Escape the wintry cold and join Team Prep USA in Tampa, Florida for Winter Distance Project. Canoeing, New Years Eve at Busch Gardens Amusement Park, and elite-level training for all experience levels to get you geared up for track season.
Campers register for camp by submitting medical & waiver forms, and filling out the registration form below. Over the years Team Prep USA has developed a large following and makes it a priority to protect the campers and clients that are already involved.
Due by december 10th, 2021:
Access your ACTIVE Account to check registration status
WINTER DISTANCE PROJECT
12/27/18 - 1/4/19
The Team Prep USA running camps are designed to get the most out of our student athletes by setting the stage for greatness. Athletes become part of something bigger as they build character through collective adversity and learn what it takes to be a champion.
Team Prep USA camps offer a life changing running experience. Summer Rocky Mountain Cross Country Camp (hosted in picturesque Crested Butte, CO) and Winter Distance Project (hosted in sunny Tampa, FL) are high school running and life camps that provide structure for athletes to realize their potential and discover their passions. Team Prep strongly emphasizes the academic component of being a student athlete, with daily lectures from renown coaches, Olympians, medical professionals, college admissions directors, and more leaving a camper's journal filled with wisdom. Top-notch facilities provide housing, nutritious meals for all dietary restrictions, and running trails that will leave Instagram followers with a serious case of FOMO. Team Prep knows how to have fun, too. Fourth of July parade in Crested Butte, New Years Eve at Busch Gardens Amusement Park, and a variety of group activities build friendships that last a lifetime. Camps are designed for ages 11 through high school senior, and any running experience is accepted - there will be a running group for every camper! Campers leave with their goals mapped and the tools to execute those goals, whether in athletics, academics, or life. They acquire these tools through a structured schedule of collective adversity, hard work, and guidance from our stellar staff. At Team Prep USA, there are no participation medals. You work hard, play hard, and no effort goes unnoticed.
TRAIL RUNNING & HIGH ALTITUDE TRAINING
WHO'S THIS CAMP FOR?
Any middle to long distance runner (roughly 400m events & up) seeking a breakout cross-country or track season.
GUEST LECTURERS & INDUSTRY LEADERS
Daily lectures from renown coaches, Olympians, medical professionals, college admissions directors, and more will leave a camper's journal filled with wisdom on the topics below:
This is a tentative schedule for the 2018 camps:
7:30am – Breakfast
8:30am – Shakeout Run
9:00am – Strides and Stretches / Flexibility Drills
10:30am – Lecture
12:00pm – Lunch
1:00pm – Lecture
2:00pm – Afternoon Long Run
5:00pm – Recovery Protocols / Icing
6:00pm – Dinner
7:30pm – Lecture
8:30pm – Activity
10:30pm – Lights out!
Team Prep USA camps include the highest quality dri-fit shirts unique to each camp. Student athletes can also add to their swag collection at the TPUSA Gear Store during each camp. Hats, Jackets, Compression Socks, Stickers, and more.
Is there a performance / time requirement? - No. We accept athletes of all abilities, ages 11 through high school senior. There will always be a group to run with!
When is the registration/final payment deadline? - December 10, 2018
What needs to be to Team Prep USA by December 10? - Registration, full payment, medical clearance, travel itinerary. Log into your ACTIVE account to access your registration status.
Do I need to submit new forms every year? - Camp Release forms are necessary for each camp. Your school's Pre-participation Physical Exam will be accepted in place of the Team Prep USA Medical Clearance Form given that it has not expired (expiration dates or dates of validity may be found on your form and may vary). If your PPE expires before or during camp, you will need a new PPE or Medical Clearance.
Are Letters of Recommendation Necessary for Winter Camp? - No, this is only a RMXC Summer camp requirement.
Camp Acceptance - Once Team Prep USA has received camp deposit/full payment, a registration confirmation email will be sent. Please note: a camper can not participate in camp activities until all forms (Medical Clearance & Camp Release) have been turned in, even if payment has been received.
Check-in / Check-out - Check-in/check-out is at 11am on the day camp begins and ends. If you are flying into Tampa International Airport, please plan to arrive between 9a - 5p, and depart after 9a, to ensure that Cedarkirk Conference & Camp shuttles will be able to pick up or drop off the camper(s).
Airport Shuttles - Shuttles can be purchased on your ACTIVE Registration Account Page ($25 each way). A Cedarkirk Conference & Camp employee will meet campers at Tampa Intl. Airport and will have a sign and be wearing Team Prep USA gear. When travel plans are finalized, please fill out the Travel Itinerary page in your ACTIVE account so we can ensure an efficient arrival.
Are there laundry units available? - Yes, there are coin operated washers and dryers available.
Are there age restrictions for camp? - Camp accepts ages 11-18
How much money should I send my camper with? All meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) will be included, as well as water and Gatorade for the runs. The amount of money from that point is completely camper-dependent, based on what souvenirs they may stumble upon or snacks they purchase. We also have a Team Prep USA gear store with running accessories for purchase (shorts, shirts, recovery tools, hats, socks, etc.). Also be sure to bring quarters/dollars for the laundry machines! Very rough estimate: $75 cash; each place is credit-card accessible.
Is there a recommended camp pack list?
Plenty of socks
Sweatshirt, warm clothing (it can get cold, especially at night)
Light running jacket
2 pair of running shoes
Sunscreen, chapstick, hat
Jeans/ "regular" clothing (not required)
Notebook & Pen
Towel for icing after runs
*Coin-operated laundry units are available
Is there a mailing address for Winter Camp?
Team Prep USA
Attn: Camper Name
Cedarkirk Camp & Conference Center
1920 Streetman Dr.
Lithia, FL, 33547