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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



2022 is Full

Session One

July 10-16, 2022 full

Sorry, no waitlist

Session Two

July 17-23, 2022 full

Sorry, no waitlist


What’s camp like?
Check out the photos and video from last year


Camp at a Glance

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


May
05
2022

International aid worker and former camper now a refugee forced to flee Ukraine

Ukrainian International Aid Worker Eric Heinonen, former Steens Camper and Camp Assistant via S. Eugene HS, ex Duck and Colorado Grad, flees from Ukraine.

Since the early days of the Russian invasion of Ukraine in 2014, East SOS (Vostok SOS) has been among the most active organizations in Eastern Ukraine, mobilizing hundreds of volunteers to provide emergency assistance to war-affected individuals. At present, East SOS is receiving humanitarian aid from abroad and redistributing it to affected towns, cities and villages in Ukraine. The foundation is also purchasing and distributing critical hygiene products and medicines to individuals in nursing homes, mothers with small children, and hospitals. 

Website: https://vostok-sos.org/en/
Donate (bank transfer): https://vostok-sos.org/en/i-wanna-help/rekvizyty-dlia-hroshovoho-perekazu/
Donate via PayPal (directly): info@vostok-sos.org
Donate via PayPal (with support from the BYSOL Foundation in Belarus): https://www.bysol.org/en/initiatives/humroute/?fbclid=IwAR3tzOIn_IrG1pfc7YdZYo9rycTO587b8oo7Ju_6Ow8QqOHFiVl308uY3G8

Mar
03
2022

Chris Hollis now Global Sports Marketing Manager for HOKA Trail Running

Chris Hollis was a 2 time Steens Camper from Stayton HS  in 1999 and 2000 and was a State HS 3A XC champ in 2000.

Chris as a tent assistant in 2005

While competing for Portland State Chris was a Steens Camp Tent Assistant for the summers of  2001, 2002, 2003, and 2005. In subsequent summers, he was a Steens Tent Coach

Chris was involved in numerous Steens Camp Setup Crews. He specialized and took great pride in preparing, digging out and constructing the Turkey BBQ Pits! After Chris left Steens for Flatland America His signature pits were sadly retired and replaced to make way for the Basque Family Style Dinners!

Steens Setup Crew 2006 – from left: Elizabeth Cary, John Mantalas, Scott Sanders, Chris Hollis, HYRT,  KYRT

Prior to his move to Hoka Trail he was Mizuno’s Running Brand Manager, later became Special Projects Manager for Atlanta Track Club Where he Managed the 2020 Olympic Marathon USA Trials, PeachTree Road race, and many other ATC and Atlanta Area events!


Congratulations Chris! Your Steens Family is Proud of the Trail you have crafted for yourself!