Wolverine Camps, serving youth since 1968

(231) 525-8211 Wolverine, Michigan



Summer Camps


  CC 3 2013 photo 50th Season. Session Dates - 2018

1st Session July 15 -July 21 (7 days/6 nights) $500/week

2nd Session July 22 -July 28 (7 days/6 nights) $500/week

Tuition includes all meals, lodging, instruction, camp specific T-shirt, evening snacks, and a pizza party on last night.

A registration fee of $125 is required for each session.

Optional High Ropes / Climbing Wall / Zip-Line
Additional $20 per event.
Pre-Registration is recommended.







Open to boys and girls in 7th thru 12th grades who are serious about becoming better runners. The students enrolled in our camp will receive a steady diet of cross-country running each day. This is a NON-COMPETITIVE camp with training and conditioning only, not a recreation camp. Students can sign up for more than one week, additional fees may apply. Please call the camp for more details.

Summer 2018 Registration Details:

We are offering a Early Registration discount for returning and first-time campers untill March 1, 2018.  Here's how it works.  Print one of our Applications and mail it in to us along with your deposit, or register online by clicking the Register Now button at the top of the page.  If you are a first-time camper to Wolverine Cross Country Camp you will receive a $50 savings off your camp tuition.  If you are a returning camper, you will receive a $25 savings off your camp tuition.  All applications must be accompanied with a deposit inorder to be processed.  Mail $125 registration deposit along with application form, or register online. Once enrolled you will receive an email with acceptance letter and additional information.  If you have any questions please contact us by phone or e-mail. 


Co-Director: Stu Scholl. NCAA All American Cross Country Runner, former Wolverine Cross Country Camper and Co-Director of Wolverine Cross Country Camp.  Stu brings 40+ years of unparalleled experience to the camp setting, having trained and coached along side coaching icon, Kermit Ambrose.  Stu truly has a “heart” for running.

Co-Director: Dr. Drew Ludtke.  Dr. Drew began his running career as a Wolverine Camps Camper in the 1980's. He then returned to the camp in the summer of 1996 as part of the coaching staff. Dr. Drew has coached at the college level since 2000, and is currently the Head Cross Country / Assistant Track and Field Coach in his third year at Virgina Military Institute in Lexington, VA.  With 20+ years of camp experience he continues to develop excellence in every camper through fun, engaging and challenging workouts.

In 2013, he was named NCAA National Coach of the Year while coaching UW Oshkosh. In two years, his distance athletes have won 14 NCAA National Titles (two relays, and 12 individual) and two NCAA Indoor Titles and an two Outdoor Runner-up awards.

In 2012-2014, his athletes have won NCAA titles in the following events:

Cross Country (2012)
800 (2013/2014 indoor, 2013/2014 outdoor)
1500 (2013/2014 outdoor)
Mile (2013/2014 indoor)
3000 (2014 indoor)
5000 (2013 indoor, 2013/2014 outdoor)
DMR (2013, 2014)

Along with his coaching duties, he coordinates the athletic leadership graduate program in UW-Oshkosh’s College of Education, teaches physical education and performs campus research for student athletes.

Dr. Drew was the head coach of cross country and track & field at the University of St. Francis (Ill.) from 2005-12 where he was name Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) Coach of the Year in his final two years. His athletes earned the first All American honors in program history, culminating with 11 All Americans in his final year, with his team winning a NAIA national title the season after his departure to Oshkosh.

He also held coaching stints at Lake Superior State University, where his athletes set 76 school records from 2003-2005. Additionally, he coached at the University of North Texas where his teams won two Sunbelt Conference titles while coaching and a third title during his final year of athletic competition.

After earning his bachelor’s degree from Lake Superior State University in 1999, he received a master’s degree from the University of North Texas in 2001 and a doctorate from Olivet Nazarene University (Ill.) in 2011.

Dr. Drew and his wife, Jen, have a daughter, Deena, and son, Tyler who often join him for the sessions at camp.

Guest Coaches and Speakers:
Dave Hodgkinson - (Stride analysis for both sessions) - Former Head Cross Country Coach - Forrest Hills Central
"Shoe Guy!!" - The best in the industry, talking about and showing the best equipment for the best performance for each runner.
Plus many more!!


Former campers who are now college runners and coaches. If you are interested in becoming a counselor please contact us at Wolverine Camps.

Coach and couselorsHaakwood runners 2012

Special Features:

All runners are video recorded for personal observation, stride analysis, and coaching purposes. Motivational tapes, movies and talks round out an excellent week of training!

Wolverine Camps has over 360 acres of private land with some of the best running trails in Northern Michigan.  Our excellent coaching and counseling staff run with the campers during all runs and activities. 

Meals are served in our main lodge with indoor and outdoor seating.  Each dorm has couselor supervision and an attitude of leadership and respect is the norm.

Special Clothing:

Check out our equipment list for all the details!! (No spikes - please!)

Tentative Program:
This camp focuses on fundamentals of cross country running and conditioning. To obtain maximum benefit, students should have built up a sound distance base as they will be running between 30-50 miles during the week depending on their fitness level. Again, this is a NON-COMPETITIVE CAMP.  What spare time you might have may be used for basketball, ultimate frisbee, volleyball, soccer, tubing, etc. Weight training (not weight lifting) will be part of the program. Light weights with fast action. Runs to Burt Lake or Silver Lake for swimming will be part of some afternoon workouts. Bring your swim suits. If you have new running shoes, bring some of your old shoes with you so that you might break in the new shoes gradually. Also, use the old shoes if the weather does not cooperate. Rain gear is advisable.  A spiral notebook is required for keeping a log of your workouts and lectures.


2:00-4:00 Registration : Peterson Lodge
4:00-10:00 Orientation, supper, getting acquainted, introduction to camp running paths, light workout, orientation and introductions, videos and snack time.
10:30 Lights Out!
Typical Day
7:00 Rise and get ready for breakfast
7:15 Breakfast
8:30 First Aid
9:00 Start workouts. 1.5 to 2 miles of slow easy jogging on the flat ground. 15 minutes of calisthenics and build-ups, followed by the morning workout i.e.: 4-8 mile distance run.
12:00 Lunch
1:30 First Aid
2:00 Warm-up, calisthenics, build-ups and afternoon workout i.e.: 3-5 mile hill workout
5:00 Dinner
7:30 Films, video stride analysis, "Shoe Guy!!", motivational talks & guest speakers
9:00 Snack Time
10:00 Head for dorms
10:30 Lights Out!!
Saturday Morning
9:00-11:00 Morning workout - Parents and families welcome to watch & participate, please bring folding chairs.
11:00 Closing ceremony, check out by 12:00.


Wolverine Camps PO Box 217, Wolverine MI 49799 / Physical address:10652 S Straits HWY, Wolverine MI 49799

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