Lead: Will T. | Co-lead: Alan L. | Safety/Ops: John Lee Statement - Myself John, Camp Lead Will, and Co-Lead Alan commit to do everything we can to make sure all runners are safe, rewarding, and happy. 4 adults on site and buddy system is reinforced at all times.
July 27 Update Day 4 - recovery day does not stop any fun.
July 26 Update Day 3 - the climax of the high altitude camp is at the Big Trees South Grove trail.
July 25 Update Day 2 - Day 1 arrival and day 2 first run went without glitch. we are so grateful that Eli's family Kim and Owen visited us at Lake Alpine.
There are some impressive kitchen crew who I witnessed today.
July 24 Update Day 1 - the arrival shakeout runners
Update (July 21) Meetup - drop off your runner on Monday between 11-1130am at John's house (702 Ranch View Rd). We will figure out carpooling and load stuffs. We plan to leave for Arnold by 1130am with two 7-seater SUV's.
Packing List - make sure you go thru it twice. it's here.
Update (July 19) Call for Actions - one camp car is needed in urgent. Please help.
Coach Brock agreed to provide $1000 funding for the camp!
Update (June 30) Camp Technical Lead is our proud senior graduate Will Trowbridge. Thanks to the unthinkable support from the Trowbridge family. Co-lead is Alan Lee. Technical team is currently looking into fine tuning existing trail plan to suit committed campers' various unique situations.
Camp Nutritionist is vacant and desperately in need. Please contact John on what to do/expectations for this fun role. Hey! Your room offered.
2023 Roster - so far total of 13 mostly fully confirmed and couple conditionally confirmed campers. We need 1 or 2 more campers to keep every family's cost even lower. Sign up now! We also welcome incoming freshman runners to join the camp!! So help spread the words. See 2023 Roster page here.
Waiver & deposit - if you have not done it yet, John will text/email you.
Update (June 17) Thank you all especially to Maya's mom Carrie & Emi's mom Jennifer. We reduce the cost quite a lot. Here is the latest important updates on the High Altitude Camp 2023.
12 to 14 campers (8 or 9 boys + 4 or 5 girls)
Brock approved trail plan
Housing near Arnold downtown, allowing family visiting
Next step is deposit payment of $300/camper by June 24, and waiver signage by July 8. Just like last year, I will collect the money from families, and then pay/reimburse as soon as expense occurs. Please send money to one of the followings at your earliest convenience:
Write a check to Min-John Lee and let me know
Things keep changing, which affects budget. Feel free to click on the Budget status link on the right. Have a great summer! -John
Update (May 10) Budget planning determines that the cost goes down to $600/camper if we can get 16 campers to join. 8 boys families signed up. We now need more runners especially Girl Power. -John
Invitation (May 1) Hi XC families,
Our runners have been doing strong in this Track and Field season. We would like to ride this momentum to kick start the High Altitude Camp planning. For those who were in the camp last year, you should expect even better running trail experience as we have heard feedback from many of the runners. For freshmen families who are new to this camp, this is a non-profit effort by volunteer parents, who are committed to the principles of sportsmanship, team building, and budget transparency. If you want to refresh your memory of last year, click here to see the 2022 camp page, where not only you can see photos but also how we planned and executed in detail.
There are a couple of options on the table including schedule, location, and budget. Considering what we have learned from last year and the current economic situation, the most feasible proposal is:
Camp dates are from July 24 (Mon) to July 30 (Sun), during which 24th and 30th are transportation days and there are 5 training days. This is meant to prep runners for the new XC season starting 10 days after.
Training ground is in Bear Valley area
Housing in Arnold, CA, where all campers and parents can sleep under the same roof
The camp is also open to graduating seniors, and potentially to incoming freshmen runners
Best estimate cost for each camper is $600 if we can get 16 campers. Budget plan is transparent to each family. Leftover funds will be returned to families (as we did in 2022). If funds run short, each family will have to chip in more evenly.
Please reply to John before end of this weekend (May 7) on:
1) whether you can commit to this camp. If you can't, what change do you need so that your runner can join? 2) If you need more time to think or work out summer schedule, let me know as well. 3) any questions you have
Giving the manpower we have, only 12 slots are being planned for camp 2023. After knowing more on the participation situation, I will update this group in the week of May 15 on training plan, counselor role, and budget updates.