Wilderness Running Camp
July 8-14, 2018
entering 9th-graduated 12th graders
When off-road running meets back-country camping for summer camp conditioning practice, you get an Experience Learning Wilderness Running Camp! This camp will include aspects of a more standard Experience Learning summer camp like backcountry camping, campcraft and forest ecology exploration. But instead of hiking/backpacking, you will explore the forest and the trails by running. You will learn team skills and self awareness through different running-based adventure activities.
The week will begin with a series of nights base camping in the Seneca Creek Backcountry. Exploratory runs, orienteering and navigation, night explorations, and a day of fast-packing will be punctuated with ecology and history lessons from the local area and a trail-building project.
It is hard to measure the running by any conventional means as mileage and pace will vary depending on the runner and the group. Your camp experience will be guided by both instructors studied in both backcountry skills and knowledge and running and coaching experience. You will finish the week with a night in the dorms at Spruce Knob Mountain Center and a trail 5K race.
You can expect to finish the week with a stronger sense of self and a deeper understanding of what you are capable of accomplishing, as well as a closer connection with your fellow campers and surrounding forest.
To register, click here. For questions or additional information, contact Katie Wolpert (firstname.lastname@example.org).