Frequently Asked Questions
What should I pack?
Below is a suggested list of clothes, equipment and personal items for you to bring. You should be prepared for two runs per day; bring running clothes for a variety of summer weather including rain and cool temps; bring casual clothes for meals (shirt and shoes required in dining hall).
And don’t forget to label your belongings!
Are laundry facilities available at camp?
Yes! Washer/dryer units accept coins or credit card.
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.
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.
How do I mail something to my daughter or son while they are at camp?
c/o Northeast Kingdom Running Camp
Northern Vermont University
Lyndonville, VT 05851
Is there a camp running store?
Yes! Thanks to Schwabb’s 2nd Wind from Long Island, 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 apparel and water bottles for sale. Campers will receive discounts on everything in the store! Schwabb's accepts cash, checks, and credit cards, while camp apparel may be purchased with cash or check.
What is the camper age range?
For both weeks, registration is open to all runners entering 7th–12th grade. NKRC's main curriculum is designed for high school-aged 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 with bee sting or food allergies?
Campers with a known allergy must bring at least two EpiPens. We will ask to see your EpiPens when you check in for camp. Our dining facility provides allergen information on all food and offers accommodations for those with allergies or in need of special diets such as gluten-free or vegetarian.
What should I know if I'm staying for two 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 (Sunday July 28th and August 4th). Campers should arrive by 3:00pm to be fully checked in and ready to go on our very first run around 4:00pm Sunday. Pick up (Sat August 3rd and 10th) 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.
How do I get to NKRC at Northern Vermont University Lyndon?
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.
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