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Train with the best at the Stanford Camp of Champions!

The 2019 Nike Track & Field Camp of Champions at Stanford University offers athletes the rare opportunity to experience firsthand the life of a Stanford student-athlete. The Nike Camp at Stanford University is called the “Camp of Champions” for good reason - Stanford enjoys international recognition for its ability to turn talented young athletes into world-class performers. Instruction is given by Stanford coaches & staff. The program is designed for athletes with the desire and special aptitude to become more competitive in their event. It is challenging and intense, helping the young athlete grow mentally and physically tougher for competition and training.

Campers are also welcomed to do the Stanford Cross Country Camp. Click Here for more information.

  • Our camps are open to any and all entrants. Ages: 12-18
  • Any athlete who has sufficient preparatory education to be academically eligible to enter college in the fall following the camp date will not be permitted to attend the camp.
  • Drugs, alcohol and smoking are strictly prohibited and constitute grounds for immediate dismissal from camp.
Highlights Include
  • Nike Running Camp T-shirt
  • Knowledgeable and inspiring guest speakers
  • Event-specific training
  • Education in the latest training techniques and sports sciences
  • Post-camp goal setting and training
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Camp Coaches

  • Stanford Coach Chris Miltenberg

    Camp Director Chris Miltenberg

    In six seasons, Franklin P. Johnson Director of Track and Field and men's cross country coach Chris Miltenberg has built Stanford to where it can contend for national championships in both cross country and track and field.

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  • Stanford Coach Michael Eskind

    Assistant Coach Michael Eskind

    Michael Eskind is Stanford's associate head coach and recruiting coordinator, in addition to coaching the jumps, pole vault, and multi-events. He has coached at Stanford since the 2013 season.

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  • Gabe Sanders Su

    Assistant Coach Gabe Sanders

    Gabe Sanders has completed two years as Stanford's sprints and hurdles coach, having joined the Cardinal staff in October 2015.

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  • Debole Su

    Assistant Coach Elizabeth DeBole

    Head Women’s Cross Country/Assistant Track and Field Coach- Elizabeth DeBole coaches Stanford's women's distance runners, and in her first two seasons as head women's cross country coach she led the Cardinal to a pair of top-five NCAA finishes, including a podium-finish of fourth in 2017.

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    Assistant Cross County/Track & Field Coach Dylan Sorensen

    Assistant Cross Country/Track and Field Coach- Dylan Sorensen, a two-time steeplechase All-American and professional triathlete, was named assistant coach for men's distance runners and completed his first season, in 2018, with Sean McGorty's NCAA outdoor 5,000 title.

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    Assistant Track and Field Coach Amin Nikfar

    Two-time Olympian Amin Nikfar is in his first season as throws coach for the Stanford track and field team.

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Camp Details

At the Nike Stanford Track & Field Camp, young athletes can choose from all disciplines: throw (shot put,hammer, discus, javelin) sprints, hurdles, middle distance (including steeplechase), and jumps (high jump, long jump, triple jump, pole vault). Note: For liability reasons, pole vaulters must bring their own poles. During each training session, campers select an event of their choice for specialization. Each group is assigned an experienced event coach for specialized training and individual attention.

Training and instruction are provided in breakout sessions led by the Stanford Camp Counselor Staff, including current Stanford coaches and student athletes. The camp also employs counselors from other collegiate institutions, providing campers with a broad range of insight and experience from coaches and athletes from around the country. The week will also include speakers and panel discussions with counselor staff including topics such as training, competition, balance, motivation, sleep and nutrition.

A representative from the Stanford admissions office attends a session dedicated to the college recruiting process, offering valuable advice to campers.

Extended Day Campers attend Sunday to Wednesday. There is no session on Thursday for our extended day campers.

Overnight Campers check-in on Sunday between 3-5pm and depart the morning of Thursday at 9am.

Early Check Out Policy

All requests for an early check out (excluding medical withdrawals or emergencies) must be submitted through US Sports Camps than no later than 48 HOURS PRIOR TO PICK UP. Pick up requests must include a contact information for the parent/guardian of the camper, a signature approving the early departure, as well as the method of pick up (parent/relative will pick up, Uber, car service, etc).

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SESSION INFORMATION

Events at the Camp of Champions

  • Sprints
  • Hurdles
  • Middle Distance (Including Steeplechase)
  • Jumps (High, Long and Triple Jumps)
  • Throws (Shot put, hammer, discus, javelin)
  • Pole Vault (CAMPERS MUST BRING THEIR OWN POLES)

Check in/Check Out

Overnight Campers
Check-in: 3-5 pm, Sunday.
Check-out: 9 am, Thursday.

Extended Day Campers
Check-in: 3-5 pm, Sunday.
Check-out: 9 pm, Wednesday.
*Monday - Wednesday are full days

INSTRUCTION

Ratio: 1:10
Runners grouped by: ability and event.
Facility: Stanford Track & campus.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:00 am Wake-Up! Meet in Counselor Groups for Check In.
  • 7:10 am Breakfast
  • 8:00 am Day Camper Drop Off/Check In
  • 8:30 am Meet in Counselor Groups for Check In.
  • Cross Country: Morning Session - Depart for Morning Run
  • Track and Field: Morning Session - Walk to Cobb Track and Angell Field
  • 11:30 am Return to Dorms * Free Time
  • 12:30 pm Meet in Counselor Groups for Check In.
  • 12:30-1:30 pm Lunch
  • 1:45 pm Meet in Groups in front of Dorms - Walk to Band Shack
  • 2:00 pm Guest speaker
  • 2:30 pm Track and Field: Afternoon Training Session - Event-Specific Training
  • Cross Country: Afternoon Training Session - Secondary Run, Drills and Strides
  • 4:30 pm Return to Dorms * Free Time
  • 6:00 pm Meet in Check In Groups Outside of Dorms
  • 6:0-6:50 pm Dinner at Wilbur Dining Hall
  • 7:00 pm Meet in Groups in front of Dorms - TBA
  • 7:15 pm Guest speaker
  • 8:00 pm Free Time at Dorms
  • 9:00 pm Day Camper Pick Up/Check Out
  • 10:00 pm CURFEW - ALL CAMPERS IN DORMS!
  • 10:15 pm ROOM CHECKS - ALL CAMPERS MUST BE IN ASSIGNED ROOMS!
  • 10:30 pm LIGHTS OUT!

Nike Cross Country Camp Stanford Campus

Cobb Track and Angel Field is host to thousands of athletes each year. World, American, collegiate and high school records have all been set on this amazing facility. The Track has hosted the USA National Championships, USA Junior Nationals, and is home to the prestigious Stanford Invitational. During each training session, campers select an event of their choice for specialization. Each group is assigned an experienced event coach, for specialized training and individual attention.

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Camp Questions & Answers

What is the difference between track and field and cross country camp?

Stanford Track and Field/Cross Country Camp operates as two camps in one and offers the best of both worlds for any budding athlete! While we meet together for check in, meals, and guest speakers, we will separate cross country and track and field campers for all of our “training” sessions. Cross Country includes longer mileage runs and some track workouts. Cross Country also does two off-campus, longer distance runs that will take place on local trails and jogging paths. Track and Field offers workouts/training in the following disciplines: sprints/hurdles, jumps (pole vault, high jump and horizontal jumps), and throws (shot put, discus, hammer, javelin).

I’m a track and field camper, what if I want to participate in multiple event areas?

Our staff encourages campers to make their camp experience their “own.” For example, if campers would like to participate in sprints and throws, they should speak directly to their check-in counselor on site and we will do our best to make sure campers are able to participate in as many event areas as possible. If you participate with one training group for one session, you are by no means committed to remain with that group for the duration of camp.

I run the 800-meters, which camp should I register for?

Great question! Cross Country Camp features more distance-based training, with athletes running approximately 3-8 miles per session. The sprints group will focus more on drills, form, block starts, and shorter-distance, speed-based workouts. If you are unsure of which group you belong, please speak to your counselor and we will ensure that you have the BEST POSSIBLE training experience.

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1) When and where will the check-in and check-out take place for the Camp of Champions?

All campers check in to camp between 3:00 and 5:00pm on Sunday, June 23. Follow the signs on campus to registration.

Our final scheduled activity will be breakfast on Thursday, June 27. Campers should plan to depart between 8:00-9:00 a.m. Extended Day Campers depart after Wednesday evening's activities.

Final check in location and instructions, as well as directions and a parking map will be provided prior to camp.

Are pole vaulters permitted to register? Should I bring my own poles?

Yes! We require all pole vaulters to bring their own poles to camp. We do not have any available for your use during training. Please register as pole vault during the registration process so we can identify your specialty prior to check-in. Poles will be safely locked up and stored at our facility until the conclusion of camp.

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. PLEASE DON’T FORGET TO BRING THIS TO CAMP CHECK IN!

Will a campus tour or admissions information be included for interested campers?

No. Campus tours or admissions discussions will not be conducted as part of Stanford Track and Field/Cross Country Camp. Campers interested in a campus tour should visit the Stanford Visitors’ Center website for more information - http://visit.stanford.edu/basics/visitor_center.html. Please note: Tours should be scheduled AFTER camp has concluded. Campers will not be released to participate in any outside activities during the duration of camp.

I am interested in running in college; will there be information about this process be provided to campers?

Stanford Track and Field/Cross Country Camp will feature both coach and student-athlete panel discussions. Campers will have the opportunity to submit questions to be answered during the discussions. Our coaching staff features both coaches and current student athletes from all levels of collegiate track and field (Division I, Division II, Division III, NAIA, etc.), and we are confident we can offer a broad insight to all athletes interested in competing at the next level.

Does this camp have medical personnel on staff?

We have a certified athletic training on-site and a doctor on-call at all times in case of a training injury or medical ailment/emergency. If you have a medical issue that may affect your performance or participation in certain activities while at camp, please be prepared to speak to the athletic training staff at check in.

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.

What activities are available during evening hours or “free-time?”

Campers will have free-time during the afternoons and evenings and have the opportunity to participate in various games in the dorm courtyard (outdoor volleyball, kickball, basketball, frisbee). Campers will also have the opportunity to walk (with counselor supervision) to the Stanford Bookstore each day where they can purchase souvenirs, snacks, toiletries, etc.

Do the dorms have air-conditioning?

Dorms are not air-conditioned. Bring a fan.

How many campers are placed in a dorm and do you accommodate roommate requests?

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 campers, similar age and same gender.

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 4.79 / 5 Stars
    • 5/5.
    She wants to go back next year!

    July 5, 2018: She loved every aspect of the camp. From the workouts to the food, no complaints about anything.She wants to go back next year!

    — Stephen S. Parent

    • 5/5.
    It was a memorable and motivating experience!

    July 6, 2018: My daughter really appreciated the great training and she enjoyed meeting new people. The coaches and counselors were outstanding. It was a memorable and motivating experience!

    — Katie P. Parent

    • 0/5.
    ​She loved seeing the improvement of her long jump

    July 9, 2018: She loved seeing the improvement of her long jump. She also enjoyed meeting new people! She really liked one of her coaches named Sam.

    — Cindy H. Parent

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    • 5/5.
    Inspiring

    My daughter enjoyed the fact that she was around like-minded athletes who were committed to the discipline of track and field. She kept going back to that fact.

    — Antonia N., Parent 2017

    • 5/5.
    Thank You

    My son had some health issues. I greatly appreciated that the camp director himself made sure that my son still had a wonderful experience. My son also appreciated the social experience with the other campers.

    — David. M., Parent 2017

    • 5/5.
    Amazing

    I had an amazing time at camp. I got to meet tons of runners from around the country and I made lots of new friends. I also got to run with college athletes and get insight from them about what college academics and running is like.

    — Max W., Camper 2017

    • 5/5.
    Throwers dream

    As a thrower, it does not get much better than having Coach Eisenreich's full attention for three days straight.

    — Sara K., Camper 2016

    • 5/5.
    Incredible!

    This was an incredible experience. My daughter received excellent, individualized instruction and learned valuable skills on how to prevent injuries. She loved every minute of it!

    — Sandy C., Parent 2016

    • 5/5.
    Renewed focus

    My son has attended many training sessions but none has ignited such a fire as his attendance at the recent Stanford Track & Field Skills Camp has a renewed focus and more now than ever he's determined to compete at the next level and his sites are set on Summer Olympics 2016! Thanks Nike!

    — Pablo W., Parent 2016

    • 5/5.
    Great experience

    This camp offers you great experiences and you get to know how student-athlete is lives at Stanford and you get a competitive level in all the ways

    — Alyssa G., Camper 2016

    • 5/5.
    Amazing facilities

    Every time I spoke with family at home, I only used the word "awesome". Coming from a small private school in Perth, West Australia, the opportunity to learn from international coaches, experience the enormity of an American university, and the amazing facilities was a dream come true. I would love to come back and experience it again, did not want to leave. Thank you for the opportunity.

    — Jasmine B., Camper

    • 5/5.
    Individualized attention

    I was very pleased that the actual instruction came from the track coaches in each event and the coaches were available for individual questions and advice. My daughter was thrilled with the experience.

    — Monique M., Camper

    • 5/5.
    Life-changing camp

    This is a life-changing camp and provides life-changing opportunities for kids that attend. It is a fun and amazing experience - This was my first year at this camp, but I know that I will happily await my return next year and years to come.

    — Alton J., Camper

    • 5/5.
    Amazing experience

    Stanford "Camp of Champions" Track & Field has been an amazing experience for me and I can't wait to go back. Others should definitely try it out too!

    — Bryan W., Camper

    • 5/5.
    Solid training

    This camp was an amazing experience for my daughter. It opened her eyes to the world of collegiate level running and field events. She realizes the value of solid training, and intends to pursue track and field at the collegiate level.

    — Debbie B., Parent

    • 5/5.
    Improve skills

    This camp is great! I specialize in the hurdles and got some great tips to improve from the coaches, and also improved some of my side events immensely! I went from a 4'8" high jump to 5' 5" I went from a 35" triple jump to 39" .The housing, the counselors, the free food, and the campers are great and I can't wait to return next year!

    — Joshua S., Camper

    • 5/5.
    Will definitely come back

    This camp is amazing. I am a second year veteran of this camp, and I will definitely come back. There are so many amazing opportunities here at the Stanford Camp of Champions, not only to learn but to excel and improve in your event. All of the counselors are student athletes at Stanford, and the coaches are just amazing. It is so cool to be apart of something like this and to have the opportunity to talk to the head coaches of STANFORD and all these other wonderful people. The workouts are very good and you will acquire all sorts of new ideas and information. I highly recommend this camp for anybody, it is very worthwhile.

    — Billy L., Camper

    • 5/5.
    Helped each athlete improve

    The instructors at the camp were focused on making sure that each athlete--advanced or beginner-- were attended to and given attention. They made sure to help each athlete improve even more than when they were when he/she attended camp. The sessions were intense but extremely helpful and overall the camp was very fun! I made a lot of friends and got to explore the beautiful campus that is Stanford University.

    — Darnell H., Camper

    • 5/5.
    Unforgettable experience

    Coming from Australia for the experience was one I will never forget and was definitely worthwhile. Experiencing what college life was like and receiving some intense training from ex-athletes and qualified coaches was one of the highlights. Recommend for anyone to do of any skill level.

    — Jimmy P., Camper

    • 5/5.
    Great experience

    The camp had Olympic and Stanford coaches, along with Olympians and high-level collegiate athletes. The camp was a great 5 day experience.

    — Eleni D., Camper

    • 5/5.
    Focused coaches

    My son has been to other track camps where there was more standing around than running or jumping. The coaches at the Nike camp were interested in coaching and seeing improvement. So if your child is very interested in track and field, this is the place for him/her!

    — Kieth B., Parent

    • 5/5.
    Camp of Champions!

    "The Nike Camp of Champions provides excellent training and instruction from some of the best collegiate athletes in the country, while providing crucial information about college running and the life of an athlete."

    — Liza M., Parent

    • 5/5.
    Challenging Experience

    "This camp is for the runner that wants to challenge himself/herself. As a parent I appreciated the many discussions, which included one about college selection through the lens of the student-athlete."

    — Amanda A., Parent

    • 5/5.
    Highest level of improvement!

    "Stanford Track Camp is a great place to learn and further improve your ability in the sport even at the highest levels."

    — Shizuko S., Camper

    • 5/5.
    Inspiring Staff & Camp!

    "This camp gave me a future to look forward to and a staff of inspiring people to look up to. There really isn't an experience like this out there for people passionate about this sport."

    — Mikey V., Camper,

    • 5/5.
    Helps Achieve Goals

    "These camps offer athletes of all ability levels the opportunity to receive the help, encouragement, and instruction they need to help them achieve their goals."

    — Maira D., Camper

    • 5/5.
    Meets Anyone's Needs

    "Whether you want to go to improve from a high level in one specific area, or in many different areas or if you want to try something new, this camp provides a great, competative yet also helpful and open-minded environment to do so."

    — Kyle A., Camper

    • 5/5.
    Hone Skills

    "Nike Track & Field Camps are a great addition to any training program. Held at some of the top universities in the country, it's a great way for athletes to hone their skills and learn about the university experience."

    — Leyla O., Parent

    • 5/5.
    Learn Something New!

    "Everyone gets phenomenal training in their specific events, as well as in proper ways to warm up and train. Also, everyone has the opportunity to learn a brand new event!"

    — Angelita M., Camper

    • 5/5.
    Great Experience!

    "This camp was an excellent choice for my son. His training was intense and he came home telling us about the informative seminars. The university experience was especially the highlight, very safe!!"

    — Anette H., Parent

    • 5/5.
    Recommend this Camp to all Runners!

    "This camp has helped me determine the kind of track and field I will be participating in. The coaches were helpful and pushed me to my full ability and I appreciated that. I would recommend this camp to all runners who are serious in track and field and want to have an enjoyable time!"

    — Mary F., Camper

    • 5/5.
    Invaluable perspective

    The Nike track and field camp program was geared at the right level for the high school athlete. The college athlete instructors provided an invaluable perspective about college and athletics. Lastly, the friendships and connections made with other athletes from across the country made for a memorable experience. I highly recommend this camp, It is truly worthwhile.

    — Maye H., Parent

    • 5/5.
    Formed great friendships

    This camp was such a wonderful experience! The groups are split up according to ability which is great. I got to meet many people from all over who had the same interests as I do! I formed great friendships and can't wait to come back!!

    — Dana G., Camper

    • 5/5.
    Knowledgeable and personable coaches

    We were very pleased with the Stanford track camp. The instruction was very high level--the coaches were extremely knowledgeable and personable. It was a very positive experience for my 14-yr old daughter to be surrounded by other campers from all around the world who share her passion for track and field, and also strive for a high level of performance. I hear the food is also quite excellent, which is a relief since the athletes need the support of a healthy and nourishing diet. It was her first time at the camp as a day camper, and she wants to attend next year with a friend as an overnight camper.

    — Taylor C., Parent

    • 5/5.
    Good clean fun

    One of the best camps my daughter ever went to. She met incredible, focused individuals and also had good, clean fun. Great timing for a girl going to high school to see that you choose the path you take in life. Kudos to Nike!

    — Mindy G., Parent

    • 5/5.
    Best in the nation

    I felt like I learned a lot, the weather was amazing and the dorms/food/campus was phenomenal, and the coaching staff is from all over the country and are the best in the nation.

    — Dave C., Camper

    • 5/5.
    Great instructors

    The camp was organized, they had great instructors, and the program was set at the appropriate level for high school. The outgoing, positive student athletes were fun to hang out with and provided perspectives about being a college athlete that was invaluable.

    — Rachel C., Camper

    • 5/5.
    Everyone was encouraging and willing to help

    The camp hired some great coaches this year: everyone I worked with was encouraging and willing to help me improve. The work outs were demanding and I was sore a lot, but it was definitely worth it. I learned a ton of new drills and tips to utilize in my upcoming seasons.

    — Casey S., Camper

    • 5/5.
    Boosted my confidence

    Stanford track and field camp was an amazing experience. It taught me so much about university level track and it gave me a boost of confidence to get me through my senior year of track at the high school level. I wish I wasn't aged out because I would love to go back next year and meet more amazing athletes from all over the world and learn even more from the coaches that were present at the camp.

    — Rachel C., Camper

    • 5/5.
    Experience I'll never forget

    I enjoyed every minute of the Stanford running camp. The counselors were awesome and the coaches were incredible, it's an experience I'll never forget, & I'll definitely be back next year!

    — Jamie C., Camper

    • 5/5.
    Exceeded expectations

    This camp exceeded my expectations. My son was hesitant to stay once we arrived. He was one of the younger campers and was intimidated at first. Right off the back they made him feel welcomed and eased his nerves. By the end of the camp I couldn't get him to leave. The instruction he received was top notch and motivated him for the season.

    — Christine W., Parent

    • 5/5.
    Invaluable experience

    This camp was an amazing experience for my son. The staff was knowledgeable, experienced, and very approachable. If your child is serious about running track this camp is invaluable.

    — Diane B., Parent

    • 5/5.
    Enjoyed every minute

    I enjoyed every minute of the Stanford running camp. The counselors were awesome and the coaches were incredible, it's an experience I'll never forget, & I'll definitely be back next year!

    — Nelson W., Camper

Nike Track & Field Camp of Champions Stanford University

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Chris Miltenberg, Camp Director
641 Campus Drive
Stanford, California 94305
Questions? Call 1-800-645-3226

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Jr Camp
Age Group: 12 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
All 2019 registrations go through Active.com
Overnight $995.00
Availability: Yes

Ext Day $795.00
Availability: Yes

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