"The opportunity to found and direct Northeast Kingdom Running Camp is absolutely a privilege. I spend every day of the year counting down the days until NKRC."
"One of the highlights of being a co-founder and co-director of NKRC is not only seeing so many of my own individuals and teams have success, but seeing so many of the other schools, individuals, and coaches that are part of the NKRC family's accomplishments in cross country, track, and even in college."
Staff coach, nurse
"I come to NKRC because I love to run, and I love the culture that surrounds running. I love to expose new people to the sport, and I want to continue to grow as a coach. The atmosphere at NKRC delivers. It is my oxygen."
Staff coach, Middle school program coordinator
"I can't think of anywhere else I'd like to be than rural Northern Vermont, banging out miles on dirt roads and trails, reconnecting with old friends, and rekindling my love for running!"
"I come to NKRC because it's the best place for my team to train, learn, and bond, and for me to learn from an amazing, friendly, fun, and knowledgeable staff. The running venues are gorgeous, the counselors are outstanding, and the week is fun and challenging, in a good way."
Staff coach, Junior Counselor Director
"The hills of Lyndonville are full of sweat, laughter and friendships. Every year, I catch up with old friends and form new ones as we take in the beauty of Vermont one mile at a time. A photograph of the back hills sits on my desk at work and it's the screensaver on my phone. Nothing compares to that view or those memories."
Advanced Running Seminar Director, Coaches' Forum Director
“My yearly pilgrimage to NKRC and the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont is the highlight of my summer. Being around people — all of whom love the sport as much as I do — along with revisiting Lake Willoughby and the hills and back roads of the area never fails to rekindle my love for distance running.”
Staff Coach, Assistant Photographer
Staff coach, Guest Speaker
"I enjoy seeing [the campers] compete just as competitively in the talent shows, and watching the campers running in the rain and really enjoying what they’re doing.”
Running groups coordinator, Designer
"Northeast Kingdom Running Camp is awesome. Like really awesome. Like really, really, really super awesome."
"My week at NKRC is my favorite week of the year. I look forward to the awesome running culture that has been cultivated here and I encourage all my athletes to experience it. I have seen camp make such a positive impact on my girls cross country seasons and look forward to many more years running in the Northeast Kingdom."
"This camp represents every positive aspect of running culture that you could imagine. You will be in tears by the end of your camp week thanks to the memories that you helped create at NKRC."
"I come because it is a magical place; my yearly escape from the Florida summer heat to NKRC where I am surrounded by people I love doing things we all love to do. Running is the main activity but the total experience is what makes it so special!"
Staff coach, Lake Monster
"NKRC = love, running, breakfast, hills, people, speeches, stir fry, bus rides, lake day, Will Harding, and Wild Clendennins."
Staff coach, Guest Speaker, Court Jester
"The best two weeks with people we like and who like to eat and run."
"I go to NKRC to watch the running stars of the future develop. The one "ah ha" moment when a runner figures out a new technique or a new style or fixes an ongoing issue makes it worth it."
JCIT Co-Director, Video Analysis Director
"Bus 2, in 2015, spontaneously came up with some choreography and chanting for every single railroad crossing, which was pretty great. I have a video on my phone of it and I laugh every time.”
"We have had hundreds of Newburyport XC runners attend camp in Lyndonville for the past 20+ years and every one has had a great experience. Heading to the Northeast Kingdom for camp every summer never gets old- every year I meet so many great people and come home with new ideas to help us improve.”
Staff coach, JCiT co-director
"I come to NKRC for the great running community it has created and the excellent runs on surrounding dirt roads and trails."
Athletic Fitness Coordinator
"Mindfulness and performance require practice, wisdom comes from experience and research. Surround yourself with great people, quality experiences, and great things will happen!"
"I come to NKRC to enjoy two weeks of learning, teaching, and running with great friends and great campers set in the beautiful mountains of the Northeast Kingdom."
Staff Coach, Jeep Sweeper
"NKRC is my slice of paradise! From the beauty of the northeast kingdom to the lifelong friendships and the fantastic running on dirt roads and trails, the value you take away from camp can’t be truly measured in words, you just have to experience it!"
"I come to NKRC because there is no other place where you find such dedicated athletes and coaches together trying to become the best they can be."
"In addition to the great friends and memories I've made at NKRC, it keeps reigniting my passion for running and coaching year after year. It is a little escape from reality and definitely the highlight of my year."
Staff coach, guest speaker
"My team and I come to NKRC for the combination of great training, education, and fun. It doesn't matter if you're going into your first season of running or prepping for a state title, there are people to challenge you in training, and teach you about the sport."
Staff coach, Guest Speaker
"I come to NKRC for the community of runners and coaches who care deeply about their sport and about each other, who are passionate about sharing their experience and wisdom, and who are utterly focused on giving campers an experience that will help them become better runners and better people."