Womens running camps 2016

Women’s Running & Conditioning Camps 2016

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


Featured by Shape Magazine in 2015 as a once-in-a-lifetime fitness retreat for women, the only running camp featured

Read Shape feature here


Featured by Daily Burn in 2015 as one of the top 11 adult running camps in the USA!
Read Daily Burn feature here

Active at Altitude is delighted to announce the 8th year of our series of running and conditioning camps created specifically for adult women. 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! Our camps inspire you on every level, physically, mentally, and spiritually. These camps do sell out, so we recommend booking early to avoid disappointment!

Camp dates

Level I – June 19 – 26

Level II – July 17 – 24

Level I – August 28 – September 4

Who are these camps for?

There are 2 camp levels:

Level I – this camp is for you if you can already run a 10K distance at 10 min/mile pace or faster (at your home elevation).

Level II – this camp is a more advanced level, running longer and at higher elevations – this camp is for you if you have already attended at least one previous Active at Altitude Level I camp, and/or can run at least half marathon distance at 10 min / mile pace or better (at your home elevation). Our Level II camp includes two runs to separate mountain summits, one at over 11,000 feet, and the second at over 12,000 feet (weather permitting).

If you are unsure which camp Level is appropriate for you, please feel free to contact us, or call 303-304-9159. Both camps feature progressively longer runs during the week, culminating in the long run on Saturday, that could well be the most challenging run you have ever done!

Special offer!

Register for any one of our 2016 women’s running camps on or before January 31st, 2016, and you will receive a free box of VFuel gels or endurance drink. and a handheld bottle from Orange Mud. These gifts will not only help you prepare for camp, they will help to keep you hydrated and fueled!







What do camps include?

Each camp contains a blend of activities specifically designed to raise your conditioning level, particularly focused on running. Camps are residential in Estes Park, CO, a town ideal for training at altitude in an amazing environment. Estes Park was a summer camp location back in the 1800′s for Arapaho – the area was also visited by Apache and Ute tribes. Each day of the camp is creatively designed to challenge and inspire, primarily running on trails & roads 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 is limited to 10 runners maximum to ensure personal attention and the best possible experience for you as a runner.

Each camp includes activities and sessions from the following:

  • guided trail runs of varying length and intensity
  • speed work or hill work
  • interval or tempo sessions
  • guided climbing
  • hiking
  • pool or aqua running
  • flexibility
  • 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
  • a major focus on goal setting with one to one sessions with Camp Directors – everyone leaves with a goal and detailed action plan and support network to achieve that goal

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:

  • Snack
  • Tempo session – RMNP
  • Breakfast
  • Workshop – Goal setting / action plans
  • Rest & relaxation
  • Lunch
  • Hike
  • Workshop – Nutrition
  • Rest & relaxation
  • Dinner
  • Inspirational movie


The rate for all camps are as follows:

Accommodation type Rate Number available
Single room & private bath $2000 1
Single room & shared bath $1800 3
Double room & shared bath $1600 2
Bunk room & shared bath $1350 4


The nearest airport is Denver International (DIA) – the airport is a 1.5 hour drive away from Estes Park. 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 camp door here in Estes Park. 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. The round trip charge is $85 per person. See more details and to book at Estes Park Shuttle.

To register

Once you have selected which of the camp options fits your goals and schedule, click on the link below for that camp. You will then be taken to the registration page for the camp you selected.

2016 level I June button2016 level II July button2016 level I august buttonNote that 50% of camp cost is due at time of registration. Balance of camp cost is due on or before the 10th of the month preceding camp start date, as follows:

Level I June – balance due May 10, 2016
Level II July – balance due June 10, 2016
Level I Aug / Sept – balance due July 10, 2016

See our cancellation policy for these camps at this link.

 Coaching staff

TC& JC on Flat TopCamp Director is Terry Chiplin, fitness and life coach, and owner of Active at Altitude. Terry has over 20 years experience working and inspiring athletes of all abilities, from Olympic marathoner to a runner completing their first 5K! Terry has also been a coach for Revolution Running based in Boulder.  Terry combines talents with wife Jacqueline Chiplin – Jacqueline is Wellness Director, assistant coach, nutritionist & chief cook, and “Oracle” for the camps – Jacqueline has an extensive running background, and has been coaching runners for nearly 10 years. Both Terry & Jacqueline are certified Lydiard Level II coaches – Athur Lydiard was the most successful running coach in history, and his training principles live on today – see more about the Lydiard Foundation here – check out more details about Terry & Jacqueline here
We are often fortunate to have guest star athletes come and join us for runs, workshops, or maybe both…keep an eye on our news section for updates on who will be joining us for your camp! 2015 guest athletes included Melody Fairchild, Krissy Moehl, and Angelina Ramos.

Cute puppy warning!

IMG_0687Just to let you know that we have just recently added (November 2015) a very cute Border Collie / Aussie mix puppy to the coaching team – Coco will be a part of the camp, although won’t be able to join us on the runs as he will be too young, and many of the runs take place in RMNP, where dogs aren’t allowed on trails. He is super cute, and great company! We know you’ll enjoy having him be around!