2023 Cross Country Camps

Registration is Open

HQ2 Elite Camp

7th-12th Grade Students

NCAA Coaches, Athletes and Professional Runners

Week 1: July 16-21, 2023

Week 2: July 23-28, 2023

*Limited to first 80 registrations*

New Location at 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,

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.

Camp Features

  • Formerly Wolverine Cross Country Camps

  • Information that enhances coach/athlete relationships

  • Beautiful Dining Hall, Lakefront

  • Locally Sourced, Organic Food

  • Excellent Dorms or Beautiful Camp Sites

  • Form Analysis, Physiology, Mental Strategies & Biomechanics

  • Injury & Nutritional strategies

  • Open for 7th to 12th grade

  • NCAA Division 1 College Coaches/Runners

  • Lifetime Friendships

Camp Features

Herbert Lindsay, World Record Holder, Half Marathon

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

  • Farm-to-fork meals combined with nutrition education!

  • All runs are on World Class Trails or dirt roads!

  • Lakes, rivers and state forests on every run!

  • Welcoming runners from beginners to state champions.

  • No Pavement Running! 95% trails, 5% dirt roads.

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:

  • 7-10 T-Shirts

  • 2 Long Sleeved Shirts

  • 7 Pair of Underwear

  • 7 Pair of Socks

  • 7 Pair of Running Shorts

  • 3 Pair of Non-Running Shorts

  • 1 Pair of Pants/Jeans

  • Swimsuit

  • Umbrella, Poncho

  • Warm-up Sweats (top & bottom)

  • 2-3 Pair of Running Shoes

  • Sandals/crocks with a heal strap (no flip flops)

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

Tent Campers (optional)

  • Air Mattress

  • Bug Spray

  • Flashlight

Personal Articles:

  • Comb/Brush

  • Toothbrush/Toothpaste

  • Washcloth

  • Bath Towel

  • Beach Towel

  • Soap/Shampoo

  • Deodorant

  • Kleenex

  • Water Bottle

  • $30 for snacks, some $ for extra swag

  • Mesh Bag for Dirty Clothes

  • Notebook, Pen/Pencil

  • Books, Cards, Games

  • Medications in the original bottles (required by the State of Michigan)


  • 1 set of twin sheets

  • Sleeping bag

  • 1 pillow and pillow case

  • 1 extra blanket (it can get cold)

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

Not Allowed At Camp:

  • Cell phones (see below)

  • Radios/Stereos/IPod/Video Games

  • Gum/Candy/Soda

  • Bikes

  • Clothing with inappropriate images/weapons/swearing

  • Glass Bottles/Knives

  • Running Spikes

  • Flip Flops (can cause hip, knee, lower leg injuries)

  • Cell Phones are not allowed at camp. The goal is to engage campers with the curriculum, to eliminate a liability with communication with non-camper peers or strangers that may attempt to visit a youth camp. To have the best experience possible, we are asking that all cell phones are turned in to counselors at check-in. The state of Michigan licensing strongly encourages no cell phones. Parents will have access to call camp for emergencies or to give information regarding pick-up.