Nike Cross Country Camp at Westminster University
2024 DATES & PRICES NOW AVAILABLE!
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.
- 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 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.View Westy's Bio ⟩
Assistant Cross Country Coach at Northwest Nazarene University Greg Mitchell (Cross Country Director)
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.View Greg's Bio ⟩
Director of Track & Field/Cross Country at Utah State University Artie Gulden
Artie Gulden, a former distance runner at Bucknell University, is in his first season as the director of Utah State's track & field/cross country programs, and his seventh season as the head cross country coach. This is his eighth year overall at USU. Through his first seven years at Utah State, Gulden's distance/cross country runners have combined for 20 All-American accolades, nine conference titles and 67 all-conference honors.View Artie's Bio ⟩
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 ⟩
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.View Scott Petersen's Bio ⟩
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.View Peter Ozolin's Bio ⟩
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.View Lindsey Lunt's Bio ⟩
SECURE YOUR SPOT!
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
- Overnight Campers: receive all meals on campus
- Day Campers: Meals are NOT provided
- 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 8:30am 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, Friday: 9AM-12PM **Times subject to change
All Campers should arrive at camp, prepared to run on Monday, 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: 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: TBD
Staff members reside in campers’ quarters and participate in all activities.
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE FEES:
- 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
INSTRUCTION, EQUIPMENT & FACILITY
- 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, Sugar House Park
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
- Packed lunch/snacks
- water bottle
- small gym bag/backpack
- extra spending money ($50)
- and any other appropriate clothing for that day’s activities which will be described to you on the first day of camp
OVERNIGHT CAMPERS ONLY:
- Weather-appropriate clothing for 4 nights/5 days
- 1-2 pairs of broken in running shoes/event spikes
- Non-running shoes
- Water bottle
- Small gym bag/backpack
- Swimsuit and easily identifiable towel
- Flip flops
- Bath towel
- Hat or Visor
- Pen and paper for guest speaker notes
- 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.
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.Show Less See More Camp Details
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:00 AM Wake up
- 7:30 AM Breakfast
- 8:45 AM Day Camper check-in
- 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
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.
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.