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Welcome to our 44th summer at GMRC!  The Green Mountain Running Camp is held on the gorgeous 1,300 acre campus of Kimball Union Academy in Meriden, NH, located just 13 miles south of Dartmouth College. The bucolic KUA campus offers miles of beautiful, wide running trails, right from campus. 

The Nike Green Mountain Running Camp offers the perfect mix of learning, training and recreation for both high school and middle school cross country runners.

Our camps are open to any and all entrants.

Highlights Include
  • Top notch college and high school coaching.
  • Advanced Placement (AP) Cross Country Class for those elite runners who desire college level instruction about the Art & Science of Running.
  • Video taping with personal form analysis.
  • Pacing workouts each day on the track, which reinforce the educational component of our Effort Based Training philosophy.
  • Nike Green Mountain Running Camp T-shirt.
  • Fleet Feet store on campus offering fun, new Nike product. Campers can test out the latest in Nike shoes.
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Camp Coaches

  • Gmrc Mike Cohen

    Co-Director Mike Henderson

    Mike Henderson begins his first year at the College of William & Mary in 2016-17, in the post of assistant cross country and distance coach.  In addition to helping with the training and development of W&M's distance and middle-distance athletes for both the men's and women's teams,  Henderson will also assist with all administrative and recruiting aspects of the Tribe's nationally-recognized program.Mike Henderson Comes to Williamsburg after four years at Princeton, having served as the Princeton University director of track & field operations.

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    Co-Director Roy Benson

    Co-Founder/Co-Director of Green Mountain Running Camp. Roy T. Benson, MPE, C.F.I., is an exercise scientist and distance running coach. He earned a Master's Degree in PE with an emphasis in exercise physiology from the University of Florida.

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    Co-Director Mike Cohen

    Coach Mike Cohen taught advanced biology at Simsbury High School in Simsbury, CT for the majority of his thirty-five year teaching career before leaving the classroom. For over thirty years Coach Cohen has coached teams and individuals from high-school age through adults. Presently, his passion is sharing his extensive knowledge of exercise physiology, sports psychology and coaching science with his runners and others. His coaching philosophy is founded on the principle of effort-based training married to the artful application of exercise science. Currently he coaches three seasons as the Head Coach of the Boys Cross Country running, Coed Indoor Track and Field and the Boys Outdoor Track & Field teams. His coaching ability extends beyond distance events to middle-distance, sprints, pole vault and the javelin throw having produced state champions in all these areas. Over the years, his teams have amassed in excess of 400 dual meet victories, numerous divisional, conference and state titles while producing many individual State Champions as well.

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  • Co-Director Johanna Rogers

    Johanna grew up in Massachusetts in the 1970s, where, with the influence of the Boston Marathon and Bill Rodgers, running was “the sport”.  Initially, Johanna ran, but it was in an effort to excel at field hockey, her first passion.  As a young adult, she relocated to Sweden to play field hockey for Partille Sport Club, the largest field hockey team in Sweden. 

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    Coach Charlie Ewers, Assistant Director

    In November, 2014, Coach Ewers became an assistant men's track coach with the University of Southern Maine for the indoor and outdoor seasons. Charlie continues to serve in this position along

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  • Coach Mark Olsen, Associate Director

    Coach Olsen coaches at Thomaston High School in Connecticut.  In XC, he has had six state class champion teams (four boys, two girls) and 11 Berkshire League champion teams.  He

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    Coach Paul Smith, Associate Director

    Coach Paul Smith has coached both boys and girls cross-country teams at Bolton High School in Bolton, Connecticut for the past thirteen years.  His teams have won four class state championships

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    Coach Brett Nichols, Associate Director

    NIchols started as a swimmer, competing at the elite level for more than ten years. Upon graduation from Colgate University he made the transition from swimming to triathlons, and more recently, he

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  • Staff Fred Doyle

    Presently coaching at Tewksbury High School, Doyle was the coach of both boys and girls in Swampscott, MA for seven years. Having coached many championship teams and individuals in both XC and track,

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  • Staff Sam Losorelli

    Coach Sam Losorelli has coached both boys and girls cross-country teams at Central Bucks East High School in Doylestown, Pennsylvania since 2005.  He has also coached Girls Track and Field at CB

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  • Staff Mark Mishriky

    This fall Mark will begin his eighth year as the Bolton High School assistant cross-country coach.  Since working with head coach Paul Smith, the boys teams have won three state championships and

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  • Staff Nicholas Noheimer

    Coach Noheimer is currently the head cross country and track and field Coach at the University of New Haven. He has spent the previous years coaching as head coach at Lasell College and as an

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    Staff Jordan Schilit

    As of this summer, Coach Schilit has come on board as the assistant coach for men's and women's distance (XC and track) at Middlebury College in Vermont. Prior to joining the school's

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Camp Details

In this incredibly runner-friendly setting, GMRC offers young cross country runners the “Pre Challenge”: to give nothing less than their best.  Whether you are a rookie, veteran, or championship-caliber athlete, pick one, two or all three of our great program to see why the best and brightest high school runners return year after year. It is an outstanding comprehensive learning and training experience including daily runs, optional yoga sessions, afternoon workouts on the track, informative breakout sessions and outstanding nationally recognized featured speakers. We offer a stand-alone Middle School Program July 23-28, including separate .  High School sessions run all threeks.

Fun Wednesdays:  Campers travel by bus to nearby Storrs Pond for run, picnic and some beach time. Run where the Dartmouth XC team often trains!

Speakers such as Jeff Johnson provide our campers a personal look at the great Steve Prefontaine’s legendary and inspirational life, and that of his University of Oregon coach, the late Bill Bowerman, who developed the model on which we base our training runs: hard, but smart workouts. We teach young runners how to train intelligently.

Sports Nutrition Consultations are available at camp: Optimal training, eating and rest lead to optimal performance.

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Congratulations to two former GMRC campers making the Olympic team: Shalane Flannagan & Don Cabrall!!

2018 Camp Check-in & Check-out Details:

Week 1 (HS and Middle School runners): July 22-27, 2018

Week 2 (HS runners only): July 30-August 3, 2018

Check-in Sunday: 1:00 pm -3:00 pm 
Check-out Friday: 11:30 am - Noon.  Lunch is included on the last day 

Ages:

Middle School Session: Entering 7th grade and up, coed, all skill levels. 
High School Sessions: 14 and up, coed, all skills levels.  

Multiple Week Option:

Campers have the opportunity to double or triple their training by attending more than one session with a weekend stay in between.  There is an additional fee of $150 for the 2 night dorm stay and all meals. 

Activities: 

There is a camp dance each week, plus nightly skits, games, movies, and a t-shirt swap! Bring a favorite team, personal or meet T-shirt to swap and come home with a new favorite!  Daily games of frisbee, volleyball, Kan Jam, etc,. are always happening on the main quad area. 

Advanced Placement XC Class

One of the unique features of Green Mountain Running Camp is our AP XC Class, which is a separate hour of instruction offered within the regular camp day curriculum to veteran campers and elite runners. Coach Roy Benson covers college level instruction on the art & science of successful distance running. To participate in this class, you must have attended your third year of camp or preparing to serve as team captain in the fall or spring. No need for advanced sign-up.

Nutrition and Diet Consultations

This year at Green Mountain Running Camp we are offering nutrition and diet consultations for runners. 

If you would like an individualized nutrition consultation, there are two options. Both options will require you to record your diet for two days.   1.  $75 for a written assessment and recommendations about your current diet.   2.  $100 for both a written assessment and one-on-one meeting during camp.

Consultations will be performed by Kerstin Stoedefalke PhD, professor of exercise and sport sciences at Colby-Sawyer College in New London, NH.

Special Middle School Program: July 22-27,  2018

We feel extremely confident that this will provide a satisfying experience for our younger, middle school runners.

This is an instructional camp and not a week of "normal" training. The middle school runners run twice a day, but is instructional based running. Think of a playing lesson with a golf pro. The intent is not necessarily to shoot your best round but to gain insight and knowledge on how to be your best over time.

Middle School Coaches Workshop: July 22-27,  2018

Individual coaches are welcome to attend our workshops.  We also encouraged coaches to accompany their cross country teams and attend the Coaches Workshop covering the latest in training and racing techniques. The workshop runs concurrently with the youth camp session.  Call to ask about our workshop details.

High School Coaches Workshop:   July 29-Aug 3,  2018

Individual coaches are welcome to attend our workshops.  We also encouraged coaches to accompany their cross country teams and attend the Coaches Workshop covering the latest in training and racing techniques. The workshop runs concurrently with the youth camp session.  Call to ask about our workshop details.

Group Discounts:

If five or more campers register together, each camper is eligible for a $30 discount. Please have a team contact reach out directly to the USSC office at 1-800-645-3226 to receive a discount code to identify your group. Campers may then register through the website at their convenience and apply the coupon code during check-out.

PREVIOUS GUEST SPEAKERS:

The staff and guest speaking lineup is always impressive and inspiring. We've had Olympians on campus, nationally ranked professional runners, college coaches; the Voice of the NY Armory Ian Brooks and Vista Beasley, a PhD in sport psychology were on staff, 2 Dartmouth coaches and  2 well-regarded running authors as guest speakers, combining in over 700 years of coaching experience.

Fred Doyle: Former Nike rep, high school running coach from Tewkesbury, MA. 

Mike Henderson: Assistant Cross Country and Distance Coach, College of William and Mary. 

Bill Kenley: Author of High School Runner [Freshman]

John L Parker, Jr.: Author of cult classic, Once a Runner, Again to Carthage, and Racing the Rain.

Vista Beasley: PhD Sports Psychology

Jordan Schilit:  Accomplished career runner and Assistant Cross Country Coach at Middlebury College 

Courtney Jaworski: Head Women's Cross Country Coach at Dartmouth. Previous runner for Nike's Olympic training team, the Oregon Track Club Elite, and former coach at Smith College and Universoty of Puget Sound.

Scott Phelps: Assistant Men's Cross Country Coach at Dartmouth.

Ian Brooks: Voice of the New York Armory

Andrew Wheating: 2008 and 2012 Olympian, he continues to run as a Nike professional runner today.

Julia Lucas: Julia is a Run Coach for Nike, who is an Olympic Trials Finalist and has competed her whole life at the high school, college, and professional level.

Jeff Johnson:  Jeff (who came up with the name "Nike" for the company) spoke on his "History with Pre." 

Jon Anderson:  1972 Olympian and 1973 Boston Marathon winner;  Olympian Andy Wheating; Dr. Kerstin Stoedefalke, professor of Exercise and Sports Sciences at Colby-Sawyer; Colby-Sawyer Head Cross Country and Track & Field Coach Lyndsay Bisaccio; three-time Springfield College All-American, 2011 Penn Relays Heptathlon Champion Kelly Curtis, Director and William and Mary Assistant Coach Mike Henderson also contributed each week.  What a line-up!

Marcus O'Sullivan, Villanova University; Director of Track & Field.  Head men's cross country and track & field coach. Owner of 101 sub 4:00 miles.  Four-time Olympian and three-time World Indoor champion in 1500m.

Barry Harwick, Dartmouth College; Head men's track and field and cross country coach.

Beth Alford-Sullivan, Penn State University; Director of Track & Field and Cross Country. Former assistant coach Stanford University.
Vin Lananna, University of Oregon; Assistant Athletic Director, former Director of Track and Field and Cross Country at University of Oregon and Stanford University. 12 X NCAA D1 Championship head coach.
Joan Benoit Samuelson,1984 Olympic Marathon Gold Medal winner.
Dave Smith, Oklahoma State University; head men's and women's track and field and cross country coach. NCAA national cross country champions in 2009, 2010 and 2012.
Roy Benson:  Co-Director of Green Mountain Running Camp.  Exercise scientist, author coach.  Coach Benson directs the AP XC class at GMRC.
Jack Martin:  Former head XC/Track coach Westfield High School, NJ.  Coached numerous state championship teams and individual qualified for NXN in 2011.
Scott Bliss: Head women’s coach Champlain Valley High School, Vermont. Coach Bliss has guided his team to multiple state championships and multiple trips to Nike Cross Nationals. 
Matt McCue: Author of “An Honorable Run;” former runner, University of Colorado.  Frequent contributor to Running Magazines.
Andrea Grove McDonough: University of Connecticut head women's cross country and assistant track coach.  Coach McDonough guided the Huskies to a top ten finish at the 2012 NCAA XC championships.
Jim Mitchell:  Bronxville High School, NY.  One of the most successful high school cross country programs in the state, if not in the nation.  Four national championship relays, ten state cross country championships.

Travel:

AIR TRAVEL:  Kimball Union is in convenient proximity to Manchester Airport in New Hampshire, about 1 hour and 30 minutes from campus. Boston Logan International Airport is just over two hours from campus. Lebanon, New Hampshire has a small planes airport providing several daily shuttle flights and is only 20 minutes away.

Campers can use Upper Valley Ride for airport transportation service for the short trip from the airports to KUA.  For more information, contact Randy Heller at Upper Valley Ride directly:  Phone:  (802) 356-9320.  Email: Randy@UVRideToTheAirport.com.  http://www.ride-to-airport.com...

Private Boston Logan transportation can be arranged with People Movers: 802-296-2733.  Ask for Kirby to establish the KUA connection.  http://peoplemoversinc.net/

TRAIN:

Amtrak stops in White River Junction, VT, on its Montrealer line. The Montrealer runs between Washington, DC, Union Station, and Montreal. The train makes a number of stops including New York's Penn Station, New Haven, CT, Hartford, CT, and White River Junction, VT. Taxi service is available at the station which is a 20 minute ride from campus.

BUS:

Dartmouth Coach offers daily service between nearby Lebanon and Boston's South Station and Logan Airport as well as the Yale Club in New York, adjacent to Grand Central Station. The Dartmouth Coach runs 7x a day from Boston to Lebanon.  For more information: http://www.dartmouthcoach.com/

CAMP ADDRESS FOR MAIL

c/o Green Mountain Running Camp
KUA
P.O. Box 188
Meriden, NH 03770
Attn: (name of staff/camper) -- NIKE Running Camp

Green Mountain Running Camps is owned and operated by Green Mountain Running Camps LLC which is a limited liability company formed under the laws of the State of Nevada.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • Sunday
  • 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Check-in & registration. Move in and unpack.
  • 2:00 - 3:15 pm Videotaping for new campers at turf field.
  • 3:45 pm Campers meet at Student Center for groups.
  • 4:00 - 5:30 pm Meet with group. Group run #1. Stretching/Ice Breakers.
  • 5:30 - 6:30 pm Dinner.
  • 7:00 - 8:30 pm Welcome and introductions.
  • 8:30 - 9:00 pm Running group meeting.
  • 9:00 - 9:45 pm Social time & T-shirt swap.
  • 10:00 pm Floor curfew!
  • 10:15 pm-645 am Sleep / Lights out- regeneration time!
  • Monday/Tuesday
  • 6:45 am Wake up.
  • 7:00 - 8:10 am Core / Stretching. Morning run or video and group activities. Optional yoga session, Tuesday.
  • 8:30 - 9:30 am Breakfast.
  • 9:30 - 10:45 am Morning announcements/guest speaker.
  • 10:45 am - 12:00 pm AP Sessions.
  • 10:45 - 11:20 am BREAKOUT 1.
  • 11:25 am- 12:00 pm BREAKOUT 2.
  • 12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch.
  • 1:00 - 2:00 pm Video analysis/ Down time.
  • 2:00 - 2:45 pm Announcements/ Afternoon speaker.
  • 3:00 - 5:00 pm Run, pacing practice and group activities.
  • 5:30 - 6:30 pm Dinner.
  • 6:30 - 7:30 pm Video analysis / Free time.
  • 7:30 - 10:00 pm Recreation / Free time.
  • 10:15 pm Floor curfew.
  • 10:30 pm - 6:45 am Sleep / Lights out- regeneration time!
  • Wednesday
  • 6:45 - 8:00 am Sleep in morning.
  • 8:30 am - 9:30 am Breakfast.
  • 9:30 - 10:45 am Announcements / speaker.
  • 11:15 am Storrs Pond departure.
  • 12:00 - 3:00 pm Lake run/Picnic lunch/Swim at the beach.
  • 4:00 - 5:30 pm R&R upon returning from Storrs Pond
  • 5:30 - 6:30 pm Dinner
  • 6:30 pm - 6:45 am Follow normal schedule
  • Thursday
  • 6:45 am Wake up.
  • 7:00 - 8:10 am Morning run/pacing practice/group activities. Optional yoga session.
  • 8:30 - 9:30 am Breakfast.
  • 9:30 - 10:45 am Morning announcements/speaker.
  • 10:45 am - 12:00 pm AP Session.
  • 10:45 - 11:20 am BREAKOUT 1.
  • 11:25 am- 12:00 pm BREAKOUT 2.
  • 12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch.
  • 1:00 - 2:00pm Video analysis/ down time
  • 2:00 - 2:45 pm Announcements/peaker.
  • 3:00 - 5:00 pm Pacing Contest on track, run, group activities.
  • 5:30 - 6:30 pm Dinner.
  • 7:15 - 8:00 pm Recreation Awards.
  • 8:00 10:00 pm Fun High school dance (Nike Graduation Ball) with DJ!
  • 10:15 pm Curfew.
  • 10:45 pm - 6:45 am Sleep / Lights out- regeneration time!
  • Friday
  • 6:00 am Wake Up
  • 6:15 - 8:00 am Graduation Run.
  • 8:30 - 9:30 am Breakfast.
  • 9:30 - 10:30 am Room Clean Out/Room Inspection.
  • 10:30 - 11:30 am Graduation Ceremony with Guest Speaker.
  • 12:00 am Departure

Green Mountain Kua Campus Aerial

We are one of the oldest running camps in the country, 44 great years of training and educating thousands of runners of all ability levels.

Campers stay in the single gender dorms on campus.  Rooms are single, double, some triples and quads, with shared baths on the hall.  We can room teams together encouraging team bonding. KUA offers a  gorgeous dining hall with healthy dining options.  (Wait till you taste the local chocolate milk!) Campus dining is open over the weekends for multiple week campers.

We have full access to the school's indoor ice rink (no ice) and huge indoor turf facility (80 yards x 50 yards) for rainy day training, yoga sessions and evening ultimate Frisbee tournaments!   Breakout sessions are held in the state-of-the-art classrooms and guest speakers appear in the school's gorgeous auditorium.

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Overall Average Rating 4.39 / 5 Stars
    • 5/5.
    Extremely Enjoyable

    The recreational activities were extremely enjoyable each night. The junior counselors were very kind and helpful, as well as the experienced coaches. Meals were very good. Breakouts were very interesting.

    — Dan W., Parent of Camper 2017

    • 5/5.
    Well Organized and Informational

    The camp was overall very well organized and the information discussed was all insightful. The kids and coaches were all great and it was great to make some new friends.

    — Sarah M., Camper 2017

    • 5/5.
    Thank you!

    From Camper: Thank you for a great week! I really enjoyed the video contest, really hope you continue that. From Mom: Thank you for having Eloise check in with the trainer when we checked in. Eloise had recently been sick, and speaking with Rachel was very reassuring for both of us.

    — Eloise and Emily, Camper and Parent, 2017

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    • 5/5.
    Thank You!

    Overall it was a very positive experience, and that she wants to return next summer really says it all! Thank you for making it such a good experience. 

    — Maria M., Parent of Camper 2017

    • 5/5.
    I love this camp

    I loved getting to the camp and realizing that everyone around me loved running as much as I do. The exciting and peppy environment made even getting up early for a pre-breakfast run enjoyable!! I also liked our night activities like the scavenger hunt, relays, and, of course, Nike Prom! The entire staff was amazing and I really appreciated all of their never-ending knowledge and enthusiasm, and the amazing food topped it all off!!

    — Emily W., Camper 2017

    • 5/5.
    Motivated

    I believe that what my daughter enjoyed the most was being around people who loved running! That positive feeling has carried over into her high school XC season. The motivational speakers and stories, break out sessions, etc., she really enjoyed and were very helpful. Liked meeting new people, runners and coaches alike - she is ready to go back next summer.

    — Maria M., Parent of Camper 2017

    • 5/5.
    XC Success!

    I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciated the program you put together this past summer, not only for the coaches, but also for the kids.  You've helped create a program that really works to teach and empower all its participants!  As for our results this season.  We won the Maine Independent School Championship and went on to win New England's (NEPSTA Division IV) for the 2nd time in four years (we've podiumed all four and this bookended championships for my seniors).  Thanks in part to your help and teaching over the summer, all our runners peaked perfectly and we had great performances from top to bottom! My runners placed 3, 20, 31, 32, 33, 34, and 35 out of a field of more than 200 with 37 schools being represented (the kids were ready and ran a great strategic race).  On our girl's side, we placed 3 runners in the top 20! The success continued all the way down the JV roster as well.

    — Adam L., Coach at Coaches Workshop

    • 5/5.
    Highly Recommended!

    I would highly recommend Green Mountain Running Camp. With its beautiful setting, competent staff, high level of instruction, and balance of work and fun, it was a perfect camp for both of my boys. They are looking forward to doing it again next summer and staying longer! 

    — Jan E. Parent of a Green Mountain Camper '15

    • 5/5.
    Exceptional Experience

    Green Mountain Running Camp was an exceptional experience. You are able to connect with runners from all around the country and globe while running through the strenuous yet beautiful scenery of New Hampshire.  I highly recommend this camp for anyone looking to become a stronger and smarter runner. The speakers and breakouts I thought gave excellent insight to every aspect of running that I will be able to use and interpret throughout my running career. At Green Mountain Running Camp everyone really does smile for miles. I look forward to coming back to the camp next year in hopes for another wonderful running experience. 

    — Paul O. Green Mountain Camper '15

    • 5/5.
    Great experience for camper coming by themselves

    I came to camp with a little bit of apprehensiveness and nervousness.  I knew I wasn't going to be the best runner at camp.  My only experience running competitively was during 5th and 6th grade in middle school.  I also knew that I am someone who does not say much in social settings, so I was nervous about finding kids to hang out with that I had never met before.  However, after the first few hours at camp, these fears vanished.  I met a lot of awesome people, counselors and campers alike.  I felt immediately welcomed into the "Nike family," (what everyone began referring to the entirety of the camp as).  I was put in a group with about 10 other campers who all ran similar times.  We were able to challenge each other in a healthy and fun setting throughout the whole week.  I also felt embraced by a group of four other boys, and we all became tightly knit over the course of the week.  I loved my experience so much, I plan on signing up for two weeks next summer.

    — Amanda G. Green Mountain Camper '15

    • 5/5.

    My favorite Breakout session was the Olympic experience with Andy Wheating. I always wonder what it was like to compete in the Olympics. He showed that it was amazing and he enjoyed every second of it. I hope I can compete in the Olympics to one day

    — Austin W. Green Mountain Camper '15

    • 5/5.
    Fun extra activites

    This was my third year at camp and the recreational activities this year were by far the best out of all my trips. They were super fun to watch and to participate in. They were extremely funny and entertaining.

    — Oren M. Green Mountain Camper '15

    • 5/5.
    Summer highlight!

    Green Mountain Running Camp was definitely the highlight of my summer, and if you are a serious runner you SHOULD come to this camp. You'll not only learn and understand so much more about the sport of running, but you'll also learn and understand more about yourself as a person and find your TRUE identity. It's also very fun and you meet so many friendly and great new people that share the same passion for running as much as you do.

    — Thomas G. Green Mountain Camper '14

    • 5/5.
    Never a moment I didn't love

    Green Mountain was the best week of my summer. The staff members are incredibly knowledgeable about running, hilarious, and friendly. Everyone there was so welcoming, campers and counselors alike. The runs were always in a beautiful setting and paced just right-I pushed myself and definitely grew as a runner, (especially on that lake run!) but it wasn't so fast that I couldn't keep up. Also, I really enjoyed the vast variety of delicious food at the dining hall. There wasn't a moment I didn't love at Green Mountain Running Camp and I will never be able to say enough positive things about my experience. If you're considering this camp, I more than highly recommend it. Like me, you'll be thankful you went. 

    — Alicia K. Green Mountain Camper '14

    • 5/5.
    Every bit is worth the price

    We do a lot of learning, a lot of running, and have a lot of fun, and somehow the camp manages to bring all three of those elements together for a very productive and fun week. Parents, if your son or daughter is serious about being the best runner that he or she can possibly be, this camp is IT! Every bit of this camp is worth the price..

    — Matthew Q. Green Mountain Camper '14

    • 5/5.
    Improved performance!

    Great! I had a great time, met new people who I'm still talking to, and feel so much more experienced and safe going into a new cross country program!  They focus on all aspects of running. You don't just go to camp and run, you learn the technique and all that goes with the sport.  The GMRC provides focus on the little things that can improve performance.  Camp was a great experience!  GO!

    — Tammy T. Green Mountain Camper '14

    • 5/5.
    Full immersion!

    It is good at incorporating everything to do with running. We run, hear from guest speakers, learn about running, and just get fully immersed in the culture of running.  I found the week motivating, with great instruction & instructors- some former Olympians!.  Camp got me really pumped up for the season, gave me lots of self confidence.  Beautiful runs and fun creek soaks!

    — Ryan L. Green Mountain Camper '14

    • 5/5.
    Challenging and motivating

    This was my first overnight camp and my first time away from home for an extended period on my own.  I was nervous beforehand, but loved every minute of the camp.  The speakers and their testimonies were inspiring, the running was challenging and motivating and the recreational time was fun and memorable.  In fact, when I returned home I felt a void and missed the camp and my friends so much.  It took me a few days to get back to reality.  I can't wait to return next year.

    — Deedee A. Green Mountain Camper '13

    • 5/5.
    Most beautiful scenery

    As a serious runner, both years I have gone it has been the best week of my life. You get to be around fun people and really can do whatever you want; it's a completely judgment free camp, it doesn't matter how fast you are. Everything is fun and it is the most beautiful scenery I can imagine, from the morning runs to the breakouts to the afternoon runs and guest speakers there is never anything that I don't look forward to and enjoy.

    — Nolan G. Green Mountain Camper '13

    • 5/5.
    Like a family

    Nike Running Camp is a new experience, when you get there everyone is like a family to you. The counselors are so welcoming and are hilarious. Going to camp gives you a new adventure and a new part of running that you can imagine. Creek soaks are great and especially the Lake Run. The breakout sessions aren't boring, you learn so much more about running. I advise you to go the Nike Running camp because it's something you don't want to miss out on.

    — Emma T. Green Mountain Camper '13

    • 5/5.
    Great atmosphere

    My team and I have been coming up to camp for a few years, and we're always so excited to be there.  Everyone at camp really knows what they're talking about and it's just a great atmosphere to be in - it gets me physically and mentally ready for the rest of the season.

    — Mary B. Green Mountain Camper '13

    • 5/5.
    Can't wait until next year

    At Green Mountain Running Camp, I learned to push the limits of my running ability. This camp surrounds you with friendly staff and fellow runners. I was unsure of going, being as this would be my first overnight camp and it was so far away from everything I was used to. I must say, I felt so welcomed by the smiling faces everywhere! The instructors were friendly and patient, and I was happy with my experience with my running group! The camp also had great activities. I enjoyed playing soccer and volleyball with my new friends, plus the activities that you could just watch with fellow campers. All in all, I had a great experience at camp and can't wait until next year! I would highly recommend this camp to any runner. There is something for everyone, and there are many opportunities: both for running and for finding new friends!

    — Sheryl Y. Green Mountain Camper '13

    • 5/5.
    Experience like no other

    Green Mountain Running Camp is the best camp that I have ever gone to. Most of my friends think it is boring to just run but the experience at this camp is like no other. There are great activities and things like the lip singing contest and the talent show to entertain you. I feel like it was a taste of being on my own and a taste of the college life.

    — Laura L. Green Mountain Camper '12

    • 5/5.
    Highlight of my summer

    Green Mountain Running Camp is a great camp that really helps prepare runners for their upcoming cross country and track seasons. It is located in a beautiful area with wonderful trails that offer a challenge for runners of all skill levels. The counselors and junior counselors all come from very  impressive running backgrounds, and answer any and all questions with much expertise. Going into GMRC, I had not run very much, and didn't appreciate the sport as much as I do now. Green Mountain Running Camp really inspired me to train harder, run longer, and have fun while doing so. I am very glad that I went to Green Mountain Running Camp, and recommend it to any 14-18 year old runner; regardless of their skill level. GMRC was one of the highlights of my summer, and I really hope to return next year.

    — Sean H. Green Mountain Camper '12

    • 5/5.
    Makes running fun

    I attended the Green Mountain running camp for 3 years and they were the best camp experiences of my life. I feel I have become a much better runner as a result. Everyday was filled with fun activities while still getting in your training. The camp just makes running fun. 

    — Jack U. Green Mountain Camper '12

    • 5/5.
    Common love for running

    I honestly think GMRC was the best week of my life so far. The information they teach there will help you in ways you didn't even know you needed help. Not to mention the staff is hilarious and fun. GMRC is the perfect atmosphere to train, learn, and have fun while you are surrounded by teammates, friends, coaches and counselors all with a common love of running. 

    — Brie A. Green Mountain Camper '12

    • 5/5.
    Would definitely go back

    Green Mountain Running Camp was a very fun camp for teammates to bond before the season begins and was a great workout! The runs were very fun especially the creek soaks! I became closer friends with my teammates (seeing as I am a lot younger then them) and I became friends with everyone in my dorm! They were all very nice people and green mountain was such a great social activity and I would definitely go back! The runs were very enjoyable and a great workout! I am in better shape then I was before coming to this camp! 

    — Tim E. Green Mountain Camper '11

    • 5/5.
    Everyone shared a passion for running

    This camp is for runners of all levels - beginners to elite. Be ready to run this is not a "get in shape camp" The break out sessions provide a great variety different techniques you can apply to your running. I learned a lot on how to improve my form and race technique. It was nice to be in a place where everyone shared the passion of running - that made it easy to make friends. Looking forward to next year! 

    — Lindsey L. Green Mountain Camper '11

    • 5/5.
    Helped me mentally prepare for races

    GMRC was one of the highlights of my summer. It was not as intimidating as I thought it would be-the staff really knows what they are doing, and how to work with runners of all levels. I also learned a lot in the breakout session such as how to best run up hills and how to mentally prepare for races. I would highly recomend GMRC to anybody planning to run XC. 

    — Shauna M. Green Mountain Camper '11

    • 5/5.
    Very informative

    Green Mountain Running Camp is my favorite camp I have ever been to. Being around so many people that all love running made the experience so cool. This camp helped me become a much more efficient runner than I was before it. The speakers and counselors were so informative and taught me a lot of helpful things that I will always keep in mind during my running career. Not only did I become a better runner from GMRC, I also made a lot of new friends that made everything even more fun! 

    — Elaine P. Green Mountain Camper '11

    • 5/5.
    Absolutely amazing

    This camp is absolutely amazing. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to improve their running and who wants to meet other runners who can inspire them to work harder and love the sport even more. 

    — Josh Z. Green Mountain Camper '11

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Green Mountain Running Camp

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Mike Henderson, Co-Director
7 Campus Center Drive
Meriden, New Hampshire 03770

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Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Cross Country
Age Group: 14 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Overnight $750.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
Programs: Cross Country
Age Group: 11 - 14
Gender: Co-Ed
Overnight $750.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
Programs: Cross Country
Age Group: 14 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Overnight $750.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-645-3226 we would be happy to help you.
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