Tuesday Aug 8th – Sunday Aug 13th, 2017
Check out 2017 Final Instructions.
Colts Neck AND Robbinsville Buses are now FULL/CLOSED.
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Jim Schlentz explains what the benefits are.
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. Campers will learn: how to train intelligently, improve their running mechanics, race strategies, proper nutrition, cross training, running drills & other methods that successful runners utilize to achieve their own personal & team goals. PURPOSE: A major focus at XCU is combining learning, hard work and having fun! Evening activities include a hypnotist, movie night, talent show, & dance. Days include pool, basketball, ultimate frisbee, volleyball and Camp Olympics. 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., Rowan and others. 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 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. 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. This camp is open to all runners who are entering grades 9-12 in the fall of 2017.