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.)
The tagline on Runner’s World says it all:
“At age 43 and with an 11-month-old baby, Melody Fairchild charts her own course back to the top” [source]
Way to go Meadowlark!
The Oregon women won cross country Nationals with the help of former Sheldon HS and Steens Camper Maggie Schmaedick. She was Oregon’s 5th girl, beating Michigan’s fifth girl right at the finish. Her finish allowed Oregon to beat Michigan by one point!