Nike Track & Field Camp Loomis Chaffee School
SECURE YOUR SPOT! 2023 DATES ANNOUNCED
This Track & Field Camp is designed as a comprehensive training camp program with a focus on track & field fundamentals including drills, pacing, strength endurance, speed, and core strengthening as well as the mental edge training necessary for top athletic performances.
We work with middle & high school T&F athletes of all abilities, to help you get better and have fun!
- Nike Running Camp T-shirt
- Camp is open to ages 10-18
- Individual and group instruction
- Specific training programs for every skill level
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Camp Director Scott Purdy
In his long tenure as Loomis Chaffee's head men's track and field coach, Scott Purdy has lead his team to winning 12 Founders League Championships, including 9 of the last 10.View Scott's Bio ⟩
In 2018 season Purdy led his team to winning two events at the Penn relays. He has coached five New England champions in the boys' hurdles. As well as coached Loomis Chaffee boys' hurdlers to seven league championship titles, never finishing lower then second place.
Purdy has a Master Degree in English from Middlebury College. He is the former captain of Williams College indoor and outdoor track and field teams (Division III All-New England honors in hurdles).
Coach Whitney Cyr
Whitney Cyr is currently serving as the Director of Track and Field | Cross Country at Assumption University in Worcester, MA. Since her start as the throws coach in September, Cyr’s athletes have broken school records in the men’s indoor 400, indoor shotput, weight throw, and the men’s outdoor 4x100m relay, 100m, 200m, shotput, and discus throw.View Whitney's Bio ⟩
One of Cyr’s athletes, Tre’Sean Bouie, was ranked 20th in NCAA Division II in the indoor 200 and 22nd in Division II in the 400, winning the Northeast 10 conference championship in the 400 and getting second in the 200. Two of her athletes were the recipients of the NE10 Conference’s Men’s Track Rookie of the Year and the Field Rookie of the Year.
Prior to Assumption, Cyr was the Associate Head Coach as well as a strength and conditioning coach at Franklin Pierce University for eight years. During her time in Rindge, NH, the program produced 113 Northeast-10 Champions, 88 All-New England recognitions, 18 All-Americans, and a Division II National Champion in 2019.
Most recently, Cyr’s throwers at Franklin Pierce University won the individual conference championship in the men’s weight throw and indoor women’s shotput in 2022, and the women’s outdoor shotput and women’s discus titles in 2021. Cyr won the women’s NCAA East Region Division II Assistant Coach of the Year Award following a successful outdoor season where her throwers scored 42 points alone at the 2021 Outdoor NE10 Championship. Additionally, she has coached three javelin athletes, a hammer thrower, and a shotputter to NCAA Division II Championship provisional qualifying marks.
Cyr graduated from Keene State College in 2013, where she was a multiple time All-Conference thrower in the shotput, weight and hammer under the guidance of current UMass Amherst throws coach, John Napolitano.
SECURE YOUR SPOT!
The Nike Loomis Chaffee Track & Field Camp offers an experienced coaching staff for all event training, except for pole vault. Educational lectures on topics including training, drills and technique, plyometrics, motivation and goal setting, nutrition, and much more are included in the daily breakouts. Video analysis is used to teach campers about proper form. Join us this summer in Windsor, Connecticut for an action-packed week.
Campers can choose from all disciplines (except pole vault and hammer throw). Offered events: throws (shot put, discus, javelin), sprints, hurdles, middle distance (including steeplechase), distance (800m up to the 2 mile), and jumps (high jump, long jump, triple jump).
- June 25-29 (Overnight)
- June 26-29 (Day)
- Age Group: 10-18
- Gender: Co-ed
- Camp Types: Overnight, Day
- Meals: All meals are provided at the on-campus dining facility. Day campers do not receive breakfast or dinner. All campers are provided lunch.
- Check-in: Sunday, June 25, 1:00pm-2:30pm
- Check-out: Thursday, June 29, 12:00pm
- Location: TBD
- Check-in: Monday, June 26 -Thursday, June 29, 9:00am
- Check-out: Monday-Wednesday, 4:00pm
- Check-out: Thursday, 12:00pm
- Location: TBD
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Overnight Campers should be prepared for activity following check-in on Sunday. The first session will start at 3:00pm sharp.
PREPARE FOR CAMP: COMPLETE YOUR PRE-CAMP CHECKLIST
To view your customer account, complete your mandatory forms, pay balance dues, and review important camp information, visit Pre-Camp Checklist.
All necessary camp information is on this page. If there are any imperative changes prior to camp start, registered campers will be notified via email and this webpage will be updated!
- Dorm: Assigned at check in
- Campers Per Room: 2
- Roommates: Guaranteed if requested 14 days prior to camp
- Bathrooms: Shared on floor
- Linens: Not provided
- Air Conditioning: No, fan recommended
- Key Deposit: $50 check made payable to US Sports Camps
- Medical Facility: An athletic trainer is on-site and a hospital is two miles from campus
Staff members reside in campers’ quarters and participate in all activities.
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE FEES:
- Overnight Campers: Features several instructional sessions per day, three hot meals, and lodging in boarding school residence halls. An evening recreation program is also included.
- Day Campers: This option offers the same features as the resident camp minus lodging & breakfast/dinner (Day Campers should eat breakfast before daily check-in).
INSTRUCTION, EQUIPMENT & FACILITY
- Ratio: 1:10 staff to camper ratio
- Grouped by: age, ability, and event
- Evaluation: by coaching staff
- Equipment: Campers should bring at least one pair of broken in running shoes. Event shoes/spikes are recommended but not required. Please be sure to properly mark your equipment, so that it can be easily identified.
- Facility: Loomis Chaffee School track & field stadium
- Jumps (No Pole Vault)
- Throws (No Hammer Throw)
- Middle Distance (No Steeplechase)
Transportation is not provided. Campers are responsible for getting to and from camp on their own. There is no supervision before or after camp hours so please make arrangements to pick up your child on time.
CHECKLIST OF THINGS TO BRING:
Below is a suggested list of clothes, equipment and personal items. US Sports Camps is NOT responsible for lost or stolen articles or money.
- Extra Athletic clothing
- 1-2 pairs of broken in running shoes/ event spikes
- Non-running shoes
- Water bottle
- Packed lunch and snacks
- Small gym bag/backpack
- Extra spending money (suggested $40)
OVERNIGHT CAMPERS ONLY:
- Athletic clothing mentioned above
- Comfortable non-running clothing
- Underwear and socks
- Flip flops
- Personal items & medications
- Washcloth and bath towel
- Alarm clock
- Swimsuit and towel
- Pen and paper for notes during guest speakers
- Cell phone (if you have one)
- Fan (optional)
- Pillow, pillowcase, bed sheets, comforter or sleeping bag (linens are NOT provided)
- Laundry detergent
Most camps have an athletic trainer on-site to help with illness or injury. In case of an emergency, campers will be transported to the nearest hospital.
For information regarding our cancellation policy and all other company policies, please visit USSC Policies.
NIKE TRACK & FIELD CAMP FAQ
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Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:00am Wake up
- 7:30am Breakfast
- 8:45am Day Campers check-in
- 9:00am Track instructional stations
- 12:00 pm Lunch
- 1:00pm Free Time
- 1:30pm Guest Speaker/Breakout Session
- 2:30pm Drills/Core
- 4:00pm Day Campers Depart
- 4:00pm-5:30pm Free Time/Activities
- 5:30pm Dinner/Free Time
- 7:30pm Camp Activity
- 9:00pm Dorm Rooms/Bed Check
- 10:00pm Lights out
Conveniently located midway between Boston and New York City in Windsor, Connecticut, the Loomis Chaffee School is one of the most picturesque independent secondary schools in all of New England. Campers train on campus at the new eight-lane track facility and reside in the school dormitories along with the Loomis Chaffee coaching staff.
The facility is designed for teaching: boasting three shot circles, a discus circle, four separate jumping pits, and separate high jump areas. The facility was also recently fitted with lights, enabling us to conduct evening training sessions.
Camp Questions & Answers
What events are offered at Loomis?
Campers can choose from all disciplines (except pole vault and hammer throw). Offered events: throw (shot put, discus, javelin), sprints, hurdles, middle distance (including steeplechase), distance (800m up to the 2 mile), and jumps (high jump, long jump, triple jump).
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.
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.
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
Overall Average RatingStars
The coaches were really knowledgeable
I enjoyed doing workouts with the distance runners, especially the VO2 workout on Tuesday and the pace workout on Wednesday.I also had a lot of fun playing Capture the Flag on the football field on Tuesday and Wedsday.
— Kyle P., Camper 2018
I'll be back next year!
I liked learning about the college process related to our sport. I also liked learning about how to personally better my event. The highlights for me were definitely working hard and being pushed to do our best at all practices while still having fun.
— Uche O., Camper 2018
Recommend this camp
I would recommend this camp for anyone who wants to get instruction and improve their performance. You will learn a lot about stretching and different workouts that you can do. I think it is a great experience to learn, have fun, and better yourself as an athlete.
— Devon P., Camper, 2016
Wonderful experience for our son
Loomis Chaffee Running Camp has been a wonderful experience for our son. He has attended for four years in a row now and this was his first time staying over night. He had never been to overnight camp anywhere before and absolutely loved it. We felt so confident that he was taken care of and had no doubts the coaches would look out for him. His running improved and he built more endurance over the week.
— Ria B., Parent 2016
They bring a better runner out in you. You feel inspired to keep running and getting better.
— Mason Y., Camper 2016
Meet amazing people
I loved this camp a lot. The people you meet are amazing and the counselors work well with kids!!
— Jaye M., Camper 2016
We highly recommend this camp. It has been the best sports camp that we've experienced.
— Isiah H., Camper 2016
Learned a lot
Camp was great. I lettered as a high school freshman and thought I knew everything. Camp taught me sooooo much.
— Katy H., Camper 2016
Very encouraging camp
This camp was very encouraging for my son who is just starting in this sport but showing huge potential, they introduced him to events he had not previously tried and worked with him to improve those he was already competing in.
— Renato R., Parent 2016
Definitely spend a week at Loomis Chaffee!
To anyone who wants to become a better runner, has just began to learn about the sport of track & field or who just loves the sport should most definitely spend at week at Loomis Chaffee Track and Field Camp. The staff is very helpful and every session is an instructional one always teaching you something new that will benefit you in the future. The staff themselves is very inspirational people to look up to which makes the camp experience all the more enjoyable.
— Stacie W., Camper 2015
Excited for School Track Season
I enjoyed meeting people that I didn't know. I learned so much. The coaches were awesome. I'm so excited for the 2011 track season after this camp and have a ton of stuff I can work on during the season.
— Carina S., Camper 2015
They provide great coaching, evaluation of technique; there is great intensity in the camp, and have an awesome staff.
— Alana M., Parent 2015
The camp is just nonstop fun! From the intense track sessions to the friends you meet, you will love this camp. The staff is great and provides expert insight to your running technique. They are so good that even after a hard week of training I ran a PR in the 1600. The grounds are pristine and after track sessions we often played ultimate Frisbee in the courtyard. There is no question that I am going to return next year.
— Rudy S., Camper 2015
This camp is the best; you have so much fun and meet a ton of people that you still stay in touch with throughout the year. You learn so much!
— Israel C., Camper 2015
"I definitely recommend going to this camp! The coaches are excellent and you will learn tons of new stuff to improve your events everyday. It will definitely make a difference."
— Russell R., Camper
Daughter Loved It!
"My daughter loved the Nike Running Camp at Loomis Chafee School. Our only complaint is that she wished it could have been longer! Very nice, friendly, supportive vibe at the camp!"
— Joe D., Parent
"Great instruction, attention to detail, good coaches, beautiful facility and made some new friends whom I am still communicating with."
— Nora H., Camper
"I had a fantastic time. I learned tons of different workouts I'd never heard of before. The instructers were polite. They explained workouts and stretches in a detailed and easy to follow manner. I liked that they took a vidio of us running so we could look at our form. From the wonderful staff to the exiting workouts Nike Track Camp was the best experience ever. I would love to come back and as an overnight camper next year."
— Vanessa D., Camper
Returned 5 times!!!!!
The coaches and staff at Loomis Chaffee running camp are so welcoming and personable. My son loves it and has returned five times!!!!!
— Kelli S., Parent
Best week of my life!!!!
The camp really helped me. I had the chance to practice my favorite sport with new friends. The coaches were really good. You know they want to help you. Everybody wants to help you! I was from another country. English is not my first language, but everybody helped me. It was the best experience and the best week of my life !!!!!
— Ken O., Camper
Did not want to leave
My daughter came home having the best time ever. She did not want to leave. She loved everything about it and really increased her running ability
— Krista L., Parent
Our son came home with far better training methods (he's a sprinter, and needed some work on his initial starts). My husband and I think he benefited greatly from attending camp this summer.
— Brad C., Parent
Tough mentally and physically
When I got to the camp I loved the way the day is set up so you can have fun with your new friends and still have a hard 3 workouts. Speaking of workouts, the workouts are tough mentally and physically. I like thus because it trains me to be better and get stronger.
— Jeanne K., Camper
Skill instruction emphasis
Good at teaching and enforcing strong running techniques to their campers. Skill instruction emphasis. All the different training techniques
— Yvette S., Camper 2009
My daughter wanted to reach out and express her gratitude to you for the work you did with her last summer at the Nike Track and Field camp at Loomis Chaffee School in Windsor, CT. She was a HS freshman and had never thrown before. You worked with her and she liked the discus and javelin. She worked hard over this Spring season and made good strides. She feels that a lot of her inspiration and results started with your lessons. She wanted me to let you know that she won her conference meet last night in discus and javelin. The conference has 13 schools. She won the discus with a throw of 95’5 ( her PR this year so far is 97’10”) and for javelin for the first time she exceeded 100 feet, throwing 101’ 6” a PR for her of almost 10 feet. She also qualified for the State meet in both events. She also continues to run sprints and has done well there too. Thanks for your work with her!
— Roberto E., Parent
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