SU2023 Cross Country Camp

Cross Country Camp


Learn to run longer and stronger! Join Sparhawk Athletic Director Don Pacific in a fun and fast-paced cross-country running environment. Young athletes will navigate the grass fields surrounding Sparhawk’s beautiful campus, striding up and down hills, and develop a wide range of dynamic skills to enhance speed, strength, coordination, and endurance. Learn how to warm up, stretch and prevent injuries, prepare workout and race strategies, get a head start on nutrition and fueling for success, plus much more!

Cross Country FAQ

What’s the schedule of an average day of Cross Country Camp?
Camp runs each day from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Drop-off starts at 8:30 AM. Parents should pick their campers by 12:15 PM.

Where does the camp take place?
All activities take place on the 60 acre Sparhawk grounds, which includes a beautiful cross country trail over the campus meadows and through the woods.

What should my son wear to camp?
Boys should come dressed to run and be prepared for any weather. A dry layer to put on after running is a good idea. Bring a snack and water bottle daily.    

What else does my son need to bring with him to camp?
As we will be outdoors for much of the camp, campers should bring plenty of water, sunscreen, and bug spray!

Do Cross Country Camp t-shirts cost extra?
The price is included in the camp fee. Each camper will receive a Sparhawk Cross Country Camp t-shirt on the first day of camp.

Camp Leadership

Don Pacific is the Athletic Director at Sparhawk Academy, where he also teaches Physical Education and coaches the Cross Country team. The Lower School team has won the Massachusetts state championship the past two years in a row. He returns for his fourth year of Sparhawk Summer Programs. Contact Coach Pacific at

Full profiles for Coach Pacific and other Sparhawk teachers are available here.


Camp fee: $325 ($50 discount for currently enrolled Sparhawk students)

Session 1: August 7 – 11

Hours: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Entering Grades: 3-8

Enrollment cap: 30 Per Session

Camp location: Sparhawk Academy