Frequently Asked Questions

For Arrival info on Sunday, Aug 15:

Runners whose teams fall alphabetically between A-Le, i.e. Abington – Lexington, should arrive between 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm.

Runners whose teams fall alphabetically between A-Lu, i.e. Lunenburg – Woburn, should arrive between 2:20 pm to 3:30 pm.

Pick-up:   Pick-up time for week 1 is on Saturday, Aug 21 between 9:30 am and 11:00 am.  

Runners are allowed to drive themselves to camp if they have parental permission.

Upon arrival cars must be parked in the camp lot, and not used again until departure time on Saturday morning.
All medical information should be loaded onto the CampDoc Profiles online system per the Manchester YMCA.  If you have questions, contact Lauren Frazier at 603-232-8642.
Yes, there is a camp store from which you can purchase cold drinks and snacks, as well as
Foss sweatshirts, sweatpants and hats, along with singlets and shirts.   At camp you can also order NEW BALANCE training flats, racing flats and spikes at a reduced price while at Foss.

It is recommended that athletes bring the following items:

  • Hand carry the required medical forms off of the registration page
  • Sleeping bag, or sheets & blankets, plus your pillow
  • Running shoes (2 pair if you have them in case it rains)
  • Running gear for a full week of training
  • Warm clothing for the evenings (sometimes it can be cool)
  • Bathing suit, towels, shower clogs/flip-flops
  • Personal bathing items (soap, shampoo, toothpaste & brush)
  • A water bottle and a good flashlight, and your wristwatch
  • Rain gear, just in case we get some
  • Pen or pencil, and your running diary if you have one

Each day run times are scheduled, two or three per day, and each runner will decide how often and how far they will train each day based on their level of experience and the amount of training they have done coming into camp. At each run time, groups are formed based on these considerations, with 3, 5 and 7 mile runs being most common.

Camp Foss has excellent running trails with 5, 7, 9, 11 and 13 mile loops on mostly dirt roads and some trails. There are several configurations to choose from to do 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, etc. mile runs on these routes. We are located a mile in on a dirt road, and have only country roads, along with miles of dirt roads and trails to train on. We also have some good hills on most of these runs.

Foss is primarily directed for the high school age runner, thus almost all runners attending camp are 14-18.  

Yes, you may be issued a refund depending on the following dates:
May 31 – Full Refund (does not include deposit)
June 30 – Half Refund (does not include deposit)
July 1 – No Refund

All the normal camp activities such as evening camp fires, swimming, canoeing, volleyball, basketball, tennis, whiffleball, etc. are part of the full camp experience. It will be your best week of the summer!

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