Acadian Running Camp

Mount Desert Island, Maine  MDI logo

July 21-24, 2013 

 


2014 running camp date: July 20-23, 2014

July 6, 2014: HELLO 2014 CAMPERS!

We are so excited that we are just two weeks away. Here are some Camp updates...

All campers are to arrive at 2pm on Sunday, July 20th at Mt. Desert Narrows Campground in Bar Harbor (located on 1219 State Highway 3). [Directions to the campsite] Please do not come early. Departure time will be noon on Wednesday, July 23rd.

We will not be able to set up our campsite ahead of campers so, when they arrive, campers will need to assist in assembling the tents in which they will be calling home for the camp's duration.

Everyone should be prepared to run at 3:45pm. Each runner will be placed in one of eight pre-arranged running groups. These groups have been created using each athletes' 5K times and will have at least one staff member assigned to it.

What to bring:

If it is necessary for campers to bring their own vehicles, they must turn in their keys to the staff and will not be allowed to use their car at any time. Campers must realize that if they bring their cell phones or I-pods, they could get stolen. We will do our best to lock such items in staff vehicles during runs and in the evenings. We'd really like to not have to deal with campers texting or emailing during this camp experience.

**How you can help out?

Any food items such as healthy snacks (pretzels, granola bars, peanuts, trail mix, baked goods etc.) would be much appreciated! At this point, we have 116 campers and then add our staff to this...that's a lot of food/drink! Parents who live locally could help out in a huge way by supplying us daily with ice and fresh salads for our evening meals on Sunday and Monday. We will have large containers of a sports drink available at all times and would welcome juices/seltzer type drinks (no soda please).

We will be transported by three school buses to various running trails and special events. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact either OJ at 207-664-3769 or myself at 207-860-0306.

Thanks and we look forward to a great camp!
Kelley Cullenberg

February 2, 2014. The 2014 running camp is now full and registration is closed. Look forward to seeing you all in July!

December 7, 2013. It is hard to believe that this summer will be our 6th session of Acadian Running Camp. This year's camp will be held July 20-23, 2014 at The Mount Desert Narrows Campground. Prior campers will be allowed to register for camp 10 days prior to January 2, 2014. Registration for new campers will open up on January 2, 2014. DO NOT SEND EARLIER THAN THIS DATE- ONLY THOSE POSTMARKED AFTER JANUARY 2ND WILL BE ACCEPTED. It is expected that camp will fill within the first ten days of open registration. Cost of registration remains at $200 with each participant receiving a free pair of Saucony shoes, outerware and long sleeve shirt.

If you need financial assistance, please download a financial need form along with application and liability form and send to:

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June 29, 2013: HELLO 2013 CAMPERS!

We are so excited that we are just three weeks away. Here are some Camp updates...

All campers are to arrive at 2pm on Sunday, July 21st at Mt. Desert Narrows Campground in Bar Harbor (located on 1219 State Highway 3). [Directions to the campsite] Please do not come early. Departure time will be noon on Wednesday, July 24th.

We will not be able to set up our campsite ahead of campers, so when they arrive, they will need to assist in assembling the tents in which they will be calling home for the camps duration.

Everyone should be prepared to run at 4pm. Each runner will be placed in one of nine or ten pre-arranged running groups. These groups have been created using each athletes 5K time and will have at least one staff member assigned to it.

What to bring:

If it is necessary for campers to bring their own vehicles, they must turn in their keys to the staff and will not be allowed to use their car at any time. Campers must realize that if they bring their cell phones or I-pods, they could get stolen. We will do our best to lock such items in staff vehicles during runs and in the evenings. We'd really like to not have to deal with campers texting or emailing during this camp experience.

**How you can help out?

Any food items such as healthy snacks (pretzels, granola bars, peanuts, trail mix, baked goods etc.) would be much appreciated! It would be best to coordinate this with Evan Graves (gravespi@gmail.com), so we don't end up with 10 watermelons! At this point, we have over 105 campers and then add our staff to this...that's a lot of food/drink! Parents who live locally could help out in a huge way by supplying us daily with ice and fresh salads for our evening meals on Sunday and Monday. We will have large containers of a sports drink available at all times and would welcome juices/seltzer type drinks (no soda please).

One last thing...our camp is insured by Frazier Insurance Agency out of Midlothian, VA. We will be transported by two school buses from Surry - First Students to various running trails and special events. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact either OJ at 207-664-3769 or myself at 207-860-0306.

Thanks and we look forward to a great camp!
Kelley Cullenberg

Jan. 15, 2013. After only 15 days, ARC 5 registration is officially closed as we have 100 runners signed up. We will have a very short wait list. Sorry for those who won't be joining us this summer. Hopefully, you can join us next summer when registration opens again on January 1st, 2014! Best wishes-- OJ

Jan. 1, 2013: Welcome to our 5th annual Acadia Running Camp to be held on July 21-24, 2013 at our previous camp site. The Mount Desert Narrows Campground is on the ocean and has spacious campsites for our 100 campers. Registration for new campers will open up on January 2, 2013. DO NOT SEND EARLIER THAN THIS DATE- ONLY THOSE POSTMARKED AFTER JANUARY 2ND WILL BE ACCEPTED. It is expected that camp will fill within the first two weeks of open registration. Cost of registration remains at $200 with each participant receiving a free pair of Saucony shoes, sweatshirt and long sleeve shirt.

If you need financial assistance, please download a financial need form along with application and liability form and send to:

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2011 running camp date: July 24-27, 2011

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Photos from 2010!

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