Washington Cross Country Camp
Overnight: $750.00 ….. Commuter: $395.00
Location: University of Washington Campus and Seattle Area
Sunday, July 8, 2018 to Thursday, July 12, 2018
Washington Track Camps LLC is proud to continue our annual Cross Country Camp in 2018. Our campers will stay on the beautiful University of Washington campus, and train with Washington’s coaching staff and student-athletes. Campers will get an inside look at one of the premier distance programs in the country. We will explore the fantastic training venues Seattle and the surrounding communities have to offer. Washington Track Camp’s mission is to provide a first-class and fun training experience, exposing campers to all the University of Washington and Seattle has to offer. We will provide learning experiences for all levels of cross country athletes. In addition to exceptional training instruction campers will experience exciting presentations from some of the U.S.’s top athletes and will have a jam-packed four days of distance running that will prepare them for success in their upcoming seasons and careers.
The Washington Cross Country camp is open to any and all male and female athletes entering the 8th – 12th grades and is designed as an overnight camp. Day campers are welcome at a discounted rate, and will attend camp from 9:00am – 5:00pm daily. Our camp is not intended to be a “boot camp” and we will tailor each training session to the ability of the athletes. We encourage athletes of all abilities to attend, and will make sure each individual is challenged, but not over-trained. We will have one significant training-run in the morning and other supplementary running activities in the afternoon. Our hope is that the athletes will get a nice jump on their summer training, and leave motivated and excited for the remainder of their summer training season. Despite being in the center of a major city, Seattle has plenty of fantastic places to run. The majority of our training will be on dirt trails in the surrounding communities.
08:00 am – Breakfast
09:00 am – Load bus to head to daily training location
09:30 am – Training session
12:00 pm – Lunch
01:00 pm – Lecture (Training, Nutrition, etc.)
02:00 pm – Training session
05:00 pm – Dinner
07:00 pm – Evening Activity
The cost for overnight campers is $750 for the week. This includes tuition, lodging in the dormitories, and meals from Sunday evening through breakfast on Thursday. It is recommended that campers bring some spending money for snacks and souvenirs. We will offer a group discount of $650 for athletes that attend with a team (five or more individuals from the same school). Please email Coach Drake at firstname.lastname@example.org to get the group discount code.
The cost for day campers is $395 for the week. This will include tuition, dinner Sunday evening, and lunches throughout the week. Again, a group discount rate of $350 will be available for athletes that attend with a team (five or more individuals from the same school). Please email Coach Drake at email@example.com to get the group discount code.
Supervision and Conduct
Campers will be supervised at all time to ensure a secure and safe environment. Any misconduct by a camper is grounds for immediate dismissal from the camp without a refund. Drugs, alcohol and smoking are strictly prohibited and our staff will implement a strict, zero-tolerance policy when dealing with these issues.
Check-in takes place from 3:30pm to 4:00pm on Sunday, July 8th in the lobby of McMahon Hall on the University of Washington campus. Day campers are welcome to attend the first Sunday evening session and BBQ, and then will report each morning at 8:45 at the University of Washington Outdoor Track. Checkout will follow the closing ceremonies on Thursday, July 12th at approximately 11:30am. Parents are encouraged to attend the closing ceremonies Thursday morning at 10:30am.
Please bring a completed Medical Wavier to camp. Campers WILL NOT be able to participate without a wavier signed by a parent or legal guardian. Medical staff will be provided by Seattle Children’s Hospital for the entire duration of the camp.
Washington Cross Country Camp will be held at the University of Washington’s Campus. Day Campers will meet each morning at the University of Washington Outdoor Track
The least expensive and most convenient place to park is in the E-1 Lot. This is the extremely large lot located just off Montlake Blvd. McCarty Hall is west of the E-1 parking, over the pedestrian bridge and up the hill. There is a payment kiosk located at the entrance of the E-1 parking lot, and the cost is $6.00 for the day (cash only). A 45-minute free grace period will be allowed for vehicles in the E-18 parking lot next to E-1 off Montlake as well. Final parking information will be posted and emailed to participants closer to the event. Please note: UW Parking & Commuter Services is its own entity and not directly related to the UW Athletic Department.
Housing will be in the residence halls on the University of Washington campus. Rooms are standard dorm rooms with 2 twin beds. Linens and pillows will be provided. Athletes will have the opportunity to specify a roommate during the registration process, or we will choose an age-appropriate roommate for them. Campers will be provided with 3 meals a day. Breakfast and dinner will be served in the residence halls, and lunch will typically be at our training locations. Day Campers will be provided lunch, and are also welcome to attend our opening session and BBQ Sunday evening July 8th.
Airport Pick-up / Drop-off Information
Washington Track Camps does not provide transportation to/from camp from the airport. Those that fly into Seattle should arrange for transportation to the University of Washington Campus. Here are several options for airport transportation. Click here for airport transportation options.
Should you register for Washington Track Clinics and later decide you are unable to attend, you may receive a refund IF YOU PURCHASED CANCELLATION PROTECTION and your request is at least seven (7) days prior to the start of camp/clinic. No refunds will be issued IF cancellation protection was NOT selected and purchased online. Your refund will most likely be sent to you in the form of a check to the address we have on file. Please be advised refunds may take 4 weeks to process from the date of your request. You may however, request a credit for a future camp/clinic run by Washington Track Camps, LLC. A voucher credits you the full amount of the camp (no admin fee deductions) and you are able to apply this voucher with paid camp fee to a future camp. Send any questions regarding refunds to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please check your email regularly as this is our primary way we communicate. Any additional information that we need to convey as the camp draws closer will be passed on to you via the e-mail address that you supplied when you signed up for camp. Please make it a habit to check your e-mail daily; this will eliminate any confusion and or miscommunication.