June 26-30 & July 24-28
A Camp For All Running Abilities
“It was so fun, I can’t wait to do it next year!”
Our camp is about having fun while exploring our amazing backyard on foot! This week-long day-camp is for middle school youth (those entering grades 6-8 this fall) of all running experiences (from none to a ton!). You don’t have to be the fastest runner, or have years of experience underfoot. We just ask you bring a desire to improve your running, a willingness to try new things, and an appetite for fun! (Did we mention we have fun!?)
Schedule Monday-Thursday: 9am – 4:30pm. Friday: 4-11pm.
Location In order to see all that our world-class trail system has to offer, camp location each day will vary. (We also connect families to promote/encourage carpooling so that transportation is not a barrier to joining us each day.)
What does camp cost?
We offer our camp registration fee on a sliding scale, $0-$400. We are only able to do what we do with the generosity of grant funding and donations in addition to your camp fees. We strive to make camp accessible to everyone regardless of ability to pay. With that in mind, we offer families the option to contribute what is comfortable for them—no questions asked. The total cost for Lynn Canal Running Camp is more than $500 per camper. We work hard to make camp both top-notch and affordable to all. To that end, we ask campers registering to think about the value of a week spent adventuring in the woods and on top of mountains, and match that with a meaningful contribution for the opportunity to join in a life-changing week. Our sliding scale registration includes a shirt and other swag, snacks (and lunch for those needing one), coordinated transportation for those interested, daily adventures, and a LOT of laughing!
So, what exactly do you do at a “running camp”?
Although just a small fraction of our time together, our runs are no doubt the highlight of our week together. Campers can expect to run between 15 and 35 miles, depending on ability, over the course of five days. Runs range from hikes and easy jogs to mountaintop ridge (weather permitting) adventures to guess-a-kilometer challenges. Fast is not a requisite, but a willingness to keep moving forward is!
We Make New Friends
Like any good run, it’s not getting to the end that matters – it’s the adventure along the way. The same can be said for our camp. Meeting new people and having fun outside together are a cornerstone of our week together. Each camper brings a unique personality, life experience, and set of interests. It’s our job to learn more about each other!
We Learn & Have Fun
Breakout sessions are sprinkled throughout our week, ranging from nutrition to core strengthening, healthy relationships to square dancing…there’s something for everyone! And let’s not forget our famous “Olympic Games”, bringing wacky challenges and creative endeavors as teams jockey for their place in the annals of Lynn Canal history.
“My daughter was pretty tentative about attending this camp, but ended up loving it and immediately asked to go again next year when the camp was over. Thanks so much for a great camp!”