"Phenomenal Camp Experience!"

"Our camper loved the ability to connect with the counselors, learn from experts, and the variety of daily runs...We felt the coaches and counselors were genuine and really cared about the campers and helping them improve."

2024 HQ2 Elite Running Camp 

7th-12th Grade Students

Learn from NCAA Coaches, NCAA Athletes and Professional Runners

Register for Week 1: July 21-26, 2024

Register for Week 2: July 28-Aug 2, 2024

Register for Both Weeks: July 21-Aug 2

Registration is Open

Eagle Village, Hersey, MI

Outdoor Pool, Slip-n-slide, High Ropes Course, Climbing Wall, Game Room, 

9-Square-In-The-Air, Disc Golf, Sand Volleyball, Basketball, GaGa Ball, Hiking Trails. 

Check-in / Driving Directions: 17235 Adventure Rd, Hersey, MI 49639

HQ2 Cross Country Mission:

Our Mission is to continue to be the best running camp in the nation by helping all runners have a fun and healthy experience with the sport of running!  We strive to teach all aspects of running, leadership, team building, positive mental, emotional, and physical skills! We are passionate about education and developing people with World Class Instruction! 


We develop athletes to be the best version of themselves through performance and life leadership!  We offer a huge variety of fun activities and educational options!  We will have professional coaches, athletes, NCAA coaches/athletes, and excellent guest speakers from across the country/world. 


Founded with John Osler in 1969, and continued with Kermit Ambrose in the 1970s-1990's, both Stu ('71) and Dr. Drew ('89), began as campers, then counselors, co-directors and directors. Many of our staff have been with us since the mid 1990's. We have both evolved with current science and remained stead-fast in the hard work traditions of Kermit. We still eliminate electronics and cell phones and focus on running, education, and relationships. 


We have an excellent staff who teach leadership skills in the dorms, in running and in our educational programs. We teach communication, teamwork and educational components. We teach many lifestyle choices to help athletes return to their teams as a better teammate and person. Our programming is designed to enhance all coaching philosophies. We teach mechanics, nutrition, sports psychology, goal setting, attitude, teamwork and other ideas that enhance all programs.


Camp Features

Camp Features 

Herbert Lindsay, World Record Holder, Half Marathon

Coach Stu Scholl, Former Coach, Motivator, and Educator, 54 years of Camp Experience

Daily Schedule

Check-in Day: Sunday

2:00-3:30 Registration: Eagle Village

4:00-10:00 Short Run, Form Analysis, Social Activities, Meet Other Campers, Dorm Discussions

10:00 Lights Out!

Normal Day

7:45 Breakfast, cleaning, mingle with counselors

9:00 Motivational Speakers

10:00 Warm-up & Trail Run

12:00 Lunch

2:00 Warm-up, dynamics

3:00 Circuit Training, Adventure Run, Swimming

5:00 Dinner

6:00-8:00 Climbing, High Ropes, Swimming 

8:30 Snack Time

8:30-10:45 Social Time

Check-out Day: Friday

9:30-11:00 Final Run of the Week, Open to Families/Coaches

Director: Stu Scholl

All American Cross Country Runner, former Wolverine Camper and Director of Wolverine Cross Country Camp.  Stu School brings 52 years of coaching, camp & running experience to HQ2. He trained and coached alongside camp founder, Kermit Ambrose. Stu is an organic farmer in Montague. He is a lifelong supporter of healthy living, eating, running and activity! Stu brings discipline, fun, safety, health, stories, and even organic food to the camp. 

Ass't Director: Justin Desloover, Registered Dietician

Director: Dr. Drew Ludtke

Coached at the college level since 2000, including eight years of NCAA D1.  Dr. Drew Ludtke coached 14 NCAA DIII Individual Titles, Two NCAA team titles, six NCAA Records, three international records, and over 200 school records. With 25 years of camp experience, Drew continues to develop excellence in every athlete through fun, engaging and challenging workouts.

Ass't Director: Megan O'neil Professional Running for Hanson's-Brooks

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