Saturday, July 23, 2011

team camp information


GAYLORD HIGH SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY TEAM CAMP 2011

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 --- home phone 989-939-8684

Cost: I will collect $100 from each participant at our PARENT MEETING on Monday Aug 9 – 6pm at GHS !! If you prefer to wait and pay the $100 on the day we leave (Aug 15th) that is fine too. – 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 $100 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 $100 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 used for POST RACE MEALS – we will order pizzas, buy Gatorade, drinks for meets, etc !! 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 35+ kids around for 4 days!!

Parent volunteers:

In addition to me, we have the Kassubas, Fischers, Warrens, Wendy Howard, Diane Duff, and Dreyers 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 !!
• 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 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, iPods allowed out during the DAY, but it is fine to listen to music in your tent when you are going to bed (after 10pm). THIS YEAR I AM ALSO BANNING CELL PHONES FROM 6PM TO 11PM. DURING THIS TIME WE WILL EAT DINNER, HAVE OUR MEETINGS AND SIT AROUND THE CAMPFIRE. THIS IS THE TIME WHERE YOU BOND WITH YOUR TEAM. Your goal is not to stay in touch with your friends back home!! Your goal IS to hang out with your XC friends.
• 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 15 - 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 – “M&M’s and Air”
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 – “FIRE!”
9pm boys meeting, followed by girls meeting

Tuesday, Aug. 16 – 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?)
2pm – run done, back to campground
230pm - late lunch, sandwiches, chips
3-5pm 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 – “Scavenger Hunt”
7pm CAMPFIRE TIME
830pm TEAM CAMP SURVIVOR Competition #4 – “ELEPHANT” 9:00 pm: Boys team meeting, followed by girls meeting

Wednesday, Aug. 17 9:00 am: light breakfast, lots of liquids
10:00 am: Potato Patch to Mosquito Run – don’t get LOST ~~~ !!!
12:30 pm: Lunch, back at CHAPEL BEACH
2:00 pm: Beach Football game, Frisbee, swim out to point, rock climbing, fun
5:00: Dinner ON YOUR OWN IN TOWN – HAVE YOUR OWN $$$$$$$
715 – Survivor #5 – Do you know ur XC trivia?
9:30 Girls meeting followed by boys meeting.

Thursday, Aug 18 7:30 am: up, pack up camp,
8:30am hit the road for Mackinac Island
11:00 am: In Mackinac City and to Island
11:30 – HIT THE FERRY!!!
12 noon: Run around Mackinac Island, or HIT THE TRAILS
2:00 pm – Lunch, and free time until we leave the Island at 5PM
5:00 pm – Ferry off Island
6:30- 645 pm – Arrive GHS parking lots for parent pickup

FRIDAY Aug 19 NO official practice – you SHOULD run on your own
M, W, Th, Fri Aug 22, 24. 25, 26 Practice at 9am at ASPEN PARK !!
Tuesday Aug 23 PRACTICE 6PM AT ASPEN PARK!!
Monday – Friday Aug 29-Sept 1 Practice 3pm at GHS
Wed Aug 31 - meet at CLARE – bus departure time approximately 1pm? No practice Fri Sept 2.


THE LIST Here is a fairly complete list of what to take on the trip for CC team camp.
1. RUNNING SHOES – two pair if you have them – one pair might get wet, I’ve seen it happen.
2. running shorts – again, two pair is best
3. T-shirts for running
4. Socks x 4-5 pair
5. Windbreaker in case its cool
6. WATER BOTTLE (old pop bottles work great) – you WILL BE REQUIRED TO CARRY ONE WITH YOU ON OUR TUESDAY RUN SO YOU DON’T GET DEHYDRATED LIKE DREW WATTS.
7. Pants – one pair should be fine for cool evenings
8. SWEATSHIRT – it gets COLD at night (light fleece coat works well too)
9. HAT – yes, I said hat as in WINTER hat, remember we are in da UP
10. sandals for after running
11. Long sleeve T-shirt
12. BUG REPELLENT – can you say DEET
13. Towel (maybe 2)
14. FOLD UP SMALL LAWN CHAIR
15. hiking type shoes and sandals
16. football (nerf ?), Frisbee, cards, ball, hula hoop, jarts, board games,
17. Towel or two
18. sleeping bag
19. Pillow
20. FLASHLIGHT –
21. Tent – lets try to get our groups together ASAP so you know who you will be with
22. Rain gear – a poncho is probably fine
23. Toilet articles – toothbrush, shampoo, etc
24. Extra set of clothes in case you get wet
25. Sun block
26. BOWL, PLATE, FORK, SPOON, CUP – you will be responsible for these items after every meal – clean up after yourself so parents don’t have to !! If you don’t bring them you don’t eat!
27. Please do not bring more than is necessary – space will be limited and tight.
28. Daypack for going to the beach.
29. Box of cereal or whatever else you like for breakfast.

30. THE FORM ON THE NEXT PAGE !!– your parent must sign it at the bottom as their understanding that you know about the camp rules. NO FORM – NO GO ! Give it to ME when we leave on August 11TH.

32. Your physical – you must have a physical to go to team camp. TURN IN TO ME OR TO GHS OFFICE SECRETARY

33. Remember – someone in your group needs a tent ! You will either have one group tent OR several tents. Make sure someone takes care of this !

34. A positive TEAM attitude. We’re not going to camp to hang out with your friends. We’re going to camp to meet new people, share a cool experience and bond with the people that will be your family for the next 2.5 months.

35. your MILES turned in!! and your 5k under the time limit!!

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