Lions Cross Country Camp is open to any and all boys and girls entering 9th grade or above. The goal of the camp is to teach basic training and lifestyle fundamentals to help athletes perform better in cross country, regardless of ability level. These topics will include training theory, stretching techniques, strength training, recovery techniques, nutrition advice, what collegiate running is typically like, and more. Our camp is open to all, but we ask that each camper be able to comfortably run 5 miles in order to get the most out of Lions Cross Country Camp.
Campers will workout in Central Park one morning and will go for a distance run around the park the second day. Warm up, cool down, and recovery activities will be used to enhance the workouts. In the afternoons current and former Columbia Coaches and athletes will teach practices to enhance campers' performances in cross country. Each camper will be assigned homework on how to apply what they learn to their high school careers. Campers will be grouped by ability level and coaches will rotate among campers. A certified Athletic Trainer will be on staff and available during camp hours.
Due to high demand, many camps fill prior to the registration deadline and early registration is recommended. Camps are limited to 25 campers each to ensure individual attention for all campers. Once a camp reaches capacity, we are unable to add additional campers. Mail registration, deposit, and required forms to listed address. Registrations must be received by May 26th to guarantee the correct T-Shirt size. All campers must have completed physical dated within 1 year of camp. Campers will be e-mailed to confirm registration after it is received.
Medical forms are required for attendance at any New York camp. A parent/guardian must complete the parent/guardian portion of the medical form. A copy of the camper's latest physical (within a year of camp) can substitute for the physician part of the medical form. A copy of the camper's health insurance is also required.