Cross Country Camp

July 30th – August 4th

Camp Babcock—Hovey is located on the east shore of Seneca Lake in Ovid, NY south of Geneva, NY and includes over 300 acres of land, a half a mile of lakefront property, and miles of trails.

Our Cross Country camp is open to boys and girls entering grades 8-12 that are interested in an XC atmosphere along with the fun and excitement of a traditional summer camp environment. 

Participants will stay in campsites with canvas tents or lean-to’s with metal bunks and mattresses provided. The XC camp is part of our Expedition Camp which features several Boy Scout camps for individuals to attend.  XC participants are not required to be Boy Scouts.  Hot showers, WiFi and other amenities are available.

Staffing is provided by our Nationally Certified BSA Camp staff and complies with all NYS Department of Health regulations for youth summer camps. Food is provided family style in our dining hall. Busses for runs on the Finger Lakes National Forest are provided by South Seneca School District.

Join runners from across New York to have a full camp experience and take your running to the next level.

Highlights Include:

  • Learn new training techniques from High School and College Coaches
  • Presentations on college running, yoga, injury prevention, nutrition, cross training, and other topics.
  • Cabin Accommodations

Program elements also involve lakefront activities including wakeboarding and tubing, and access to archery, shotgun and rifle ranges, as well as opportunities to enjoy the pool and other facilities.

Past Years Guest Speakers / Presenters
Coach Mike DeMay—Rush– Henrieatta High School—NYS High School Coach of the Year
Coach Dave Hennessey—Penfield High School —The Winningest High School XC Coach in the nation
Coach Dan Moore—SUNY Geneseo Men’s / Women’s XC Coach and 2015 Ironman World Championship Participant,
Coach Jim Nichols—Ithaca College Men’s XC Coach
Coach Scott Williams—FLCC Men’s / Women’s XC Coach
Sammy Watson—Rush Henrieatta— World Junior 800 meter Champion (2016)
Rebecca Schwan— RIT—Liberty League Rookie of the Year
Ian Sherlock—Vegan Ultra Marathoner
Melissa Kleehammer—Yoga for Runners

Cross Country Camp 2017 Brochure (PDF)

Pricing: Early bird registration $375 per person if paid in full by May 1, 2017.
Regular registration $400 per person.
Register as a team of seven, pay for five runners and two are free.

Contact Coach Jay Laitenberger for more info at