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Camp

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

Day 1

Acclimation and a dip in Fish Lake

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 dip in Fish Lake

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



That’s a Wrap!

What a great two sessions! Pictures for both sessions are online and available for downloading. Feel free to share and make prints.


2023

Registration will open
Dec 17, 2022

Session 1

July 16-22, 2023

Session 2

July 23-29, 2023

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


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!

Feb
22
2022

Ella Donaghu helps set DMR World Record

Ella on the far left – photo by DAN PELLE/THE SPOKESMAN-REVIEW

Ella Donaghu – an ex-camper, former camp assistant, and long time “Steens Warrior” – recently helped set the women’s DMR world record as part of the Nike Union Athletics Club.

Together, the four ladies finished the 4,000 meter race in 10:39.91 seconds – besting the world indoor record by 0.40 seconds. Ella ran her 1200 meter leg in 3:16.02, spitting the first 800m in 2:10!