Five-Star Running

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Serious Fun at Five-Star Running Camps

Become part of something great! Founded by Steve Lurie, Five Star has been running for nearly 35 years and we are honored to carry on and add to the legacy that is Five Star.

Highlights Include
  • Outstanding venue with excellent facilities
  • Training under the country's best coaches
  • Individual and group instruction
  • Instructor/camper ratio 1:5
  • Specific training programs for every skill level
  • Post-camp goal setting and training tools
  • Teams which register 10 campers or more together receive a $25 discount
  • Event-specific and speed building programs
  • Camp open to ages 12-18
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Camp Directors

  • Rich Furst

    Camp Director Rich Furst

    Five Star Cross Country Camp is proud to welcome back coach Rich Furst and his "attitude is everything" philosophy for his ninth year as director. His Warwick Valley (NY) High School Girl Harriers have won 14 Orange County championships, including a streak of 11 in a row. His 2007 team averaged history's fastest 1-5 time on the Bear Mountain course at 18:22.8. He's coached five NY State cross country champions and one Footlocker national champion.

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  • Dick Beardsley

    Guest Speaker ​Dick Beardsley

    Dick needs no introduction on his memorable performance at the Boston Marathon where he battled Alberto Salazar to the finish and finishing just two seconds behind. 

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Facilities

Iroquois Springs
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Iroquois Springs Camp

Five-Star Cross Country Camp has found a truly five-star facility at Iroquois Springs Camp in Rock Hill, NY. Camp is surrounded by miles of almost never traveled roads, complete with running trails. We have a small lake on campus for boating and canoeing, two swimming pools, and a modern, quality fi ...

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Camp Details

Great Coaches.
Gradual Progression.

Surrounded by miles of almost never traveled roads and running trails, Five Star Cross Country Camp has found a truly five-star facility at Iroquois Springs Camp in Rock Hill, NY. We have a small lake on campus for boating and canoeing, two swimming pools, and a modern, quality field house. The modern cabins have knotty pine walls, ceiling fans, and hot showers. We hold activities, lectures, and other programs in the field house.  Iroquois Springs is located about two minutes from exit 110 on Route 17. It is a short ride to Stewart Airport in Newburgh and less than two hours from the major NY airports.

Each day at camp you partake in a rigorous and exciting daily running schedule that keeps you busy from dawn until dusk. After waking up, you begin each day with a 24 minute shakeout jog. This helps prepare your body and mind for the long day of training ahead. The evening program marks the conclusion of each day. You watch movies, play games, have talks with your new friends before heading off to bed.  Teams of 10 boys or 10 girls that register together receive a $25 discount on their camp tuition.

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SESSION INFO

Check in: Sunday, August 6th from 10am to 12pm.
Check Out: Friday, August 11th.
Campers will check out of the cabins at 11:00am and store their luggage.  We will have closing skits, a cook-out lunch by the lake and field house with campers departing by 3:00pm.

24-hour supervision is an important feature of every NIKE Running Camp. Staff members reside in campers’ quarters and participate in all activities.

GROUP DISCOUNTS

If five or more campers register together, each camper is eligible for a $30 discount. Please have a team contact reach out directly to the USSC office at 1-800-645-3226 to receive a discount code to identify your group. Campers may then register through the website at their convenience and apply the coupon code during check-out.

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY

Each year we are proud to award one camp scholarship in memory of Five Star Running Camp Founder Steve Lurie.   We have opened the application process for this summer. Tell us about yourself, what you are doing, why you are interested in receiving the award.  Please submit in writing you request by February 21st!  You can simply send your request via email to rfurst10924@gmail.com.  We will award the scholarship for camp on March 1st.

INSTRUCTION

Ratio: 1:5
Players Grouped by: ability, age and conditioning
Evaluation: verbally given by coaches
Facility: trails and roads 

HOUSING

Dorm: Cabins at Iroquois Springs  Campers Per Room: 12-16 per cabin  Roommates: If you have a roommate request, and have not already given it to us, please do so no later than 14 days before the start of camp. After that, the request cannot be guaranteed. Bathrooms: shared Linens: not provided Air Conditioning: no, ceiling fans included Spending Money: $45, please do NOT bring a pre-written check  Medical Facility: an NATA-certified trainer will be on staff at all times

TRAVEL

Closest Airport: New York’s LaGuardia Airport Transportation: Not provided. We can assist campers in arranging airport transportation but cannot pick them up. You may contact Coach Furst at least two weeks prior to camp. Please contact in the evening: (845) 239-2764.


Sample Daily Schedule
  • 7:30 am Morning run
  • 8:30 am Breakfast
  • 9:00 am Cabin clean-up
  • 10:30 am Olympic type games
  • 12:15 pm Swim
  • 1:00 pm Lunch
  • 1:45 pm Rest Hour
  • 2:45 pm Educational talk
  • 3:45 pm Stretch, Main run, Video analysis
  • 5:30 pm Swim, Shower
  • 6:45 pm Dinner
  • 8:15 pm Games, Movies, Talks
  • 11:00 pm Campers in cabins, Lights out!
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Camp Reviews

    • 5/5.
    Most amazing week!

    Nike Running Camp was the most amazing week of my year! Everyone at camp is so nice, and they care about your running, so don't come here expecting run a little and then go hang out in the cabins, because you have morning runs and afternoon runs. My personal favorite run was the mountain run where you run up a mountain to a lake where the water is so clear, you can see right through to the bottom. I loved camp so much, and there is no way that I'm not coming back next year, so cabin 21 here I come!!

    — Owen M., Five Star Camper, 2016
    • 5/5.
    Worth every penny

    I am not usually a parent who sends their child readily to a sleep away situation but the experience here is well worth every penny! Students get conditioning and exercise but more importantly through guest speakers they also get life lessons on loosing, diet, drug abuse, never giving up and many more topics! I highly recommend this camp.

    — Linda B., Parent of Five Star Camper, 2016
    • 5/5.
    Happy Camper!

    After my first week at camp, I could not wait until I got to go back. I've highly enjoyed both times I've been to camp and I intend to continue going for the next several years. I always have a lot of fun running and during the other activities, and I've made amazing friends during my time here.

    — Stacy R., Five Star Camper
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    • 5/5.
    Can't wait for next year!

    This was the best week of my entire summer! I'm not the fastest distance runner, but after one week I felt a lot stronger and made so many friends along the way. All of the activities were so much fun and I really appreciated how dedicated everyone involved at Five Star was. I can't wait for next year!

    — Billy H., Five Star Camper
    • 5/5.
    Amazing staff

    My week at camp is one of the best vacations that I have ever had. Even if you are not the fastest runner, or even if you are not planning to run in college or the Olympics, it is a great camp. The staff is AMAZING, and they try to help and make you feel welcome. Overall, the camp was very fun, and really helpful.

    — Nick H., Five Star Camper
    • 5/5.
    Great experience

    Camp was such a great experience. I became friends with people I see myself keeping in touch with for years to come while also working hard and pushing myself to limits both physically and mentally.

    — Garrett H., Five Star Camper
    • 5/5.
    Positive experience

    Five Star Cross Country camp is a camp experience I will never forget. Every moment of the camp was filled with excitement. The speakers who joined us at the camp were inspirational. And the different training tips and techniques were very helpful during the following cross country season.

    — Devin S., Five Star Camper
    • 5/5.
    Best week of summer!

    This was my daughter's first 5 Star experience and she LOVED it! She has had a jam-packed summer and yet she said this was the best week of her summer by far! Thanks for a great experience. She and her teammates will definitely return!

    — Estelle P., Parent of Five Star Camper
    • 5/5.
    Love running even more

    This camp made me love running even more than I previously did.

    — Dwight S., Five Star Camper
    • 5/5.
    Taught necessary running tools

    They teach you all the necessary tools you need for running, as well as give you confidence. I managed to perform extremely well, in fact, even better than I could possibly imagine. I believe I will have a great running career, thanks to Nike.

    — Dana C., Five Star Camper
    • 5/5.
    Bond over running

    Provides an opportunity for girls to come together around a common enjoyment for the sport of running. Brings together guest speakers and coaches to share their knowledge.

    — Gustavo A., Five Star Camper
    • 5/5.
    Coaches are welcoming

    They help create a very welcoming feeling at camp. I also love how they balance running and other activities so campers don't feel burned out.

    — Julian H., Five Star Camper

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Five-Star Cross Country Running Camp at Iroquois Springs

Rich Furst, Camp Director
Iroquois Springs 66 Bowers Road Rock Hill, New York 12775
Camp Phone: (845) 294-6797

Iroquois Springs Camp

66 Bowers Road

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Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Cross Country
Age Group: 12 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Teams of 10 boys or 10 girls that register together receive a $25 discount on their camp tuition.
Overnight $690.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-433-6060 we would be happy to help you.