Camp Schedule

2016 Running Camps

Our camp schedule includes great options for runners of all abilities and interests. Choose a particular theme or come the week that best fits your schedule. Either way, you'll enjoy an energizing running vacation, have lots of fun, and learn more than you ever knew was possible to find out about distance running and racing.

Prices on all the running vacations below are all inclusive: double occupancy room w/shared bath (upgrades available for more space to spread out), delicious meals from our Vermont Fresh Network Dining Hall, all your coaching, use of all our facilities, one-on-one coaching consultations with our professional coaching staff, as well as optional field trips around the beautiful Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. Make reservations online or call us at 802-586-7767.

Want to share the Craftsbury experience with your family? We now offer day programming for kids aged 5-8 at our sister camp, Hosmer Point. Read more about that program - and all the other traditional residential offerings HP offers - here.

Note: Rates do not include 9% VT State Meals and Lodging Tax

Minimum program deposit is $250.

Click here to view our 2015 camp photos.

About Camps

All of our camps are relaxing Vermont vacations coupled with dirt road and trail running plus specific workouts including hills, fartlek and tempo, track work and our beautiful Ridge Run. Full week camps give seven full days to improve your running form with gait analysis and video review, learn how to train intelligently with our training principles presentations and training plan workshop, enjoy presentations on injury management, smart nutrition and long run strategies. We have fun with yoga, hiking, biking and swimming in Big Hosmer. Working on core strength and stability in our circuit training sessions will keep you running healthy with motivation to spare. Re-fuel in the Center's Vermont Fresh Network Dining Hall with its ample, healthy, delicious options. (Get a sense of camp: click thru for a full week's schedule from 2014)

Our three day weekend camps distill the week's offerings into three days. While we can't offer everything the same as our week camps, we condense a lot of the information, runs and drills into a great tune-up for experienced runners, while providing newcomers with a thorough experience of the sport and Craftsbury.

But with that shared foundation in common, we tweak each program to meet the needs of different runners. Can't make the session you have your heart set on? Talk with us about your goals and how we can work with you to meet your needs in another session, even if it seems off-topic. Here are our 2016 dates and the various themes for them:

Spring into Running

May 26 - 29, 2016 / 4 Days - $694

Our newest running camp offering will introduce beginning runners to the nuts and bolts of running. Included topics (and much more): how to create a progressive intelligent training plan, the basic building blocks of effective running, injury prevention, nutrition for runners, and clothing and footwear choices. Runners will learn how to execute hill workouts, fartlek and tempo runs effectively, how to progress their long run and the importance of easy days. Included in this four-day, three night camp are two core, body and agility sessions, yoga, hiking, biking and a trip to a classic Vermont general store. Camp space is limited to 20 runners.

All Comers

Jun 5 - 11, 2016 / 7 Days - $1,135
Jul 24 - 30, 2016 / 7 Days - $1,135

Runners of all ages will groove on this energetic week. Last year we spanned the generations from teens to evergreen 60-year olds and had a ton of fun. This week is becoming popular - sign up early!

High School XC Camp

Jun 26 - Jul 2, 2016 / 7 Days - $749
Jul 3 - 9, 2016 / 7 Days - $749
Jul 31 - Aug 6, 2016 / 7 Days - $749

This camp offers a full week of instruction for teens. Young harriers will enjoy the variety of specific workouts, balanced with classroom presentations on nutrition, training physiology, a training plan workshop, training principles, mental strategies and race day skills and more - all led by one of the greats of American running, Lynn Jennings. High schoolers will enjoy lots of cross-training and extracurriculars all week. Read more about this fun, highly motivational and exciting week of camp. It's sure to be an excellent boost to your summer prep for the autumn cross country season.

Masters Week

Jul 17 - 23, 2016 / 7 Days - $1,135

Come have great fun with the over-40 tribe while learning how to train progressively or simply rejuvenate your love of running. Sign up early - This one always fills!

Foliage Weekend (3 Day)

Sep 16 - 18, 2016 / 3 Days - $494

Fall in New England. Quiet dirt roads. Amazing scenery. Excellent coaching and instruction. Brilliant Vermont leaves. No bugs. Vermont Fresh Network Food. What more do you need for a perfect fall getaway? Read more.

Foliage Weekend (4 Day)

Sep 22 - 25, 2016 / 4 Days - $694

Fall in New England. Quiet dirt roads. Amazing scenery. Excellent coaching and instruction. Brilliant Vermont leaves. No bugs. Vermont Fresh Network Food. What more do you need for a perfect fall getaway? Read more.

Payments may be made with personal check, Visa, Mastercard or Discover.

Questions? Check out our information in this web section, but don't hesitate to contact us. Talk to the office regarding reservations, campus and facilities. Drop our camp director a line for programming questions.