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Camp

Base camp sits at 7,000 ft in the bottom of Lake Creek Canyon

Day 1

Acclimation and a tour of the great Steens Mountain

Day 2

The "Big Day" – 28 miles of dirt, sweat, and tears

Day 3

Rest, recovery, and team building

Day 4

The gnarliest 5k you'll likely ever race

Day 5

Steens Mountain Olympics

Staff

Cooks, medics, bus drivers, camp assistants – a lot goes into making camp run

Camp

Base camp sits at 7,000 ft in the bottom of Lake Creek Canyon

Day 1

Acclimation and a tour of the great Steens Mountain

Day 2

The "Big Day" – 28 miles of dirt, sweat, and tears

Day 3

Rest, recovery, and team building

Day 4

The gnarliest 5k you'll likely ever race

Day 5

Steens Mountain Olympics

Staff

Cooks, medics, bus drivers, camp assistants – a lot goes into making camp run



2021 is over

Photos are up!

The photos from both sessions (over 7k) have finished uploading. Feel free to download any of them, share them online, make prints, or buy prints directly from the website. We hope to see many of you next year!


Session 1
July 10-16, 2022

Session 2
July 17-23, 2022

2022 registration will open early January, 2022


About Camp

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.)


News

Oct
18
2021

MT Smith Hall of Fame

Michael T. Smith was inducted to the North Salem High School Hallf of Fame last Friday.

Congratulations MT from all of your Steens Family!

Oct
12
2021

Ironman Race Report

Ironman Maple Valley 70.3 race report from Jeni and Will (part of our medical team)

Some wind, some rain (at times pouring!) Definetly not a 60 degree flat course! Lake Wilderness for the swim, then a scenic and hilly bike course through the Green River gorge and the community of Maple Valley, finishing with a relatively flat run on local paths, finishing back at the lake.

1.2 mi swim, 56 mi bike, 13.1 mi run
Jeni – 6:27.56
Will – 8:11.36 (29 minute PR after fixing 2 flat tires during bike)

We were both grateful to be back to racing, and happy with our days and finishes. Throughout the day HY/Steens mantra resonated with both of is- ‘give baloons’ encouraging others really does help get you through the rough parts. Thank you 🤗