2018 Tracking the Camps

For track athletes, camp or school attendance is a common way to broaden horizons, hone skills, and learn by doing from specialist coaches and veteran athletes. It’s a chance to meet new friends and become immersed for a week or so in track & field or running, an experience which can have noticeable effect on an athlete’s progression in the sport. Publication of the following camp/school names and information should not be construed as a recommendation of any camp by T&FN. This listing is offered as information only about available camps. Parents and athletes should acquaint themselves more fully about facilities, staff, etc., before deciding which camp is best for them. Some of the camps exclude graduating seniors.

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EAST

Dick Fosbury Track Camp. Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME. June 24-28. Coaching in all events. Coed, ages 13-18. Coaching in all events. Evening activities & programming. $160 resident; $395 commuter. Peter Slovenski, 7 Juniper Road, Brunswick, ME 04011. 207/751-9513. Email: www.slovenskicamps.com.

Gold Medal Running Camp. Dartmouth College. Hanover, NH. July 29-Aug. 2. XC and distance running. The goal of the camp is to get HS runners in shape for the upcoming XC season and to make them more knowledgeable about the sport. Coed, HS. $650individual/$610 team resident. Barry Harwick, 12 Reservoir Road, Hanover NH 03755. 603/646-2540. Email: www.goldmedalrunning.com.

Sky Jumpers Pole Vault Camp. Kutztown, PA. July 22-25. PV. Coed, ages 12 & up. Jan Johnson, 6505 Santa Cruz, Atascadero, CA 93422. 805-423-2363. E-mail: www.skyjumpers.com. skyjumpersverticalsportsclub@facebook. Jan Johnson@facebook.


MIDWEST

Sky Jumpers Pole Vault Camp. UW Stevens Point, WI. June 23-26. PV. Coed, ages 12 & up. Jan Johnson, 6505 Santa Cruz, Atascadero, CA 93422. 805/423-2363. E-mail: www.skyjumpers.com. skyjumpersverticalsportsclub@facebook. Jan Johnson@facebook.

Sky Jumpers Pole Vault Camp. Centerville, OH. June 17-20. PV. Coed, ages 12 & up. Jan Johnson, 6505 Santa Cruz, Atascadero, CA 93422. 805/423-2363. E-mail: www.skyjumpers.com. skyjumpersverticalsportsclub@facebook. Jan Johnson@facebook.


SOUTH

Alabama 2018 Track & Field Camps. University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL. July 15-18. Coed, ages 10-18. The Alabama Track and Field Camp is designed to give each athlete a solid foundation in Track & Field fundamentals needed to excel at his or her skilled event. Under the direction of the Coach Waters technical skills will be taught by the distinguished University of Alabama coaching staff and some student athletes. This will raise the performance level and further athletic development of every camper. As a camper you will receive the same expert coaching that every Alabama Track and Field athlete receives. The goal of this camp is for each athlete to leave camp with sound and fundamental knowledge about their events which they can continue to apply to their own training environment. We look forward to seeing you in Tuscaloosa! Roll Tide! $480 resident; $300 commuter. Melissa Beasley, Alabama Track & Field Camp, Box 870323, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487. 205/348-9728. E-mail: Alabamatrackcamp@is.ua.edu. www.alabamatrackandfieldcamp.com


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WEST

High Sierra Track & Field Camp w/Olympic Coach Harry Marra & LBW (Learning by watching) for HS Coaches. Truckee High School Track & Field Facility, Truckee, CA. July 16-20. Coed – HS Coaches take part in LBW (Learn by Watching). Ages: High School, Incoming 9th graders and HS coaches. Cost: $550. Our mission is to provide excellence in coaching to all levels of athletes and coaches in a weeklong camp set in the beautiful High Sierra. Surrounded by the majestic Sierra Nevada and spectacular Lake Tahoe, our track & field facility is nestled in the Base Camp of Truckee, CA. At elevation 6000′, our camp is an ideal location for high altitude benefits across all track 7 field events. Come vacation & enjoy a myriad of recreational opportunities, restaurants, events, and lodging. The camp will be led by Olympic Coach Harry Marra, 2016 IAAF Coach of the Year & longtime decathlon guru who led Team Eaton to 2 gold medals & 1 bronze. The Learn By Watching approach will allow registered coaches opportunities to observe Harry marra coach athletes in each venue, take notes and ask questions afterward. Diana Yale, High Sierra Track & Field Camp Director, Head Coach Truckee High School Track & Field, Assistant Coach XC, 11725 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, CA 96161. 775/846-0656. Email: https://www.highsierratrackcamp.com.

Middle School Decathlon Camp w/special guest JEREMY TAIWO! Ingraham High School, Northwest Athletic Complex (NWAC), Seattle, WA. July 10-12. Coed, ages 11-14. All decathlon events. Cost: $75. This is a fun, safe, introductory camp designed to give middle school athletes the chance to learn a large variety of events in the sport of Track and Field. Instruction in each event will be provided by Ingraham coaches and athletes, including former WSU Heptathlete Angela Jensen and 2016 Rio Olympic Decathlete Jeremy Taiwo. Day1: Instruction in proper warmup, long distance running, discus, high jump and pole vault, proper cool down. Day 2: Instruction in sprinting, hurdles, shot put, javelin and long jump.Day 3: Decathlon competition and awards! Kurt Spann—Head Coach, c/o Ingraham High School, 1819 N 135th Street, Seattle, WA 98133. 260/327-2580. Email: http://spannkf.wixsite.com/msdc.

Oregon Track & Field Camp. Hayward Field, Eugene, OR. June 25-29. Coed, ages 14-18. All events: sprints, hurdles, horizontal jumps, mid-distance, distance, multi, high jump, pole vault, throws. $700 resident; $500 commuter. Come run, jump and throw with the Ducks! Eugene is home to historic Hayward Field, where World Champions and Olympians train and compete. The camp will include instruction for track & field disciplines as well as distance/cross country runners, who want to build up their fitness base in the mecca of elite running, jumping and throwing. Campers will be split into small, event-specific groups to encourage personal attention and feedback. Stephanie Bohannon, Camp Director. 2727 Leo Harris Parkway, Eugene, OR 97401. 541/346-9154. Fax 541/346-5243. E-mail: www.ducktrackcamps.com

Pat Manson’s Immersion Pole Vault Camps. Boulder, CO. Weekly in June, July & August (4 day camps). Boys only or Girls only. Limit six vaulters/camp. $850. Pat Manson, 819 Sunlight Way, Superior, CO 80027. 303/587-1870. E-mail: patmanson@msn.com. www.patmanson.com.

Sky Jumpers Pole Vault Camp. Atascadero, CA. July 9-12; Dec. 28-30. PV. Coed, ages 12 & up. Jan Johnson, 6505 Santa Cruz, Atascadero, CA 93422. 805/423-2363. E-mail: www.skyjumpers.com. skyjumpersverticalsportsclub@facebook. Jan Johnson@facebook.

Sky Jumpers Pole Vault Camp. Atascadero, CA. Day Camps only. Feb 18; March 11; April 1. PV. Coed, ages 12 & up. Jan Johnson, 6505 Santa Cruz, Atascadero, CA 93422. 805/423-2363. E-mail:. www.skyjumpers.com. skyjumpersverticalsportsclub@facebook. Jan Johnson@facebook.

Steens Mountain High Altitude Running Camp (Session 1). July 15-21. Five full days and two partial days of activity. Base camp 7,500 ft. level, Steens Mtns., SE Oregon near Frenchglen, OR and training sites up to 9500’. XC, distance running, memorable outdoor camping experience. Coed, ages 13-18. $759 individual, $689 team (7 or more from same school). Harland Yriarte, P. O. Box 5453, Eugene, OR 97405. 541/342-2337. E-mail: www.steens.camp. Note: This session is full closed to further applications.

Steens Mountain High Altitude Running Camp (Session 2). July 22-28. Five full days and two partial days of activity. Base camp 7,500 ft. level, Steens Mtns., SE Oregon near Frenchglen, OR and training sites up to 9500’. XC, distance running, memorable outdoor camping experience. Coed, ages 13-18. $759 individual, $689 team (7 or more from same school). Harland Yriarte, P. O. Box 5453, Eugene, OR 97405. 541/342-2337. E-mail:  www.steens.camp.