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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

Nov
18
2021

From a Mile to a 100 of them

You never know where you’ll end up. Staff member Cole Watson grew up specializing in the 800m and mile. Now, years later, as an adult he has progressed to 50ks, 100ks, and most recently his first 100 miler.

Cole placed 3rd in the Javelina Jundred 100 MILER in Phoenix, AZ with a time of 13 hours and 43 minutes (13:49:33)

Nice work Cole! Not bad for a mid-distance guy 😉

Nov
16
2021

2021 XC State Championships Breakdown

Wowsers!  What a 2021 State XC Meet(S) for Campers, Coaches, Parents and Aficionados! 

187 Steens Campers qualified and raced in their respective State XC Meets.

146 campers from Oregon, 16 from Idaho, 11-Alaska, 9-Washington, 3-Wyoming, 1-Connecticut and 1-S. Carolina.  California not included as State Meet is held November 27th.

Broken down their race efforts finished like this:

44 — TOP 10 PODIUM FINISHERS:

3 — STATE CHAMPIONS– Allie Bruce-Boise (ID), Zac Knapp-Enterprise and James Crabtree-Sherwood.

7 — SILVER MEDALISTS–Samantha Smith- Boise (ID), Megan Cover-Catlin Gabel, Isaiah Rodriguez- Knappa, Wyatt Montgomery-LaPine, Sofia Stubblefield-Phoenix, Anna Prussian-Sitka (AK) and Chad Hughes-Siuslaw.

4 — BRONZE MEDALISTS—Grace Yaconelli-Ashland, Wesley Shipsey-C. Catholic, Trevor Nichols-Heppner and Kyla Potratz-Phoenix.

5 — 4th PLACE MEDALISTS—Henry Coughlin-Crescent Valley, Elwood Hosking-Phoenix, Caleb Brown-Pine Eagle, Jordan White-Neah-Kah-Nie and Isabel Swain-N. Salem.

5 — 5th PLACE MEDALISTS—Kaden Helder-Boise (ID), Jake Sorani-Cascade Christian, Rylee Colton-Siuslaw, Taylor Fox- Union/Cove and Caleb Lakeman-Tualatin.

4 — 6th PLACE MEDALISTS—Nathan Stein-Ashland, Ansen Converse-Bandon, Benjamin Bourne-Santiam Christian and Sadie Gump-Vernonia.

7 — 7th PLACE MEDALISTS—Logan Smith-Boise (ID), Kate Middleton-Corvallis, Kendall York-Lincoln, Aiden Smith-Lincoln, Silas Demert-Sitka (AK), Kyle Hughes-Siuslaw and Alex McIntyre-Weston McEwen.

3 — 8th PLACE MEDALISTS—Emma Lutz-Blanchet Catholic, Bayden Menton-Enterprise, and Michael Maiorano-S. Medford.

4 — 9th PLACE MEDALISTS—Holly Hutton-Bandon, Annika Zuschlag-Boise (ID) and Masson Shaw-Burns and Barrett Justema- Summit.

2 — 10th PLACE MEDALISTS—Jeffery Rogers-Sherwood and Eli Williams-Union/Cove

31 — 11th through 21st PLACINGS!

Campers listed above, other Steens tentmates and in some cases non campers (not yet anyway 😉) combined to bring home: 15 STATE TROPHIES!

STATE CHAMPS—BANDON GIRLS, BOISE GIRLS, CHUGIAK (AK) GIRLS, ENTERPRISE BOYS, SIUSLAW BOYS/GIRLS, SUMMIT GIRLS and UNION/COVE BOYS.

STATE 2nd PLACEBANDON BOYS, CENTRAL CATHOLIC BOYS and SITKA (AK) BOYS.

STATE 3rd PLACE—BOISE BOYS, LINCOLN GIRLS and BOYS, S. ALBANY BOYS and UNION/COVE GIRLS.

STATE 4th PLACE—ZERO. NADA.

JUST MISSED– 5th PLACEIDA B. WELLS GIRLS, HOMER (AK) BOYS, SANTIAM CHRISTIAN BOYS and SHERWOOD BOYS.

NOTABLE: S. Albany Boys 3rd Place highest ever! Siuslaw Girls under the radar-but not under the weather. A surprise win to all except the Lady Viks and their Coach. Gotta love your 6th girl’s 48th place if you are a Tiger from Bandon! 

The “Oh Crap, it’s Over Moment” when Sherwood’s James Crabtree (who had led from the gun) got caught by C. Catholics (and fellow Steens Camper) Wesley Shipsey and Franklins Charlie North with less than 400 meters to go. James found “a raging Steens Bull” caught another gear and WON in the days best time of 15:04.5!

The State Meets Biggest Smiles Awards go to:

  • 1st place- Sherwood’s Coach John Mantalas whose thoughts went from “OH CRAP to OH HAPPY DAY”
  •  2nd— Sherwood’s James Crabtree!
  • 3rd—Small Schools Big Dreams Author and former Steens Camper David Ribich after Enterprises Zac Knapp won 3A Title 
  • 4th– Union/Coves Steve Sheehy—This Coach holds the “Perma-Grin” State Meet Record!

WELL DONE STEENS CAMPERS, COACHES AND MENTORS! CONGRATULATIONS YOU ARE THE VERY BEST!

And to think, we have TRACK AND FIELD to look forward to. We at Steens can Hardly Wait!