Women’s running camps 2013
Women’s Running & Conditioning Camps 2013 – Level I
Challenge your body – Inspire your soul
“To be able to meet women with my same interests and spend an entire week doing activities to make us better athletes physically, spiritually and mentally, was an experience of a lifetime.” Dena Jordan, NC, on the July 2010 camp
Active at Altitude is delighted to announce the 5th year of our series of running and conditioning camps created specifically for adult women. Following the growing success of our week long camps that started in 2009, these camps are an amazing opportunity to train and be active in one of the top training areas in the world, as well as learn from inspiring and experienced women athletes and coaches. These camps are for you if you are an experienced runner and need to rekindle your enthusiasm for running, or want to take your running to the next level, or if you are looking to train for your first 10K, half marathon or marathon – these camps will give you the tools and inspiration you are looking for, and more! We sold out each of the three camps in 2012, so we recommend booking early to avoid disappointment.
May – Sunday May 5 to Sunday May 12 – places available
July – Sunday July 21 to Sunday July 28 – places available
September – Sunday September 8 to Sunday September 15 – places available
Each camp contains a blend of activities specifically designed to raise your conditioning level, particularly focused on running. Camps are residential here at Active at Altitude, our mountain lodge retreat and training center at 8,200 feet in beautiful Colorado. Each day of the camp is creatively designed to challenge and inspire, primarily running on roads & trails in and around Estes Park. Elite level athletes have been benefiting from the effects of altitude training for years – now you can too! Come and find out why athletes that come and train with us return home with renewed enthusiasm, motivation, and knowledge, and set PR’s! See information on the benefits of training at altitude here.
Each camp includes activities and sessions from the following:
- trail & road runs of varying length and intensity
- speed work or hill work
- interval sessions
- tempo sessions
- guided climbing
- pool or aqua running
- Essentrics, floor or yoga session
- running form and injury prevention
- workshops on visualization / self belief / nutrition / motivation / race preparation/ goal setting / and more…
- camp journals – workshops will include creating action plans to incorporate learning and commitments to take away
- video review of running technique
Each camp includes accommodation (2 women per room sharing in a double room – 4 in bunk room – single room options available), all meals, water and juices, all sessions, group transport, journals, towels, bedding and a women’s cut tech tee shirt. Food will be primarily vegetarian..special diets can be catered for. Camps start at 4.00 pm the first day, and finish at 12.00 pm on the last day. Here is a typical day’s schedule:
- Tempo session – RMNP
- Workshop – Goal setting / action plans
- Rest & relaxation
- Hike – Pole Hill trail
- Workshop – Nutrition
- Rest & relaxation
- Inspirational movie
Who is this for?
The camps are an amazing opportunity for all women that can already run at least 5-6 miles at 10 minute per mile pace or faster. If you’re not sure of your current fitness status, but would like to attend one of the camps, please contact us. Spaces are limited to 10 for each camp – we advise booking early to secure places. In 2012 each of the three camps sold out ahead of time!
The rate for each 7 day camp are as follows:
Single room – King bed / private bath room $1750.00
Single room – Double bed / shared bath room $1615.00
Double room – Double or twin bed / shared bath room $1415.00
Bunk room – two double bunks / shared bath room $1265.00
All rates are plus taxes for the full week. Deposit is 50% of rate excluding taxes and is due at time of booking. Balance is due the 10th of the month preceding camp date. We can accept debit / credit cards, or personal checks. Ask about our referral commission – for each person you refer that books, you receive a discount off your rate! See details of our cancellation policy here.
I am delighted to announce that our popular coaching team will be returning for our 2013 camps – I am blessed to be working with Angelina Ramos, Nancy Hobbs, and Jacqui Chiplin.
Camp Director is Terry Chiplin, fitness and life coach, and owner of Active at Altitude. Terry has a wealth of experience working with athletes of all abilities, from Olympic marathoner to a runner completing their first 5K! Terry is also a coach for BOLDRUNNING based in Boulder. See more about Terry here.
The nearest airport is Denver International (DIA) – the airport is a 1.5 hour drive away from Active at Altitude. We provide transport during the camp, so you don’t need to bring your own. We recommend a local shuttle service that can pick you up at DIA, and drop you at the door here at Active at Altitude. They will also make the same run in reverse at camp end. To arrive in time for camp start, use the 1.00 pm shuttle from DIA. For return to DIA, use the 1.00 pm shuttle again. See more details and to book at Estes Park Shuttle. Address for Active at Altitude is 114 Timber Lane, Estes Park, CO 80517
Level II Running & Conditioning Camp 2013
This is a more intense camp than the Level I camps featured above. This camp will follow similar a schedule to the camps above, with runs that are at a higher and more advanced level. Content will be as for Level I camp with the following additional content:
- At least one run / hike to over 11,000 feet to reach a mountain summit with incredible views
- A night run on a graded dirt road and an overnight stay in a cabin in a retreat woodland area
- The longest run may include a crossing of the Continental Divide – weather dependent
- A deeper focus on goal setting and action plans
Sunday August 25 to Sunday September 1 – camp starts at 4.00 pm on the first day, and finishes at 12.00 pm on the last day.
Single room – King bed / private bath room $1850.00
Single room – Double bed / shared bath room $1715.00
Double room – Double or twin bed / shared bath room $1515.00
Bunk room – two double bunks / shared bath room $1365.00
Who is this for?
This camp is for athletes that have already attended at least one previous Active at Altitude Level I camp, and/or can run at least half marathon distance at 10.00 min / mile pace or better at home elevation. If you think you may be suitable for this camp, please contact us to check on your current status and suitability. Spaces are limited to 10 for this camp – we advise booking early to secure places.