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Want to be the best? You must learn from the best! At the Nike Track & Field Camp at Delaware State University, Dover, we understand the importance of proper training and educating young runners.

The purpose of this camp is to provide middle & high school track & field athletes with event-specific skills and drills that will prepare campers for any T&F program. We cover the basic principles of training. Our goal is to help athletes build a firm foundation in the technical aspects of their events for their upcoming track season.

All campers are required to complete the Delaware State University Waiver/Release Agreement, which will be provided in Camp Information Email.

Highlights Include
  • Overnight and Commuter (Day & Extended Day) Options
  • Track & Field training program
  • Open to athletes ages 12-18
  • Individual and group instruction.
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  • Specific training for all skill levels. All events offered, including Pole Vault.
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Camp Coaches

  • Gwen Harris

    Camp Director Gwen Harris

    The DSU graduate returned to her alma mater after serving 11 years as head women’s track and field coach at the University of Pennsylvania. Harris was just the second coach in program history of the Quakers’ women’s track and field program.

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Camp Details


Please Note: This camp SOLD OUT in 2023. This Track & Field Camp is designed as a comprehensive training camp program which 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!


  • Dates: June 23-27, 2024
  • Age Group: 12-18
  • Gender: Co-ed
  • Camp Type: Overnight, Day
  • Meals: All meals are provided at the on-campus dining facility. Day campers do NOT receive breakfast or dinner. Wednesday, June 28 is Pizza Night, to pre-fuel for the track meet on Thursday!


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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.


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: Tubman-Laws Hall Tubman-Laws Hall (desu.edu)
  • Campers Per Room: 2
  • Roommates: Rooms are assigned by age & roommate requests. Roommate requests must be received no later than 14 days before the start of camp. If you don't have a roommate request, you will be placed in a room with someone near your age. It will be a great opportunity to meet someone new!
  • Linens: Not provided
  • Air Conditioning: Yes
  • Key Deposit: $70 check made out to US Sports Camps

Staff members reside in campers’ quarters and participate in all activities.


  • Overnight Campers: Features several instructional sessions per day, three hot meals, and lodging in residence halls. An evening recreation program is also included.
  • Day Campers: This option offers the same features as the resident camp minus lodging, breakfast, and dinner (Day Campers should eat breakfast before daily check-in).


  • Ratio: 1:10
  • Grouped by: age, ability, and experience
  • Equipment needed: Campers should bring at least two pairs of broken in running shoes. Racing flats/spikes are optional. Please be sure to properly mark your equipment, so that it can be easily identified.
  • Facility: Delaware State University Alumni Stadium


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
  • Sunblock
  • Small gym bag/backpack
  • Extra spending money (suggested $40)


  • Athletic clothing mentioned above
  • Comfortable non-running clothing
  • Underwear and socks
  • Pajamas/sleepwear
  • Flip flops
  • Toiletries
  • Personal items & medications
  • Washcloth and bath towel
  • Alarm clock
  • Swimsuit and towel
  • Flip-flops
  • 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


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.


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.


Full payment of camp fees must be completed by the first day of the month before camp. For example:

  • June Camps: final payment is due on May 1
  • July Camps: final payment is due on June 1
  • August Camps: final payment is due on July 1

Any camper with an unpaid balance 10 days before the start of their camp will forfeit all camp fees paid to date and be removed from the camp.

Your confirmation email shows your balance due and balance due date. Final payments can be made through the US Sports Camps Customer Portal or by phone at 1-800-645-3226.


For information regarding our cancellation policy and all other company policies, please visit USSC Policies.


For general questions about our Track & Field camps please see our FAQ page.

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Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:00am Breakfast (Overnight Campers)
  • 8:30am Arrival & Check-In (Day & Extended Day Campers)
  • 8:45am Camp Announcements
  • 9:00am Camp warm-ups and drills
  • 9:30am Stretch and water break
  • 9:45am Event Group Training
  • 11:00am Water break
  • 11:15am Core / Stability
  • 12:00pm Lunch
  • 1:15pm Breakout session
  • 2:30pm Conditioning / Cardio
  • 3:30pm Pool / Active Recovery / Rest
  • 4:00pm Check Out + Departure (Day Campers Only)
  • 5:00pm Free Time / Dinner
  • 7:00pm Camp Activities
  • 9:00pm Check Out + Departure (Extended Day Campers Only)
  • 9:30pm Bed Check (Overnight Campers)
  • 10:00pm Lights Out

Delaware state track

Alumni Stadium is a 7,193-seat multi-purpose stadium in Dover, Delaware. It is home to the Delaware State University Hornets football team and outdoor men's and women's track and field teams. The facility opened in 1957.

Camp Questions & Answers

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

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.

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

Most rooms are doubles though we do have some singles and triples. 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, if placed in a double room dorm. If we must place the camper in a single, we will room them side by side. Campers who do not submit a roommate request will be placed in a dorm with other runners, similar age and same gender.

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Do the dorms have air-conditioning?

Dorms are not air-conditioned. Please bring a fan.

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.

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!

Does the Health & Release Form need to be signed by a doctor?

Our Health & Release Form does not require a doctor’s signature. This online form is required to be filled out accurately, signed by the parent (guardian), and submitted online before the first day of camp.

My child does multiple events; will there be opportunities for her to train on multiple skills during camp?

Yes campers can train with multiple event groups

My child is new to the sport, do you accept athletes who are beginners in the sport?

We bring the best out of campers of all skill levels. All we require is a positive attitude.

Camp Reviews

Overall Average Rating 5.00 / 5 Stars
    • 5/5.

    July 1, 2022: My daughter enjoyed the balance of training with social/recreational activities. She also loved the coach

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    July 1, 2023: Seeing all the parents attend the track meet on the last day to see the development of there child.

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    June 30, 2023: My daughter really loved the dorm and the food was good. Track meet on the last day was fun.

    — Anonymous

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    • 5/5.

    July 6, 2023: The welcoming staff and the amazing organized check in and check out process.

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    July 1, 2022: Watching my daughter PR in the triple jump at the end of camp mini meet.

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    July 6, 2023: Meeting new people learning different things to help with my skill

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    June 30, 2023: [Highlights included] seeing the track meet and to hear my child say she will return.

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    July 5, 2023: Learning the importance of stuff that I overlooked previously.

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.
    He loves this camp!​

    [The highlights were] running with, playing games with, and getting advice from camp counselors, who were amazing people and coaches.

    — Parent of Attendee from This Camp in 2022

Nike Track & Field Camp at Delaware State University

Gwen Harris, Camp Director
1200 N Dupont Hwy
Dover, Delaware 19901
Questions? Call 1-800-645-3226
Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm PST


Last year over 650 Sports Camps sold out, leaving 7,000+ campers on the waitlist. Due to high demand, early registration for our first-come-first-serve camps is strongly recommended.

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