Day camp: Indian Springs School, 190 Woodward Dr, Pelham, AL 35124

5K Race: TBA

Date & Time:

Camp: June 12th-14th 8:00am – 4:00pm

5K Race: June 15th 8:00am

Campers may check at 7:30 each camp day. Warmups for the 5K race will begin at 7:15am.


June 1st: $100 deposit must be received in order to reserve a spot for camp.

June 12th: Camp balance for the camp must be paid in full.

Camp Price: $250 per camper. Price includes

  • Post morning run snack
  • Lunch every day
  • Camp t-shirt
  • Camp racing jersey
  • Entry in the the WOXC 5K on Saturday, June 15th
  • WOXC 5K t-shirt

Middle School Cross Country Day Camp

The Wide Open Middle School Cross Country Day Camp is a 3-day day camp at Indian Springs School located in Pelham, Alabama near Oak Mountain State Park. Athletes will participate in morning runs and receive instruction from a coaching staff with over 300 All Americans to their credit on basic topics like running form, core strength, and race day preparation. In between our running activities, the day will be packed with camp games and competitions.

Both individual runners and full cross country teams  are encouraged to attend. Trails on the Indian Springs School campus are shaded and we will have access to a gym in order to be out of the sun for some activities.


After three days of learning how to run more efficiently and prepare for a race, Wide Open Counselors and Staff will meet all of our campers on Saturday morning to show what we learned by running  5K. Price of the 5K and the t-shirt are included in the Wide Open Camp price. 

Our staff and counselors will be at at the race location an hour before the race to lead a group warm up and stretch with the campers. Then our staff and counselors will run the race the 5K with the campers.

Whether your athlete is just beginning to run or already a competitive runner, our Middle School Camp is a great place for your athlete to fall in love with running and learn to run faster, providing them with motivation for the rest of their summer training.

Running Camp Specifics

Typical camp days would like:

  • 8:00 am – 9:00 am Opening Talk and Stretch
  • 9:00 am – 10:30 am Run | Strides
  • 10:00 am – 11:30 am Snack | Games
  • 11:30 am – 12:15 am Motivational Talk
  • 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm Lunch
  • 1:15 pm – 2:30 pm – Camp Games
  • 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Running Form | Core | Race Day Preparation
  • 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm Daily Wrap Up
  • 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm Check Out

While every camper will get in a good training, our goal is not to wear athletes out nor have them prove how many miles they can run in a three days. We want athletes to learn more about how to be a better runner and leave camp happy, healthy and enthusiastic.

Our staff is made up of college coaches and former college runners. Our counselors will be a mix of current college runners and high school seniors who have attended Wide Open Camp session before.

We will have an athletic trainer present during the entire camp week.