Camps and Conferences

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 36 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 event is available to players entering grades 7-12 in Fall 2021.

Limited to the first 130 registrants.

Sunday, July 18 - Friday, July 23, 2021


Event Protocols Due to COVID-19

Register Online

Ready to join the fun?  Click registration link button below to register.  

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Registrations accepted online until noon on 7/14/21. 

We do NOT accept walk up registrations at event check-in. 


Credit Card

Your online registration and payment are always safe and secure.  We accept MasterCard and Visa credit card payments in our online registration system.  We will NOT accept credit card payments over the phone.  We will accept checks made out to "UW-Whitewater" and mailed to UW-Whitewater Camps and Conferences, 800 West Main Street, Room 2005 Roseman Hall, Whitewater WI 53190.


Confirmation Emails

Once you register, a confirmation email will be sent to your email account. Contact cesevents@uww.edu if you do not receive this confirmation email. Historically, email accounts used from centurytel.net and wi.rr.com 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.

Cost Information

Fees

Resident Camper $445
Commuter Camper $395

Included in the Fee:  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-shirt size guaranteed if ordered by 7/9/21.

Resident Camper

Resident campers are campers who will be staying overnight 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.  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.

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Commuter Camper

Commuter campers are campers who will drive back and forth to camp and will not stay overnight.  They can arrive at the designated check-in time and location indicated in the Camp Information Packet. Commuters will not receive a room key for the residence hall but are welcome to socialize in the residence hall with friends during breaks. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served to commuter campers. Report to camp before the first session of the day after breakfast. The authorized driver can pick up the commuter camper at the conclusion of camp each day after checking out with staff.

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 cesevents@uww.edu 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. 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 requests received 21 days from the start of the event 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.

Full refund will be given to families who need to cancel because of COVID illness.

All cancellation requests must be submitted to cesevents@uww.edu; 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.

Sponsorships & Awards

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 cesevents@uww.edu 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.

Group Discount

Receive $50 off each registration when five (5) or more register to attend the Cross Country Camp 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 charge $50 if less than five (5) do not attend camp from school.

Arrival Information

Check in and Orientation

Resident and commuter campers must check in at the location mentioned in the Camp Information Packet. Staff will ask registrants the three COVID-19 survey questions listed in the COVID-19 Information frequently asked questions.  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 “Accommodations/Comments” field or email cesevents@uww.edu, if changes happened after you registered. On the day of arrival to campus, check the schedule in the Camp Infomation Packet to see where the group will be at the time of your arrival. Please call the staff number listed in the Camp Information Packet if you have any questions the day you arrive. If there are questions prior to camp, please contact cesevents@uww.edu

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

Parking details will be available in the Camp Information 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.

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 receive many questions from registrants. Click here to review our frequently asked questions about registering and attending an event.

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.

Insurance

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.

Camp Information Packet

Before you arrive to camp information will be available below three weeks prior to the start of camp.  This information will include 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 cesevent@uww.edu.

Available to download here three weeks prior to event

Event Schedule

The schedule listed is a typical day at camp; all times are subject to change.  The camp information packet will have correct times.

4:30 pm Check In (Including Commuters)
6:30 pm Meet Outside Residence Halls Ready to Run
7:00 pm Easy Run Around Campus in Your Assigned Group, 1-2 Miles Total
8:15 pm Pizza Party
9:00 pm Small Group Meetings with Group Leader
10:00 pm Commuter Campers Leave
10:00 pm All Resident Campers in Residence Hall

6:30 am Commuters Arrive
6:45 am Morning Run/Breakfast
9:15 am Breakout Session
11:30 am Free Time and Lunch
1:15 pm Instruction Time in Classroom
2:15 pm Afternoon Workout
4:30 pm Dinner
6:30 pm Supervised Activities
9:00 pm Commuter Campers Leave
9:00 pm Resident Campers Free Time
10:00 pm In residence hall - Lights Out

6:30 am Commuters Arrive
6:45 am Morning run/Breakfast
8:00 am Pack to go Home
8:30 am Meet in front of residence hall
8:45 am Warm Up/4000 Meter Run on Cross Country Course
10:30 am Check Out of Residence Hall/Commuters Leave
11:30 am Check Out Concluded

Additional Information

Risk Agreement 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.

Practice

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.

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:  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.

Meet the Coaches

Jeff Miller

Jeff Miller
Head Coach and Camp Director

RJ Soderman

Rj Soderman
Assistant Coach

Women Cross Country Team

Womens Cross Country Team
Support Staff

Mens Cross Country Team

Mens Cross Country Team
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Cross Country Trails

UW-Whitewater’s cross country course is a work in progress. That doesn’t mean that UW-Whitewater’s course isn’t finished. It just means that new features have been added periodically as the campus evolves to make the unique route challenging, but fair, for all runners. It winds through the athletic fields on the north end of campus, over wooded trails, over a moraine on the west edge of campus, around the arboretum and across a prairie.

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