2020 Threshold Summer Camp
Threshold Athletics is excited to offer another unique cross country and track summer camp experience. In the summer of 2020, we are coordinating with our global partners to host a group of international athletes ages 13 to 18 for nine days of training, culture, university exploration and, of course, FUN!
Campers will spend 7 days training under Threshold Athletics' renowned staff. Additionally, campers will receive two full days of elite coaching and athlete-education from established NCAA and professional coaches on the campus of Harvard University. While training will occupy much of the mornings, afternoons will be spent exploring the rich history and culture of Boston. One day will focus on a full-length campus tour of the Harvard campus.
Who are the Counselors?
Housing, Meals and Accommodation:
Who Should Attend?
Why Should I Attend?
This camp is designed to give track and field athletes that are interested in attending an American university and competing in athletics the opportunity to tour and visit multiple campuses while also improving their training and athletic profiles.
Any rising 9th through 12th grade cross country or track athlete that is interested in a training camp that delivers elite athletic, academic and cultural experiences. There are no specific academic or athletic requirements to attend this camp.
This camp will promote academic and athletic achievement among the campers. And, by providing a group experience, we are able to provide an itinerary that is more fun and more affordable than traveling as a small group or family.
We offer two options for parents or coaches interested in participating in our camp as chaperones. Space is limited. Please contact us for details.
Option 1: Parents receive Room and meals only. This option is intended for parents that are primarily interested in travelling with their students.
Option 2: Parents receive Room and meals AND participate in all camp activities, including campus tours.
July 15-23, 2020
This year's camp will feature a group tour of Harvard University. Additional tours may be available at MIT, Boston University or other local universities.
Sean McManus, Director of Threshold Athletics and Olympic and national champion coach in the sports of cross country and track, will serve as camp director. Additional counselors and staff will be comprised of current and former NCAA athletes and coaches. .
A full list of counselors will be shared with campers prior to camp.
All campers, staff and chaperones will be housed in hotel accommodation on the edge of the Harvard University campus. Camp fees include all lodging, meals, local transportation, facility access, campus tours and activities.
Campers are responsible for travel to and from Boston. For those arriving by air, we will have a group coach pickup. For those arriving outside of the main group, we will do our best to provide airport transfer. The hotel is accessible by public transportation, rideshare or taxi.
Camp fees include all local transportation. Activities in Boston are accessible on foot or via short trips on public transit.
In addition to training and campus tours, campers will also experience some of the historical and cultural activities in Boston. Planned activities include:
Boston Duck Tours and/or Freedom Trail
Boston Museum of Science
New England Aquarium and Whale Watch
Campers will receive education in several areas to prepare them for their upcoming seasons. These areas should include:
Foundations of Training
Preparing for College
Training will be conducted in a variety of locations. These include the Charles River Trail, the track facility at Harvard University, and the New Balance Fitness Center.
Day Training with Threshold Staff
7:00am: Wake Up
7:30am: Light Breakfast
8:00am: Morning Training
10:00am: Conclude Training
12:00pm: Depart for Afternoon Activity
1:00-5:00pm: Boston Museum of Science
5:00pm: Depart for Hotel
6:00pm: Arrive Hotel
7:15pm: Preparing for College Symposium
10:00pm: Lights Out
Day Training at Harvard Clinic
7:30am: Wakeup and Shower
8:00am: Group Breakfast
8:30am: Depart for Harvard University
9:00am: Harvard University Morning Session
1:00pm: Harvard University Afternoon Session
4:30pm: Depart for hotel
5:00pm: Free Time
7:30pm: Evening Games and Activities
9:30pm: Students to Rooms
10:00pm: Lights Out