2023 Cross Country Camps

"Phenomenal Camp Experience! Our son loved the ability to connect with the counselors, learn from experts, and the variety of daily runs...He felt the coaches and counselors were genuine and really cared about the campers and helping them improve."

HQ2 Elite Running Camp 

7th-12th Grade Students

NCAA Coaches, Athletes and Professional Runners

Week 1 Registration: July 16-21, 2023

Week 2 Registration: July 23-28, 2023

*Registration is currently Open

Eagle Village, Hersey, MI

Amazing New Games!!!

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. 

Driving Directions: 

17308 Beery Rd, Hersey, MI 49639

HQ2 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! 


Under the guidance of Dr. Drew Ludtke, in 2022, we hired 30+ coaches to provide a World Class running camp experience.  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 Kermit Ambrose in 1969, 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. 

Become a camper! Athletes of all abilities in 7th-12th grade are welcome! Teams and Individuals are welcome. In 2022, our Dorms filled up faster than ever. 2023, will be better than ever! 

For College Students, Interns, and all new staff. 

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Camp Features

Camp Features 

Herbert Lindsay, World Record Holder, Half Marathon

Coach Stu Scholl, Former Coach, Motivator, and Educator, 53 years of Camp Experience

Daily Schedule

Check-in Day: Sunday

2:00-4:00 Registration: Camp Greilick, Traverse City

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

10:00 Lights Out!

Normal Day

8:00 Breakfast, cleaning, mingle with counselors

9:00 Motivational Speakers, warm-up & workout

12:00 Lunch

2:00 Warm-up, dynamics, afternoon running 

5:00 Dinner

7:00 Team Building, Games, Social/Free Time

8:30 Snack Time

9:15-11pm Camp Group Activities

Check-out Day: Friday

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

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. 

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.

What to Bring

Clothing List:

Tent Campers (optional)

Personal Articles:


Food: A large variety of healthy Snacks in a tuperware container.

Not Allowed At Camp: