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UW-Whitewater Cross Country Camp

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The Warhawk Cross Country Camp experience is one which has helped educate and train long distance runners for the past 34 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 emphasize both the mental/ learning part of cross country/distance running as well as its physical demands. We have a high number of runners return 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.  This camp is available to players entering grades 7-12 in Fall 2019.

Date: Sunday, July 14 - Friday, July 19, 2019



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Registrations accepted online until noon on 7/10/19. We do NOT accept walk up registrations at event check-in.

Resident Campers: $435

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. Please note that our residence halls are not air conditioned. We strongly advise campers to bring a fan if possible. 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: $385

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.  Commuters will be able to go to the residence halls between sessions with teammates or friends if they choose.

Group Discount:

Receive $25 off each registration when five (5) or more register to attend the Cross Country Camp from the same school. Make sure to use promo code 5GROUP25 at checkout if you believe you will qualify.  Discounts cannot be applied after you register and pay.  You will be charged $25 if fewer than five (5) do not attend camp from your school.

Fees Include

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

*T-shirts are guaranteed if registered by 6/28/19.


All registrant accounts must be paid in full three weeks (21 days) prior to the start of the event.  Registrants with outstanding balances after payment is due in full are subject to being removed from the event roster without refund. Please contact Continuing Education Services at prior to this deadline if extenuating circumstances prevent you from completing a payment.

In the event of a cancellation, Continuing Education Services should be notified no later than 21 days before the start date of the event session in order to receive a refund, less the $100 non-refundable deposit. Cancellation requests received less than 21 days from the start of the event will receive a refund minus a 50% late cancellation fee of event cost. Cancellations due to medical reasons will receive a full refund, less the $100 non-refundable deposit, if the cancellation is requested and medical documentation is provided prior to the start of the event. Valid medical cancellations must include a signed letter from a licensed physician to qualify. NO REFUNDS will be given for withdrawal due to early departures, disciplinary reasons or no show after the event has started.

All cancellation requests must be submitted to; provide registrant's name, event title and medical documentation, if applicable. Refunds will be returned to name and address of payer.

We reserve the right to cancel any event due to low enrollment; in such a case, all fees paid will be refunded or the registrant can choose to apply fees to a different summer event.

Want to Sponsor a Registrant?

You can sponsor a registrant and cover all or partial fees. We have received requests in the past from schools, companies, organizations, friends and family members that would like to send their chosen registrant to a specific event. If you would like to sponsor a registrant, you can request a promo code that you may give to your chosen registrant. Click here for more details.

Pre-camp information will be available on this website three weeks prior to the start of camp. Pre-camp information includes medication requirements (complete only if taking meds at this event), check-in and out times with locations, confirmed daily schedule, what to bring and other important information you will need to know before attending camp. If any medical information changes, it is your responsibility to notify Continuing Education Services at

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Risk Assessment Form

Please bring Risk Agreement Form that is needed for field trips. This form is required by the Risk Management and Safety office. You can download the form here.

Confirmation Emails

Once you register a confirmation email will be sent to your email account. Contact if you do not receive this confirmation email. Historically email accounts used from and are blocked from receiving notifications from us or may end up in your spam folder. You are able to register using these accounts; however, you will not receive emails from us. Please make sure you have a working email address on file with us to be able to receive important announcements and updates about this event.

Summer Camp Rules

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.


Parking permits are required on all vehicles parked on campus at all times, with the exception of the location of the time of check-in/check-out and 5 p.m. Fridays to 11:00 p.m. Sundays for race in lots 8, 11, 24 and 19 between 8:00 and 11:00 a.m.  Registrants driving themselves and keeping their car on campus must pick up a parking permit from director at the initial event meeting.  More information on parking is on the Visitor Center website.

Registration Terms & Conditions

By registering for an event, you agree to our Registration Terms and Conditions. Please review the Registration Terms and Conditions for more details.

Be aware that we recommend that all portable electronic devices be left at home (iPod, Fitbit, cell phones, etc), but ultimately it is your decision. We will not be responsible for any lost or stolen items.

We would advise those going to any cross country camp to do some running before camp. Those people who do no running at all and then come to a running camp tend to get very sore or injured. Make the experience as enjoyable as possible by first preparing yourself for the demands that running will put on your body at the camp. I would suggest running a minimum of 20-30 minutes 5-6 days a week from now until the camp starts with many of you, hopefully, doing more.

Typical Daily Schedule

6:45 - 7:45 a.m. Morning Run
8:00 - 8:45 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. - 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

*All times are subject to change.

Running Area

Trails are located on campus which includes the UW-Whitewater's home cross country course. We will also be using the cross country ski trails located in the Kettle Moraine State Forest in LaGrange.  Having access to these areas will allow campers the chance to do a lot of natural surface running.


There are many other activities that take place during camp:  Ultimate Frisbee, Kickball, Sand Volleyball, Pool Workout and skit night, to name a few.  We feel very strongly that the camp experience needs to involve work and play.  Those who have attended the Warhawks Cross Country Camp come away with a truly enjoyable experience and make new friends in the sport of distance running.

Camp Staff

Jeff Miller

Jeff Miller

Jeff Miller has been coaching at UW-Whitewater since the fall of 1982. Miller is the head coach for both the men’s and women’s cross country teams as well as an assistant coach for the men’s track team.

Miller took over the men’s cross country team in 1982 and is the longest tenured cross country coach that UW-Whitewater has ever had. Since 1982, Miller has led the men’s team to one runner-up finish and five third-place finishes in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. On the men’s side, he has coached 13 All-Americans. He has guided runners to first team All-WIAC honors 25 times and other all-conference accolades 19 times (including 15 second team and four honorable mention). Miller has also coached two Max Sparger Scholar Athletes. He has also had an abundance of individuals qualify for nationals and has taken the team to the NCAA Division III championship six times, including a fifth-place showing in 1999. Miller has also had one individual WIAC champion (2004). He has been named WIAC Men's Coach of the Year twice during his illustrious career.

RJ Soderman

RJ Soderman

RJ Soderman enters his eighth year as an assistant coach for the UW-Whitewater men's and women's track and field teams in 2018-19. He specializes in the javelin throw, and enters his fourth year working with horizontal jumps.

Soderman also begins his second season as an assistant coach for the Warhawk cross country programs in 2018.

Under Soderman's mentorship, Robert Starnes captured his first national championship in the long jump at the 2016 NCAA Indoor Championships.

Soderman brings a diverse coaching experience to the athletes in the javelin throw.

Mark Maas

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

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.

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.


Registrants are encouraged to have their own health insurance as accident insurance provided by the University is limited. Each registrant will be covered by a limited accident insurance policy. The insurance includes primary coverage up to $10,000. 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.

Registering for this event you understand that the University may take photographs and or videos of event participants and activities. You will  be required to agree at the time of registration that the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater shall be the owner of and may use such photographs and or videos relating to the promotion of future events.  You will relinquish all rights that you may claim in relation to use of said photographs and/or videos.