Sunday, July 20, 2008

TEAM CAMP INFORMATION

GAYLORD HIGH SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY TEAM CAMP 2008

Who: For PARENTS AND PARTICIPANTS!
Where: Munising Michigan, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Campground – Munising Tourist Park Campground (906) 387-3145
Coach’s Cell Phone – (989) 370-0924

Cost: I will collect $90 from each participant on Aug. 15 before we get in the vehicles !! – PLEASE NO CHECKS – CASH ONLY – IF YOU MUST DO A CHECK MAKE IT OUT TO ME, JEFF KALEMBER, SO WE CAN CASH IT BEFORE WE LEAVE. This cost covers camping fees, a camp T-shirt, ferry to the Island, gas, food, snacks, etc. The money you pay will also cover lunch and dinner each day – you will provide your own breakfast (cereal is what most people do) and you will also pay for your own DINNER Wednesday and lunch Thursday (lunch on Mackinac Island). If the $90 fee is too much for you, please talk to me privately -- this fee should not prevent anyone from attending camp. In addition to the registration cost, you should have some spending money for snacks, souvenirs, etc. (Just so you know where your $90 goes here is a list of expenses per athlete – Tshirt $10, gas $15, ferry to Mac. Island $15, camping fees $10 – food $40) Any leftover money will be divided up and returned to runners !! Usually we have NO money left over and have to use a portion of our fund-raising money to cover costs for camp. It’s not cheap to feed and transport 20+ kids around for 4 days!!

Parent volunteers:

In addition to me, we have the Hunts, Kassubas, and Lisa Dreyer as parent chaperones. Parent volunteers responsibilities include shuttling camp participants to trails, grocery shopping, helping to organize meals, and enjoying the beauty of Michigan’s great Upper Peninsula. Your help is really appreciated; this wouldn’t be possible without you! There is NO charge for parents who attend and we’ll feed you and pay your gas money! It’s like a mini vacation for you ! If you are a parent and cannot go this year – think about next year!! We can always use extra help.

Don’t forget !!

• Parents: thanks so much for your help !
• Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday breakfast – EVERYONE MUST BRING THEIR OWN BREAKFAST FOR 3 MORNINGS! Last year most people just brought along a box of their favorite cereal. (WE WILL PROVIDE THE MILK) Breakfast will also include fruits, juice, bagels, etc provided by your $90 camp fees.
• WEDNESDAY dinner & THURSDAY lunch – you need to have your own $$
YOU NEED YOUR PHYSICAL DONE BEFORE YOU LEAVE AND YOU NEED A PARENT CONSENT FORM SIGNED BEFORE YOU LEAVE, *No PHYSICAL? NO GO! So, be sure to get it done.
• No headphones, walkmans allowed out during the DAY, but it is fine to listen to music in your tent when you are going to bed (after 10pm).
• All school rules apply.
• Camp is a POSITIVE experience. We do not run FAST, but we do go a long ways. Get yourself in shape and be prepared to run. More importantly, be prepared to “bond” with your team. A team that plays together is a team that runs harder for their teammates. NO whining allowed.






Our tentative schedule

Monday August 11 - 9:00 am: Meet at GHS, front parking lot
QUICK TEAM MEETING BEFORE WE LEAVE – rules and regs
9:05 am: Drive to Munising !
*******Have a BAG lunch/snacks for the ride up – light with plenty of liquids.
1:00 pm: Set up camp, tents, get organized, quick dive in Lake Superior to cool off.
1-2pm Subway Lunch for snacking on …
2:00pm : TEAM CAMP SURVIVOR Competitions # 1 – “Coach needs help.”
3pm Head out to Munising Falls for RUN #1 – run from 330pm to 5 pm
530pm: Run done, back to campground.
6pm Clean up, shower
6-7:00 pm: Pizza for dinner
8pm – TEAM CAMP SURVIVOR Competition #2 – “Balance and Endurance”
9pm boys meeting
930pm girls meeting

Tuesday, Aug. 12 – 8:00 am: Up at and at’em – light breakfast, liquids
9:00 am: off to our run
10am – Arrive Chapel Area – start 10 mile loop run (6 mile if you’re new to team)
(this is a BEAUTIFUL, great run, bring a water bottle – this is REQUIRED, camera?)
1:30pm – run done, back to campground
2pm - late lunch, sandwiches, chips
2-5pm Beach time at Autrain – a river and world’s best beach, volleyball !
5:00 pm: Dinner – hot dogs and hamburgers on the fire !
6pm TEAM CAMP SURVIVOR Competition #3 – “Important XC trivia challenge”
630-830 Free time – football on beach? Swimming?
830pm TEAM CAMP SURVIVOR Competition #4 – “Do you know your teammates?”
9:00 pm: Boys team meeting
9:30 pm: Girls team meeting

Wednesday, Aug. 13. 9:00 am: light breakfast, lots of liquids
10:00 am: Potato Patch to Mosquito Run -
12:30 pm: Lunch, back at CHAPEL BEACH
2:00 pm: Beach Football game.
5:00: Dinner ON YOUR OWN IN TOWN – HAVE YOUR OWN $$$$$$$
6-8pm Free time in town – harbor, downtown - CONCERT or surprise.
8:00 TEAM SURVIVOR COMPETITION #5 “Scavenger Hunt”
8:30 Awarding of TEAM CAMP SURVIVOR TROPHY – BOYS OR GIRLS ????
9:30 Girls meeting followed by boys meeting.

Thursday, Aug 14 8:00 am: up, pack up camp, hit the road for Mackinac Island
11:00 am: In Mackinac City and to Island
12 noon: Run around Mackinac Island
2:00 pm – Lunch, and free time until we leave the Island at 5PM
5:00 pm – Ferry off Island
7:00 pm – Arrive GHS parking lots for parent pickup

FRIDAY Aug 15 NO official practice – you SHOULD run on your own
Monday Aug 20 Practice at 9am at ASPEN PARK !!??

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