We answer your most frequently asked questions here. We also answer a few rarely asked questions for good measure.
Are laundry facilities available at camp?

Yes! Washer/dryer units accept coin or credit card.

Can I be sure that my son or daughter is safe at camp?

Camper safety is our number one priority. Our camp is located on the campus of a Vermont State College, which is staffed with security 24 hours a day. Campers sleep in secure college dormitories and there is a minimum of one adult (usually 2-3) assigned to each suite of campers. We have a registered nurse on staff each week, as well as an EMT and our local chief of police Jack Harris. The majority of our staff are high school coaches, licensed in CPR and first aid, and our entire staff undergoes a rigorous background check before being hired. While out on runs we break into small groups with a minimum of two counselors per group, ensuring that campers are always accompanied by staff, with quick access to first aid.

Can I come to camp without insurance?

If you do not have medical insurance coverage, you can come to camp only if your parents are willing to certify that they will be responsible for any and all medical charges incurred during camp.

How do I get to NKRC at Lyndon State College?

For GPS directions, use the address:

1001 College Rd, Lyndonville, VT 05851

Lyndonville is at Exit 23 on Interstate 91. After exiting the ramp, enter U.S. Rt. 5 north and take an immediate left at the stoplight (Back Center Road). Follow for 1.5 miles to the stop sign. Continue straight for 100 yards, turn left at Lyndon Institute onto College Road. Continue one mile up the hill to the College.

Approximate driving times:

  • 3.5 hours from Hartford, Conn.
  • 3 hours from Boston
  • 5.5 hours from New York, N.Y.
  • 3.5 hours from Portland, Maine
How do I mail something to my son or daughter while they are at camp?

Camper Name
c/o Northeast Kingdom Running Camp
Lyndon State College
Lyndonville, VT 05851

Is there a bookstore on campus?

Yes! There is a campus bookstore, open Monday through Friday where campers can buy toiletries and other items that may have been left behind. In addition, there is Lyndon State College apparel, and of course books, for sale, if you’re in to that sort of thing.

Please note:

Campers can not use a parent’s credit card to purchase items at the bookstore. However, if parents want to buy something for their camper they can do so online and select “store pick up” and the camper can just go over and pick it up!

Go to:

Lyndonstate.edu

Choose offices/services

Bookstore (left hand column)

Click on “student order textbook”

Shop away!

Is there a camp running store?

Yes! Thanks to Schwabb’s 2nd Wind, we will have a running store at camp, complete with New Balance’s latest trainers, spikes, and apparel. There will also be limited edition Northeast Kingdom Running Camp singlets and half-zips for sale. Campers will receive discounts on everything in the store!

Is there bus service or public transportation to camp?

Yes!

Sign up for the charter bus to/from camp now – seats are limited!

NKRC is offering roundtrip coach bus service to/from camp for an extra fee each week from NJ, NY and/or CT, depending on the week selected. The NY & NJ buses are offered as an Additional Option at a cost of $135 Roundtrip or One-way and the CT buses at a cost of $120 Roundtrip or One-way, and must be paid in full to reserve a seat on the bus, as seats are limited. The bus option is now available and if you are interested you can sign up for it when you fill out your application or on your CampInTouch page if you have already submitted an application.

 

Week 1 Bus Options

  • North Hunterdon High School, NJ
  • Westfield High School, NJ – White Plains High School, NY – Cheshire High School, CT

 

Week 2 Bus Options

  • White Plains High School, NY
  • Tolland High School, CT – William Hall High School, CT

 

 

How to sign up for a bus

 

To log in to your CampInTouch account:
Go to: CampInTouch or copy and paste the following URL in your browser: https://nkrc.campintouch.com/v2/login.aspx
Enter the email address this email was sent to and the password you created.

To access the charter bus sign up on your CampInTouch account page:

Click on the category:  Forms & Documents
Click on:  Additional Options – to select the bus/payment you are interest in
Click on:  Transportation – to confirm bus or car transportation to and from camp

What is the camper age range?

For both weeks, registration is open to all runners entering 7th-12th grade. NKRCs main curriculum is designed for high school age runners of all ability levels. We also offer a middle school program which involves a more limited training schedule as well as learning and recreation options geared to the 7th and 8th grade age range.

What is your policy for campers who have bee stings or foods allergies?

Campers with a known allergy must bring at least two EpiPens. We will ask to see your Epi-Pens when you check in for camp. Our dining facility provides allegeren information on all food and offers accommodations for those with allergies or in need of special dietary options such as gluten-free or vegetarian.

What is your refund policy?

We issue refunds based on the date they are requested:

  • On or before May 15: 100% of the camp fee, less a $300.00 deposit
  • May 16 — June 30: 50% of the camp fee, less a $3000.00 deposit
  • On or after July 1: no refund
What should I bring to camp?

Bring a $30 check (made out to Lyndon State College) for your room key deposit fee. This fee will be returned to you when you check out and your room key is returned to us. We recommend bringing the following items:

  • Running gear for a full week of training—shirts and shorts
  • Running shoes (two pairs, if you have them)
  • Socks (as many pairs as you have)
  • Warm clothing (e.g., sweats) for the evenings; evenings can be cool!
  • Rain gear; this is cross country camp—you will get dirty and we run rain or shine!
  • Towels and shower clogs or flip-flops
  • Sleeping bag, or sheets and blankets, plus your pillow – the college does not supply bedding of any kind
  • Swimsuit
  • Casual clothes
  • Casual shoes – shirts and shoes are required to enter the dining hall
  • Personal toiletries (soap, shampoo, toothpaste & brush)
  • Fan (optional but encouraged)
  • Soap/shampoo, deodorant, etc.
  • Insect repellant, sunscreen
  • Cash and/or credit card for snacks, campus store, running store (great discounts offered!), and laundry facilities
What Should I Know If I’m Staying For 2 Weeks?

For the 24 hours between sessions campers who stay over will not have access to the dining hall. Our staff will pick up meals for campers, and campers should bring a minimum of $75 in cash to cover lunch, dinner, breakfast, and lunch in between sessions. Campers will have the option of an easy on campus Saturday afternoon run, but will mostly be encouraged to rest, relax, and prepare for their second week of camp!

When Should I Drop Off and Pick Up My Camper?

Campers can be dropped off any time after 12:00pm on check in day (Sun July 30 and Aug 6). Campers should arrive by 3pm to be fully checked in and ready to go on our very first run around 4pm Sunday.

Pick up (Sat Aug 5 and 12) begins at 9:30am. All campers must be picked up by 12:00pm.

If you will be arriving late or leaving early, please let us know by contacting our camp directors at 845-729-6920. When you arrive check in on the bottom floor of Bayley dormitory.

Still have questions? Contact us.