August 13-18, 2013
”To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift”
A video interview with the camp director, Jim Schlentz: www.thetrackshow.com.
Cross Country University Running Camp is a fantastic opportunity to learn more about the sport of distance running. For 6 days and 5 nights, runners the main focus of this co-ed camp is to aid each and 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 former or current elite runners who also have coached and taught at all levels of competition. They are professional coaches and teachers who have decades of experience and understand the needs of young runners. Our outstanding counselors are 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, a miniature golf course, 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. These 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 three teams qualified for the Nike Team Nationals! We expect to have the same level of success for years to come! Don’t be overwhelmed by those stats. Many of our runners are also novice and beginning runners who run 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 2012.