2017 Running Camps
Our camp schedule includes many 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 a revitalizing running vacation, enjoy group runs with new friends, and have fun while learning more about distance running and racing than you ever knew was possible.
Prices on running vacations are all inclusive: double occupancy room with shared bath (upgrades available for more space to spread out), delicious meals from our Vermont Fresh Network Dining Hall, use of all our facilities including the Activity Center gym/ weight room, 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 has here.
Note: Rates do not include 9% VT State Meals and Lodging Tax
Minimum program deposit is $250.
Our camps combine a Vermont vacation with dirt road and trail running, including specific workouts such as hills, fartlek, tempo, intervals, and the beautiful long run loop, Ridge Run.
Full week camps offer 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 informative presentations on injury prevention and proper nutrition, and learn about long run strategies, injury- free running and racing strategies. We have fun with yoga, hiking, and swimming in Hosmer Pond. Circuit training sessions with core strength and stability will keep you running healthy and strong with motivation to spare. Refuel in the Center’s Vermont Fresh Network certified dining hall with its ample, healthy, delicious options. (Get a sense of camp: click thru for a full week’s schedule).
Weekend camps distill the week’s offerings into four days. While we can’t include all our week-long camp activities, we condense many of the runs, drills, and classroom sessions into a great tune-up for experienced runners and new comers alike, while providing athletes a total running camp experience.
Each camp offers instruction and training fundamentals to help you reach your running objectives. The coaches expertly tweak each program and workout to meet the needs of every participant. 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 is our 2017 schedule:
Summer Kick- Off Running Camp Weekend (4 Day)
June 15- June 18, 2017/ 4 days- $694
Kick-off your summer with a fun filled four-day weekend to launch your summer training or racing season. The weekend is perfect for beginner and experienced runners looking for a training boost and an opportunity to relax and enjoy Vermont’s beautiful Northeast Kingdom. Group morning runs and hill and fartlek workouts, on either trails or quiet dirt roads surrounding the Center, are what you can expect during this unparalleled running weekend experience- capped with the Ridge Run Loop. The Center’s Vermont Fresh Network certified dining hall proudly serves local and wholesome food to keep you well-fueled and happy all weekend long! Join us for four days of running camp and jump-start your summer!
High School XC Week Camp
June 25- July 1, 2017/ 7 days- $749 per athlete, Team rate (4 or more runners from the same team- save 10%).
July 2- July 8, 2017/ 7 days- $749 per athlete, Team rate (4 or more runners from the same team- save 10%).
This camp offers a full week of instruction for teens of all abilities. Athletes become well versed in dynamic drills, warm-up and post- run routines, intervals, hills, fartlek and tempo workouts, and an endurance run, the beautiful 10-mile Ridge Run. Athletes will also learn core and strength routines and practice yoga. Classroom presentations on nutrition for runners, training principles, and physiology, as well as a training plan workshop, and discussion of race strategy and video analysis will complement the training sessions. High school runners will enjoy cross- training and extracurriculars during this fun, highly motivational, and exciting week of camp. It’s sure to inspire you to jump-start your summer base- training for a successful cross country season. Athletes range from beginner to national level and everywhere in between and you will always have training partners for every workout.
Athletes are welcome to attend on their own or with teammates (take 10% off if you can get 3 of your teammates to attend!) These cross-country weeks fill up fast, sign up today!
High School XC Ten Day Training Camp
August 4- August 13, 2017/ 10 days- $975 per athlete; Team rate (4 or more runners from the same team- save 10%).
This 10- day camp offers young harriers an opportunity to immerse themselves in a true training camp experience. Runners of all abilities are welcome. Hill workouts, interval, tempo and fartlek workouts and two long runs will be complemented by form and running efficiency drills, daily core workouts, strength- training, yoga and proper recovery time between training sessions. Also offered will be classroom presentations on nutrition for runners, training principles, physiology, race strategy and video analysis, as well as a training plan workshop and coach/ athlete one-on-one consultations. Athletes will enjoy cross- training and extracurriculars during this fun, highly motivational and exciting training camp. The timing and purpose of this camp has been scheduled to boost your endurance, strength, and flexibility and to develop a solid platform from which you can launch a successful cross country season. Athletes range from beginner to national level and everywhere in between and you will always have training partners for every workout.
Athletes are welcome to attend on their own or with teammates (take 10% off if you can get 3 of your teammates to attend!). Register here.
All-Comers 1: July 23- July 29, 2017/ 7 days- $1,135
All- Comers 2: August 20- August 26, 2017/ 7 days- $1,135
Runners of all ages will groove on this energetic week! Last year we spanned the generations from spirited early 20- year-olds to evergreen 60- year olds and everyone enjoyed every minute of it. All- Comers camp filled up in 2016 so sign up early to get your spot! Register here.
July 16- July 22, 2017/ 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 (4 Day)
September 21- September 24, 2017/ 4 Days- $694
October 5- October 8, 2017 (Oktoberfest)/ 4 Days- $694
Fall in New England. Quiet dirt roads. Amazing scenery and brilliant Vermont leaves. Excellent coaching and instruction. No bugs. Vermont Fresh Network food. What more do you need for a perfect fall getaway? Our running season ends with Foliage camps timed to coincide with the peak of Vermont’s striking fall color.
While there’s never a bad time to visit the Center, autumn is especially spectacular. The Center’s trails are ablaze with color, Hosmer Pond is still warm enough for swimming and the crisp air makes for invigorating morning runs. In addition to running, you’ll enjoy excellent instruction, yoga, hiking, coach/ athlete one-on-one consultations, a relaxed atmosphere, and delicious food from our Vermont Fresh Network certified dining hall. It’s a great camp for runners with partners who don’t necessarily share their depth of passion about the sport.
Sign up today and come enjoy a spectacular display of fall foliage.
Still have questions? Please contact the Director of Running, Carole Hakstian, at email@example.com for more programming information, or contact the office at firstname.lastname@example.org with general concerns about lodging and so forth.