CORK Youth Summer Trail Camp

AUGUST 12 - 16, 2019               8:30AM - 4PM               COST: $260



Cost: $260 – Includes five days of transportation, daily topic, and unlimited adventure.

Ages: 11-14 (6-8th grade) Highly recommended that they can run 5 miles at a time without stopping. 

Tentative Schedule of the Week: TBD





This summer...

In partnership with CORK, Central Oregon Running Klub, we bring you the CORK Youth Summer Trail Camp.

This summer we wanted to offer an expanded trail running day camp option for middle school students. This will be an introduction to trail running program for middle school youth that are interested in running.  Instead of our normal CORK cross country pre-season training we’re going to be offering a one week day camp during August specifically working on different aspects of trail running. During the week we’ll be covering a wide range of running topics and filling our time with fun games, swimming in mountain lakes and running some truly great trails.

During the week you can expect a morning run followed by some relaxation time exploring the area we’ve chosen for the day or a seminar on a running related topic, a lunch period, then either an afternoon run, hike or games to fill our time.

Athletes will get dropped off between 8:30-8:45 (location TBD) and be back to town by 4pm (location TBD). This is not an overnight camp. 


Sample Day:

Each day will be a different location with a different topic ranging from running technique, forest management, public lands, strong mind/strong body, trail running footwear, etc.


8:45am – Depart Bend for Smith Rock State Park

9:30am – 45-60min easy trail run

10:15am – Stretching and running form drills

11:00am – Discussion on forest and trail management plans

12:00pm – Lunch at SRSP

1:00pm – Exploration hike or short trail run

2:00pm – Outdoor game or swim time if appropriate

3:15pm – Load vans and depart for Bend

Required Gear:

Each athlete will need a few essentials with them each day for safety and comfort. Please make sure your child comes prepared for inclement weather, hot weather, and with proper footwear for running on trails.

Proper Footwear






Lunch – adequate for all day

Water – at least a 1L bottle

Backpack – capable of carrying all of the above


Trip Leaders:

Kari Strang – 

Kari brings a passion for coaching youth that is seldom surpassed. She has been coaching youth running through Junior Olympics, middle school programs, and CORK programs for over 6 years.

She’s the “heart” of the team. Helping our campers feel that connection to running, the earth, and wilderness during their time at camp.

She resides in Bend, OR and you can usually find her on some new running adventure, stretching the bounds of her comfort in the wilderness.

Max King – 

Max has done a little bit of everything. From the roads and the track to trails and mountains he enjoys the sport of running and want to pass on what he’s learned over the years. He’s excited to share his experiences and knowledge in a small camp setting and instill a passion for adventure.

He lives in Bend, OR with his wife and two adventurous kids. He has multiple world championship titles and has run on trails all over the world with some of his favorite trails right here in Oregon.