Keene State College Cross Country Camp

Camp Brochure

Health Statement

Camp Info

Sunday July 20th - 25th
(Both day and overnight camp)

The Keene State Cross-Country Camp is designed to provide you with the finest coaching and instruction available. Each athlete will be exposed to every aspect of competitive running ranging from basic fundamentals and techniques through elite level training. Some of the areas you will receive instruction on are nutrition, weight training, interval work, circuit training, hill workouts, goal setting, relaxation and visualization. 

Camp Directot Peter Thomas

Peter Thomas, Camp Director
Coach Thomas is entering his 33rd year at the helm of Keene State's highly successful cross country and track programs (NCAA Div. III Runners-ups 1999, 2000 Cross Country). His athletes have earned 165 All-America honors and 20 NCAA Individual Championships. He has been New England Coach of the Year ten times.

2014 Guest Coaches
Gary Gardner - UMass Lowell Head Coach
Maggie Fitter - West Texas A&M Assistant Coach
Josh Ferenc - USA World Mountain Racing Team 

The rest of the camp staff will consist of other college and high school coaches and collegiate runners, including several Keene State All Americans.

A Typical Camp Day
7:00 - Wake up
7:20 - Morning Run (20 min)
8:15 - Breakfast
9:00 - Group Activity
11:00 - Swim
12:00 - Lunch
1:30 - Group Lecture
3:00 - Afternoon Run/workout
5:30 - Dinner
7:00 - Group Activity
10:00 - Curfew
10:30 - Lights Out

Medical Information
Certified Athletic Trainers will be on duty to administer to minor injuries and ailments. Upon receipt of camper's application and deposit, a medical release form will be forwarded for completion. In addition, all campers must have proof of personal medical insurance.

Cost
The overnight fee is $495
Commuter - $250
Team discount - $455 (four or more athletes from the same school)

Eligibility
The commuter camp and overnight camp is for Boys and Girls Ages 13-18.

What to bring
All campers should bring:
Running shoes (2 pairs)
Workout clothes (shirts, shorts, etc.)
Bed Linen (or sleeping bag)
Blanket and pillow
Towels
Running log
Sunscreen
Bathing suit

Additional suggestions:
Fan
Alarm clock
Extension cord

Do not bring valuables

Accommodations
All campers will reside in Pondside dormitory on the Keene State College campus. All meals will be provided in the campus-dining hall. 24-hour supervision and security will be provided at the dormitory.

Failure to comply with camp guidelines will result in immediate dismissal from camp.

For more information, contact Coach Peter Thomas:
e-mail: pthomas@keene.edu
telephone: 603-358-2834
mail: Keene State College, 229 Main St., Keene, NH 03435-2301