Green Mountain Running Camp
New England's Premier Running Camp for 44 years!
Welcome to our 44th summer at GMRC! The Green Mountain Running Camp is held on the gorgeous 1,300 acre campus of Kimball Union Academy in Meriden, NH, located just 13 miles south of Dartmouth College. The bucolic KUA campus offers miles of beautiful, wide running trails, right from campus.
The Nike Green Mountain Running Camp offers the perfect mix of learning, training, and recreation for both high school and middle school cross country runners.
Our camps are open to any and all entrants.
- Top notch college and high school coaching.
- Advanced Placement (AP) Cross Country Class for those elite runners who desire college level instruction about the Art & Science of Running.
- Video taping with personal form analysis.
- Pacing workouts each day on the track, which reinforce the educational component of our Effort Based Training philosophy.
- Nike Green Mountain Running Camp T-shirt.
- Fleet Feet store on campus offering fun, new Nike product. Campers can test out the latest in Nike shoes.
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Co-Director Mike Henderson
Mike Henderson just completed his first season as Cornell University assistant coach for the men's cross country team. Coach Henderson will also serve as assistant coach for the men's track and field program.He comes to East Hill after one season at William & Mary, but recently had a four-year stint at Princeton. Henderson will be in charge of guiding the Big Red men's cross country team and the track & field team in the middle-distance and long-distance events.View Mike Henderson's Bio ⟩
During his time at W&M, Henderson was the assistant cross country coach for both the men's and the women's teams, sweeping the CAA Championships for the fifth year in a row in 2016. Under his guidance, Regan Rome went on to qualify for the NCAA Championships as an individual, and was named both the Athlete and Scholar-Athlete of the Year in the conference.
Henderson came to Williamsburg after four years at Princeton, where he was the Tiger's first-ever Director of Operations. In that role, he helped Princeton with all non-coaching aspects of the program, including coordinating recruiting, team travel, budgeting, and meet management.Prior to his time at Princeton, Henderson spent six years at St. Catherine University in Minnesota, serving as both the Head Cross Country and Track and Field coach as well as the Sports Information Director for the women's-only institution. During his tenure, Henderson coaches the school's first-ever All-American, and established 52 school records across every event area. His athletes won a pair of MIAC conference titles and 31 all-conference awards, and six earned Academic All-America accolades.
Henderson also spent one year at Cornell College as an assistant coach for both cross country and track teams, helping his charges to three school records and a pair of all-conference honors. His coaching career began in 2001 with four years as a volunteer assistant at Iowa, helping with all facets of the Hawkeye program. While Henderson was in Iowa City, the Hawkeyes won the first regional cross country title in school history (2002) and advanced to three NCAA cross country championships.
A team captain at Gustavus Adolphus College, Henderson was a four-time All-MIAC performer and made the conference Academic Honor Roll three times. He graduated magna cum laude in psychology in 2001, and went on to earn his master's degree in sports psychology from Iowa in 2004.
Henderson has also been a member of the US Track & Field Association, Minnesota Track & Field Championships Committee, worked at the US Track & Field Championships in Eugene, OR, and has a Level I coaching certificate.
Co-Director Johanna Rogers
Growing up in Massachusetts in the 70s, Johanna ran in an effort to excel at field hockey, her first passion. As a young adult she relocated to Sweden to play field hockey for Partille Sports Club, the largest field hockey team in Sweden.View Johanna Rogers's Bio ⟩
Johanna returned to the USA and in 1996, while living in Atlanta, Georgia, started running in earnest. It was at this time she was introduced to Coach Roy Benson and became a member of the Atlanta Track Club Women’s Competitive Team. She competed at every distance, including the mile, 5k, and 10k, Half Marathon, Marathon and Ultra Marathon.
In 2004, Johanna started coaching in Atlanta for Girls on the Run. In 2005, she moved to Islesboro, Maine, an unbridged island in Penobscot Bay. From 2005-2010, she coached cross country at Islesboro Central School. In 2010, Johanna founded the Dark Harbor Harriers, a team that trains and competes at USATF cross country, road and trail running. The Dark Harbor Harriers also compete at USSSA snowshoeing.
In 2016 Johanna was recognized by UltraRunning Magazine as one of the top 100 50k female ultra runners in the USA. In 2016 and 2017 Johanna qualified for the US Master’s Women’s National Snowshoe Team.
Johanna has been coaching at Green Mountain Running Camp since 2008. She also serves as Co-Director of the GMRC middle and high school programs.
Co-Director Andrew Wheating
American middle-distance legend Andrew Wheating serves as co-director of GMRC. From 2008 to 2012, Wheating, who at six-foot-five towered over his competition, won three NCAA titles, made two Olympic teams and a World Championship team, and ran personal bests of 1:44.56 for 800, 3:30.90 for 1500 (#5 all-time among Americans), and 3:51.74 for the mile.View Andrew's Bio & Running Tips ⟩
Wheating’s career will most be remembered for bursting onto the NCAA scene and his heroics in the Oregon Ducks jersey and at Hayward Field in Eugene. In 2006, Wheating, a Vermont native, was a lightly recruited high school athlete at Kimball Union Academy in New Hampshire, a school that didn’t even have a track team. But Wheating was fortuitous enough to catch the eye of early Nike exec Jeff Johnson and wound up at Oregon under Vin Lananna. In 2007, as a freshman, he scored two points in the Pac-10 meet at 800, but couldn’t break 1:50 and didn’t qualify for NCAAs. The next year, in the span of two weeks he ran a 3:58 mile, a 1:47 800 and a 3:38.60 1500 to get on everyone’s radar. By the end of the year, he was the runner-up at NCAAs and the Olympics Trials, owned a personal best of 1:45.03 and had run in the Olympics in Beijing. He earned that ticket to Beijing as part of one of the most dramatic races in Hayward Field history:
He followed 2008 up with his first NCAA title in 2009, in the 800 outdoors. But Wheating’s greatest season came in 2010, though that wasn’t obvious early in the year. After anchoring Oregon to the DMR title at the NCAA indoor championships, Wheating, a senior, returned the next night as the heavy favorite to win the 800 meters. Instead, he lost to a true freshman by the name of Robby Andrews (who wound up having a pretty nice career of his own). Wheating again lost to Andrews and his University of Virginia squad in a duel in the 4×800 at the Penn Relays, but gained revenge at NCAAs, where he beat Andrews to win the 800 and led a 1-2-3 Oregon sweep in the 1500 and became the first man in 26 years to win the 800 and 1500 at the same NCAA meet.
His most impressive professional accomplishments came that summer. On July 3, he ran his mile personal best of 3:51.74 at the Pre Classic, and followed it up with an 800 pb of 1:44.62 in Paris. Then in Monaco on July 22, Wheating ran a shocking 3:30.90 for 1500 to become the fourth-fastest American ever (that equates to a 3:47.82 mile, Wheating’s former Ducks teammate Matthew Centrowitz has since bumped him down to #5).
Wheating leaves behind a legacy as a great runner on the track and a happy-go-lucky, genuine guy off of it. Few athletes were friendlier or more candid in the mixed zone.
Running Tips by Andrew:
Co-Director GMRC Middle School Program Sam Losorelli
Coach Sam Losorelli has coached both boys and girls cross-country teams at Central Bucks East High School in Doylestown, Pennsylvania since 2005. He has also coached Girls Track and Field at CBView Sam Losorelli's Bio ⟩
Coach Sam Losorelli has coached both boys and girls cross-country teams at Central Bucks East High School in Doylestown, Pennsylvania since 2005. He has also coached Girls Track and Field at CB East since 2003; head coach since 2012.
In addition to high school, Coach Losorelli has been coaching CYO (Catholic Youth Organization) in Doylestown since 1994.
He has been attending Green Mountain Running Camp since 2006 and is currently involved with leading the middle school program at this camp for the past two years.
Coach Losorelli enjoys encouraging the sport of running at a very young age in an effort for students to appreciate the individual aspect of the sport. Yet at the same time embrace the concept of winning as a team in high school. He believes in assisting runners with establishing goals, plan their training, and achieving success.
In this incredibly runner-friendly setting, GMRC offers young cross country runners the “Pre Challenge”: to give nothing less than their best. Whether you are a rookie, veteran, or championship-caliber athlete, pick one, two, or all three of our great program to see why the best and brightest high school runners return year after year. It is an outstanding comprehensive learning and training experience including daily runs, optional yoga session, afternoon workouts on the track, informative breakout sessions, and outstanding nationally recognized featured speakers. We offer a stand-alone Middle School Program July 22-27 and separate high school sessions running July 22-27 and July 29-August 3.
Fun Wednesdays: Campers travel by bus to nearby Storrs Pond for run, picnic, and some beach time. Run where the Dartmouth XC team often trains!
Speakers such as Jeff Johnson provide our campers a personal look at the great Steve Prefontaine’s legendary and inspirational life, and that of his University of Oregon coach, the late Bill Bowerman, who developed the model on which we base our training runs: hard, but smart workouts. We teach young runners how to train intelligently.
Sports Nutrition Consultations are available at camp: Optimal training, eating, and rest lead to optimal performance.Show Less See More Camp Details
Congratulations to two former GMRC campers making the Olympic team: Shalane Flannagan & Don Cabrall!!
2018 Camp Check-in & Check-out Details:
Week 1 (High School and Middle School runners): July 22-27, 2018
Week 2 (High School runners only): July 29-August 3, 2018
Check-in Sunday: 1:00 pm -3:00 pm
Check-out Friday: 11:30 am - Noon. Breakfast is last meal on Friday.
Middle School Session: Entering 7th grade and up, coed, all skill levels.
High School Sessions: 14 and up, coed, all skills levels.
Multiple Week Option:
Campers have the opportunity to double their training by attending more than one session with a weekend stay in between. There is an additional fee of $150 for the 2 night dorm stay and all meals.
Registration Packet/ Medical and Health Release Forms:
A detailed camper registration packet containing check in location, health/release forms, emergency contact numbers, and a checklist of things to bring will be emailed to all registered campers in the Spring. The US Sports Camps health and release forms do not require a doctor's signature and they will be collected on the first day of camp. Please make sure your camper arrives with their 2 page forms in hand. Campers cannot participate in camp activities without these forms completed and turned it at registration.
There is a camp dance each week, plus nightly skits, talent show, games, movies, etc.! Bring your talent to camp and compete for Nike swag! Daily games of Frisbee, volleyball, Kan Jam, etc. are always happening on the main quad area.
Advanced Placement XC Class
One of the unique features of Green Mountain Running Camp is our AP XC Class, which is a separate hour of instruction offered within the regular camp day curriculum to veteran campers and elite runners. Coach Roy Benson covers college level instruction on the art & science of successful distance running. To participate in this class, you must have attended your third year of camp or preparing to serve as team captain in the fall or spring. No need for advanced sign-up.
Nutrition and Diet Consultations
This year at Green Mountain Running Camp we are offering nutrition and diet consultations for runners.
If you would like an individualized nutrition consultation, there are two options. Both options will require you to record your diet for two days. 1. $75 for a written assessment and recommendations about your current diet. 2. $100 for both a written assessment and one-on-one meeting during camp.
Consultations will be performed by Kerstin Stoedefalke PhD, professor of exercise and sport sciences at Colby-Sawyer College in New London, NH.
Special Middle School Program: July 22-27, 2018
We feel extremely confident that this will provide a satisfying experience for our younger, middle school runners.
This is an instructional camp and not a week of "normal" training. The middle school runners run twice a day, but is instructional based running. Think of a playing lesson with a golf pro. The intent is not necessarily to shoot your best round, but to gain insight and knowledge on how to be your best over time.
Middle School Coaches Workshop: July 22-27, 2018
Individual coaches are welcome to attend our workshops. We also encouraged coaches to accompany their cross country teams and attend the Coaches Workshop covering the latest in training and racing techniques. The workshop runs concurrently with the youth camp session. Call to ask about our workshop details.
High School Coaches Workshop: July 29-Aug 3, 2018
Individual coaches are welcome to attend our workshops. We also encouraged coaches to accompany their cross country teams and attend the Coaches Workshop covering the latest in training and racing techniques. The workshop runs concurrently with the youth camp session. Call to ask about our workshop details.
PREVIOUS GUEST SPEAKERS:
The staff and guest speaking lineup is always impressive and inspiring. We've had Olympians on campus, nationally ranked professional runners, college coaches; the Voice of the NY Armory Ian Brooks and Vista Beasley, a PhD in sport psychology were on staff, 2 Dartmouth coaches, and 2 well-regarded running authors as guest speakers, combining in over 700 years of coaching experience.
Fred Doyle: Former Nike rep, high school running coach from Tewkesbury, MA.
Mike Henderson: Assistant cross country and distance coach, Cornell University.
Bill Kenley: Author of High School Runner [Freshman]
John L Parker, Jr.: Author of cult classic, Once a Runner, Again to Carthage, and Racing the Rain.
Vista Beasley: PhD Sports Psychology
Jordan Schilit: Accomplished career runner and assistant cross country coach at Middlebury College
Courtney Jaworski: Head women's cross country coach at Dartmouth. Previous runner for Nike's Olympic training team, the Oregon Track Club Elite, and former coach at Smith College and University of Puget Sound.
Scott Phelps: Assistant men's cross country coach at Dartmouth.
Ian Brooks: Voice of the New York Armory
Andrew Wheating: 2008 and 2012 Olympian, he continues to run as a Nike professional runner today and serves as GMRC Co-Director.
Julia Lucas: Julia is a Run Coach for Nike, who is an Olympic Trials Finalist and has competed her whole life at the high school, college, and professional level.
Jeff Johnson: Jeff (who came up with the name "Nike" for the company) spoke on his "History with Pre."
Jon Anderson: 1972 Olympian and 1973 Boston Marathon winner; Dr. Kerstin Stoedefalke, professor of Exercise and Sports Sciences at Colby-Sawyer; Colby-Sawyer Head Cross Country and Track & Field Coach Lyndsay Bisaccio; three-time Springfield College All-American, 2011 Penn Relays Heptathlon Champion Kelly Curtis. What a line-up!
Marcus O'Sullivan, Villanova University; Director of Track & Field. Head men's cross country and track & field coach. Owner of 101 sub 4:00 miles. Four-time Olympian and three-time World Indoor champion in 1500m.
Barry Harwick, Dartmouth College; Head men's track and field and cross country coach.
Beth Alford-Sullivan, Penn State University; Director of Track & Field and Cross Country. Former assistant coach Stanford University.
Vin Lananna, University of Oregon; Assistant Athletic Director, former Director of Track and Field and Cross Country at University of Oregon and Stanford University. 12 X NCAA D1 Championship head coach.
Joan Benoit Samuelson,1984 Olympic Marathon Gold Medal winner.
Dave Smith, Oklahoma State University; head men's and women's track and field and cross country coach. NCAA national cross country champions in 2009, 2010 and 2012.
Roy Benson: Co-Director of Green Mountain Running Camp. Exercise scientist, author coach. Coach Benson directs the AP XC class at GMRC.
Jack Martin: Former head XC/Track coach Westfield High School, NJ. Coached numerous state championship teams and individual qualified for NXN in 2011.
Scott Bliss: Head women’s coach Champlain Valley High School, Vermont. Coach Bliss has guided his team to multiple state championships and multiple trips to Nike Cross Nationals.
Matt McCue: Author of “An Honorable Run;” former runner, University of Colorado. Frequent contributor to Running Magazines.
Andrea Grove McDonough: University of Connecticut head women's cross country and assistant track coach. Coach McDonough guided the Huskies to a top ten finish at the 2012 NCAA XC championships.
Jim Mitchell: Bronxville High School, NY. One of the most successful high school cross country programs in the state, if not in the nation. Four national championship relays, ten state cross country championships.
AIR TRAVEL: Kimball Union is in convenient proximity to Manchester Airport in New Hampshire, about 1 hour and 30 minutes from campus. Boston Logan International Airport is just over two hours from campus. Lebanon, New Hampshire has a small planes airport providing several daily shuttle flights and is only 20 minutes away.
Campers can use Upper Valley Ride for airport transportation service for the short trip from the airports to KUA. For more information, contact Randy Heller at Upper Valley Ride directly: Phone: (802) 356-9320. Email: Randy@UVRideToTheAirport.com. http://www.ride-to-airport.com...
Private Boston Logan transportation can be arranged with People Movers: 802-296-2733. Ask for Kirby to establish the KUA connection. http://peoplemoversinc.net/
Amtrak stops in White River Junction, VT, on its Montrealer line. The Montrealer runs between Washington, DC, Union Station, and Montreal. The train makes a number of stops including New York's Penn Station, New Haven, CT, Hartford, CT, and White River Junction, VT. Taxi service is available at the station which is a 20 minute ride from campus. Transfer from Amtrak to KUA can be arranged by calling in advance Best Taxi. 603-543-7139.
Session 1: Sunday, July 22 – Friday, July 27
Round trip cost: $160
CB East High School, Doylestown, PA:
Leave: CB East HS, 6:45 a.m., Sunday, July 22. Check-in 6:15a.m.
Return: CB East HS on Friday, July 27th.
Session 2: Sunday, July 29 – Friday, August 3
Round trip cost: $180
White Plains High School, White Plains, NY:
Leave: White Plains HS Time is TBD
Second Stop: Bloomfield, Connecticut
Return: White Plains HS on Friday, August 3rd.
Dartmouth Coach offers daily service between nearby Lebanon and Boston's South Station and Logan Airport as well as the Yale Club in New York, adjacent to Grand Central Station. The Dartmouth Coach runs 7x a day from Boston to Lebanon. For more information: http://www.dartmouthcoach.com/ Transfer from Lebanon to KUA can be arranged by calling in advance Best Taxi. 603-543-7139.
CAMP ADDRESS FOR MAIL
c/o Green Mountain Running Camp
P.O. Box 188
Meriden, NH 03770
Attn: (name of staff/camper) -- NIKE Running Camp
Green Mountain Running Camps is owned and operated by Green Mountain Running Camps LLC which is a limited liability company formed under the laws of the State of Nevada.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 1:00 - 3:00 pm Check-in & registration. Move in and unpack.
- 2:00 - 3:15 pm Videotaping for new campers at turf field.
- 3:45 pm Campers meet at Student Center for groups.
- 4:00 - 5:30 pm Meet with group. Group run #1. Stretching/Ice Breakers.
- 5:30 - 6:30 pm Dinner.
- 7:00 - 8:30 pm Welcome and introductions.
- 8:30 - 9:00 pm Running group meeting.
- 9:00 - 9:45 pm Social time.
- 10:00 pm Floor curfew!
- 10:15 pm Sleep / Lights out- regeneration time!
- 7:00 am Wake up
- 8:00 - 9:00 am Breakfast
- 9:00 - 10:30 am Announcements/ Speaker
- 10:30 - 11:30 am Run (Optional Yoga Tuesday)
- 12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch
- 1:00 pm Announcements. Breakouts (2- each 30 minutes). Followed by free time.
- 4:00 - 5:30 pm Run + Strength and Conditioning
- 5:30 pm Dinner
- 6:30 - 7:30 pm Video analysis/ Down time
- 7:30 - 10:00 pm Rec Activities
- 10:15 pm Floor curfew.
- 10:30 pm Sleep / Lights out- regeneration time!
- 6:45 - 8:00 am Sleep in morning
- 8:30 - 9:30 am Breakfast
- 9:30 - 10:45 am Announcements / speaker
- 11:15 am Storrs Pond departure
- 12:00 - 3:00 pm Lake run / Picnic lunch / Swim at the beach
- 4:00 - 5:30 pm R&R upon returning from Storrs Pond
- 5:30 - 6:30 pm Dinner
- 6:30 pm Follow normal schedule
- 8:00 - 9:00 am Breakfast.
- 9:00 - 10:30 am Morning announcements/speaker
- 10:30 am - 12:00 pm Run / Pacing Practice
- 12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch.
- 1:00 - 2:15pm Announcements. Breakouts (2- each 30 minutes). Followed by free time
- 3:00 - 5:00 pm Pacing Contest on track, run, group activities
- 5:30 pm Dinner
- 6:00 - 7:00 pm Video Analysis / Free Time
- 7:00 - 7:45 pm Rec Awards
- 8:00 -10:00 pm Dance
- 10:15 pm Curfew
- 10:45 pm Sleep / Lights out- regeneration time!
- 6:00 am Wake Up
- 6:15 - 8:00 am Graduation Run.
- 8:30 - 9:30 am Breakfast.
- 9:30 - 10:30 am Room Clean Out/Room Inspection.
- 10:30 - 11:30 am Graduation Ceremony with Guest Speaker
- 12:00 pm Departure
We are one of the oldest running camps in the country, 44 great years of training and educating thousands of runners of all ability levels.
Campers stay in the single gender dorms on campus. Rooms are single, double, some triples, and quads, shared baths on the hall. We can room teams together encouraging team bonding. KUA offers a gorgeous dining hall with healthy dining options. (Wait till you taste the local chocolate milk!) Campus dining is open over the weekends for multiple week campers.
We have full access to the school's indoor ice rink (no ice) and huge indoor turf facility (80 yards x 50 yards) for rainy day training, Tuesday yoga session, and evening ultimate Frisbee tournaments! Breakout sessions are held in the state-of-the-art classrooms and guest speakers appear in the school's gorgeous auditorium.
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
The recreational activities were extremely enjoyable each night. The junior counselors were very kind and helpful, as well as the experienced coaches. Meals were very good. Breakouts were very interesting.
— Dan W., Parent 2017
Well Organized and Informational
The camp was overall very well organized and the information discussed was all insightful. The kids and coaches were all great and it was great to make some new friends.
— Sarah M., Camper 2017
From Camper: Thank you for a great week! I really enjoyed the video contest, really hope you continue that. From Mom: Thank you for having Eloise check in with the trainer when we checked in. Eloise had recently been sick, and speaking with Rachel was very reassuring for both of us.
— Eloise and Emily, Camper and Parent 2017
Overall it was a very positive experience, and that she wants to return next summer really says it all! Thank you for making it such a good experience.
— Maria M., Parent 2017
I love this camp
I loved getting to the camp and realizing that everyone around me loved running as much as I do. The exciting and peppy environment made even getting up early for a pre-breakfast run enjoyable!! I also liked our night activities like the scavenger hunt, relays, and, of course, Nike Prom! The entire staff was amazing and I really appreciated all of their never-ending knowledge and enthusiasm, and the amazing food topped it all off!!
— Emily W., Camper 2017
I believe that what my daughter enjoyed the most was being around people who loved running! That positive feeling has carried over into her high school XC season. The motivational speakers and stories, break out sessions, etc., she really enjoyed and were very helpful. Liked meeting new people, runners and coaches alike - she is ready to go back next summer.
— Maria M., Parent 2017
I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciated the program you put together this past summer, not only for the coaches, but also for the kids. You've helped create a program that really works to teach and empower all its participants! As for our results this season. We won the Maine Independent School Championship and went on to win New England's (NEPSTA Division IV) for the 2nd time in four years (we've podiumed all four and this bookended championships for my seniors). Thanks in part to your help and teaching over the summer, all our runners peaked perfectly and we had great performances from top to bottom! My runners placed 3, 20, 31, 32, 33, 34, and 35 out of a field of more than 200 with 37 schools being represented (the kids were ready and ran a great strategic race). On our girl's side, we placed 3 runners in the top 20! The success continued all the way down the JV roster as well.
— Adam L., Coach at Coaches Workshop
I would highly recommend Green Mountain Running Camp. With its beautiful setting, competent staff, high level of instruction, and balance of work and fun, it was a perfect camp for both of my boys. They are looking forward to doing it again next summer and staying longer!
— Jan E. Parent 2015
Green Mountain Running Camp was an exceptional experience. You are able to connect with runners from all around the country and globe while running through the strenuous yet beautiful scenery of New Hampshire. I highly recommend this camp for anyone looking to become a stronger and smarter runner. The speakers and breakouts I thought gave excellent insight to every aspect of running that I will be able to use and interpret throughout my running career. At Green Mountain Running Camp everyone really does smile for miles. I look forward to coming back to the camp next year in hopes for another wonderful running experience.
— Paul O., Camper 2015
Great experience for camper coming by themselves
I came to camp with a little bit of apprehensiveness and nervousness. I knew I wasn't going to be the best runner at camp. My only experience running competitively was during 5th and 6th grade in middle school. I also knew that I am someone who does not say much in social settings, so I was nervous about finding kids to hang out with that I had never met before. However, after the first few hours at camp, these fears vanished. I met a lot of awesome people, counselors and campers alike. I felt immediately welcomed into the "Nike family," (what everyone began referring to the entirety of the camp as). I was put in a group with about 10 other campers who all ran similar times. We were able to challenge each other in a healthy and fun setting throughout the whole week. I also felt embraced by a group of four other boys, and we all became tightly knit over the course of the week. I loved my experience so much, I plan on signing up for two weeks next summer.
— Amanda G., Camper 2015
My favorite Breakout session was the Olympic experience with Andy Wheating. I always wonder what it was like to compete in the Olympics. He showed that it was amazing and he enjoyed every second of it. I hope I can compete in the Olympics to one day
— Austin W., Camper 2015
Fun extra activites
This was my third year at camp and the recreational activities this year were by far the best out of all my trips. They were super fun to watch and to participate in. They were extremely funny and entertaining.
— Oren M., Camper 2015
Green Mountain Running Camp was definitely the highlight of my summer, and if you are a serious runner you SHOULD come to this camp. You'll not only learn and understand so much more about the sport of running, but you'll also learn and understand more about yourself as a person and find your TRUE identity. It's also very fun and you meet so many friendly and great new people that share the same passion for running as much as you do.
— Thomas G., Camper 2014
Never a moment I didn't love
Green Mountain was the best week of my summer. The staff members are incredibly knowledgeable about running, hilarious, and friendly. Everyone there was so welcoming, campers and counselors alike. The runs were always in a beautiful setting and paced just right-I pushed myself and definitely grew as a runner, (especially on that lake run!) but it wasn't so fast that I couldn't keep up. Also, I really enjoyed the vast variety of delicious food at the dining hall. There wasn't a moment I didn't love at Green Mountain Running Camp and I will never be able to say enough positive things about my experience. If you're considering this camp, I more than highly recommend it. Like me, you'll be thankful you went.
— Alicia K., Camper 2014
Every bit is worth the price
We do a lot of learning, a lot of running, and have a lot of fun, and somehow the camp manages to bring all three of those elements together for a very productive and fun week. Parents, if your son or daughter is serious about being the best runner that he or she can possibly be, this camp is IT! Every bit of this camp is worth the price..
— Matthew Q., Camper 2014
Great! I had a great time, met new people who I'm still talking to, and feel so much more experienced and safe going into a new cross country program! They focus on all aspects of running. You don't just go to camp and run, you learn the technique and all that goes with the sport. The GMRC provides focus on the little things that can improve performance. Camp was a great experience! GO!
— Tammy T., Camper 2014
It is good at incorporating everything to do with running. We run, hear from guest speakers, learn about running, and just get fully immersed in the culture of running. I found the week motivating, with great instruction & instructors- some former Olympians!. Camp got me really pumped up for the season, gave me lots of self confidence. Beautiful runs and fun creek soaks!
— Ryan L., Camper 2014
Challenging and motivating
This was my first overnight camp and my first time away from home for an extended period on my own. I was nervous beforehand, but loved every minute of the camp. The speakers and their testimonies were inspiring, the running was challenging and motivating and the recreational time was fun and memorable. In fact, when I returned home I felt a void and missed the camp and my friends so much. It took me a few days to get back to reality. I can't wait to return next year.
— Deedee A., Camper 2013
Most beautiful scenery
As a serious runner, both years I have gone it has been the best week of my life. You get to be around fun people and really can do whatever you want; it's a completely judgment free camp, it doesn't matter how fast you are. Everything is fun and it is the most beautiful scenery I can imagine, from the morning runs to the breakouts to the afternoon runs and guest speakers there is never anything that I don't look forward to and enjoy.
— Nolan G., Camper 2013
Like a family
Nike Running Camp is a new experience, when you get there everyone is like a family to you. The counselors are so welcoming and are hilarious. Going to camp gives you a new adventure and a new part of running that you can imagine. Creek soaks are great and especially the Lake Run. The breakout sessions aren't boring, you learn so much more about running. I advise you to go the Nike Running camp because it's something you don't want to miss out on.
— Emma T., Camper 2013
My team and I have been coming up to camp for a few years, and we're always so excited to be there. Everyone at camp really knows what they're talking about and it's just a great atmosphere to be in - it gets me physically and mentally ready for the rest of the season.
— Mary B., Camper 2013
Can't wait until next year
At Green Mountain Running Camp, I learned to push the limits of my running ability. This camp surrounds you with friendly staff and fellow runners. I was unsure of going, being as this would be my first overnight camp and it was so far away from everything I was used to. I must say, I felt so welcomed by the smiling faces everywhere! The instructors were friendly and patient, and I was happy with my experience with my running group! The camp also had great activities. I enjoyed playing soccer and volleyball with my new friends, plus the activities that you could just watch with fellow campers. All in all, I had a great experience at camp and can't wait until next year! I would highly recommend this camp to any runner. There is something for everyone, and there are many opportunities: both for running and for finding new friends!
— Sheryl Y., Camper 2013
Experience like no other
Green Mountain Running Camp is the best camp that I have ever gone to. Most of my friends think it is boring to just run but the experience at this camp is like no other. There are great activities and things like the lip singing contest and the talent show to entertain you. I feel like it was a taste of being on my own and a taste of the college life.
— Laura L., Camper 2012
Highlight of my summer
Green Mountain Running Camp is a great camp that really helps prepare runners for their upcoming cross country and track seasons. It is located in a beautiful area with wonderful trails that offer a challenge for runners of all skill levels. The counselors and junior counselors all come from very impressive running backgrounds, and answer any and all questions with much expertise. Going into GMRC, I had not run very much, and didn't appreciate the sport as much as I do now. Green Mountain Running Camp really inspired me to train harder, run longer, and have fun while doing so. I am very glad that I went to Green Mountain Running Camp, and recommend it to any 14-18 year old runner; regardless of their skill level. GMRC was one of the highlights of my summer, and I really hope to return next year.
— Sean H., Camper 2012
Makes running fun
I attended the Green Mountain running camp for 3 years and they were the best camp experiences of my life. I feel I have become a much better runner as a result. Everyday was filled with fun activities while still getting in your training. The camp just makes running fun.
— Jack U., Camper 2012
Common love for running
I honestly think GMRC was the best week of my life so far. The information they teach there will help you in ways you didn't even know you needed help. Not to mention the staff is hilarious and fun. GMRC is the perfect atmosphere to train, learn, and have fun while you are surrounded by teammates, friends, coaches and counselors all with a common love of running.
— Brie A., Camper 2012
Would definitely go back
Green Mountain Running Camp was a very fun camp for teammates to bond before the season begins and was a great workout! The runs were very fun especially the creek soaks! I became closer friends with my teammates (seeing as I am a lot younger then them) and I became friends with everyone in my dorm! They were all very nice people and green mountain was such a great social activity and I would definitely go back! The runs were very enjoyable and a great workout! I am in better shape then I was before coming to this camp!
— Tim E., Camper 2011
Everyone shared a passion for running
This camp is for runners of all levels - beginners to elite. Be ready to run this is not a "get in shape camp" The break out sessions provide a great variety different techniques you can apply to your running. I learned a lot on how to improve my form and race technique. It was nice to be in a place where everyone shared the passion of running - that made it easy to make friends. Looking forward to next year!
— Lindsey L., Camper 2011
Helped me mentally prepare for races
GMRC was one of the highlights of my summer. It was not as intimidating as I thought it would be-the staff really knows what they are doing, and how to work with runners of all levels. I also learned a lot in the breakout session such as how to best run up hills and how to mentally prepare for races. I would highly recomend GMRC to anybody planning to run XC.
— Shauna M., Camper 2011
Green Mountain Running Camp is my favorite camp I have ever been to. Being around so many people that all love running made the experience so cool. This camp helped me become a much more efficient runner than I was before it. The speakers and counselors were so informative and taught me a lot of helpful things that I will always keep in mind during my running career. Not only did I become a better runner from GMRC, I also made a lot of new friends that made everything even more fun!
— Elaine P., Camper 2011
This camp is absolutely amazing. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to improve their running and who wants to meet other runners who can inspire them to work harder and love the sport even more.
— Josh Z., Camper 2011