Some additonal changes to this years camping trip is I will be collecting all cell phones (please don't bring any other electronic devices) when we arrive in Bemidji. I will give them out each night from approximately 7 pm to 8 pm to allow your son's and daughter's to call home and visit. The over all goal of the trip is for them to spend time TOGETHER, not texting and playing games on their phones. If parents need to get hold of their child for any reason you can call me (218-779-6541) or Betty (218-779-3619) . We both will have our phones with us at all times. We are also making some menu changes to our meals to allow us to feed the runners quicker at dinner time (thank you Betty). If your child has any allergies or is a vegetarian please let me know!
What to do before we leave:
Pay camping fee
Fill out medical release form (also at bottom)
Let Coach Allan know if you have any allergies
What to Pack/Bring:
Pillow & Sleeping Bag
Running clothes for any kind of weather
Dress Clothes for our movie/Pizza night
Towels and toiletries
Your own Snacks - label them so people know its yours
Board games/card games
Money for Movie and Pizza night (approx $30 depending on your child)
Money for Friday afternoon lunch at Subway/McDonalds/Taco Johns/Grocery store
PLEASE keep a limit of 2 bags per person
Additional parent information about trip
One of the basic team building things we do on this trip is having runners learn to work together. Each camper will have to cook and CLEAN up a meal(s). This is a great chance for them to get to know each other and also work together. We will put them in groups of 4 to 5 per tent. Each tent will have an older team member who is in charge of the tent and is responsible for making sure their "tent" is at each activity on time. I will try to have a range of ages and "friends" in each tent, I want them to get to know each other during this week and build a stronger team. Also if your son or daughter doesn't have a running watch, please purchase one for them before the camping trip. All of our runs during the trip are time based.
Each night we have camp fire talks where the topics can range from their favorite/worse race experiences, goals for season and school year, why they love running, and training philosophy of our progam. We keep your childern busy throughout the day with running twice a day, group activities, and also allow free time for them to explore the Bemidji State Park area. Many will choose to go down and swim at the beach, play cards, board games, or take a nap. The goal is for them spending time together and develop those strong team bonds.