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About the Camps

Track & Field Camp / Cross Country and Distance Running Camp I
June 28-July 1

Penn State Track and Field Camp and Cross-Country and Distance Running Camp help develop skills and techniques for track and field, cross-country and distance running. Participants take part in drills, attend lectures and demonstrations and use visual aids for each event, including the decathlon and heptathlon. Other aspects of competition -- nutrition, rest, relaxation and general health -- are also part of the daily training. Because performance levels of campers may vary from beginner to advanced, instruction is individualized to accommodate that range. Campers use Penn State athletic facilities, including practice areas, equipment and training rooms.

These are separate camps; you must choose either Track and Field or Cross-Country and Distance Running.

The ratio of campers to staff varies between ten-to-one and eight-to-one. Campers will be given a firsthand opportunity to work with experts in each of their respective events. All campers will receive an instructional guide for all events.

Sessions are scheduled for mornings, afternoons and evenings on full days, with a single session on the first day and a morning session on the last day. Practices are held outdoors at the track and field facility or, in case of inclement weather, at an indoor facility. Cross country camp will partake in runs through campus, the mountains and woods surrounding campus. Distance runners may choose refreshing runs in the mountains, in rural areas or on trails bordering golf courses. Evening sessions include films, informative talks, competitions and recreational activities.

If possible, all campers are asked to bring their own implements and poles for field events. Some equipment will be supplied on a limited basis. Several lightweight poles will be available but will not be appropriate for all athletes.

Who: Students entering grades 7-12

Fees:

• $490 resident (includes instruction, housing, all meals, camp shirt)

• $425 commuter (includes instruction, all meals, camp shirt)

Meals: Dinner on the first day to lunch on the last day


Cross Country and Distance Running Camp II
July 23-26

The Penn State Cross Country and Distance Running Camp II is open to students who are entering grades 8 -12 (individuals and teams) next fall. This physically demanding and competitive camp is specifically designed for more advanced runners who are serious about raising their skills in preparation for a successful fall cross country season.

Penn State Cross-Country and Distance Running Camp is designed for individuals and teams to have four fantastic days of training in Central Pennsylvania over the miles of trails the Penn State distance runners train. The main training session for the day begins with the morning run. The evening session can be used as a second training session or just a shake out and stretch. In addition, campers will be provided sessions which include discussions on going to college from a panel, training methods from the coaches and sports psychology.

The ratio of campers to staff varies between ten-to-one and eight-to-one. Campers will have the opportunity to enhance their summer training by running with experienced distance runners while improving their skills under the direct supervision of the Penn State coaching staff. Individuals and teams are invited. Come log some miles with our experienced camp staff in a great training environment.

Who: Students entering grades 8-12 (individuals and/or teams)

Fees:
• $490 resident
(includes instruction, housing, all meals, camp shirt)

• $425 commuter (includes instruction, all meals, camp shirt)

Meals: Dinner on the first day to lunch on the last day

Coaches Special (Cross Country and Distance Running Camp II):
For those teams registering 10 or more runners

Fee:
• $470 per person resident (includes instruction, housing, meals, camp shirt)
(Submit all forms online by Friday, June 23, 2017)

Penn State Sport Camps
Gardner House
Elm Road
University Park, PA 16802
Fax: 814-865-8883
E-mail: SportCampInfo@athletics.psu.edu

In accordance with NCAA guidelines, all Penn State University Sport Camps and Clinics are open to any and all entrants, limited only by specified number, age, grade level and/or gender of its participants.

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