BANNER ELK, NORTH CAROLINA
Nestled in the blue ridge mountains of North Carolina, Lees-McRae College is our home base for camp. Many of our camp activities take place on campus.
In addition, each day we take campers running or on excursions to some of the state's most beautiful areas including Moses Cone Park, Grandfather Mountain, Mt. Mitchell, and Linville Falls to name a few.
This mountain retreat is the perfect place for campers to escape to cooler weather, focus on running fundamentals, make new friends, and enjoy many fun summer camp activities.
We have two programs that run side by side:
HIGH SCHOOL: Since 2014 our High School Program has had top performers and cross country teams from across the southeast. The camp is oriented for teams and individuals looking to maximize their talents as distance runners, learning from some of the top coaches in our region.
MIDDLE SCHOOL: Our Middle School program has much of the same instruction and goal acquisition, but the training and activities are tailored for our less experienced cross country athletes. Eighth graders with distance running experience are frequently moved into, and excel, groupings with older runners.