Nike Cross Country Camp with Strive Trips: Flagstaff
2024 DATES & PRICES NOW AVAILABLE!
Get ready for an amazing experience at Nike Strive Trips: Flagstaff. Become a more sound and fundamental athlete in Flagstaff, AZ. Coach Rob Martin and their coaching staff are going to teach runners the skills required to compete at the next level and maximize their potential on and off the trails. This summer camp will teach you how to properly approach your event as the campers will take part in event-specific drills, beautiful trail runs, and nutrition educational breakouts, and will even implement what it takes to become strong mentally during competition.
- Improve as an athlete (whatever your level) and how to adjust to altitude while traveling or exercising.
- Explore the Flagstaff trails, breathing in the fresh scent of pines and taking in the gorgeous scenery in every direction, while having opportunity to run almost every single day.
- Train and stay at the renowned NCAA Division 1 university NAU
- Incredible guest speakers
- Individual and group instruction
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Director Rob Martin
Rob Martin is beginning his 10th year with Strive Trips. He began his coaching career while teaching in the Peace Corps in Malawi. Since then, he has coached numerous state and national qualifiers in sprinting, jumping, and long distance events while living in New York. During his four years at Packer Collegiate in Brooklyn, he coached his girls and boys teams to six conference titles and two state births for cross country. Now at Xavier High School, he is part of a coaching staff that has seen the Knights win two Catholic NY State titles in cross country in the last three years.View Rob's Bio ⟩
SECURE YOUR SPOT!
You can expect a high demand on these first-come-first-serve camper spots, so please be sure to register early.
In the mountains of Flagstaff, Strive student-athletes will enjoy the prospect of shared housing that backs onto trails where we will do the majority of our runs. Located at just under 7000 ft. (2100m) above sea level and known as “The City of Seven Wonders”, the sheer number of views and opportunities to get out and marvel at nature abound. We’ll enjoy the small town feel of Flagstaff as our group settles into life amongst the largest contiguous ponderosa pine forest in the world.
Interested in signing up for an additional week of community service, beautiful nature, and trail running? Check out Strive Trips' add-on week here.
Note: US Sports Camps, Inc. and Nike, Inc. are not sponsors, co-sponsors, owners or operators of the Strive Trips additional service week.
SECURE YOUR SPOT!
You can expect a high demand on these first-come-first-serve camper spots.
- Dates: June 23-30, 2024
- Age Group: 13-17 (High School)
- Gender: Co-ed
- Camp Type: Overnight
- Check-in: TBD
- Check-out: TBD
- Location: TBD
- View the campus map here
- Meals: All meals are provided at the on-campus dining facility.
All Campers should arrive at camp, prepared to run on Sunday, June 23, 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: TBD
- Campers Per Room: TBD
- 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: TBD
- Key Deposit: TBD
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: Northern Arizona University
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
- Flip flops
- 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.
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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Camp Questions & Answers
What is the training like in Flagstaff?
It's amazing! Great scenery and beautiful trails all at high altitude. Students will have two blocks of training time most days and will use one of those blocks for running and the other for core, flexibility, and other developmental work. You'll have a chance to build a great base on soft surfaces and gain a tiny extra advantage by doing your work at altitude. Mileage ranges vary widely by participant but the upper end of the range would be in the 40-60 miles per week for top level runners who have already put in A LOT of work before coming on our program.
How do travel and flights work?
Campers are responsible for arranging their own flights and transportation to and from camp. US Sports Camps and Nike Sports Camps is not responsible for transportation.
What is the weather like in Flagstaff in the summer?
In general, in Flagstaff, during the day when the sun is out, it can be quite hot, with highs in August averaging around 79 degrees. Due to the elevation, the sun is quite powerful so we recommend you wear sun-screen and keep hydrated as much as possible. In the early morning and evening, however, it cools off considerably once the sun retreats behind the surrounding mountains, and temperatures can get as low as 40-50 degrees on a cold morning/night. Layers will be key to running as those of you who get cold more easily may want to wear tights, long sleeve shirts, etc on the morning runs and t-shirts/jeans during the day. Rain is likely at some point during our trip so a rain jacket and rain pants are needed as we won’t let a little weather get in our way.
For the hike, the temperatures will vary widely. It will likely be quite cool when we start hiking but temperatures will rise quickly – and could exceed 100 degrees at the lower levels of the canyon. We’d recommend a light layer but you’ll likely be hiking the majority of the hike in shorts and a t-shirt. Sunscreen will be essential!
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.