Nike Rose City Cross Country Camp
Join us this summer in Portland, Oregon for our 2019 Nike Rose City XC Camp. Experience top-notch coaching, breathtaking views, miles of gorgeous trails while having fun in this great city. Boys and girls, ages 12-18, develop the fundamental skills to becoming successful runners.
- Multiple runs around the beautiful trails of Portland
- Two training runs each day
- July 30th Max ride to the Oregon Zoo for a graduation run and a Zoo day (incl in camp fee). Post run picnic on site.
- Low camper to staff ratio
- Individualize training programs for all levels
- Informative and inspirational guest speakers
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Head Coach Eric Dettman
Coach Dettman has worked with the Lincoln running programs for the past six years and has taken over as the head coach of the track and field program for the past two years. During his time at Lincoln, he has coached two State trophy cross country teams, 11 All-State athletes, and one State champion.View Eric's Bio ⟩
As a former runner for the University of Oregon and York Community High School, he has been guided by some of the best coaches in America and is excited to share those experiences with our campers. Coach Dettman believes that character development is as important as athletic development and will share his expertise in both areas.
Assistant Coach Matt Dettman
Coach Dettman has worked with the Lincoln Cluster running program the last two years. During that time, he’s worked with 6th-8th grade boys and girls and helped them develop the necessary skills to improve their running form and times.View Matt's Bio ⟩
Under his guidance, the girls have won one district championship and both the boys and girls are poised for continued success. He formerly ran for the University of Oregon and York Community High School and had the opportunity to work with some of the most prestigious coaches in America. He believes developing the right skills, both mentally and physically, at a young age, leads to continued success as a student athlete in their future endeavors.
Assistant Coach Ryan Keene
Ryan Keene is the current head cross country coach, as well as the head track and field coach at Madison High School. He has coached the Senators since 2017, and in 2018 the girls’ track and field team took 2nd at the PIL district meet while only having 16 female competitors at the meet.View Ryan's Bio ⟩
In his first two seasons at Madison High School for cross country, the participation has tripled on both the boys’ and girls’ teams. Ryan began his coaching career at Clackamas High School and coached there for nine seasons. As the distance head coach in track, he never failed to qualify an athlete for the State meet and in XC, never failed to get a girls’ team to State. While at Clackamas, his teams won two girls’ team titles in cross country, four girls’ team titles on the track and coached athletes to break seven of the school distance records. Ryan ran collegiately at Gonzaga University for legendary NW coach Pat Tyson. Ryan still views Tyson’s philosophy as one of his main reasons for success in coaching.
Skills learned include proper and efficient running form, strength and body weight workouts, nutrition, life-skills, clinics on mental toughness and the joy of running. Campers as well as lots of fun activities for all. This camp will help your son or daughter develop as a runner while gaining self-confidence and making new friends.
- Core and weight training exercises on the field or in the weight room everyday
- 2 runs a day at the Duniway Track, Lincoln Track, and surrounding Portland trails
- Hill workouts at Terwilliger
- Evening activities include fun, active games, such as Ultimate Frisbee or soccer
- Workouts on the track consist of pacing specific workouts.
- One long run that will follow up with a day at the zoo.
- Guest speakers each day, topics such as self-confidence, nutrition, what’s new at Nike, and goal setting.
2019 Dates: July 28 - August 1
Check-in: On Sunday between 10:00 am – 11:00 am.
Check-out: On Thursday at 12:00 pm from the dorms.
Overnight Tuition: Features several instructional sessions per day, three hot meals, and lodging in University residence halls. Fun evening recreation programs are planned!
Players Grouped by: skill, age, times, and years of experience
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: Yes
Nearest Airport: Portland International Airport
Transportation: Not provided
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
- 7:15am Wake up
- 8:00am Morning run
- 8:45am Stretching
- 9:00am Breakfast
- 10:30am Guest speaker
- 12:00pm Lunch
- 1:00pm Free time
- 2:00pm Guest speaker, trivia, prizes
- 3:15pm Supplementary sessions
- 3:45pm Pool & secondary run
- 5:30pm Dinner
- 7:30pm Evening activities
- 10:15pm In rooms, lights out
Campers stay in the dorms at Portland State University and dine in the school's dining hall.
Camp Questions & Answers
When and where will the check-in and check-out take place for the Rose City Running Camp?
All campers check in to camp between 12:30 and 1:30 on Sunday, first day of camp. Follow the signs on campus to registration. Exact location TBA.
After a closing /graduation ceremony at 11:00, check out takes place at noon, the last 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!
How are runners placed in their running groups?
The Staff has created a formula that determines running groups. Groups are based on a combination of recent mileage, season best 5k and long runs. A change in groups can be accommodated if staff members leading those groups feel it is needed.
How many miles do we run each day?
Athletes will run twice a day. Once in the morning right from campus on nearby trails and once in the afternoon at the track. The morning run is more of a distance run and the afternoon track session is an opportunity to work on specific training paces. Actual distances vary based on runner’s mileage and ability.
When does the Zoo run take place?
The camp travels to the zoo on July 30th. The plan is to eat breakfast, host a mini clinic and then head to the Max station to take us to zoo. We'll run after that. Box lunches are provided for post-run picnic.
What happens if it starts to rain during camp?
All campers receive their full running program each day weather permitting. In the threat of severe weather, we will adjust our schedule for the outdoor training runs.
What are some of the evening activities that are planned for the campers?
Fun and exciting after evening activities are an important part of the camp experience and are carefully planned by the staff. Evening activities include fun games on the outdoor field like soccer, ultimate Frisbee, capture the flag.
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.
How many campers are placed in a dorm and do you accommodate roommate requests?
Campers are placed 2 per room in the dorms. 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.
Do the dorms have air-conditioning?
Dorms are not air-conditioned. Bring a fan.
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.
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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