Nike Cross Country Camp Colorado Mountain College
TRAIN. COMPETE. IMPROVE.
Nike Running Camps is thrilled to offer a running camp in the exercise capital of the country, Colorado! The Nike Cross Country Camp at Colorado Mountain College in Leadville, CO gives youth runners the opportunity to develop into faster and smarter athletes during the summer months and train on some of the best terrain in the state!
Join us for an informative, challenging and fun week at the Colorado Mountain College with Head Coach Darren Brungardt. This is an experience like no other!
- Miles of trail running right on campus!
- Top notch college coaching
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Camp Director Darren Brungardt
Coach Brungardt, the Faculty Sponsor of the Colorado Mountain College Timberline Campus Running Club, would like to welcome runners to the 2018 Nike Colorado Mountain College Cross Country Camp!View Darren Brungardt's Bio ⟩
Coach Brungardt is a mathematics faculty member at the CMC campus in Leadville, CO. As much as he loves his career as a math professor, he loves coaching just as much. In 2012, he earned his Master’s degree in Coaching from Adams State University in Alamosa, CO. Brungardt coaches CMC’s running club in trail and snowshoe races from two miles to 100 miles. He has coached professionally, collegiately, and at the high school level (rugby fitness coordinator, cross country coach, and everything except pole vault and hurdles in track and field). While earning his Bachelor's and Master’s degrees in mathematics from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Coach Brungardt ran Division 1 track for the Bears. He competed in the 5,000 and 10,000 meters, earned three varsity letters, and was an academic athlete all four years. His postcollegiate running career has taken him all over the country competing in trail, road, and snowshoe races.
Coach Brungardt loves his family above everything else. His wife and daughter live with him in Leadville. When not teaching or coaching, Brungardt loves to hike, snowshoe race, travel, read, listen to loud music, and play board games. He cannot wait to take you trail running on his favorite trails, teach you some of the great things he and the camp staff have learned over the years, and let you experience everything the beautiful City of Leadville has to offer you at 10,000+ feet above sea level!
Overnight Campers: Features several instructional sessions per day, swimming, three hot meals , and lodging in University residence halls. An evening recreation program is also included.
Extended Day Campers (8:00am-8:00pm): Local campers have the option to commute to camp. This option offers the same features as the resident camp minus lodging. The commuter dropoff pick-up times as well as locations will be indicated in the camp itinerary.Show Less See More Camp Details
2018 Dates TBA
Check-in: On Sunday, 1:00 - 3:00 PM at the dorms.
Check-out: On Wednesday, from 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM from the dorms.
Players Grouped by: skill, age, times and years of experience
Evaluation: verbally given by coaching staff
Facility: Track and Trails
Campers Per Room: 2
Roommates: guaranteed if requested 14 days prior to camp
Bathrooms: shared on floor
Linens: Not provided
Air Conditioning: No
Key Deposit: TBD - made out to US Sports Camps
Spending Money: $40
Medical Facility: a certified athletic trainer is on-site
Nearest Airport: Denver International Airport
Transportation: We will arrange transportation to Leadville from Denver International Airport based on the number of campers needing this shuttle service. "Fresh Tracks" shuttle service will offer travel $35 one way to Leadville. And then return to Denver will be $35 as well.
*Please plan your arrival to Denver International Airport between 9 a.m.- 11 a.m on July 9th. Departure from Denver Airport should be between 3p.m.-5p.m.on July 13th.
Call our office to book your seat on the shuttle! (1-800-645-3226) Mon. - Fri., 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time.
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.
Colorado Mountain College in Leadville is one of the original CMC campuses. Started in 1966, Colorado Mountain College began as a community college. It has grown to offer four year degrees at 11 campuses across the Central Rockies of Colorado. The combined distance of all campuses is almost as big as the state of Maryland! Colorado Mountain College in Leadville’s unique degree offerings feature Associate’s degrees in Natural Resource Management, Entrepreneurship, Outdoor Recreation Education/Leadership, and the only Ski Area Operations degree west of the Mississippi.
Leadville is the highest city in North America at 10,152 feet above sea level. Just outside the city stand four “14ers” (14,000 foot peaks) including the tallest peak in Colorado called Mount Elbert (14,439 feet above sea level). Leadville is a true boom town. High Plains Native Americans once hunted elk and deer here at the headwaters of the Arkansas River during the cool summers and left quickly as the winter snows began to fall. The average high and low temperatures in Leadville during July are 71͒ F and 38͒ F respectively.
Gold and silver were discovered in Colorado in 1858, and Leadville changed forever. At one point, nearly 45,000 people lived here hoping to strike it rich. Miners picked, scoured, dug, and smelted rich metals from the hills and rocky soil. Once the mines ran dry in the 1980s, the city busted. One former miner, Ken Chlouber, refused to let the city die, and he started the second boom of this headstrong city: the fitness boom. Chlouber started the successful Leadville Trail racing series which started as a 100 mile trail race in the 80s and has grown to a full summer racing series including mountain bike races. Men and women from all over the world come to this historic city to mine their souls for the riches that will drive them to the finish line. Leadville was recently voted best midsized outdoor town in all of Colorado due to its hundreds of miles of trails, the 12 mile long paved Mineral Belt Trail Bike Path, world class rafting, humongous 14,000 foot peaks, and unique Colorado Mountain Charm.
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