Individual runners and teams will have a great summer training experience at
our Old School Running Camp. The 90 acre peninsula is criss-crossed by trails
that run through an oak, birch, hemlock, and white pine forest. The forest
trail system follows the shore of the lake
before connecting with miles of trails in the beautiful Sebago lake
region of Maine.
The running camp will
emphasize base mileage and strength workouts for summer training. Most of the
miles will be run at moderate paces to help
high school runners increase their summer training volume. Runners will
also have the option of participating in a hill workout and a
tempo run during the week.
The daily program will be
directed by Bowdoin College
cross-country Coach Peter Slovenski and a staff that includes current and former
college runners from Bowdoin, Tufts, Haverford, and other great schools. Coaches will combine traditional and old-fashioned exercises
with modern exercise science to help runners improve technique, efficiency, and
running economy. Runners will do daily stride drills on the field and hard
packed sand beach. Runners will also learn a series of warm-up drills
designed to improve running technique and speed.
will improve their strength and power through our Spartan outdoor exercise
curriculum that starts every morning with a morning dip in
options will include jump rope, medicine ball drills, swimming, and splitting
wood with an axe.
Recreational activities that
enhance strength & conditioning will include tug-of-war and beach volleyball. Every run will be followed by
optional periods when campers can elect to swim, kayak, canoe,
play beach volleyball, or
enjoy other summer activities by a lake in Maine.
Outside of the activity and
coaching sessions the campers
will participate in an old-fashioned
experience with a mandatory one hour reading period after lunch for
summer reading. Other recovery periods during
the day will feature card games and board games, and exclude cell phones,
texting, and computers. Each evening will conclude with a campfire that features
contests and readings that contribute to the intellectual and character growth
of the athletes.