The 2017 Fleet Feet Sports Summer Run Camp is going to be awesome! Read how one camper loved his experience last year:
David Griffith, 15, was a participant in last summer’s Fleet Feet Sports Summer Run Camp and absolutely loved his week with fellow runners and experienced coaches.
“It was great!” said David, who just finished ninth grade at East Syracuse-Minoa. “It was organized but also really fun. We had a ton of activities and I learned a lot.”
David said he learned a lot about nutrition, stretching, goal-setting, overall fitness and of course, running. He’s an avid golfer and after gaining confidence at Run Camp last summer, he decided to join the track team, which he said he really enjoyed.
David’s father, Tom Griffith, said he was impressed by the skills and insight his son gained after attending the Fleet Feet Sports Summer Run Camp.
“He really improved his overall fitness,” Tom Griffith said. “Knowing that he had the ability to control his own fitness and set his own goals was impressive.”
David said he didn’t know anybody going into the camp but made friends with campers from other schools as well as with his coach, Hank Church, who is coaching again this year.
“I didn’t know anybody ahead of time but I definitely made friends at camp,” David said. “Hank was great. He was really inspiring. He really helped us.”
A few spots remain for the 2017 Fleet Feet Sports Summer Run Camp. Run Camp, which is sponsored by Under Armour, is open to students entering seventh through 12th grades. Camp runs July 10 to 14 at Barry Park in the Syracuse University area, costs just $99 and includes a team tech T-shirt. Campers will receive coaching from experienced Section 3 coaches and will hear from a registered dietitian and a local Division 1 runner.