Youth Trail Running Camp – Max King
Mt Shasta sits in a corner of California that is still wild, without many people, and rugged at heart. The forests and mountains in the region are full of rarely traveled trails that we want to give you a chance to explore. We’ll pack the week full of trail running, adventure, s’mores, wilderness training, trail maintenance, map and compass skills, and a ton of fun.
You’ll explore miles of the best trails.
A youth trail running camp experience for ages 15-20 designed to bring complete awareness to your time in the wilderness. Learn the in’s and out’s of trail running, how to stay safe deep in the mountains, and find that deeper connection to the world around you. Trail running technique, the importance of forest stewardship, healthy nutrition on and off the run, trail maintenance training and impact, trail etiquette, map reading and navigation skills will all be taught, providing the foundation for this impactful, awe-inspiring week.
Camp Amenities – We want you to immerse yourself in the wilderness while at camp. While you’ll have a bed and roof over your head, there will be no cellular reception. We hope this will provide you with a relaxing and distraction free week.
This is a rustic cabin in the woods. Lodging amenities will be sparse with cots to sleep on. We feel this brings a more authentic experience to a few days spent out in the woods.
The Daily Schedule – Just getting runs on beautiful trails every day is the easy part and you could do that anywhere, anytime. We want you to get something out of this camp you can take home and put to good use in your own running, that’s why we’ll be teaching technical running form, downhill trail running, nutrition guidelines, trail building skills, how to put together a trail training plan, trail etiquette, and more.
How To Prepare – We want you to enjoy your time at camp and one of the ways to do that is to come prepared. While this is a camp for all abilities, there are some strenuous activities that will test your limits no matter who you are. The stronger you come in, the more fun you’ll have.
What To Bring – Your packing list should include the basics without much fluff. In other words, you won’t need the kitchen sink.
Weather – Summer weather on the coast can be highly variable. While we don’t expect much rain, daily fog along the coastline can make for unexpectedly cool mornings. Please pack with that in mind and bring warm clothing for running.
Image by Ehren Beckwith.