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The 2019 Nike Rising Stars Track & Field Camp develops our athletes to become better, stronger and smarter. At Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, MIchigan, we provide an educational and inspirational experience for athletes ages 12-18.

Each camper receives state-of-the-art training. Our knowledgeable staff uses a combination of drills, demonstrations and training theory to enhance performance. Flexibility and weight training sessions are part of the daily program, providing a comprehensive package of the latest, most successful training methods. Campers choose from all disciplines: throws (shot put,hammer, discus, javelin), sprints, hurdles, middle distance (including steeplechase), and jumps (high jump, long jump, triple jump, pole vault). Campers leave with a renewed enthusiasm for their event, with a plan for their future!

Highlights Include
  • Video analysis
  • Nike Running Camp T-Shirt
  • Nike Running Certificate
  • Top-notch instruction from college coaches
  • 10:1 Camper to Staff ratio
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Camp Coaches

  • Andy Towne Nike Running Camps

    Camp Director Andrew Towne

    Andrew Towne is in his 7th year as head coach of the Hillsdale College track & field/cross country programs. During this time, he has lead the women to 5 NCAA podium finishes and the 2015-16 Div II Program-of-the-Year award. 

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    Assistant Coach RP White

    RP White returned to Hillsdale College in the fall of 2016. White served as one of the assistant track/cross country coaches for the Chargers from 2011-2014, while specializing in the long distance events.

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    Assistant Coach Nate Miller

    Nate Miller enters his 4th year as an assistant track & field coach for the Chargers. Miller specializes in the short sprints/jumps. Throughout his career with the Chargers, Miller has coached several School Record Holders and All-GLIAC honorees.

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  • Stargell Williams Nike Running Camps

    Assistant Coach Stargell Williams

    Stargell Williams joins the Hillsdale College Chargers as the throws coach. Williams most recently comes from Florida State University where he served as a volunteer assistant coach after his phenomenal career for the Seminoles.

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  • Samantha Kearny Nike Running Camps

    Assistant Coach Samantha Kearney

    Samantha Kearney re-joined Hillsdale College in February of 2016. For the Chargers, Kearney specializes in the middle distance/steeplechase events. Throughout her career with the Chargers, she coached several All-Americans, NCAA qualifiers, and GLIAC champions including Emily Oren and Amy Kerst.

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Camp Details

Equipment - Each camper should wear comfortable work-out clothing for each camp session. Additionally, campers should bring their own event shoes or spikes. Please be sure to properly mark your equipment, so that it can be easily identified.

Note: For liability reasons, pole vaulters must bring their own poles.

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Events at Hillsdale College Track & Field Camp

  • Sprints (Up to 400m)
  • Hurdles
  • Middle Distance (Including Steeplechase)
  • Jumps (Long, triple and high jump)
  • Pole Vault (Campers must bring their own poles)
  • Throws (Shot-put, discus, hammer, javelin)

Check In/Check Out

271 Union Street, Hillsdale, MI 49242

Check-in: 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Check-out: Noon from the dorms.

24-hour supervision is an important feature of every Nike Running Camp. Staff members reside in campers’ quarters and participate in all activities.


Ratio: 1:10
Runners grouped by: age, ability and event
Evaluation: by coaching staff
Facility: Hillsdale College Track complex


Dorm: assigned at check in
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: $25 – check made out to US Sports Camps
Spending Money: $40
Medical Facility: athletic trainer is on-site


Closest Airport: Capital Region International Airport- Lansing, MI
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

  • 8:00am Wake-up
  • 8:30am Breakfast
  • 9:30am Morning training session
  • 12:00pm Lunch
  • 2:00pm Lecture
  • 3:00pm Afternoon training session
  • 5:00pm Dinner
  • 7:00pm Group Activity

Hillsdale College Facility

Campers work out at one of two Olympic-Caliber facilities. Indoors, they train at the Biermann Center- which boasts the world’s widest indoor 200m track, using the same Mondo surface used in the 2012 London Olympic Games. Outdoors, they train at the Herrick Track- using the same Mondo surface that was used in the 2000 Sydney/2004 Athens Olympic Games.


Camp Questions & Answers

What events are offered at the Hillsdale College track camp?

  • Sprints (Up to 400m)
  • Hurdles
  • Middle Distance (Including Steeplechase)
  • Jumps (Long, triple and high jump)
  • Pole Vault (Campers must bring their own poles)
  • Throws (Shot-put, discus, hammer, javelin)

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.

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Can you accommodate special dietary needs?

Campers dine in the 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.

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!

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.

Camp Reviews

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Overall Average Rating 4.60 / 5 Stars
    • 5/5.
    She loved talking to the coaches 1 on 1

    July 15, 2018: She enjoyed watching herself on video and talking to the coaches 1 on 1 about what she can improve on. She really built a lot of confidence for her high school season!

    — Shawn B. Parent

    • 5/5.
    The nutritional information was wonderful

    July 16, 2018: The nutritional information was wonderful. The coaches were all very knowledgeable about their specialties. The teamwork and bonding between the campers and coaches was the best part.

    — Seth P. Camper

    • 5/5.
    I will definitely be back!

    July 17, 2018: I learned more in those three days than in three years of high school. Great camp. Coaches were really knowledgeable and friendly. I will definitely be back!

    — Judy A. Camper

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    • 5/5.
    Learned a lot

    My son learned a lot during the small group breakout sessions. He enjoyed his one-on-one time with the coaches working in the long-jump pit. The camp worked on his technique and increased his confidence in the sport.

    — Jim D., Parent 2017

    • 5/5.
    Only way to go!

    If you seriously want to improve upon and grow in your running, going to a Nike Running camp is the only way to go. The Nike Running camp is the only camp in all sports that I've gone to that has drastically improved my skills. The coaching is very individualized and specific for each camper and definitely allows each camper to fulfill their potential.

    — Edward A., Camper 2016

    • 5/5.
    Great time at camp!

    I had a great time at Nike Track Camp! The staff was excellent and were very easy to talk to. I really felt like I received a lot of information that I can apply to my sport. -Camper

    — Stefan R., Camper 2016

    • 5/5.
    Efficient planning and execution

    Future camper, Nike running camps are a great opportunity to meet new athletes and gain skills and knowledge. This camp is efficient in planning and executing activities and sessions. They focus on each different event or sport and work to discuss each individual's experience and help with their troubles.

    — Jae L., Camper 2015

    • 5/5.
    Amazing camp

    This is such an amazing camp. You have so many options to choose from. From 40s all the way to eight miles or more. At this camp you have the chance to meet a lot of new coaches that are fun and will try their best to help you.

    — Hillary G., Camper 2015

    • 5/5.
    First Rate

    Cannot imaging a better experience for my young camper! Instruction and facilities were both first rate. My daughter cannot wait for next year.

    — Brendon L., Camper 2015

    • 5/5.
    New love for running

    Nike Running Camps instilled in me a new love for running, which I can hopefully share with others and help motivate my team this year.

    — Dori P., Camper 2014

    • 5/5.
    Made great friends

    This was my daughter’s first sports camp and she LOVED IT! It's been over a week since she finished camp and she is still talking about what she learned and the great friends she made.

    — Ivory L., Parent 2014

    • 5/5.
    Can't wait for next year!

    Great location, awesome staff! Can't wait to come back next year!

    — Farrah P., Camper 2014

    • 5/5.
    Coaches genuinely care

    The camp was constructed very well and I would recommend it to other athletes. They did a good job on really pushing the drive phase so I can better understand and improve of it. They also commented on individuals and offered ways they could improve individually. The coaches seemed to genuinely care about everyone who was at the camp.

    — Brittney R., Camper 2013

    • 5/5.
    Lots of one on one with the coaching staff

    The Nike Running Camp at Hillsdale College was a great experience. The coaching staff offers a lot of one on one time with the athletes and they make sure that you understand everything.

    — Erin M., Camper 2013

    • 5/5.
    One complaint

    The only complaint I had during the camp was how the group activity was after dinner. While I enjoyed every group activity, I feel like if they had been before dinner I would've been able to fall asleep faster because everyday without fail I was tired after dinner but the group activity woke me up again. Overall though, the camp was great!

    — Pat R., Camper 2016

Nike Rising Stars Track & Field Camp Hillsdale College

Andrew Towne, Camp Director
201 Oak Street
Hillsdale, Michigan 49242
Questions? Call 1-800-645-3226

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Cross Country, Track & Field
Age Group: 12 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Overnight $555.00
Availability: Yes

Extended Day (9am-9pm) $445.00
Availability: Yes

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
Programs: Cross Country, Track & Field
Age Group: 12 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Overnight $555.00
Availability: Yes

Extended Day (9am-9pm) $445.00
Availability: Yes

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-645-3226 we would be happy to help you.
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