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UW-Whitewater Cross Country Camp

We are working on seeing if this event can be offered Summer 2021.  Due to the pandemic we are looking at our options and will post once we have a solid plan.  Check back soon for MORE details!

The Warhawk Cross Country Camp experience is one which has helped educate and train long distance runners for the past 35 years.  Registrants 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 2021.

Date: Sunday, July 18 - Friday, July 23, 2021

Limited to the first 130 registrants.


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Register Online Closed

Registrations accepted online until noon on 7/14/21. We do NOT accept walk up registrations at event check-in.

Resident Camper: $445

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 made by online registration closing date 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 Camper (Day Camper): $395

Commuter campers can arrive at the designated check-in time and location. Commuters will not receive a room key for the residence hall but are welcome to socialize in the residence hall with friends during breaks. Commuters will have three well-balanced meals each full day.  Report to camp at 6:45 a.m. and leave in the evening at 8:45 p.m. The authorized driver can pick up the commuter camper at the conclusion of camp each day after checking out with staff.

Group Discount:

Receive $50 off each registration when five (5) or more register to attend this event from the same school. Make sure to check "Group Discount" in the registration if you believe you qualify.  Discounts cannot be applied after you register and pay. You will be charged $50 if less than five (5) do not attend this event 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 7/9/21.


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.

Received an Award, Sponsorship or Discount?

For those participants who will be receiving a sponsorship to attend this event: Register and use the promo code your sponsor gave you. The sponsorship will be deducted from your invoice.  Any remaining balance remains the participant's responsibility. Any cancellations will result in the sponsorship funds being returned to the supporting organization.

Any qualifying discounts given by the event will not be applied after you have paid in full. Be sure to use the promo code during check out to receive your discount. You will be charged if you do not qualify for requested discount at the start of event.

A processing fee will be assessed if a refund is issued due to overpayment on your account.

Questions, received an award/scholarship without a promo code or want to use two promo codes? Please call Continuing Education Services at 262-472-3165 or email before registering to avoid overpayment fees.

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.

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.

Info Packet

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), parking details, check-in and out times with locations, confirmed daily schedule, mailing address for camper mail, 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

Info Packet Available 3 weeks prior to event

Check in and Orientation

Resident and commuter campers must check in at the location mentioned in the Info Packet. Parents/guardians are invited to visit with staff members and ask any last minute questions. Please note that there are no structured activities during the check-in period, but residential staff will be in the residence hall to help campers get settled in their rooms and encourage campers to begin getting to know one another in an informal setting. Commuter campers can socialize at the dorms and go with the group to first session.

Arrival/Departure Outside the Event Scheduled Time

If your schedule results in you arriving after the designated check-in or before check-out time, please indicate in your registration the time you will arrive/depart in the “Special Need/Comments” field or email, if changes happened after you registered. On the day of arrival to campus, check the schedule in the Info Packet to see where the group will be at the time of your arrival. Please call the staff number listed in the Info Packet if you have any questions the day you arrive. If there are questions prior to camp, please contact

Frequently Asked Questions

We receive many questions from registrants and guardians.  Click here to review our frequently asked questions about summer camps.

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.

Driving Directions

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


Parking details will be available in the Info Packet.  Notice: All campus parking lots require a parking permit.  Failure to follow parking regulations will result in a fine.  More information is available on the Visitor Center website.

Terms & Conditions

By registering for an event, you agree to our Registration Terms and Conditions. UW-Whitewater will hold all registrants responsible for their conduct.  Serious misconduct or disruption will lead to immediate dismissal from event.  Registrants dismissed from the event will not receive a refund.  Please review the Terms and Conditions for more details.

Be aware that we recommend that all portable electronic devices be left at home, but ultimately it is your decision. We know that parents and children value the ability to be able to call each other at a moment's notice.  For that reason, we do not prohibit cell phones at camp, but ask that cell phone use does not interfere with the event and other participants.  Parents are responsible for setting clear guidelines for cell use with their child.  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 Day One Schedule

4:30 - 6:00 p.m. Check In (including Commuters)
6:30 - 7:00 p.m. Meet outside residence halls ready to run
7:00 - 7:45 p.m. Easy run around campus in your assigned group, 1-2 miles total
8:15 - 9:00 p.m. Pizza Party
9:00 - 10:00 p.m. Small group meetings with group leader
10:00 p.m. Commuters Leave
10:00 p.m. All students in residence hall

*All times are subject to change.

Typical Day Two - Four Schedule

6:30 a.m. Commuters Arrive
6:45 - 8:30 a.m. Morning run/Breakfast
9:15 - 11:30 a.m. Breakout session
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch/ Free time
1:15 - 2:00 p.m. Instruction time in classroom
2:15 - 4:00 p.m. Afternoon Workout
4:30 - 6:30 p.m. Dinner
6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Supervised Activities
9:00 p.m. Commuters Leave
9:00- 10:00 p.m. Free Time 
10:15 p.m. All students in residence hall

*All times are subject to change.

Typical Final Day Schedule

6:30 a.m. Commuters Arrive
6:45 - 7:45 a.m. Breakfast
8:00 - 8:30 a.m. Pack to go home
8:30 - 8:45 a.m. Meet in front of residence hall
8:45 - 10:00 a.m. Warm Up/4000 Meter Run on the cross country course
10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Check out of residence halls/ Commuters Leave

*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, Head Coach

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 14 All-Americans. He has guided runners to first team All-WIAC honors 26 times and other all-conference accolades 20 times (including 16 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 ninth year as an assistant coach for the UW-Whitewater men's and women's track and field teams in 2019-20. He specializes in the javelin throw, and enters his fifth year working with horizontal jumps.

Soderman also begins his third season as an assistant coach for the Warhawk cross country programs in 2019.

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.

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.

By 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.  Any media shared with the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater on social media or use of its hashtags grants the University use to media for any purpose.