Blue Mountain will be August 17-23, 2014. Online Registration Open Through August 8
2013 Camp Pictures
Video from 2009
Thanks to Blue Mountain Campers, Staff and Guest Runners for making Blue Mountain 2013 such a Great Week!
We enjoyed another great week of Blue Mountain. The Cross Country season is well underway and based on camp, we are expecting some tremendous improvements and as well as individual and team accolades! We wish you the best and hope to see most of you at Blue Mountain 2014.
Blue Mountain Welcomes 2012 Olympian Donn Cabral as our 2013 guest runner
Donn is an American Cross Country and Track and Field athlete who has had most recent success in the steeplechase. Donn was an eight-time NCAA All-American. He holds the American collegiate steeplechase record. In 2012, he qualified and competed in the London Olympics, finishing 8th in the final
Donn Competing in London 2012
Congratulations to 2012 Athletes on outstanding seasons!
Congratulations to Blue Mountain athletes who went on to run personal bests and win numerous league, district, sectional and state champtionships.
Blue Mountain Cross Country Camp has been the premier camp for high school runners since 1969. The camp was founded to educate and motivate in the sport of cross country. Over 9000 runners have benefited from the Blue Mountain Summer experience. Camp Directors John Malach and Dale Ladd invite you to take part in our 43th year.
Blue Mountain is for runners of ALL ability levels. We have had numerous Footlocker finalists, and runners who have gone on to compete internationally including Olympic Athletes, and Medalists. We have had countless runners take minutes off their previous 5k times and develop the self confidence, motivation, and planning necessary to succeed not only in cross country but in all aspects of life.
Our staff to camper ratio of about 1 to 7 allows each runner to get the individual attention that he or she needs. Each cabin has a resident staff member. Our staff consists primarily of successful high school and collegiate coaches throughout the Northeast. We also have a team of lifefuards as well as a Registered Nurse on staff.
Our 2011 Guest Speakers were Steve and Sara Slattery. Steve attended Blue Mountain while in high school. He went on to great success in college and post-collegiate running. His wife Sara, also an elite runner recently competed at the US Championships. It was great to have both of them back to Blue Mountain for 2011.
In the previous 8 years, our guest speakers have included US Olympians Jim Ryun, Mark Caroll, Amy Rudolph, Chris Lukezic, Carrie Tollefson, Todd Williams, Kate Fonshell, as well as 2003 World Championships marathoner Kevin Collins and US 5k record holder, Molly Huddle.
The cost is $455. There is a $40 discount for registerations received prior to April 1, 2013.
Blue Mountain Expanding Middle School Program in 2013
In 2011 and 2012 we had a small number of 6th, 7th and 8th grade cross country runners. For 2013, we are looking to expand on this by having a training program geared towards running shorter distances and having separate living areas for the younger athletes.
Our 2012 camp was an overwhelming successful week. 225 of us enjoyed everything from the rural dirt roads and trails, to the outstanding waterfront, to the many activities available including the brand new fitness center with treadmills, bikes, and stair climbers. Some of the highlights were Fawn Dorr and Ed Moran, over $1000 in givaways from the National Running Center, the Best Dance Ever, and much, much more.
Our host, Camp Westmont, in Poyntelle, PA offers endless miles of well groomed trails and rural dirt roads. We have found cross country paradise at this facility. The soft running surfaces, beautiful scenery and challenging hills make this the ideal location for a running camp. The 100 acre lake offers canoes, kayaks, waterslides, and a water trampoline. Click on the Facilities tab for more information and pictures.
Online Registration and payment is available.
Bus Service Available from Multiple Locations
Blue Mountain Cross Country Camp: August 11-17 2013 (