Stroudsburg XC Camp

success in the fall starts with what you do in the summer


About The Camp

Established in 1971, Stroudsburg Cross Country Camp has long tradition of excellence.


All Levels Welcomed

Each year, 250 distance runners from the tri-state area begin their competitive season by attending this summer workshop. This co-educational camp caters to runners at any level and can increase their potential through group and individual training activities.

Our Philosophy

The philosophy of the Stroudsburg Cross Country Camp is to build strength, endurance, and flexibility. The camp staff reinforces work ethic, develops form, and analyzes training habits. The coaches teach and analyze proper form while creating a positive and relaxed attitude about Cross Country distance running.

Knowledgeable Staff

Coaches are always available to share training methods and philosophies. The runner’s personal style and performance are constantly evaluated. The camp creates a common language and understanding of what drives distance runners to succeed.


The will to win means nothing if you haven’t the will to prepare.

Juma Ikangaa - 1989 NYC Marathon winner


Runners will benefit from the expertise and experience of coaches coming from as many as 10 different New York high schools

Head coach and camp director Joe Biddy's team records include 1993 & 1999 NYS Boys Class A State Champions, 1993 NYS Federation Champions, NYS Career Win Leader, and Section Champions for the following years: 1971, 72, 73, 76, 79, 80, 82, 87, 89, 90, 92, 93, 98, 99,& 2008.

Joe Biddy

Suffern High School

Jeff Dempsey

Suffern High School

Steve Arnett

Arlington High School

Joe Scelia

Brewster High School

Terry Horton

Marist College

Adam Fetzer

Mahopac High School

Mark Rosado

Islip High School

Dave Clapps

Islip High School

Pete Modafferi

Clarkstown South HS

Sheri Dempsey

Nanuet HS

Chris Dossena

Fox Lane High School

Some people train knowing they’re not working as hard as other people. I can’t fathom how they think.

Alberto Salazar - Four time Marathon Champion


For 2014, Stroudsburg Cross Country will be held at Camp Chen-A-Wanda in Thompson, Pennsylvania.
Facilities include:

• 3 Baseball Fields
• 2 Batting Cages
• 6 Basketball Courts
• Golf Driving Range and Putting Green
• Miniature Golf

• 2 Hockey Rinks
• Heated Pool with Diving Board and Slide
• 2 Gymnastics Pavilions
• 3 Soccer Fields
• Whiffle Ball Stadium

• 7 Tennis Courts
• Volleyball Courts
• Gaga Court
• Movie Theater

    • Lake at Sunset

      Lake at Sunset

    • Soccer Field

      Soccer Field

    • Waterfront


    • Lodge


    • Girl’s Campus

      Girl’s Campus

    • Boy’s Campus

      Boy’s Campus

    • Tennis Courts

      Tennis Courts

    • Volleyball Courts

      Volleyball Courts

    • Lake


    • Gymnastics Pavillion

      Gymnastics Pavillion

    • Basketball Court

      Basketball Court

    Racing teaches us to challenge ourselves. It teaches us to push beyond where we thought we could go. It helps us to find out what we are made of.

    PattiSue Plumer - US Olympian

    Additional Info

    This sections contains forms and informative documents which can be selected below. The camp application can be found in the brochure. You may also view the runners who have enrolled so far. Enrollment lists are updated weekly.


    Forms, Documents, & Additional Info


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    Medical Form

    File Format: Word Document


    Suggested Packing List

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    Boys Enrollment 2017

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    Girls Enrollment 2017

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    Enrollment By School

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    2017 Boys Race Results

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    2017 Girls Race Results

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    Most people run a race to see who is fastest. I run a race to see who has the most guts.

    Steve Prefontaine - American Olympian

    Directions and Transportation

    We are pleased to offer a round trip bus option to and from camp in 55 passenger deluxe motor coaches leaving from multiple locations. As of August 1st, there are 20 seats still available. For information please click the Bussing button below.



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    File Format: PDF


    When you have the enthusiasm and the passion, you end up figuring how to excel.

    Deena Kastor - Marathon Record Holder


    Contact us using the contact form or contact information provided below


    Phone Inquiries And Mailing Address

    Contact Joe Biddy

    Phone: (845) 323-8542

    Fax: (845) 639-1949


    11 McLeod Terrace

    New City, NY