ABOUT US

Fast and healthy running in the fall depends on the strong base you establish over the summer — and that’s where we come in! 

Who We Serve

B.A.S.E. XCamp is open to any athlete entering grades 9 through 12. Our runners primarily come from the seacoast of New Hampshire, southern Maine, and northeastern Massachusetts.

Our Mission

We strive to holistically prepare high school athletes for their next XC season by providing a fun atmosphere, safe place to trail run, and expert guidance. All athletes will leave camp feeling supported, empowered, and ready to stride ahead with strength and confidence.

By Runners

For Runners

Our directors, staff, volunteers, and guest speakers are all experienced runners working hard to foster the next generation. Each brings something uniquely bright, bold, and beautiful to our mission and to the running community as a whole.

Maureen Gillespie

Camp Co-Director

Hi, I’m Maureen! I’m the Saint Thomas Aquinas cross country coach and owner of Harrier & Hounds Distance Coaching. My passion for running started when I was 12 years old as a 7th grader competing in cross country and track. I now have 23 years of experience and have raced every distance from the mile to 100 miles! In my non-running life, I’m a professor of psychology at the University of New Hampshire and the caretaker of four adorable rescue pets.

 

  • Road Runners Club of America Coach - Level 1

  • First Aid / CPR / AED Certified

  • NFHS Concussion in Sports

  • NFHS Heat Illness Prevention

Alex Shaffer

Camp Co-Director

Hi, I’m Alex! I grew up playing hockey, soccer, tennis, and lacrosse. After college, I coached hockey throughout the Seacoast, including work with Berwick Academy and Dover Youth Hockey. During this time I also discovered running, and then endurance running. Since then my passion for the sport has really blossomed and I’ve competed in every distance from 5k to 100 miles. Each event has exposed me to some truly unforgettable people, places, and experiences, and I’m excited to share my love of running and athletics with our campers. When I’m not on the trails, you’ll find me operating my own marketing business - Andercat

 

  • NFHS Concussion in Sports

  • NFHS Heat Illness Prevention

The Staff

B.A.S.E. XCamp’s support staff consists of full-time coaches and daily volunteers.

All full-time coaches have completed heat illness prevention and concussion training through NFHS, as well as passed a background check. 

If you’d like to get involved as a coach or volunteer, please email the directors.

The Guest Speakers

This is one of the most exciting and unique pieces of B.A.S.E. XCamp. Each week, campers will have a chance to hear from local or semi-local running industry experts, entrepreneurs, ambassadors, and/or athletes. We’ve carefully curated this line-up so that campers will have a chance to learn about a variety of topics, including discussions about race strategy, hill running technique, injury prevention, nutrition, pursuing collegiate opportunities, creating meaningful careers, and much more. Each guest speaker is slated for approximately 30-minutes, and more details on each speaker and what to expect each day will be shared as that session approaches.


If you’d like to get involved as a guest speaker, please email the directors.

Our Sponsors

B.A.S.E. XCamp is proudly partnered with and/or supported by the following Tier 1 sponsors: Runner's Alley, Six03 Endurance, Philbricks Ski Board and Bike, and Marsh Brook RehabThese businesses go the extra mile are critical to our success. We can’t thank them enough for their generous financial support and/or donated goods.

 

If you’d like to get involved as a sponsor, please email the directors.

Our Shop

COMING SOON! B.A.S.E. XCamp will be working to create some seriously cool swag down the road. Check out our RunReg store for more information.

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CAMP ADDRESS

Stratham Hill Park

270 Portsmouth Avenue

Stratham, NH 03885

GET DIRECTIONS

MAILING ADDRESS

B.A.S.E. XCamp, LLC

Attention: Maureen Gillespie

28 South Pine Street

Dover, NH 03820

603. 397. 7127

617. 512. 5557

EMAIL US

Camp with a Cause

 

5% of all B.A.S.E. XCamp profits are returned annually to Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sport, an organization empowering people of all abilities through year-round inclusive sports and recreational programming regardless of their ability to pay.

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