warhawkCross Country Camp

The Warhawk Cross Country Camp experience is one which has helped educate and train long distance runners for the past 32 years.

Campers will be involved in discussions and demonstrations related to the sport of cross country. Topics will include: training schedules, running mechanics, strength training, stretching, nutrition, race strategy, peaking, cross training, mental preparation, leadership skills and workout design.

There will be two workouts a day with the amount of running based on each individual's level of fitness and running background. The Warhawk Cross Country Camp is one of the best offered in the Midwest as we emphasis both the mental/ learning part of cross country/distance running as well as its physical demands. We have a high rate of returning runners' as they feel the camp offers them a great start towards preparation for the cross country season. Students are encouraged to enroll early to ensure a spot.


Running Area

Trails are located on campus for off-road running. We will also be using the Kettle Moraine cross country ski trails in La Grange. These are some of the best running trails in Wisconsin. Also, the cross country course on campus will be used for runs. This will give campers the chance to do a lot of natural surface running.



Housing for resident campers is provided in a University residence hall located in close proximity to camp activities and dining facilities. Housing is two persons to a room with single beds for each. Campers will provide their own linens (sleeping bag and pillow are encouraged). Boys and girls will be housed on separate floors and supervised at all times. Camp staff members will be staying in the residence hall to supervise during non-instructional periods.

Campers will have the use of campus recreational facilities. Special hours will be posted and campers will be able to use equipment from the University with their identification cards issued at registration.


A Day At Camp

6:45 - 7:45 a.m. Morning Run
8:00 - 8:45 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Group Instruction
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Free Time & Lunch
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Instruction time in classroom
2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Afternoon Workout
4:30 - 6:30 p.m. Dinner
6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Supervised Activities
8:30 - 10:00 p.m. Free Time
10:15 p.m. All students in residence hall


Cost Information

Resident: $TBA

Commuter: $TBA

Group Discount: $25 off each registration when five (5) or more players from the same school register for the same camp by July 6, 2018.   Make sure to use promo code cross5group25 at check out.  Discounts cannot be applied after you register and pay.

The resident camp fee covers lodging, meals, instructional materials, a camp t-shirt, recreation, party snacks and insurance. The commuter fee includes meals, instructional materials, a camp t-shirt, recreation, party snacks and insurance.

Room & Board

Resident Campers

Resident campers will be housed in one of the residence halls located on the UW-Whitewater campus. The residence hall has a secured entrance and the campers are monitored by the residence hall directors, assistants, and by our own camp counseling staff. Roommate requests will be honored when possible; otherwise campers are paired by age and gender. Developing new friends is encouraged. Rooms are double occupancy only. The bathrooms and showers offer clean, individual stalls for privacy.  Resident campers will have three well-balanced meals each full day. Meals are included in the registration fee.

Commuter Campers

Commuters are campers who elect not to stay overnight in the residence halls. Commuters will have three well-balanced meals each full day.  Meals are included in the registration fee. Commuters will need to arrive in the morning at 6:45 a.m and leave in the evening at 8:45 p.m.

UW-Whitewater will hold all campers responsible for their conduct. Serious misconduct or disruption will lead to immediate dismissal from camp. Campers dismissed from the camp will not receive a refund. Review Summer Camp Rules for more details.  

Driving Directions

Directions to the campus can be found online by clicking here. A campus map can be found here. 

Pre-Camp Information

Pre-camp information will be available on this website three weeks prior to the start of camp. Pre-camp information includes check-in and out times with locations, daily schedule, what to bring and other important information you will need to know before attending camp. 


Early cancellations due to medical reasons will receive a full refund minus $25 cancellation fee if the cancellation is made 7 days prior to the camp. Medical documentation must be provided. All other cancellations will receive payment back minus $50. NO REFUNDS will be given for no shows or campers sent home for disciplinary reasons.

To request a cancellation email your request to cesevents@uww.edu. Provide registrants name, camp and medical documentation.

Camp Staff

Jeffrey Miller, Director

StaffSince 1982, Coach Jeff Miller has been the head men's and women's cross country coach at UW-Whitewater. Whitewater¹s cross country program has sent an individual or team to the NCAA III Cross Country Championships 27 out of the last 31 years, producing 19 All-Americans and 5 top ten team finishes. Whitewater cross country runners have secured 92 WIAC All-Conference Awards and 120 NCAA III All Midwest Region awards during his tenure.

Bill Greiten

✔ Assistant Track and Field Coach at Gillett High School.
✔ Member of the Wisconsin Cross Country Coaches Association Hall of Fame.
✔ Member of the Track and Field Coaches Association Hall of Fame.

Mark Maas

✔ Member of the Wisconsin Track and Field Coaches Association Hall of Fame.

Chad Carstens

✔ Head Boys’ and Girls’ Cross Country Coach at Whitewater High School.

Megan Carstens

✔ Head Boys’ and Girls’ Cross Country Coach at Jefferson High School.
✔ Assistant Track and Field Coach at Jefferson High School.

Additional Staff

✔ Current members of the UW-Whitewater Cross Country Team will be counselors working with the campers during the week.
✔ We have a 1:8 ratio of staff to campers



Each camper will be covered by a limited accident insurance policy. The insurance includes primary coverage up to $7,500 and $300 maximum dental insurance. Insurance does not cover pre-existing injuries and is for accidents only. The cost of insurance is included in the registration fee.


Special Notice

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is committed to equal opportunity in its educational programs, activities and employment policies, for all persons, regardless of race, color, gender, creed, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, marital status, Vietnam-era veteran status, parental status and pregnancy.

If you have any disabling condition that requires special accommodations or attention, please advise us well in advance. We will make every effort to accommodate your special needs.

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