After looking around at some other camps in the country, we realized that there were not too many options for cross country camps in the Midwest Region. We are wanting to change that! We are using the great facilities that White Memorial Camp has to offer and making an awesome experience! We hope to give you the opportunity to meet other runners from all over the Midwest, talk with professional athletes, learn more about the sport, and have the best week of your summer!
Meet the Team
Coach Whittaker and Coach Ceja are teaming up to host a summer camp, but needed to find a perfect location. After teaming up with Justin Whittaker and White Memorial Camp, we have started the Annual Prairie Run Cross Country Camp.
PRXC Camp Director
Asst. Cross Country/Track and Field Coach - University of Saint Mary
2015 KCAC Indoor Track and Field Athlete of the Meet
Seven-Time NAIA National Qualifier
Six-Time NJCAA National Qualifier
NJCAA Outdoor Track and Field All-American
Three-Time KCAC Individual Champion
Two-Time KCAC Team Cross Country Champion
PRXC Camp Director
Asst. Cross Country Coach - Fort Hays State University
A native of Pico Rivera, California, Javier moved to Kansas to attend college for his Health and Physical Education degree at Friends University.
5-time KCAC champion in track and field
2-time cross country individual champion
Held the Kansas state record for one year in the Half Marathon
Ceja is currently a Saucony Hurricane sponsored athlete
He and his wife Sharon are both competitive distance runners.
White Memorial Camp Director
Justin has worked at White Memorial Camp in various roles for ten years. In 2016, Justin accepted the role as Director and continues to share his creativity, enthusiasm, and positivity. Justin graduated from Baker University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and a minor in communication. His focus is on building communication skills, problem-solving, conflict management and teamwork in groups that attend camp. He is a big advocate for getting outside and trying new things.
If you would like to know more, or have questions for us, contact us here!