2019 Cross Country University:
Tuesday August 13 – Sunday August 18
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We want to thank you all for attending the 2018 XCU Camp. We would like to wish all of you a fantastic fall season and a great 2018-2019 school year. All the best to you and your team!
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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 is in its 12th year. *Only high school students entering Grades 9-12 are permitted to attend XCU.
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.
XCU Camp Includes:
*Improve your running mechanics
*How to train intelligently
*Cross training and running drills
*Motivational speakers on a variety of running-related topics
*Running in college
*Running form video analysis
Counselors: Our Camp Directors have coached and taught at all levels of competition and have decades of coaching experience in addition to understanding 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, Iona, U Penn, Monmouth, TCNJ, Shippensburg, Rutgers, William & Mary, American U., and Rowan. Our counselors are college athletes, teachers, coaches and former campers. We perform background checks on all XCU counselors.
If you are interested in being a camp counselor or a counselor-in-training (CIT), please contact Jen Loxton at email@example.com.
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. Camp Lindenmere does not serve nut products in the kitchen or anywhere on camp grounds and there are vegetarian alternatives. If you have any other dietary restrictions, please let us know.
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 information. For safety purposes, the front gate is secured and locked every night.
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. Each cabin holds 6-12 campers and 1-2 counselors per cabin. While the camp is co-ed, the male and female cabins are across the camp from each other.
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 beginner and all runners are placed in groups according to their ability and pace. There are at least 2 counselors per running group.
For questions, concerns or more information: contact Jen Loxton at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Jim Schlentz, Camp Director, at (732) 908-0836
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