Cross Country Camp

June 20 - 25, 2004


Sewanee Cross Country Camp

This camp offers boys and girls entering grades 9 through 12 the opportunity to come to beautiful Sewanee, TN, to begin their summer training for cross-country. With over 50 miles of trails on 10,000 acres, the University of the South offers a great place for summer running and a relaxing camp atmosphere. A variety of workouts will occur in both morning and afternoon sessions and will include fartlek training, tempo runs, interval training, one long run, hill workouts, cross training and strength training. All workouts will vary according to individual fitness level. Instruction will also cover stretching techniques, use of running drills, diet and nutrition, motivation, goal setting, injury prevention and a brief discussion on the college selection process. Social activities, beach volleyball, caving, hiking and biking will give campers the opportunity to relax between workouts.

The Staff

The Sewanee Cross-Country Camp is conducted by Jeff Heitzenrater, Head Cross-Country and Track and Field Coach at the University of the South. In his six years as a coach at Sewanee, Heitzenrater’s athletes have set 35 school records and five times qualified for the NCAA Div. III Cross-Country National Championships. Camp staff will also include several current and past successful collegiate cross-country athletes.


Check-in will be Sunday, June 20, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., and check-out will take place Friday, June 25, at 11:00 a.m. Additional information about the camp will be sent to all registered campers in early June.


All campers and counselors will be housed in an air-conditioned dormitory on the campus of the University of the South. All rooms are double occupancy. Campers must provide their own linens and towels. Meals will be served in the university’s McClurg Dining Hall. Use of personal automobiles will not be permitted during the camp. Bikes are encouraged for on-campus transportation.

Insurance/Medical Care

Insurance will be provided for all campers through the university’s insurance carrier. A certified trainer will be available throughout the week to assist with any injuries that might occur. A hospital is also located in the town of Sewanee.


Residential Camper $400

Day Camper $250

• day camp tuition includes lunch
• $100 non-refundable deposit due with registration form by May 21
• balance due by June 11
• team discount: 7 or more campers from the same school/team will receive team discounted cost of $350

Additional Information

Jeff Heitzenrater
Sewanee XC Camp Director
phone: 931/598-1285
fax: 931/598-1673