Nike Clark Family Running Camp at the Darlington School
Join the Clark Family Camps staff for a week of great training!
We are excited to add a new 2019 Atlanta location to the Clark Family Running Camps schedule. As always, our focus will be providing elite coaching and unforgettable moments to our campers. We look forward to another amazing year!
At the Nike Clark Running Camp we understand that to be the best, you must learn from the best!
Three-time Olympian, Camp Director Hazel Clark partners with Olympic Gold Medalist Deedee Trotter to present an All-Star Olympian camp staff with impeccable credentials, including:
Olympic Silver Medalist Terrence Trammell, Olympic Bronze Medalist Kellie Wells, Olympic Gold Medalist Monique Hennegan, Olympic Bronze Medalist Passion Richardson, Olympian Brian Johnson, 2X Olympian Jeff Porter, Olympian and World Medalist Tiffany Porter, former American record holder steeplechase Ann Gaffifan, along with our world class staff.
Hazel Clark is a member of the Clark family. She made history along with her sister Joetta Clark Diggs and sister-in-law Jearl Miles Clark when the trio, which was coached by her brother JJ Clark, swept the 2000 US Olympic trials. As a collective, the family has qualified for 12 Olympic teams. Hazel is the founder of the Clark Family Running Camps and current director of sports for the Bermuda Tourism Authority.
- Choose from Cross Country or Track & Field training programs.
- Nike Running Camp T-shirt.
- 10:1 camper to staff ratio.
- Swimming offered for cool down each day.
- Specific training for all skill levels. All events but pole vault.
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Camp Director Hazel Clark
Hazel Clark is an American middle-distance runner who specializes in the 800 meters middle distance race. Clark was a member of the U.S. Olympic team in 2000, 2004 and 2008. She has won six national titles and two USA Olympic Trials events during her career.View Hazel 's Bio ⟩
Clark was a member of the Florida Gators track and field team and was coached by her brother J.J. While at Florida, she was undefeated in SEC competition and won five NCAA titles.
Hazel Clark has designed a comprehensive training camp program which focuses on track and field and/or cross country fundamentals, including drills, pacing, strength endurance, speed and core strengthening as well as the mental edge necessary for top athletic performances.
The Clark Running Camps offer expert instruction from our staff of Olympic stars in a challenging, fun and inspiring environment.
Coed: June 16-19
Events Offered at the Darlington School
- Middle Distance
- Cross Country and Distance
- Throws (Discus, Shot put, Javelin, Hammer)
- Jumps (Long, Triple, and High Jump)
Fun Facts about the Clark Family
Dr. Joe Clark is the patriarch of the family and the subject of the movie Lean On Me.
Hazel Clark is a three-time Olympian and the founder of Future Olympian Sports Clinics and US Embassy appointed sports envoy.
JJ Clark is a 22 time Coach of the Year, a member of the 2008 Olympic team coaching staff, serves as the head coach at UCONN and has coached numerous NCAA champions, national champions, national team members and world class athletes including:
Reese Hoffa - Olympic shot-putter
Terrence Trammell - Olympic hurdler
Keith Hoffa - Olympic high jumper
Kellie Wells - Olympic hurdler
Brian Johnson - Olympic long jumper
If five or more campers register together, each camper is eligible for a $30 discount. Please have a team contact reach out directly to the USSC office at 1-800-645-3226 to receive a discount code to identify your group. Campers may then register through the website at their convenience and apply the coupon code during check-out.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 8:00-9:00am Early arrival for extended hours campers
- 9:00-9:30 Check-in for day campers
- 9:30-10:30 Warm-up, drills and stretch/ water break
- 10:30-11:30 Event skills/ water break
- 11:30-12:00pm Core development
- 12:00-1:00 Lunch
- 1:00-1:30 Speaker
- 1:30-2:30 Camp challenge
- 2:00-3:00 Optional swim
- 2:30-3:30 Cool down/ stretch/ Track Trivia
- 3:30-5:00 Extended camp hours/ snack/ open activity time
Chris Hunter Stadium was built in 1993, and it hosts a variety of events throughout the year including, football, track & field, soccer, and lacrosse. Overnight campers stay in the English-style boarding houses on campus and all campers eat their meals in the Dodd Dining Hall.
Camp Questions & Answers
How many campers are placed in a dorm and do you accommodate roommate requests?
Campers stay two per room in the campus residential halls. When you register for the camp, you have an option to submit a roommate request. If you would like to add a roommate request after registering for a camp, please feel free to give us a call or send us an email. We accommodate all roommate requests, made before 2 weeks before the start of camp. Campers who do not submit a roommate request will be placed in a dorm with other runners, similar age and same gender.
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.
Can you accommodate special dietary needs?
Campers dine in the school cafeteria which offers a variety of different meal options that are sure to accommodate most campers’ dietary needs. In the case that a camper possesses extreme dietary restrictions, please reach out to school’s Dining Services to make the proper accommodations.
How and when will I receive my Registration packet with important camp details?
Well before the start of your camp (at least 3 weeks), you will receive a Registration Packet which will include all the important details about camp: directions to camp, when to arrive, what to pack/ bring, camp address (for mail) and key camp phone numbers and the Medical/ Release form, etc.
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, signed by the parent (guardian), and brought with you to the 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!
What is the cancellation policy?
Hopefully, you will not have to cancel, but if you must, please do so early so that those on the waiting list can be notified.
For those who have Cancellation Protection: Cancellation Protection entitles you to a full refund of camp fees (deposit or full payment) if you cancel for any reason before June 1st. Please note: $50 Cancellation Protection fee is non-refundable. If you cancel after June 1st, 2019, we will issue you a camp voucher for all camp fees paid, valid through 2020. Your camp voucher is transferable to family and may be used for any Nike Running Camp.
For those who do not have Cancellation Protection: If you have to cancel, for any reason, we will issue you a Nike Running Camp voucher for all camp fees paid, valid through 2020. Your camp voucher is transferable to a family member and may be used for any Nike Running Camps. Cash refunds will be given only with the purchase of Cancellation Protection and who cancel on time.
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This is our first year hosting a Nike Running Camp at the Darlington School. For more information on the Clark Family camps, feel free to check out the reviews at the Clark Family Running Camp at the Pennington School, NJ. We hope to see you this summer!