Nike Running Camp Wasatch Academy
High Altitude Training
Come train with one of the premier coaches in Utah at Wasatch Academy!
Join us for the 2019 Nike XC Camp at Wasatch Academy. Set on a beautiful 30 acre high mountain valley campus at 6000', our runners have quick access to valley trails as well as the Wasatch Plateau and the iconic Skyline Drive for training runs at 10,000' elevation. Coach Bill Bedford leads camp with a goal to improve your time through trail runs, strength and conditioning exercises, and mental preparation activities. Improve your speed, strength, and endurance in this high altitude environment!
- Low 10:1 camper to coach ratio
- 5K graduation run on the final morning of camp
- High altitude trail runs, 6000' elevation
- Nike Running Camp T-shirt
- Guest speakers addressing XC prep, running technique and gear.
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Head Coach Bill Bedford
Coach Bill Bedford has been the cross country and track and field coach at Wasatch Academy and North Sanpete High School (Mt. Pleasant, UT) since 1990. His athletes have won numerous individual and team Regional Championships as well as individual State Championships over the years in both sports.View Bill's Bio ⟩
Coach Bedford has earned Level 1 Coaching certification from USA Track and Field as well as Level II certification in distance events and in the sprints, hurdles and relays. He is a former collegiate athlete (ice hockey and lacrosse) and has since participated in distance runs, marathons, triathlons, bicycle racing and cross country ski racing. His daughter Sylvia ran for NCAA Division 1 Southern Utah University and is a 2:45 marathoner.
Coed: July 17 - 20
Set in the midst of breathtaking mountain scenery, the location offers the perfect combination of recreational opportunities and a physically safe environment for kids to enjoy their experience of living on campus and making the most of their training.
The camp features several instructional sessions per day, swimming, three hot meals, and lodging in residence halls. An evening recreation program is also included.
Multiple sessions with guest speakers address summer cross country preparation, running technique and gear, the college experience for runners, technology tools to enhance training, the topic of lifestyle/ nutrition as well as providing inspiration and purpose for the work ahead.
The graduation run is a 5K race, the Ute Stampede (Nephi), the final morning of camp.Show Less See More Camp Details
Check-in: Wednesday - 12pm
Checkout: Saturday - 11am
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: TBA
Spending Money: $40
Medical Facility: a certified athletic trainer is on-site
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 Light breakfast
- 8:00 AM Morning run (valley locations)
- 9:30 AM Morning clinic / presentation
- 11:00 AM Stability / weights / strength / cross training work
- 12:00 PM Lunch
- 1:00 PM Rest, reading, journaling
- 2:00-4:00 PM High altitude trail training run
- 4:30-5:30 PM Afternoon swim
- 6:00 PM Dinner
- 7:00 PM Guest speaker or evening activity
Between the open land and the breathtaking scenery, Wasatch Academy is the ideal training center for both the seasoned runner and enthusiastic newbie.
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
My son can't wait to go back!
My son loved the entire thing -- from the early morning workouts to the hikes and other activities. It was phenomenal. Really, this was a wonderful camp and it showed. My son is already talking about going back next year.
— Michael T., Parent 2018
My son enjoyed the 5k race and the mountain runs. This was a great camp and we would have given 5 stars if there had been more campers there.
— Brad B., Parent 2018