We have been holding camp since 1981. Chuck Koeppen and Caroyln Yost teamed up to bring together high school runners in the summer time to build relationships, share knowledge, and train for the upcoming cross country season. Over the last forty years we have continued those efforts by extending camp to middle school runners too. We continue to be able to offer guest speakers and staff with immense experience and insight in both track and cross country. While All-Star Cross Country Camp provides some great practical opportunities, campers love the opportunity to gather and have fun. We have numerous tournaments throughout the week building camper relationships not only with teammates they attend camp with, but also with other runners from across Indiana and the Midwest.
All-Star Cross Country Camp provides middle school and high school students with a week of FUN, running, FUN, training insights, FUN, connecting with teammates and peers in the sport, FUN, interaction with a high-achieving staff, and FUN.
To share knowledge and experience in the physical and mental aspects of cross country and to improve total readiness for the upcoming cross country season. Athletes will have a general pre-season conditioning opportunity, along with a strong emphasis on running skills and modern training theories combined with recreational fun. Training methods and workouts will correlate to each individual athlete's fitness level.
While camp offers opportunities to gain both physically and mentally, we truly are about having fun. Besides the running and learning, campers are engaged with tournaments throughout the week. Euchre, 3 v 3 basketball, ultimate frisbee, co-ed volleyball, and ping pong fill the days. Winners are award Camp Champ t-shirts to commemorate their victory. There's also camper bingo throughout the week for some fun prizes.
We have been thoughtful in selecting our staff over the years and fortunate that many of our former campers are interested in returning as staff. The staff is comprised of current and retired coaches as well as current and former collegiate runners. They not only share their experiences, but help instruct campers to improve their preparation for the upcoming season.
We have partnered with Anderson University for the past decade. It is a wonderful campus to house our camp. We are provided to residence halls to house our campers. Boys are in one building and the girls are in a different building. These are traditionally Smith and Martin Halls. Campers will have a roommate to share the room, and can request another camper to fill that need during the registration process.