UW-Whitewater Cross Country Camp

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 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. This camp is available to players entering grades 7-12 in Fall 2018.

Date: July 15-20, 2018

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Registrations accepted online until noon on 7/11/18. 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. Discounts cannot be applied after you register and pay.  You will be charged $25 if less 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.

Refunds

Early cancellations due to medical reasons will receive a full refund minus $25 cancellation fee if the cancellation is requested 7 days prior to the camp. Medical documentation must be provided and received before the start of camp to qualify.  All other cancellations, including those with medical documentation received after the start of camp, will receive payment back minus $50.  NO REFUNDS will be given for no shows or campers sent home for disciplinary reasons.  All cancellation requests must be submitted to cesevents@uww.edu; provide registrant's name, camp and medical documentation, if applicable.  Refunds will be returned to name and address of payer.

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.

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Health Form

Each camper must complete the healthEcamper online form 5 days prior to arrival for each camp they attend; no camper will be allowed to participate without completing the form. You can complete the healthEcamper online form after registering.  Use the email address provided to register for this camp as your user name on the healthEcamper website to avoid receiving emails from us indicating you have not complete this health form.

Click to complete online health form once registered.

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

Parking permits are required to park on campus. You may park for free at the location and time of check-in and check-out. All other locations and times you will need to have a parking permit to avoid a ticket. Campers driving themselves and keeping their car on campus must pick up a parking permit from camp director at initial camp meeting.

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 advise you to leave all non-essential, portable electronic devices at home (iPod, iTouch, cell phones, etc), but ultimately it is your decision. We will not be responsible for any lost or stolen items and we do not have open Wi-Fi for electronic devices.

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. Supervise Activites
8:30 - 10:00 p.m. Free Time
10:15 p.m. All students in residence hall

*All times are subject to change, the pre-camp info will have the accurate schedule

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.

Activities

There are many other activities that take place during camp.  Untimate 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 that have attended the Warhwaks Cross Country Camp come away with a treuly enjoyable experience and make new friends in the sport of distance running.

Camp Staff

Jeff MillerJeff 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 24 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.

Miller has coached the women’s cross country team since its inception in 1984. Since then he has led the team to one runner-up finish and five fourth-place finishes in the WIAC. Miller has also had three All-American runners. He has guided runners to 12 first team all-conference honors and 24 second team or honorable mention All-WIAC accolades 24 times (including 23 second team and one honorable mention). The women’s side of the WIAC offers the Judy Kruckman Scholar Athlete award, which five UW-Whitewater runners have earned. Miller has led several individuals to qualify for nationals, and the team has gone four times, with its highest finish at fourth in 1991. Miller was also named WIAC Women's Coach of the Year in 1990.

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

 

Insurance

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.

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.