


Transportation is not provided to/from camp. 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. If there is a need for additional facilities, we may conduct camp nearby at an off-campus location. In this case, overnight campers will be bussed to this location and day campers will be dropped off and picked up at the destination. Parents will be given notice if this is the case.

**All information on this page is subject to change. We will communicate any changes via email.


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.


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.


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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Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:00 AM Wake up
  • 7:30 AM Breakfast
  • 8:30-8:45 AM Day Camper check-in/Orientation
  • 9:00 AM Warm-up/Activation Drills
  • 9:30 AM Morning Session (track workout/run)
  • 10:30 AM Stretch/post workout nutrition
  • 11:00 AM Guest Speaker
  • 12:00 PM Lunch
  • 1:00 PM Free Time
  • 1:30 PM Strength/Core
  • 2:00 PM Afternoon Session (Cross Train/Run)
  • 3:00 PM Wrap-Up Break Out
  • 4:00 PM Day Camper Check-out, Overnight Camper free time
  • 5:00 PM Dinner/Free Time
  • 7:00 PM Team Building Activity
  • 9:00 PM Bed Check
  • 10:00 PM Lights Out

Sugarhouse park

Sugar House Park, considered a “crown jewel” among regional parks in the Salt Lake Valley, comprises 110.5 acres of lush, rolling green space, located on the site of the old State Prison in the Sugar House area of Salt Lake City. It is bordered by 1300 East on the west, by 2100 South on the north, by 1700 East on the east, and by I-80 on the south. There are two entrances for vehicular traffic off of 2100 South, at 1400 East and 1500 East.

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 online form is required to be filled out accurately, signed by the parent (guardian), and completed before your first 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!

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.

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Nike Cross Country Camp at Westminster University

Westy McQueen, Camp Director
Westminster University - 1840 S 1300 E
Salt Lake City, Utah 84105
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.

Camp Dates & Prices

Cross Country
Salt Lake City
Nike Cross Country Camp at Westminster University
Nike Cross Country Camp at Westminster University
Jun 17-Jun 21, 2024
Programs: Cross Country
Age Group: 12 - 17
Gender: Co-Ed
Overnight $795.00 USD
Availability: Yes

Day 9:00AM - 4:00PM $495.00 USD
Availability: Yes

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