Nike Running Camp at Berkshire School
Announcing our newest location for the summer of 2018, the Berkshire School. Having some of the best prep school athletic facilities in New England, this promises to become one of our long time favorites.
The 400-acre campus is located at the base of Mount Everett (2,624 ft.) in Sheffield. In the heart of the Berkshire Hills, our runners train on these spectacular nature trails, including the Appalachian, the most famous of all, which is a short hike from campus.
- Low 10:1 camper to coach ratio
- Breakout sessions on nutrition, race prep and conditioning included daily
- On-site sports medicine staff
- Nike Running Camp T-shirt
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Head Coach Britt Plante
Coach Britt Plante has been coaching cross country since joining Berkshire in 2013. Prior to coaching, she ran cross country for four years and captained her junior and senior years at Endicott College.View Britt's Bio ⟩
Coach Britt was also an accomplished runner and graduate of Proctor Academy where she earned All League status and was a member of multiple Championship teams. She has completed three marathons; The Myles Standish in 2012, New York Marathon in the fall of 2013, and Boston in spring of 2015.
Assistant Coach Ben Bartoldus
Coach Ben Bartoldus is currently a Teacher, Head Boys Basketball Coach, and Assistant Boys Cross Country Coach at Cardigan Mountain School in Canaan, NH. Prior to joining the Cardigan community, Ben was a standout student athlete at Brandeis University and Proctor Academy. Coach Bartoldus spends his summers trail running in the White Mountains of New Hampshire and is excited to share his athletic experiences with the next generation of student athletes.
Coed: August 1 - 4, 2018
The Berkshire School is proud to offer our runners access to excellent facilities for training both on and off-campus. Runners take advantage of Berkshire's beautiful setting with a course that has striking views of the campus and environs. The course is challenging, but idyllic in that it truly incorporates a variety of terrain. Runs take place on the Appalachian Trail, a hike/run challenge up to Mt. Everett, cooling off in Guilder Pond, on the trails of the Berkshire School campus, around Twin Lake in Salisbury, CT and more!Show Less See More Camp Details
Check-in Hours: Wednesday between 12 - 2 PM
Check-out Hours: Saturday between 2:30 - 3 PM
Daily offerings of strength and conditioning, yoga, running form critique, ultimate Frisbee and taking advantage of Berkshire's beautiful campus are all in store for our runners.
Campers of every talent level are encouraged to attend. The school’s coaching staff has established a tradition of excellence including winning New England championships in 1977, 1978, and for four consecutive years from 1995-1998. They share their training methods and enthusiasm for the sport with our Nike campers. Developing runners who appreciate one another and the sport of running is their ultimate goal. For daily runs, grouping is based on average pace, fitness level and miles run per week. Come prepared to run three miles minimum per day. Educational breakout sessions, conditioning drills and daily runs are important parts of each day.
After a full day, evening activities include Capture the flag, bonfire & music, ultimate Frisbee under the lights, and a evening trek to the lean-to for a fire.
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. The 2 forms will be collected at check-in.
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.
This camp must comply with regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and be licensed by LBOH.
Parents can request copies of background check procedures, health care and discipline policies, and grievance procedures.
There are hills meadows, woods, and even a brook to cross. Additionally, favorite running loops on country roads in the surrounding rolling hills of southwestern Massachusetts provide even more territory than Berkshire's own 400 acres. Berkshire's campus regularly hosts the New England Prep School championship.