SPIRE

Track & Field

SPIRE TRACK & FIELD CAMPS

SPIRE offers track and field athletes the opportunity to significantly improve proficiency in their particular event via customized, small group instruction and athlete performance training delivered by expert coaches and specialists.

At SPIRE Track and Field camps you will develop skills/improve performance, have fun, and experience life lessons like: dealing with pressure, setting goals, maintaining focus and motivation and more.

Athletes can put their skills to the test at a number of summer track and field competitions held at SPIRE.

Register For Camp
  • Holiday Track & Field Camp

    Dates:

    • December 28-30, 2022

    Time:

    • Day 1 – noon – 5pm
    • Day 2 – 9am – 5pm
    • Day 3 – 9am – noon

    Cost:

    • Boarding Option- $645 (meals included)
    • Day Option: $450 (lunch only included)

    Age Group:

    • Boys and Girls
    • 13-18 years

    Description:

    SPIRE is home to one of the largest, most amazing indoor and outdoor track & field complexes in world. Our Track & Field training encompasses superb technical instruction, technique development and tactical coaching from some of the sport’s most accomplished athletes. Campers will train for their specific event and experience comprehensive skills development crucial to bringing your abilities to the next level.

    Each athlete will receive/experience:

    • Instruction from world class SPIRE Track & Field coaching staff
    • Performance training
    • SPIRE Camps t-shirt
    • Boarding students have all meals included.
    • Day Campers receive lunch only each day.

    Register Here

  • Spring Break Track & Field Camp

    Dates:

    • March 20-22, 2022

    Time:

    • Day 1 – noon – 5pm
    • Day 2 – 9am – 5pm
    • Day 3 – 9am – noon

    Cost:

    • Boarding Option- $645 (meals included)
    • Day Option: $450 (lunch only included)

    Age Group:

    • Boys and Girls
    • 13-18 years

    Description:

    Achieve your peak potential this Track & Field season with this 3-Day camp experience. SPIRE is home to one of the largest, most amazing indoor and outdoor track & field complexes in world. Our Track & Field training encompasses superb technical instruction, technique development and tactical coaching from some of the sport’s most accomplished athletes. Campers will train for their specific event and experience comprehensive skills development crucial to bringing your abilities to the next level.

    Each athlete will receive/experience:

    • Individual instruction from world class SPIRE Track & Field coaching staff
    • Performance training
    • SPIRE Camps t-shirt
    • Boarding students have all meals included.
    • Day Campers receive lunch only each day.

    Register Here

  • SPIRE Kibwé Johnson Throws Summer Camp

    Dates:

    • July 10-14, 2023
    • August 7-11, 2023

    Time:

    • Day 1 – noon – 5pm
    • Days 2-4 – 9am – 5pm
    • Day 5 – 9am – noon

    Cost:

    • Boarding Option- $995 (meals included)
    • Day Option: $745 (lunch only included)

    Age Group:

    • Boys and Girls
    • 13-18 years

    Description:

    Gain the competitive advantage needed to achieve your peak potential in throws with the SPIRE Kibwé Johnson Throws Summer Camp. Train in a world class facility with instruction from one of the world’s most experienced and decorated Track & Field atheltes, Kibwé Johnson. Learn what it takes to train like pro with instruction from a two-time Olympian and champion at the highest levels. Campers will receive customized training in throws with an opportunity to develop long-term athletic growth specific to track & field athletes. Aside from improving speed and efficiency in throws, work directly with our SPIRE Academy Track & Field coaching staff on personal skill development critical to becoming a well-rounded athlete. The SPIRE Performance Training Team will spend time with you to create an individual training plan to bring more strength, speed, agility, and flexibility to your skill set.

    Each athlete will receive/experience:

    • 1-on-1 professional instruction from former Olympian and national & collegiate champion in throws, Kibwé Johnson.
    • Performance training
    • SPIRE Camps t-shirt
    • Boarding students have all meals included.
    • Day Campers receive lunch only each day.

    Register Here

  • SPIRE Tim Mack Pole Vault & Jumps Summer Camp

    Dates:

    • July 10-14, 2023
    • August 7-11, 2023

    Time:

    • Day 1 – noon – 5pm
    • Days 2-4 – 9am – 5pm
    • Day 5 – 9am – noon

    Cost:

    • Boarding Option- $995 (meals included)
    • Day Option: $745 (lunch only included)

    Age Group:

    • Boys and Girls
    • 13-18 years

    Description:

    Take your jumps to new heights with the SPIRE Tim Mack Pole Vault & Jumps Summer Camp. Train in a world class facility with instruction from 2004 Olympic Gold Medalist Pole Vaulter and SPIRE Academy Track Coach, Tim Mack. Campers will receive customized training in jumps with an opportunity to develop long-term athletic growth specific to track & field athletes. Aside from improving jumps, work directly with our SPIRE Academy Track & Field coaching staff on personal skill development critical to becoming a well-rounded athlete. The SPIRE Performance Training Team will spend time with you to create an individual training plan to bring more strength, speed, agility, and flexibility to your skill set.

    Each athlete will receive/experience:

    • 1-on-1 instruction from Olympic Gold Medalist (2004), Tim Mack.
    • Performance training
    • SPIRE Camps t-shirt
    • Boarding students have all meals included.
    • Day Campers receive lunch only each day.

    Register Here

  • SPIRE Kerron Stewart Sprints & Hurdles Summer Camp

    Dates:

    • July 10-14, 2023
    • August 7-11, 2023

    Time:

    • Day 1 – noon – 5pm
    • Days 2-4 – 9am – 5pm
    • Day 5 – 9am – noon

    Cost:

    • Boarding Option- $995 (meals included)
    • Day Option: $745 (lunch only included)

    Age Group:

    • Boys and Girls
    • 13-18 years

    Description:

    Achieve a new personal best in your performance with the SPIRE Kerron Stewart Sprints & Hurdles Summer Camp. Train in a world class facility with instruction from Olympic Silver Medalist (2008 and 2012) and SPIRE Academy Track Coach, Kerron Stewart. Campers will receive customized training in sprints & hurdles with an opportunity to develop long-term athletic growth specific to track & field athletes. Aside from improving speed and efficiency in sprints & hurdles, work directly with our SPIRE Academy Track & Field coaching staff on personal skill development critical to becoming a well-rounded athlete. The SPIRE Performance Training Team will spend time with you to create an individual training plan to bring more strength, speed, agility, and flexibility to your skill set.

    Each athlete will receive/experience:

    • 1-on-1 instruction from Kerron Stewart, Olympic Silver Medalist (2008 and 2012).
    • Performance training
    • SPIRE Camps t-shirt
    • Boarding students have all meals included.
    • Day Campers receive lunch only each day.

    Register Here

  • Fall Track & Field Camp

    Dates:

    • August 16-18, 2023

    Time:

    • Day 1 – noon – 5pm
    • Day 2 – 9am – 5pm
    • Day 3 – 9am – noon

    Cost:

    • Boarding Option- $645 (meals included)
    • Day Option: $450 (lunch only included)

    Age Group:

    • Boys and Girls
    • 13-18 years

    Description:

    Optimize your offseason with this 3-Day intensisve Track & Field camp experience. SPIRE is home to one of the largest, most amazing indoor and outdoor track & field complexes in world. Our Track & Field training encompasses superb technical instruction, technique development and tactical coaching from some of the sport’s most accomplished athletes. Campers will train for their specific event with our highly experienced coaching staff and focus on development of skills pivitol to bringing your abilities to the next level. Work with our Performance Training Team to implement a training program designed to maximize your abilities by adding strength, speed, agility, and flexibility to your skillset.

    Each athlete will receive/experience:

    • Instruction from world class SPIRE Track & Field coaching staff
    • Performance training
    • SPIRE Camps t-shirt
    • Boarding students have all meals included.
    • Day Campers receive lunch only each day.

    Register Here

  • 3-Week Elite Track & Field Training Camp

    Dates:

    • July 10-28, 2023

    Time:

    • 9am – 5pm (Monday – Friday)

    Cost:

    • Boarding Option- $2,995 (meals included)
    • Day Option: $1,850 (lunch only included)

    Age Group:

    • Boys and Girls
    • 13-18 years

    Description:

    Put in the work necessasry to become ELITE with the SPIRE Academy 3-Week Elite Track & Field Training Camp. Train in one of the largest and most amazing indoor and outdoor track & field facilities in the world. We strive to provide a positive environment where athletes are motivated to reach their peak potential. This 3-week traininng camp will provide you with the individualized training and skill development needed to gain a competitive edge, helping you achieve your personal best.

    You will spend 1-on-1 time with each of our highly experienced SPIRE Track & Field coaches, including:

    • Kibwé Johnson, Director of Track & Field – Two-time Olympian and throws champion at the highest levels.
    • Kerron Stewart, Head Coach of Sprints – Two-time Olympic Gold Medalist (2008 and 2012).
    • Tim Mack, Head Coach of Vertical and Horizontal Jumps – Olympic Gold Medalist (2004)

    SPIRE is committed to developing technically skilled track and field athletes who love to train and live to compete. This is accomplished via an intensive regimen of technical and tactical training, customized competition and long-term athletic performance development. Aside from training with our Track & Field coaches, work with our Performance Training Team to implement a training plan to help you increase your strength, speed, agility, and flexibility.

    Take your training one step further with Mental Skills Training, part of this 3-week training camp experience. Our coaches will give you mental tools crucial for handling stress & anxiety, goal setting, visualization, and more.

    Each athlete will receive/experience:

    • Extensive, individual training with SPIRE Track & Field coaching staff.
    • Performance Training.
    • Mental Skills.
    • SPIRE Camp T-Shirt.
    • Boarding campers have all meals included.
    • Day campers will receive lunch only each day.

    Register Here

Sprints and Hurdles

Pole Vault

Jumps

Throws

TEAM TRACK AND FIELD AT SPIRE

KIBWÉ JOHNSON

Track & Field

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TIM MACK

Track & Field

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Kerron Stewart

Track & Field

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DWIGHT
PHILLIPS

Track & Field
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  • What sports do you offer camp experiences for?

    SPIRE Camps include experiences for athletes in Basketball, Swimming, Track & Field, Performance, E-Sports, Drone Racing, Wrestling, Lacrosse, and Soccer. All camps are open to boys and girls unless specified otherwise.

  • At which age can my child attend SPIRE Camps?

    Most SPIRE Camps are offered for children ages 8 to 18 years. However, each camp has age limitations depending on the sport and type of training. Age limitations are indicated on the registration web page for each camp experience.

  • What is the best way to contact someone about camps?

    1. SPIRE’s Main Office: 440-466-1002
    2. SPIRE’s Fax: 440-415-1087
    3. SPIRE Director of Camps, Ben Shank : [email protected]
  • Where will my child be staying for an overnight camp?

    1. SPIRE Village
      1. SPIRE Village consists of five 2,300sq. ft. new homes built specifically for SPIRE Academy. Each of the six bedrooms accommodates two twin beds, a nightstand, wardrobe, two study tables with chairs and a shared six-drawer chest. The student lounge has a big screen TV, couch/chairs and a dining room table with chairs for house meetings. There are three student bathrooms a washer and dryer all readily accessible. Picnic tables and some outdoor sports equipment will be placed in between the houses. Each house is heated by natural gas, cooled with AC, has LED lighting, is well insulated, fully sprinkled and all student rooms have their own unique entry key. All buildings are handicapped accessible. Houses will have weekly resident meetings designed around personal growth topics and jointly run by a student living in the house and the house parent. There will be activities planned where all houses work together on internal and external community projects and some fun competitions between houses for prizes. A house parent occupies a one-bedroom apartment in each building, complete with kitchen, dining/living area and full bath. Our house parents will be fully trained in safety and COVID precautions.
  • My child is staying overnight for a camp. Will there be other activities to do outside of their training?

    On Campus activities:

    • Swimming in SPIRE recreational pool
    • Campfires w/ smores
    • Scavenger Hunts around campus
    • Game Night (board games, card games, ping-pong, cornhole)
    • Kickball/Volleyball games
    • Movie Nights w/ ice cream sundaes and popcorn
    *On campus activities are with either a coach and/or house parents supervising and facilitating at all times.
     
    Potential Off-Campus activities:
    • Whip n Dip ice cream trip
    • Beach trips
    • Geneva-On-The-Lake resort
    *Off campus activities depend on the weather, the number of campers, age of campers, and ALWAYS have 2-3 house parents and/or coaches supervising at all times.
  • Where will my child be eating meals?

    1. SPIRE Fuel
      1. SPIRE understands the importance of healthy eating and proper nutrition to the competitive athlete
      2. Located on site, SPIRE Fuel is an innovative approach to eating [or “fueling’ your system]. Fuel offers students, competitors and visitors the same nutritious, fresh meal options enjoyed by Olympic and Professional athletes.
      3. Fuel specializes in prepared-to-order cuisine with zero added trans-fat, no artificial flavors or coloring, and an emphasis on local produce, fresh ingredients, and whole grains
      4. Special nutritional needs can also be accommodated. Please notify the Camp director prior to camp.
      5. Please answer the food allergy question during the Registration to alert us of allergies or dietary restrictions.
  • Are there health services nearby in case of an emergency?

    Express Care

      1. Cleveland Clinic Express Care Clinic

                                   2999 McMackin Rd, 

                                   Madison, OH 44057

                                   440-428-1111

    Local Hospitals

      1. Cleveland Clinic Ashtabula County Medical Center

                                   2420 Lake Ave,

                                   Ashtabula, OH 44004

                                   440-997-2262

                   2. UH Geneva Medical Center

                                   870 W Main St,

                                   Geneva, OH 44041

                                   440-466-1141

    Local Pharmacies

                  1. CVS Pharmacy

                                   170 E Main St, 

                                   Geneva, OH 44041

                                   440-466-4133

                  2. Giant Eagle Pharmacy

                                   755 South Broadway Avenue, 

                                   Geneva, OH 44041

                                   440-466-3005

                  3. Rite Aid Pharmacy

                                   633 S Broadway, 

                                   Geneva, OH 44041

                                   440-466-1002

    Specialist

      1. Specialist are available depending on situation/injury
  • Can my child do laundry while at camp?

    All student housing includes washers and dryers for the students to use

  • Can I send packages to my child staying on campus at SPIRE?

    1. Incoming Mail – please send mail for the athlete to:

                         Athlete’s Name

                         c/o SPIRE Camp

                        5201 SPIRE Circle, 

                        Geneva, Oh 44041

          2. All Mail can be picked up in the main office during business hours, 9 am to 5 pm

  • What is the refund policy?

    SPIRE Camp Refund Policy:
    • SPIRE will refund the amount paid for the camp (less 2.5%) if you cancel the camp at least 48 hours prior to the originally scheduled camp start date.
  • What happens if there is inclement weather?

    1. Please note, in case of rain or other inclement weather, all sports programs have a plan in place to out of the weather.
  • What time is registration?

    Not all camps follow the same schedule, so please refer to your SPIRE Camps confirmation e-mail sent to you one week in advance of your camp start date.

  • Are tours of SPIRE available during camps?

    Yes! We will offer parents an opportunity for an informal tour at the completion of registration/sign-in for your camp. This will be an excellent opportunity to see all that SPIRE has to offer and a chance to ask questions to our Academy coaches and SPIRE staff.

  • Where do I park for SPIRE Camps?

    Parking is available in front of the main entrance to our indoor Fields & Courts building. Registration/sign-in will take place inside the main entrance on your first day of camp unless specified otherwise. Please refer to your camp confirmation e-mail you will receive one week in advance of your scheduled camp.

  • What should we pack as a day camper?

    Clothing

    • Each camper must wear comfortable sports appropriate clothing.

    Footwear

    • Each camper must wear comfortable, sports appropriate shoes. Sandals, clogs or other shoes are okay for leisure time.

    Shower Essentials

    • Campers are responsible for providing their own grooming essentials. These essentials are to include but are not limited to soap, shampoo/conditioner, toothbrush and toothpaste, towel (s), shower shoes.

    Water Bottle

    • Each athlete should bring his/her own water bottle. Campers will be able to refill throughout the day.

    Backpack or Gym Bags

    • It is recommended that all campers bring their own backpack or gym bag to keep personal items together.

    Sports Equipment

    • Please refer to a sport specific list of what to bring.
  • What should we pack as a boarding camper?

    Please remember to pack light for your stay. There may not be assistance when carrying luggage to and from dormitories during check in and check out.

    Clothing

    • Each camper must wear comfortable sports appropriate clothing.

    Footwear

    • Each camper must wear comfortable, sports appropriate shoes. Sandals, clogs or other shoes are okay for leisure time.

    Shower Essentials

    • Campers are responsible for providing their own grooming essentials. These essentials are to include but are not limited to soap, shampoo/conditioner, toothbrush and toothpaste, towel (s), shower shoes.

    Linens/bedding, pillows and towels will not be provided by SPIRE. We ask you to bring your own (Bed Linen – Twin XL – Deep Pocket).

    Water Bottle

    • Each athlete should bring his/her own water bottle. Campers will be able to refill throughout the day.

    Backpack or Gym Bags

    • It is recommended that all campers bring their own backpack or gym bag to keep personal items together.

    Sports Equipment

    • Please refer to a sport specific list of what to bring.

    Items for Leisure Time

    • Various evening activities will be hosted by SPIRE. Campers can bring books, magazines, board games, playing cards, arts and crafts and other such items. It is not recommended that campers bring expensive electronics such as iPods or hand-held gaming devices. It is the athlete’s responsibility to maintain all personal belongings during their time at camp.
  • Can we decide to extend our time at SPIRE while attending a camp?

    Yes! Our camp calendar will include weekend experiences in performance training and mental skills training to provide extended learning between camps. We encourage all campers to consider extending their time with us to maximize their experience with us.

  • Will I be able to observe my child participate in camps?

    Yes, however we encourage parents to limit interactions with their child while at camp so our coaches and staff can maintain full attention of participants.

  • How can parents/guardians and family spend time while attending SPIRE Camps?

    SPIRE is situated in Ohio’s Wine Country, part of the Grand River Valley. Visit one of the two dozen wineries throughout surrounding area or explore the numerous covered bridges, scenic rivers, and two state parks. Downtown Cleveland is a short 45-minute drive from SPIRE, offering tons of entertainment options like the Rock and Roll Hall of
    Fame, museums, professional sports, arts and culture.

  • Where can I stay off campus while attending SPIRE Camps?

    SPIRE has partnerships with several area hotels. Click here to view lodging options.

For more information about

SPIRE Camps, view our resource center

SPIRE Contact info:

Phone: (440) 466-1002

Email: [email protected]

Address: 5201 SPIRE Circle, Geneva, OH 44041

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