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The Nike Lake Tahoe High Altitude XC Camp is sure to provide a memorable summer camp experience in South Lake Tahoe!

A beautiful Northern California XC camp location at Tahoe Prep Academy in South Lake Tahoe, California, offering a picturesque setting and high altitude trails for XC runners looking to train, improve, and have fun!

The Nike Lake Tahoe High Altitude XC Camp offers a mix of learning, training, and recreation for both high school and middle school cross country runners, and delivers an action-packed week of training, competition, and fun evening activities!

Campers leave as better, smarter runners to tackle their upcoming cross country season.

Highlights Include
  • Middle and High School XC Running (12-17yrs)
  • Beautiful Trail Running in Lake Tahoe
  • Perfect Camp Setting at Tahoe Prep Academy
  • High Altitude Training
  • Nike Running Camp T-shirt
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Camp Coaches

  • AJ Acosta

    Head Coach AJ Acosta

    AJ Acosta has a long storied career spanning his high school years as national champion and won the 2005 Foot Locker Cross Country Championships to his years as an Oregon runner, an eight time All American and 2x US Olympic Trial participant. Acosta currently resides in Alameda where he coaches at Bishop O'Dowd High School.

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Camp Details

Daily training includes trail runs, as well as break out sessions with guest speakers, discussing such topics as nutrition, race strategy and tactics, and running collegiately.

Aside from training, Lake Tahoe High Altitude XC Camp provides daily fun activities, including a lake day on the shores of Lake Tahoe. This camp will help campers develop as a runner, while gaining self-confidence and making new friends.



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


  • Dates: July 30-August 3
  • Age Group: 12-17
  • Gender: Co-ed
  • Camp Type: Overnight, Day
  • Check-in: TBA
  • Check-out: TBA
  • 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.


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: TBD

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 residence halls. An evening recreation program is also included.
  • Day Campers: Includes daily training runs and instructional sessions per day, as well as lunch for day campers. Day campers do not receive breakfast or dinner.


  • 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: Tahoe Prep Academy, Lake Tahoe 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.


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
  • Packed lunch and snacks
  • Small gym bag/backpack
  • Extra spending money (suggested $40)


  • Athletic clothing mentioned above
  • Non-running shoes
  • Comfortable non-running clothing
  • Underwear and socks
  • Pajamas/sleepwear
  • Flip flops
  • 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)
  • Extra spending money (suggested $40)
  • Laundry detergent


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.

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Sample Daily Schedule

  • 8:00 am Breakfast
  • 9:15 am Morning Run
  • 10:30 am Speaker
  • 12:00 pm Lunch
  • 1:30 pm Classroom Session
  • 3:00 pm 2nd Run and/or Training Activity
  • 4:00pm Day Campers - Check-Out & Departure
  • 4:00pm Overnight Campers - Free Time
  • 5:00 pm Dinner
  • 6:00pm Evening Activity
  • 9:30pm Room Check
  • 10:00pm Lights out!

Tahoe Prep Academy

Tahoe Prep Academy is located in South Lake Tahoe, California on 16.2 acres in the Meyers community.

Campers stay in dorm style housing (2 campers per dorm room) at the Tahoe Prep Academy.

We also have fun activities, including a scheduled fun run/ picnic day complete with a visit to the Lake Tahoe beach, located nearby for swimming and relaxation!

Camp Questions & Answers

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.

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 room with other single campers, 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 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.

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Can you accommodate special dietary needs?

Campers dine at Tahoe Academy, which offers a variety of different meal options that are sure to accommodate most campers’ dietary needs.

In the case that a camper possesses dietary restrictions, please reach out via email to [email protected], to make the proper accommodations.

Are the campers supervised throughout the camp?

Yes, campers are supervised by the coaches and staff. Staff members provide supervision during instruction, dining times, evening activities, and in rooms/cabins.

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

What are some of the evening activities that are planned for the campers?

Fun and exciting evening activities are an important part of the camp experience and are carefully planned by the staff.

Evening activities include challenge course, volleyball, campfires, Frisbee, free time and more.

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 filled out accurately, completed online when registering

Camp Reviews

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Overall Average Rating 5.00 / 5 Stars
    • 5/5.
    Loved the trails and resort!

    My daughter really enjoyed getting to know her fellow campers and camp counselors. She loved the trails, lodge and area. She had a great time!

    — Jolene E, Parent

    • 5/5.
    Beautiful location

    August 16, 2019: My daughter had an amazing time and everyone was so friendly. The speaking sessions were both interesting and helpful with lots of good takeaways, and the training was challenging and beneficial for the upcoming season. Such a beautiful location as well! We will definitely be back next year!

    — Rachel V. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Really enjoyed camp

    August 16, 2019: Chase really enjoyed the camp. He liked the runs and other activities--kick ball, dodge ball & swimming. He really liked the location and said the rooms were great. He like the councelors and said the food was good. Overall, he had a great experience and is looking forward to next year

    — David C. Parent

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    • 5/5.
    Loved camp

    August 15, 2019: I loved camp for many reasons. First off, I loved how small it was because it allowed for the campers to get to know each other quicker and increased the amount of bonding within the bunk. I also really liked the rec activities. I thought they were fun and engaging. Finally, the food and accommodations were great and the amount of downtime we had helped me rest and get organized everyday which was perfect

    — Sierra C. Camper

Nike Cross Country Camp Lake Tahoe

AJ Acosta, Head Coach
2478 Old Meyers Grade Road
Lake Tahoe, California 96150
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

Programs: Cross Country
Age Group: 12 - 17
Gender: Co-Ed
Overnight $1,095.00
Availability: Limited

Day 9:00AM - 4:00PM $795.00
Availability: Limited

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