A typical day begins bright and early with an easy run through meadows and pine forests, followed by form drills and dynamic flexibility routines.

Having worked up a good appetite, everyone showers and heads to breakfast, where campers help themselves to all the sausage, eggs, cereal, and fresh fruit they can eat. We keep the cafeteria supplied with local maple syrup and the best chocolate milk you’ve ever had!

Campers have free time after breakfast, hanging out on the quad or in the dormitory lounges before heading off to self-selected learning sessions.

After lunch, campers have more free time (we heartily recommend taking a nap), followed by a motivational talk from one of our premier guest speakers.

In mid-afternoon, we’ll bus out to great running venues throughout the area to run in groups and soak in cold mountain streams.

The bus ride usually includes an impromptu sing-along, and once we return it’s dinner and free time all night. Campers can choose to participate in a variety of recreation activities—including organized games, the color wars competitions, and our evening shows—or simply relax with their peers and make new friends.

 

Sample schedule from 2015:
6:50am: Wake up!
7am: Meet with running groups for active warm-up, easy morning run, and stretching/core routine (campers may instead elect to partake in pool running or yoga class during the morning run)
8am: All you can eat breakfast!
9am: Shower, social time in lounges and on the quad
10am: Morning announcements, mail call, introduction of morning classes
10:30am: Learning session #1 (topics such as nutrition, race psychology, team building, weight training for runners, self massage, etc.)
11:15am: Learning session #2
12pm: Lunch
1pm: Free time
2pm: Guest speaker
3pm: Get ready for the afternoon run
3:15pm: Load buses, head to great local running venues, run with groups, visit the local ice cream shop, soak in beautiful cold mountain streams
5:30pm: Dinner
6:30pm: Active recreation options including capture the flag, volleyball, wiffle ball, ultimate frisbee
8pm: Nightly show in the auditorium lead by our hilarious and talented college recreation staff
10:15: Campers return to their dorms and get ready for bed
10:45pm: Lights out