Nike Track & Field Camp of Champions Stanford University
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.
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- 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 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.View Chris Miltenberg's Bio ⟩
In 2018, the Stanford women were a close third at the NCAA Outdoor Championships -- two points from first -- in the closest first-through-third team finish in meet history. It matched Stanford's highest women's finish ever, and the Cardinal men were eighth. The average place of 5.5 was Stanford's highest combined finish ever.
Taking into account NCAA team finishes in cross country, and indoor and outdoor track and field, the Stanford women received the Terry Crawford Program of the Year award. Stanford was the only school in the top three of both the men's and women's Program of the Year standings.
Stanford's combined score of 79 points at the NCAA Outdoor Championships was most for the Cardinal men's and women's teams since 2000. Stanford's second-place men's team finish at the Pac-12 Championships was its best since 2003.
Under Miltenberg, the Pac-12 Coach of the Year, Stanford's cross country teams have combined for 12 NCAA team appearances, six NCAA podium finishes, four region titles, and a Pac-12 championship. Individually, Stanford has crowned 17 All-Americans who have combined for 25 All-America honors, seven NCAA top-10 individual finishes and four Pac-12 individual titles.
He twice has been named NCAA West Region Coach of the Year in cross country, in 2013 and 2016. He has coached 56 Stanford All-Americans to a total of 171 All-America honors. Of those, 37 have become first-team track and field All-Americans, earning a total of 62 first-team All-America honors.
In each of the 2016 and 2017 NCAA Cross Country Championships, Stanford has been the only school to place both teams in the top five. In 2017, Stanford's twin podium (top four) team finishes were the program's first since 2006. In either year, no other school had two teams in the top seven.
In addition to winning the 2017 Pac-12 championship, the Cardinal men have made the NCAA podium for the fourth consecutive year. The men were second in 2016 and 2014, third in 2015, and fourth in 2017. The women were fourth, their top finish since 2013. Three of his men have finished among the top-5 at NCAA's and the Cardinal men have had six top-10 individual finishes since 2013. As head coach of the women's team, Miltenberg's Card teams won three Pac-12 individual cross-country titles in four years.
Under Miltenberg, Stanford has won five NCAA event titles in track and field and had 12 runner-up finishes. In addition, two Cardinal have set American junior records and another broke a collegiate record.
Miltenberg arrived from Georgetown, where he coached the Hoya women to the 2011 NCAA cross-country title.
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.View Michael's Bio ⟩
Cardinal athletes have had great success under Eskind, including Darian Brooks, the first three-time Pac-12 men's triple jump champion since 1960, and Harrison Williams, the 2018 Pac-12 decathlon champion and third-place finisher at the U.S. Championships.
In his second collegiate decathlon, Williams broke Stanford's oldest record, the 63-year-old mark set by Bob Mathias while winning the gold medal and setting a world record at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics. Williams went on to finish fourth at the NCAA Championships and repeated as U.S. junior champion while breaking the U.S. junior record.
Remarkably, Williams set personal records in each of his first 12 multi-event competitions under Eskind, culminating with his fourth school decathlon record, of 8,032 points -- the highest fifth-place score in NCAA Championships history -- in 2016. His 5,970 total was the highest sixth-place heptathlon score in NCAA indoor meet history. In all, Williams has broken Stanford multi-event records six times.
Williams became Stanford's first conference decathlon champion in 24 years and his 1,641-point margin of victory is believed to be a meet record.
Eskind also created a strong pole vault group among men and women. In 2018, both Kaitlyn Merritt and Erika Malaspina advanced to the NCAA Outdoor Championships. In 2016, the men's team featured three vaulters -- Dylan Duvio, Williams, and Garrett Starkey -- over 17-3.
Under Eskind, Jaak Uudmae was one of the most versatile jumpers in Stanford history, with bests of 25-9 1/4 in the long jump, 51-5 3/4 in the triple, and 6-10 3/4 in the high jump. And in 2018, in the women's triple jump, Marisa Kwiatkowski set a Philippines national triple jump record of 42-4 3/4 (12.92 meters) and Aria Small (42-3 1/2, 12.89m) became the No. 2 freshman in school history.
Eskind, a native of Nashville, Tennessee, came to Stanford from Virginia, where he coached jumpers, vaulters and multis for four seasons. He coached Cavaliers to four Atlantic Coast Conference individual championships, four school records, and five NCAA meet appearances. Among them was Marcus Robinson, who set an ACC indoor triple jump record and became Virginia's first All-America in the men's jumps in 35 years.
Eskind also worked with two of the top female triple jumpers in the country, each winning U.S. Olympic trials championships: Shani Marks in 2008 and Amanda Smock in 2012.
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.View Gabe's Bio ⟩
In addition to coaching Olivia Baker to six NCAA 800 finals, school records in the outdoor 800 and indoor 400, and a Pac-12 400 title, Sanders coached Cardinal sprinters to unprecedented success.
In 2018, Stanford qualified three of its four relay teams to the NCAA Championships, including both the men's 4x100 and 4x400 for the first time ever. The men's 4x400 became the first from Stanford ever to reach an NCAA final. And the 4x100 team was the first to advance to NCAA's since 2004.
At the Pac-12 Championships, Isaiah Brandt-Sims' third in the 200 was Stanford's highest conference finish in that event since 1997, and he also broke the Big Meet record in the 100 with a 10.41.
Gabriel Navarro became Stanford's first conference 100 finalist since 2008 and ran the No. 2 time by a freshman in school history.
The top six men's outdoor 4x400 times in school history all have been run under Sanders, including 1-3 in 2018. In fact, both the school indoor and outdoor records were broken in 2018.
In 2016, the men's 4x400 team -- without anyone entered in the open 400 -- gave Stanford its first conference 4x400 or mile relay championship in 62 years. In that same year, the women's 4x400 set a school indoor record, was No. 2 all-time outdoors in school history and finished as the Pac-12 runner-up and earned a berth in the NCAA Championships.
With unprecedented depth in the sprints in 2018, five Cardinal women ran 53.60 or faster in the 400 and all are among Stanford's all-time top-11 in that event, including Ashlan Best, who set a school freshman record of 53.24.
Sanders previously coached at Boston University for seven seasons, where he was the program’s recruiting coordinator. Fifteen school records were set under his watch and Terriers’ sprinters and hurdlers combined for 16 Patriot League titles and 28 America East crowns. He also coached athletes to 10 conference meet records – six in America East and four in the Patriot League.
A native of Ann Arbor, Michigan, Sanders earned his degree in kinesiology with minors in sport management and communication from the University of Michigan in December 2005. In 2014, Sanders earned his master's in physical education with a specialization in coaching from Boston University.
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.View Elizabeth DeBole's Bio ⟩
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.
DeBole, who has completed four academic years on staff, has collected two NCAA West Region Coach of the Year awards. She was Women's Cross Country Coach of the Year in 2016 and Indoor Coach of the Year in 2017, the latter largely for her work with Elise Cranny and Vanessa Fraser, who combined to help Stanford to an NCAA runner-up finish in the distance medley relay.
Fraser would finish the 2018 season with a Stanford 5,000 record of 15:09.62, and became No. 6 on the all-time collegiate performers' list (including races outside the collegiate season) with the No. 7 collegiate performance ever. Fraser became the fifth runner in U.S. history to have run a sub-4:10 1,500 and sub-15:10 5,000 before age 23 -- joining Shalane Flanagan, Jenny Simpson, Suzy Favor Hamilton, and Karissa Schweizer.
With Elise Cranny (4:09.49) and Christina Aragon (4:09.59) running the two fastest 1,500's ever at Stanford while placing third and fourth at the NCAA Championships, DeBole coached Stanford's three fastest runners ever in that event. Later, in the same season, Fraser ran 4:09.74.
Showing their range, Cranny won the 2018 Pac-12 title in the 5,000, and Fraser won the 10,000. Both Fraser went on to place fourth in the NCAA outdoor 5,000.
DeBole was named to the head cross country coaching position in August, 2016, while also serving as an assistant coach in track.
A three-year cross country and track and field team captain and four-time All-America at Georgetown, the former Elizabeth Maloy was seventh at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials in the 5,000 while coached by Miltenberg, now Stanford's Franklin P. Johnson Director of Track and Field. She placed among the top 10 at five U.S. championship meets and ran a personal best of 15:15.27.
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.View Dylan's Bio ⟩
Besides McGorty's heroics, the men's distance track season also featured third-place NCAA outdoor finishes by Steven Fahy (3,000 steeplechase) and Grant Fisher (5,000). Fahy and Jack Keelan (10,000) also captured Pac-12 10,000-meter titles.
In his first cross country season, Stanford won its first Pac-12 championship in seven years and earned a fourth-place NCAA finish.
Three Stanford runners -- Fisher, Alex Ostberg, and Fahy -- earned All-America honors, all by placing among the top 17. These marked the first All-America honors for Ostberg and Fahy.
Fisher placed fifth at NCAA's after becoming the first Stanford runner in seven years to win a conference individual title.
Sorensen also coached Connor Lane to the U.S. junior cross country title, in February 2018. Lane went on to win the Pan Am and NACAC Under-20 championships as well.
Before coming to Stanford, Sorensen competed internationally in the triathlon while serving as an executive with Major League Triathlon, a pro-team organization.
Sorensen and Chris Miltenberg, Stanford's Franklin P. Johnson Director of Track and Field, both ran at Georgetown for longtime coach Pat Henner -- Miltenberg graduated in 2003, and Sorensen graduated in 2013 and ran an additional season while earning his master's in sports industry management.
Sorensen, a native of Zionsville, Indiana, was the 2014 Big East Conference champion in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, and captured the ECAC/IC4A title in that event. His best time was 8:47.07.
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.View Amin Nikfar's Bio ⟩
Nikfar, a 2006 Cal graduate and shot put competitor for Iran, coached throws and the high jump at Southeastern Louisiana the previous three seasons and served as the school’s associate head coach.
Nikfar coached Alex Young to the U.S. hammer and weight throw titles and an NCAA weight championship in 2017. Young was an IAAF World Championships qualifier and NCAA hammer runner-up finisher. Nikfar’s athletes at Southeastern Louisiana earned four All-America honors. He coached 11 NCAA East Prelims qualifiers, nine Southland Conference champions and 15 conference podium finishers.
Nikfar competed in the 2008 Beijing and 2012 London Games and in two World Championships. He was a nine-time Iranian champion and broke national records six times. He was the 2004 Asian indoor champion, still ranks No. 6 on Cal’s all-time list in the shot at 61-11 from 2004. His lifetime best of 65-9 ½ (20.05 meters) from 2011 remains an Iranian record.
Nikfar was born in San Jose, grew up in Santa Clara, and was a two-time state shot put qualifier at Wilcox High School, where his coach was Mike Buncic, a two-time Olympian who holds the Cobb Track and Angell Field discus record (226-3, 68.98m).
Nikfar coached throws in 2014 at St. Francis High in Mountain View and went on to coach throws, jumps, and multis for two seasons at University of New Orleans, where his athletes combined for nine school records and a Southland Conference championship.
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).Show Less See More Camp Details
Events at the Camp of Champions
- 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
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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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
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
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
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
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
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
As a thrower, it does not get much better than having Coach Eisenreich's full attention for three days straight.
— Sara K., Camper 2016
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
"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
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
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,
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
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
"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
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
"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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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