This unique camp is designed to give campers (ages 13-18) a realistic wilderness running and camping experience. To enjoy and respect wilderness beauty through running, hiking and exploring, at high altitudes are the major objectives of this camp. Group and individual instruction will be given in all areas of distance training and racing, with emphasis on performance improvement through self reliance, personal accountability and teamwork strategies. To enhance personal growth, campers must be willing to adapt to lack of urban conveniences not found in the great outdoors. (i.e. cell phones, iPods, tablets, DVD players, and other technos just invented.)
Chris Reed, a Steens camper and regular staffer, was awarded NCAA girls assistant coach of the year for indoor track in the West Region. Way to go Chris.
“Reed, in his second year as distance coach at Seattle Pacific, has a DMR and an 800 meter runner entered into the NCAA Championships. The team also won the GNAC title this winter” – www.ustfccca.org
Blackmore, age 53, finished 5th in his age group, and 31st among all masters. Melody won her age group 40-44 and finished 2nd among all Masters women. Former Steens Camp Assistant Ladia Albertson-Junkins raced to a 25th place finish in the open women’s 8k race won by Laura Thweatt.