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The goal of the Nike Cross Country Camp at West Chester University is to educate young athletes in the fundamentals of cross country while giving them a sense of what it is like to compete at the collegiate level. This camp offers expert coaching and instruction from college coaches and student-athletes, as well as the opportunity to experience a variety of training concepts.

Classroom lectures on current running issues include exercise physiology, aqua running, plyometrics, strength training, injury prevention, establishing goals, visualizing success, racing tactics, training shoe and racing spike selection, training technique and nutrition.

*This is not a West Chester University-affiliated event.

Highlights Include
  • Nike Running Camp T-Shirt
  • Outstanding venue with excellent facilities
  • Top-notch training under college level coaches
  • Individual and group instruction
  • Camp open to ages 12-18
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Camp Coaches

  • Kilgore Jason

    Camp Director Jason Kilgore

    Jason Kilgore is the head coach of the men's and women's track & field programs at West Chester University. 

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  • Assistant Coach Pat Mosley

    Pat Mosley joined the West Chester staff in 2004-05 as the team’s throws coach. She owns USA Track & Field Level 1 and 2 Certifications as well as a USTFCCCA Throws Coach Event Specialist.  Her coaching career spans twenty years.

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  • Assistant Coach Nate Kennedy

    Coach Kennedy serves as the sprints & middle distance coach at WCU. A 2008 graduate of West Chester University, Kennedy returned to his Alma mater in 2013 as an assistant track & field coach.

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  • Assistant Coach Ryan McCauley

    Ryan McCauley joined the WCU staff in the fall of 2013 to coach the Golden Rams’ pole vaulters and to assist with the multi-event athletes.  In his first year with the program, his athletes were responsible for one new school record, one tied school record, four PSAC Championship qualifications, and one NCAA Provisional qualification. 

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Camp Details

In addition to running, this camp camp focuses on supplementary exercises to keep distance runners strong, flexible, and healthy. There are morning and evening work outs, each 2-2.5 hours. Our afternoon session is reserved for guest speakers & weight room work-outs (if available).

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2018 SESSION INFORMATION

Check-in: Sunday, July 8th between 2:00-4:00 p.m. at the residence hall.  Day Campers arrive between 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Check-out: Wednesday, July 11th between 2:00-4:00 p.m. from the residence hall.

Staff members reside in campers’ quarters and participate in all activities.

INSTRUCTION

Ratio: 1:10
Players Grouped by: age, ability and event
Evaluation: by coaching staff
Facility: West Chester University track stadium & cross country trails

HOUSING

Dorm: TBA
Campers Per Room: 2
Roommates: guaranteed if requested 14 days prior to camp and within limits of the room.
Bathrooms: on every floor
Linens: not provided
Air Conditioning: no, fan recommended
Key Deposit: No room key deposit is required at check-in however if the camper loses their key there will be a room key charge of $35.
Spending Money: $45
Medical Facility: athletic trainer is on-site

TRAVEL

Closest Airport: Philadelphia International Airport (30-45 min)
Transportation: not provided

GROUP DISCOUNTS

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

  • 7:00am Wake up & breakfast
  • 9:00am Morning workout
  • 12:00pm Lunch
  • 1:00pm Interactive lecture or workout
  • 3:30pm Free time
  • 5:00pm Dinner
  • 6:00pm Evening run
  • 9:00pm Group organize activities, free time & guest speakers
  • 10:30pm Lights out!

West Chester University Campus

Located just outside of Philadelphia, West Chester University provides a convenient, top-notch location for camp this summer. Overnight campers reside in the campus dormitories where staff and resident advisors supervise campers overnight. Campers have several options for training, including the track at John A. Farrell Stadium, the wooded trails of the Gordon Natural Preserve, and the rural roads of WCU’s South Campus. 

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Camp Reviews

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Overall Average Rating 4.21 / 5 Stars
    • /5.

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.
    Loved it!

    She enjoyed every workout and said she learned a lot about her favorite sport all while having a great time with her friends.

    — Lisa C., Parent of Camper 2017

    • 5/5.
    Passionate staff

    Overall a good camp with a good balance between level of intensity and level of fitness. The coaches were very passionate about what they do and you could tell they really took an interest in every camper. I would definitely reccomend this camp to anyone looking to boost their confidence and ability. 

    — Leonard G., West Chester University Camper

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    • 5/5.
    Quality instruction

    Definitely would recommend this camp. Teens on any running level would enjoy the instruction along with the new friendships.

    — Justin G., West Chester University Camper

    • 5/5.
    Great workouts

    The workouts were great and it was really cool to see what running at the college level would be like.

    — Holly M., West Chester University Camper

    • 5/5.
    Best coaches to offer

    If you enjoy running cross country or track and field, this camp is the right fit for you. The camp offers countless ways to improve your abilities, and has the best coaches to offer. The camp will help understand where you are as a runner/fielder, and where you hope to be, guaranteed. 

    — Mandy W., West Chester University Camper

    • 5/5.
    I would definitely come back!

    This camp was a great experience. The coaches and counselors were very attentive and helped teach new techniques. It was a fun time and I would definitely come back! 

    — Patrick H., West Chester University Camper

    • 5/5.
    Learned new techniques

    Had a great experience - will definitely come back again! Both the staff and the other campers were super friendly, and I learned a lot of good techniques that I can't wait to apply next track season!

    — Ryan R., West Chester University Camper '16

    • 5/5.
    Fun and challenging

    I liked this camp because it was a lot of hard work. I had a lot of fun with the coaches and staff there. The food was also very good and there were plenty of options for vegetarians or even vegans. Overall this camp was fun but hard. 

    — Logan O., West Chester University Camper

    • 5/5.
    Memorable and growth oriented

    I applaud the Nike Running Camp for their ability to differentiate between the various ability levels of runners while ensuring a magnificent learning and growth experience for each child. I have two boys, one who is an advanced runner and the other who just began running this year, they both loved it! Thank you Nike for making camp memorable and growth oriented regardless of skill level. 

    — Gina M., Parent of West Chester University Camper '16

    • 5/5.
    Great guest speakers

    I was definitely in better shape by the end, which was great. Also the counselors got us out of the really bad thunderstorm quickly. I felt really safe at camp. Also it was really cool to meet a bunch of kids who share the same interests as me, so I'm glad the nike camp made that possible. Also, I learned a lot from the speakers. They were great.

    — Gabriel V., West Chester University Camper

    • 5/5.
    No individual coaching/feedback

    Advanced runners attending are doing so in order to get better. Individual coaching and feedback is crucial. Unfortunately that component didn't exist

    — Patricia J., Parent of West Chester University Camper '16

    • 5/5.
    Option to have private room

    My roommate turned out to be horrible. She wanted to share my clothes, she tried on my shoes, she took my snacks. She would not share room in the bathroom or vanity for toiletries. She had a complete fit if I took a shower before her.

    — Miranda S., West Chester University Camper '16

    • 5/5.
    Get better as an athlete

    This Nike running camp in West Chester, PA is a fun and educational running camp that helps you get in shape and meet other fellow runners that have the same passion as you. i would recommend this camp to anyone who loves to run and is looking to get better as a athlete

    — Shaun L., West Chester University Camper '16

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Nike Cross Country Camp West Chester University

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Jason Kilgore, Camp Director
700 South High Street
West Chester, Pennsylvania 19383

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Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Cross Country, Track & Field
Age Group: 12 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Overnight $535.00
Availability: Open

Extended Day (9am-9pm) $435.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
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