Running is a great life-time sport and running camp can and should be one of your most memorable experiences. After you have chosen the camp you want to attend based on any number of factors that are important to you, there remains one major task on your “To Do” list before you leave for camp to ensure that you get the most from the experience.
Here are some quick tips to help parents and runners find a camp that would best suit their interests, experience and abilities.
Not all youth runners are excited about heading off to running camp. Many parents are faced with a dilemma. They have the good intention to help develop their son or daughter into the best runner they can possbily be. And summer running camp is an ideal way to stimulate their running, kick them into gear to prepare them for the upcoming cross-country season.
The sacred tradition of attending running camp is a staple for most of the top cross country programs in the country. Less common, however, is taking advantage of the same opportunity during the winter months. Though less popular, a growing number of winter track & field and distance running camps are available for teams to help build the base training and team comradarie that aids in a successful spring season.
Finding the right camp for you in all of the hundreds you have to choose from can be daunting. Here are a few tips to find one that's a good match for your needs.
If you've never been to running camp, the big question is always: what should I take? Be sure to check the literature from your specific camp, but here are some general suggestions of what to pack.