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High Altitude: Train. Compete. Improve.

Come to the 2019 Nike XC High Altitude Camp held on the campus of University of Colorado, Colorado Springs . Encounter the beautiful landscape of Colorado Springs and Pikes Peak in the heart of Olympic City! Experience the training runs at Bear Creek Park, Garden of the Gods, and Gold Camp Road. This is high altitude training at its best.

Highlights Include
  • High altitude training
  • Training tips, supplemental training, injury prevention techniques
  • Current UCCS athletes as counselors
  • Nike Running Camp T-shirt
  • Sport specific strength and mobility sessions
  • Sessions on race strategies and goal setting
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Camp Coaches

  • Kettelkamp Sara Headshot

    Assistant Coach Sara Kettelkamp

    Coach Sara Kettelkamp is now in her 5th year of coaching at UCCS and has helped coach multiple athletes to school records, NCAA Championship appearances, All-American, All-Region and All-RMAC performances, top-five all-time program marks, and lifetime bests. She plans to continue her passion of coaching and mentoring runners towards personal and athletic goals and can’t think of a better place to do this than in Colorado.

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  • Uccs Running Coaches Corey Kubatzky

    Head Coach Corey Kubatzky

    Coach Kubatzky returned to UCCS in 2014, where he previously served as a graduate assistant coach and an assistant coach, to lead the women’s program after spending 4 years as an assistant coach with the Hansons-Brooks Distance Project.

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Camp Details

The Nike UC Colorado Springs XC Camp is designed to further each runner's knowledge on training, injury prevention, nutrition, strength training, and recovery. Campers run in a high altitude environment with the majestic Rocky Mountains as their backdrop!

Local elite athletes are on hand for special guest speaking appearances.

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2019 Session Information

Check-in: Wednesday, July 17th at 3pm

Check-out: Saturday, July 20th at 11am

Sport specific strength and mobility sessions are help to help teach our runners how to train their body to handle the mileage and how to avoid injury. Additional breakout topics include goal setting and race strategy planning.


The staff live in the dormitories with the campers and participate in evening activities. Drugs, alcohol and tobacco are strictly prohibited, and constitute, along with general misconduct, grounds for dismissal from camp without a refund.


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.


We do not offer transportation to and from camp.


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

  • 7:00 AM Breakfast
  • 8:15 AM Learning Session-Guest Speaker
  • 9:00 AM Depart for run at Bear Creek Park
  • 9:30 AM Workout begins
  • 12:00 PM Lunch
  • 1:00 PM Free time
  • 2:00 PM Learning session
  • 3:30 PM Interactive strength/mobility session
  • 5:00 PM Free time or optional learning session – i.e. Transitioning to College / Recruiting
  • 6:30 PM Dinner
  • 8:00 PM Learning Session-goal setting and mental strategies
  • 9:00 PM Free time
  • 10:30 PM Lights out

Uccs Running Facilities

Located at the base of the iconic Pulpit Rock, the Mountain Lion Fieldhouse offers one of the finest indoor track and field facility in the NCAA. The Fieldhouse boasts a 200-meter, 19 meter radius track oval with eight sprint lanes. It is home of the UCCS XC program. Most of our tactical/strength/and guest speaker sessions are held in this new facility.

Campers stay on-campus in dorms within walking distance to dining halls. Three to four campers reside per suite in air-conditioned dorms. All meals are catered to campus or held in the new campus dining facility, the Roaring Fork. Campers may bring extra snacks for their dorm rooms.

Camp Questions & Answers

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!

How do you accommodate roommate requests?

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.

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.

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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 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.

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.

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.

Camp Reviews

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Overall Average Rating 5.00 / 5 Stars
    • 5/5.
    My son loved the guest speakers!

    July 23, 2018: He really enjoyed meeting the Olympic athletes and especially liked the talk given by the European runner. He also loved how the camp covered the mental aspect of running.

    — Paige S., Parent

    • 5/5.
    I would definitely recommend

    July 25, 2018: My son had a great time at camp. He really enjoyed the coaches and will be back next year!

    — Kim Y., Parent

    • 5/5.
    Loved the cross training

    July 22, 2018: The training was very organised and enjoyable. The different provided options for each workout gave everybody an option to choose from that suited their level.

    — Amy G., Parent

Nike XC High Altitude Camp at University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

Sara Kettelkamp, Assistant Coach
1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80918
Questions? Call 1-800-645-3226

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Jr Camp
Age Group: 12 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Overnight $715.00
Availability: Yes

Extended Day (9am-9pm) $590.00
Availability: Yes

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-645-3226 we would be happy to help you.
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