2018 Camp Dates: August 7-12
2017 Campers: GOOD LUCK IN XC THIS SEASON!
Coach Jim Schlentz explains what the benefits are.
What is Cross Country University? Cross Country University Running Camp (XCU) is a fantastic opportunity to learn more about the sport of distance running. For 6 days and 5 nights, the main focus of this co-ed camp is to aid every runner to improve their knowledge and enjoyment of the sport. This camp is open to all runners who are entering grades 9-12 in the fall of 2018.
XCU Camp Includes:
—How to train intelligently
—Improve your running mechanics
—Cross training and running drills
—Motivational speakers on a variety of running-related topics
—Running in college
—Running form video analysis
Purpose: A major focus at XCU is combining learning, hard work and having fun! Evening activities include a hypnotist, talent show, & dance. Activities at XCU include swimming, basketball, ultimate frisbee, volleyball, Camp Olympics and a talent show.
Counselors: Our Camp Directors are have coached and taught at all levels of competition and who have decades of coaching experience and understand the needs of young runners. Our outstanding counselors are current or former collegiate runners from a wide range of programs, several of whom have achieved All-American status prior to or following our camp. Counselors have competed at schools such as Villanova, Oregon, Monmouth, TCNJ, Shippensburg, Rutgers, William & Mary, American U., and Rowan.
Location: Our camp is held 10 miles west of East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania at Camp Lindenmere which is set on 175 acres. It has newly refurnished and air-conditioned cabins and a fully staffed dining hall with a selection of nutritious foods, including a salad and pasta bar, that will fill the needs of the young endurance athlete. Though our camp won’t include everything listed in the Camp Lindenmere activities, it does include a pool, beach volleyball courts, tennis and basketball courts, a game room and much more. See activities for more info.
Roommate Requests: On the application, please let us know who you would like to room with. We will try our best to put you with either your friends or teammates. In the event a team is large, we will put campers in adjoining cabins.
Additional Information: Teams and individuals who attended the camp have had a great deal of success in NJ and PA following their XCU Camp experience. Teams and individuals have gone on to win 4 NJ Meet of Champion team titles, 3 individual NJ Meet of Champion titles, 3 PA State Champion team titles and several teams have qualified for the Nike Team Nationals! BUT…don’t be overwhelmed by those achievements. Many of our runners are beginning runners and all runners are placed in groups according to their ability and pace.