Stowe Running Camp is a co-ed camp for grades 7-12 as well as graduating high school seniors. For many years, we were located at the Round Hearth Ski lodge in Stowe, Vermont. However, as of 2020 we have moved to Castleton University in Castleton, Vermont. This change will allow us to have access to a much greater array of facilities and some great trails and we are very excited about it!
Our camp offers a unique experience with a primary focus on knowledge and injury prevention. The two primary issues with the typical running camp are too much mileage and too much intensity. An athlete will go to running camp, run their highest mileage week ever, do three workouts, and return feeling great about themselves. Two weeks later, they are in a boot because of a stress fracture. At Stowe, we are conscious of the axiom that “you don’t want to be the fittest spectator.”
Athletes should never have their highest mileage week or their most intense week while at SRC. We review each athlete’s training log and consult with their coaches as necessary to ensure that their training is in line with what they have been doing.
Stowe is also known for the tight-knit community that we create. This is not just a place where a group of people meet to go for a couple runs a day; it is a place where, for one week in the summer, you can share your enthusiasm and love of running with a group of similarly passionate people.
Please read the blog for more information on our day to day activities. If you need more information, feel free to email camp director Fran Cusick at firstname.lastname@example.org.