Running Camps for School Teams in Iten Kenya

We can provide your school with the training camp and cultural experience of a lifetime. Our trips include an exciting itinerary, creating a unique and unrivaled look inside the lives of Kenyan runners & the local community.

The training camps give you and your students access to world class coaches in one of the worlds premier training venues of Iten; Kenya’s ‘Home of Champions’.

“A transformative trip for a group of young athletes with long-term positive impact”

Sean Whipp

Head Coach Cross Country, Scotch College

What to expect?

Our school camps feature the same high standard activities of a Kenya Experience camp, all tailored to student athletes. There will also be additional educational and cultural experiences included to give your students a truly inspirational trip.

Standard Camp Activities

All the standard camp activities are also included in school trips. For further information see our What’s included page.


School Specific Itineraries

Training programs, coaching and itineraries are all tailored to school groups and the needs of young runners. On top of our standard activities, we can include training sessions (or races) against local schools at your request


Cultural and Educational Experiences

Your schools’ trip is about more than just running in a beautiful location and meeting famous runners. We provide your students with a wide and varied itinerary including cultural activities. They will meet and interact with local people from the sporting and non sporting worlds, visit local schools, families and traditional homesteads.

Professional Coaching and Tour Guides

We provide fully coached and guided running camps. Our staff are the best tour guides and coaches in the area and we only run one camp at any time so our staff are focused on you. More details of our staff can be viewed in About us


Simple Process from Initial Contact onwards

We have taken the hassle out of organising your training camp. All you need to do is book your flights and we will take care of everything else for you


24/7 Care and Support throughout the camp

Around the clock support in Kenya and the UK during the camp itself. Your tour guide will be with you every step of the way, ready to deal with any issues or concerns at any time day or night. They will be in constant communication with staff in the office in the UK and ready to assist you at all times.

“We have had the most amazing trip… Thank you so much for putting things together. It truly was a once in a lifetime experience for our boys”

Theuns Strydom

Teacher and Coach, Westlake School

School Group Testimonials

Scotch College (a boys’ school in Melbourne, Australia) were privileged to travel to Kenya in the middle of 2012 to experience local Kenyan culture and participate in training sessions in a high altitude environment. We stayed at the High Altitude Training Centre (HATC) in Iten with 12 students ranging in age from 12-17 years, and also ranging in their athletic ability.  The boys and staff had the honour of mingling with high profile international athletes as they worked through their own personalised training programs. The staff were friendly and most accommodating and we were very well looked after, whether it be tips about training methods or simply local attractions to experience.

The centre itself was a terrific place to train with a well-equipped gym for cross training and swimming pool for recovery sessions. Specialist staff also ran very informative sessions for our group on topics such as training, injury prevention as well as some interactive yoga classes. The tracks that cover the surrounding region were perfect for running and our personal guide from the centre knew which ones were the best as well as what level of running intensity was suitable for our athletes. The food at the HATC was exceptional and our travelling group of teenaged boys certainly did not go hungry with a wide variety of food on offer at each meal time.

Overall, we had a wonderful two weeks in this breathtaking location on the brink of the Rift Valley and the school intends to return every two years to train!

Michael Jones

Middle Distance Coach and Teacher, Scotch College

Travailing to Kenya I was a bit nervous about the whole new experience living in a different culture. Upon arrival at Lornah’s training camp though, I soon realised that I had been given an opportunity of a life time to sleep, eat and train with some of the best middle/long distance runners in the world. Not only was the training camp a great place to relax, eat and sleep but it was also a place where I could meet aspiring champions and make what has been, long lasting friendships. The staff at the centre were also very helpful, from the intense training programs they designed for us to the stimulating conversations about Kenya’s rich history and how the country is being shaped in our era. The whole experience was mind blowing and I would definitely recommend it to anyone with an interest in running and culture. My time at the centre was a real eye opener and will be definitely looking to go back in the near future.

Damian Di Donato

Senior student, Scotch College

We have had the most amazing trip. What an experience …. as you can see from the feedback. The boys were really stunned by the experience. They have never been so motivated.

Thank you so much for putting things together. It truly was a once in a lifetime experience for our boys.

Theuns Strydom

Middle Distance Coach and Teacher, Westlake School New Zealand

Contact Us:

Please email us with any questions or to book your place.

Follow The Kenya Experience for all the latest updates:

Total Payment Protection (topp) Policy cover
In compliance with The Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018, an insurance policy has been arranged with Travel & General Insurance Services Limited (t&g), to protect customers’ prepayments. Find out more…