Nike Running Camp, Whistler BC

Nike Running Camp, Whistler BC
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Nike Running Camp, Whistler BC

Sports Camps Canada is excited to announce its first Nike Running Camp at Whistler Athletes' Centre in partnership with Whistler Sport Legacies. Sleep and train where the Olympians have!

Runs take place on campus, utilizing the temperate rain forest and nearby alpines! Our camp is designed to teach you the fundamentals of cross country, and prepare you for your upcoming fall season. The emphasis is on providing a fun-filled week of learning and training.

Highlights Include

  • Outstanding camp experience including; daily runs, informative speakers, active workshops.
  • Meet an Olympian!
  • College, high school, high performance, elite certified coaches.
  • Amazing scenic runs from lakes to alpine.
  • Cooking class, stretch and recovery, goal setting, mental training workshops.
  • Indoor/ outdoor space for dryland training.
  • Free play including ball hockey, basketball and soccer.
  • Coast Mountain group photo souvenir.
  • Transportation to and from Vancouver Airport to Whistler is available.
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Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Diana Rochon
Camp Director

Diana Rochon

Diana Rochon and her staff welcome all runners to the 2017 Nike Whistler Cross Country Camp.  Coach Rochon is the owner/director of Run After Fitness and guest coach for Whistler Sports Legacies programs and camps.

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Coach Rochon, the owner/director of Run After Fitness and guest coach for Whistler Sports Legacies programs and camps, welcomes all runners to the 2017 Nike Whistler Cross Country Camp.

Coach Rochon graduated from the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Manitoba with a Bachelor of Physical Education (emphasis on Athletic Therapy) in the late 1980’s. She was a proud member of the Bison’s Track & Field Team including the 1987-1988 CIAU National Track & Field Championship Team. Coach Rochon competed in the 1500m, 3000m and Cross-Country during her university career. After graduating, she continued running cross-country and also moved to the road & trails to tackle 5km – 10 km, eventually moving on to marathon distance.

Post-university her first coaching experience was with sprinters in Thunder Bay, Ontario where she ran the Lakehead University Sports Medicine Clinic. Gradually the training group grew to include mid-distance, cross-country and distance athletes. Upon moving to Whistler, she began a series of running clinics and programs in the community and spent a few years as the Race Director for the Whistler Valley Trail Run. She has previously coached the Whistler Half-Marathon’s Lil’ Rippers Running Club at Myrtle Philip Community School; is in her first year as Head Coach of Whistler Secondary School’s Cross-Country program and third year with the Track & Field Team; and continues to privately coach developing youth and master’s runners for cross-country, trail running, triathlon/ironman and various road race distances.

Coach Rochon’s philosophy is based on the concept that to be a successful runner you need to be a better athlete. So her runners always mix-it up with road & trail & track workouts for the variety of experience and challenges that each brings. Physical literacy assessments, strength training, speed/agility/quickness sessions, yoga & pilates and other sport games are also part of each runner’s athletic development.

As an NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Coach she has had the opportunity to work with athletes from a wide variety of summer and winter sports from provincial and national teams, including Olympians. Coach Rochon is regularly invited as a guest coach to Triathlon, Alpine Skiing, Skeleton and Multi-Sport dryland camps to coach running and sprinting to development athletes.

Running is still the joyful experience it was when Coach Rochon first started competing way back in elementary school. Besides with her athletes, she can be seen sharing that joy with her dogs Jordie and Snow around the many on-road & off-road trails of Whistler.

Camp Details

Nike Running Camp at Whistler Athletes' Centre is open to any ability level, from beginners to state champion runners. The only requirements are the desire to train, run, have fun, and be the best you can be!

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2017 SESSION INFORMATION

Check-in:  Registration for all campers (overnight and extended day) is between 1:00 and 2:00 pm on Sunday, August 20th, at the Lodge.

Check-out:  Check out for all campers on Friday, August 25th between 12:00 and 12:30 pm at the Lodge.

INSTRUCTION

Ratio: 1:10
Players Grouped by: age, ability and conditining.
Facility:  Whistler Athletes' Centre

HOUSING

Dorm: Lodge
Campers Per Room: 2
Roommates: If you have a roommate request, and have not already given it to us, please do so no later than 14 days before the start of camp. After that, the request cannot be guaranteed.
Bathrooms: on every floor
Linens: provided
Medical Facility: A certified athletic trainer is on-site and a doctor is on-call for emergencies

TRAVEL

Airport: Vancouver Airport

Transportation: provided to and from Vancouver Airport to Whistler for an additional fee. Please call us directly to set this up.

Facilities

 Whistler Sport Legacies' venues are state-of-the-art facilities of Olympic standard. They are open for training for athletes of all disciplines and of all levels, winter and summer, for dryland camps.

 

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 6:45 am Wake up
  • 7:00 am Morning run and group activity
  • 8:15 am Breakfast
  • 9:15 am Nutrition workshop
  • 10:45 am Mental training session
  • 12:00 pm Lunch
  • 1:00 pm Bus to WSC
  • 1:30 pm Recreation, swim
  • 4:00 pm Run, pacing practice
  • 5:30 pm Dinner
  • 6:30 pm Announcements, video analysis
  • 7:30 pm Guest speaker
  • 8:30 pm Free time
  • 10:15 pm Lights out

Camper Reviews

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This is a first year Nike Running Camp, there are no reviews at this time.

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Running All-Skill Levels
Age Group: 14 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
GST is included in the price of camp.
OVERNIGHT CAMP: Ages 14-18 (includes GST) $925.00
Availability: Open

COMMUTER CAMP (9am-9pm) $825.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-844-464-5372 we would be happy to help you.