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We will NOT be hosting a Nike T&F Camp at West Chester University in 2023.

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The Nike Track & Field Camp at West Chester University offers an in-depth technical education into specific track & field events. Campers utilize one-on-one training, video analysis and competition to best educate athletes in their given events.

Highlights Include
  • Nike Running Camp T-shirt
  • Event-specific training
  • 10:1 Camper to Staff Ratio
  • Top-Notch College Coaching
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Camp Coaches

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    Camp Director Melissa Ferry

    Coach Ferry begins her first season as the Director of Track & Field and Cross Country and her fifth season as a collegiate head coach. The B. Reed Henderson High School graduate who was a 7-time PIAA state medalist, comes home to West Chester from Virginia Union University where she spent the last four years running that Division II Track & Field and Cross Country program.

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Camp Details

You can expect high demand on these first-come-first-serve camper spots, so please be sure to register early.

In addition to event specific training, this camp focuses on supplementary exercises to work on speed, agility, quickness, and flexibility. There are morning and afternoon sessions, with afternoon sessions typically being reserved for guest speakers & weight room work-outs (if available).

Located just outside of Philadelphia, West Chester University provides a convenient, top-notch location for camp this summer. Campers will train on the track at the John A. Farrell Stadium.

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  • Day Camp 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • All Track & Field Events (No Pole Vault)
  • Campers should bring own lunch


  • Ratio: 1:10
  • Grouped: by age, ability and event
  • Evaluation: by coaching staff
  • Facility: West Chester University


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


Transportation - Not Provided

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 8:30am Arrival & Check-In
  • 9:00am Morning workouts
  • 12:00pm Lunch (Bring Your Own Lunch)
  • 1:00pm Interactive lecture or workout
  • 4:00pm Closing Daily Remarks
  • 4:30pm Check-Out & Departure

West Chester University Track Field Camp

Located just outside of Philadelphia, West Chester University provides a convenient, top-notch location for camp this summer. Campers have several options for training, including the track at John A. Farrell Stadium, the wooded trails of the Gordon Natural Preserve, and the rural roads of WCU’s South Campus.


Camp Questions & Answers

How are campers placed in their training groups?

Training groups are based on a combination of event group/preference, current fitness level, season & personal best(s), and T&F experience. A change in groups can be accommodated if staff members leading those groups feel it is needed.

Can I come to camp alone or do I have to be a member of a team?

We welcome individual campers and teams.

It's a great place to meet new friends who share your enthusiasm for the sport and to have FUN!

Are the campers supervised throughout the camp?

Yes, campers are supervised by the coaches and staff. All staff members complete criminal and sex offender background checks before working the camp.

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How and when will I receive my information packet with important camp details?

Well before the start of your camp (at least 3 weeks), you will receive a Information Packet which will include all the important details about camp: directions to camp, when to arrive, what to pack/ bring, camp address, and camp contact 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, and completed online prior to camp arrival.

Camp Reviews

Overall Average Rating 4.60 / 5 Stars
    • 5/5.
    My son loved the camp and the coaches

    My son enjoyed making new friends at the camp and training everyday

    — Parent of Attendee from a Similar Camp in 2022

    • 5/5.
    Everyone was supportive and positive

    July 16, 2018: My 13-year-old attended the track and field camp and loved it! He is a beginner and it was a very positive learning experience. Everyone was supportive and positive. He will be attending next year!

    — Leslie D. Parent

    • 4/5.
    Really liked the coaches

    She learned a couple new techniques for jumping and really liked coaches and student coaches.

    — Sue M. Parent

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    • 5/5.
    It was very well conducted

    July 12, 2018: Overall, I enjoyed everything about camp and thought it was very well conducted. While attending this camp, I appreciated talking about overall mechanics for sprinting. Also I enjoyed the muscle specific exercises that would help my sprinting. My camp highlights were the independence involved with camp outside of practice. Plus, the ability to train productively while having fun.

    — Art K. Camper

    • 5/5.
    One on One Attention

    The camp staff were friendly and encouraging. My daughter appreciated that the coaches knew her by name and worked one on one with her.

    — Mike P., Parent 2017

    • 5/5.
    Great coaches and I learned a lot

    I really like the coaches and the atmosphere that was provided. I also learned many exercises and information.

    — Sydney S., Camper

    • 5/5.
    Useful new routines

    He loved the warm ups used at this camp. He will definitely use some of them before his events for his high school track.

    — Gina P., Parent 2017

    • 5/5.
    Great learning experience

    This camp was a learning experience for me and will be for you. The coaches are there to teach you the proper technique in your event and look out for you in the future.

    — Glen B., Camper 2016

    • 5/5.
    Tons of fun

    This is a wonderful opportunity to meet other people who will share your same love for running. The practices are challenging but doable and you will be sore at the end of it but not in pain. The coaches had wonderful different ideas to what you may be used to. It's good to experience a small part of what college would be like on a team. Overall it was a ton of fun.

    — Chester R., Camper 2016

    • 5/5.
    Lots of one-on-one time

    The camp taught me a lot more different techniques that I found very helpful during my time at West Chester. I will definitely remember the new skills I have formed and use them during my future as a hurdler. There was also a lot of one-on-one time with the coaches that I appreciated if I ever needed help or had a question.

    — Sylvia H., Camper 2016

    • 5/5.
    Detail oriented

    Nike Running Camps do very well at teaching athletes about all the different perspectives of their event(s). Whether it's nutrition or stretching, weight lifting or technique in the athlete's event, the instruction is very detail-oriented and is taught by genuine coaches who want the athlete to learn.

    — Cathy P., Parent 2016

    • 5/5.
    Amazing instruction

    One of the great qualities of a Nike Running camp is its ability to help runners of all levels improve, because of the coaching. When I showed up to a Nike running camp, I enjoyed running but only had a percentage of the knowledge/abilities I have now. In fact, because of this amazing instruction I am now an eighth grader competing on a high school team.

    — Samuel P., Camper 2016

    • 5/5.
    Overall great experience

    The Nike Running Camp gave great instruction to everyone from beginner to advanced. I learned to do a field event that I had never even done or seen before. This camp overall was great and I am already looking forward to next year.

    — Kristy P., Camper 2016

    • 5/5.
    Awesome feedback

    My son has been running for three years and I'm not sure if its due to the size of his team or lack of developmental training with his coaches, but he has never received specific feedback regarding his technique. Nike on the other hand has done that extremely well. He said he received awesome feedback on his form...things he had never heard before.

    — Joe B., Parent 2016

    • 5/5.

    This Nike running camp in West Chester, PA is a fun and educational running camp that helps you get in shape and meet other fellow runners that have the same passion as you. i would recommend this camp to anyone who loves to run and is looking to get better as a athlete.

    — Chris Z., Camper 2016

Nike Track & Field Camp West Chester University

Melissa Ferry, Camp Director
700 South High Street
West Chester, Pennsylvania 19383
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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