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University of Oregon - Track & Field
University of Oregon - Track & Field

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT DO I BRING TO CAMP?

Bring your training shoes, and training apparel. Be prepared to work out twice a day. Temperatures are chilly in the mornings so make sure you have extra layers. A full list of what to bring to camp will be provided in the weeks leading up to camp.

Overnight Campers: Remember to bring toiletries and a towel. Bedding will be provided.

WHAT SKILL LEVEL IS THE CAMP DESIGNED FOR?

Our campers come with a full spectrum of experience and skill levels. From the very first session, our talented staff will identify the needs and goals for each camper--from beginner to expert, and provide a camp experience ideal for each one. Training sessions are designed in small groups so coaches and counselors have more opportunity for one-on-one interaction with the campers.

WILL THE CAMPERS NEED TO BRING MONEY?

Only optional spending money. All of the needs of the campers will be provided once they arrive on campus. They will, however, have an opportunity to purchase snacks and Oregon souvenirs if they choose. This is merely an option we provide, and not a necessity for the campers.

THIS IS A CO-ED RESIDENTIAL CAMP. WILL MY SON OR DAUGHTER BE SAFE?

Absolutely. We provide 24 hour supervision for each camper. Boys and girls are housed in separate wings of our dorms and are strictly prohibited from going into the opposite sex areas. Each wing has a security door which requires a staff-only key for entrance. We also have residential staff housed on each floor with the campers. We make sure the safety and security of each camper is our number one priority for our camps. The camp director is also on-site at all times to provide extra supervision.

WHAT CAN MY SON OR DAUGHTER EXPECT TO LEARN AT CAMP?

Our camp is designed to teach, instruct, and guide campers with the most cutting-edge techniques and training plans for cross country and distance events. Instruction will include analyzing running form, strength and conditioning techniques, and competition strategies.

WHO ARE THE INSTRUCTORS?

The renowned Oregon Track and Field coaching staff will lead each training session with help from several other college and high school coaches. Current and former Oregon student-athletes will assist the coaches as camp counselors.

WHAT IS EUGENE, OREGON LIKE?

TrackTown, USA, set in the Willamette Valley in Eugene, Oregon is ideally situated between the breathtaking Cascade Mountains and Pacific Ocean and offers sun-drenched summer weather, and beautiful natural areas to run. Trails and bike paths crisscross the campus and community and lead to an abundant variety of hill-training and flat, tempo-based routes.

UO's track and field facility, Historic Hayward Field, is one of the top track and field facilities in the world centered on the University of Oregon campus. Eugene is also home to some of the most famous running trails in the world. The Eugene community is comprised of passionate and knowledgeable fans that provide incredible support for the Oregon track and field program and the entire athletic department.