Camper Quotes

"When I arrived at Craftsbury for the first time in 2008, I had experiences as a marathon runner; however, as a result of that camp and (two more in 09 and 10) I went from an athlete who ran marathons, to a marathon runner. The selfless expertise of Lynn Jennings, Greg Wenneborg, Eric Blake, Brett Ely, and Bill Fitzgerald continues to serve me in all of my training endeavors. Furthermore, the friends one makes at this camp can transcend the fellowship of runners. This camp continues to give back to me more than I could ever possibly put in (though I will try to do so going forward). Sign up NOW!"

"The coaches and staff at Craftsbury find new ways each year to exceed my expectations and help me improve my running skills. I also walk away with lifetime friends and memories!"

"Craftsbury running camp provides the perfect blend of casual running, serious training (hills, speedwork, etc,) informative lectures, and cross-training such as yoga, core work and drills. This is the place to come when you're ready to take your running to the next level. I know of no other place where a recreational runner can receive such a wealth of knowledge from Olympic-level coaches."

"The coaching is terrific and I enjoyed the challenge of running in a beautiful setting on different kinds of terrain."

"You've done a good job of creating a program that works for runners of different levels. You really do help us all test our limits. Thank you so much. This camp has made a HUGE difference to me - to my attitude above all."

"Fresh air, a beautiful setting, great fresh food, good running, nice people and good coaching: that is what I look forward to each summer."

"I felt fortunate to come here."

"A positive community."

"This program is an excellent way to kick off a fall marathon training program. Terrific coaches for all levels of runner."

"Craftsbury has enriched my life, not just my running. I love it. What a special place!"

"The Coaches were outstanding. The presentations were outstanding and I was impressed with the length of time spent on the video analysis. Even though I'm a veteran runner and well read on the sport, I gained valuable information."

"This is a challenging and confidence building week for a person to improve their individual training and it's pure pleasure to be amongst people of like minds."

"Yes, you can run anywhere, but there is nowhere like Craftsbury" - 18-year returning camper

"Even with all the serious training I had so much fun! I really built my confidence up and feel ready for my marathon now. It surpassed all my expectations. I highly recommend it!"

"I leave running camp each year more fit than when I arrived and with a wonderful combined feeling of serenity and sharpness. I try to hold onto that combination for as many weeks afterward as possible and allow it to fuel my running and my life. Camp is great fun. It's invigorating, educational, and inspiring. And, not least, the food is great! It's wonderful to see, in the flesh, running friends and world class coaches whom I cherish throughout the year but see only in my thoughts. In their presence I smile and laugh and dig down and push just a little bit harder."

"Coaches - oh so knowledgeable, but never condescending."

"Couldn't have asked for a better group of coaches. I got something from every coach that will stick with me not only in my running career but in life."

"Camp isn't just for kids. Grown-ups need space to breathe fresh air, someone to make great meals for them, to have the time to make new friends and to re-connect with old friends. Time to nap, time to play and time to learn. If you need to break out of your cage, your rut, your hectic life and be a kid again, Craftsbury is for you!"

"In addition to the great friends and memories I've made at Craftsbury, my running has improved. I thought people were born going a particular speed and that was it. Not true. Something as natural and simple as running still has a great deal of form and technique. I was able to shave 40:00 off my marathon time over my first three summers at camp and oddly enough those faster marathons didn't feel any worse than the initial slower ones. Things just got smoothed out. And then there's the laughing and camaraderie. There's a lot of that at Craftsbury too."

“The coaches were excellent and showed real caring for all runners regardless of inherent skill level, speed, etc. This can’t be underscored as most people come in very concerned as to whether they can hang athletically or not. Appreciating that everyone is on a different ability level and putting all at ease is important to level set right from the beginning.”

“Thanks for offering this. It is truly a gift to come, unplug, and get the body moving.”

“This is how life should be… striving for healthy foods, a strong body, and a quiet mind with minimal distraction to those ends.”