Wilderness Running Camp
Explore the wild and wonderful forests of West Virginia’s Seneca Creek Backcountry. Campers will take part in a realistic wilderness and back country trail running experience as we discover this wild land by running on (and off!) trails, exploring caves, enjoying cascading waterfalls, and base-camping in a central location to access all of it on foot.
Camp begins with a hike to our base camp location where we will set up our tents and settle in to our home for the week.
Each day we will present a new challenge for the group to tackle together as we balance running and recovery. These are backcountry trails, steep and technical, and they will teach us all as we push our limits, and learn how to safely and responsibly immerse ourselves in this special wild place.
We finish the week off with our own Color Run 5K around our campus trails.
This camp is focused on general early-season conditioning, with mileage/effort level adjustable for different participants. This camp is also appropriate for athletes in soccer, lacrosse, mountain biking, hiking, or other endurance-based activities. To have success on this program, campers should be able to comfortably complete a 4 mile road run.
Our running camp is made possible by a partnerships with the West Virginia Mountain Trail Runners, Genesis Running and Ultimate Direction. WVMTR helps provide expert running coaches, Genesis Running helps to provide camper scholarships and Ultimate Direction provides specialized hydration gear for each camper.
I liked backpacking camp but I love running camp so much more. Because I like being out in the woods and running is one of my favorite things and getting to do it out there with a bunch of other high schoolers is great! – 2018 camper
For questions or additional information, contact Katie Wolpert (firstname.lastname@example.org).