FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: What do I bring to camp?
Bring all your training and competition implements, spikes, training shoes, and training apparel. Pole vaulters must bring their own poles. Be prepared to workout 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.
Q: 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.
Q: 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.
Q: 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 our number one priority for our camps. The camp director is also on-site at all times to provide extra supervision.
Q: What can my son or daughter expect to learn at camp?
The 2014 camp is designed to teach all aspects of how to be your best for your individual event area(s) within track and field: sprints, jumps, hurdles, distance, middle distance, throws and pole vault. Instruction will include specific training techniques, strength and conditioning techniques, and competition strategies.
At the conclusion of the camp, there will be a "Meet of Champions" where campers will have the opportunity to experience a competitive atmosphere at Hayward Field.
Campers will have the opportunity to train with multiple event areas if they would like to.
Q: 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 to encourage a variety of teaching styles.
Q: What is Eugene, Oregon like?
Track Town, USA. set in the Willamette Valley, 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 criss-cross 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 the top track and field facility in the world centered on the University of Oregon campus. The Eugene community is comprised of passionate and knowledgeable fans who provide incredible support for the track and field program and the entire athletic department.