The Wartburg College Cross Country Camp has become known as one of the top camps in the Midwest. Our goal is to provide a complete and enjoyable experience with a primary emphasis on instruction rather than mileage. All runners will learn about the essential aspects of training and racing that contribute to a championship performance. Runners will learn by doing and be active in the learning sessions. Moderate workouts, combined with discussions, demonstrations, and individual consultations, will give each person a great chance to have an outstanding season.
Wartburg College, Waverly, Iowa
Topics Campers Will Experience Include:
Junior High Runners Invited
For the first time in the 25-year history of the camp, up to 20 junior high runners can attend. All junior high campers should have experience as runners and be able to run workouts of 30 minutes at various paces. They will participate in all learning sessions and workouts will be modified for their age. They will be housed together. Acceptance is at the Camp Director’s discretion.
What To Bring
Each runner should bring a minimum of two sets of running clothes and two pairs of running shoes, casual clothes, swimsuit, and personal items. Linens are not provided, so bring bedding and a pillow. Spikes or flats can be used in the time-predict run at the conclusion of the camp.
All campers will be housed in air-conditioned residence halls.
Meals will be provided by Wartburg Dining Services.
How Much Money Do I Need?
Need for spending money is limited. All necessary expenses are included in the camp fee.
Do I Need Insurance?
All runners are covered by a group liability insurance policy provided by the camp. Campers must supply their own health insurance.
What Medical Attention is Available?
The Wartburg College athletic training facility and staff are available. Physicians and the area hospital are only blocks from campus in case of an emergency.
Can I Receive Mail?
Letters from home can be sent to the college in care of Cross Country Camp and will be delivered to the campers daily.
What About Supervision?
All runners will stay on campus and will be supervised by camp counselors. No one is permitted to leave campus without the permission of the camp director.