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Running Ahrens Cross Country Camp 2021

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Rock Mountain Bible Camp

1156 Rock Mountain Drive

Susquehanna, PA 18847

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Join expert coaches and talented athletes for an overnight cross country camp at Rock Mountain Bible Camp in Susquehanna, PA.

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General Registration is now open! If you pre-registered, you will still need to complete General Registration for your camper to attend camp (your discount code was emailed to you on June 14).

The total cost for camp is $375. There is a deposit ($50 + Eventbrite processing fee) due with General Registration. The remaining registration fee ($325) will be due at check-in on the first day of camp (cash or check made out to Running Ahrens). $50 deposit is refundable through August 1st.

Register before July 12 to guarantee your t-shirt size!

Deadline for general registration is August 1st!

Running Ahrens Cross Country Camp

Join us for another year of Running Ahrens Cross Country Camp at Rock Mountain Bible Camp!  Our first year of camp was 28 years ago and we are excited for another year!  

During the week of camp, we aim to prepare athletes both mentally and physically for the upcoming season.  The week will be challenging so we encourage all campers to come with a base level of fitness.  Each workout will be modified to fit the individual's level of ability and fitness.  Running Ahrens Cross Country Camp is open to athletes in grades 9-12 for the 2021-2022 school year.

Not least of all, camp will be fun!  This is a great week to develop team bonds as well as make new friends with runners from other teams!

Camp facilities include:

  • 18-hole disc golf course
  • Gymnasium
  • TEAM initiative course
  • Zipline
  • Dining hall
  • Cabins/dorm rooms
  • Game room
  • Swimming pool
  • Meeting rooms for clinics and chapels
  • Canoes
  • Kayaks
  • Craft room

Click here for a video tour of the camp.

Camp activities include:

  • 1 or 2 workouts each day
  • Run up Elk Mountain, the highest peak in eastern Pennsylvania
  • 1 or 2 clinics each day covering topics such as injury prevention, running form, training principles, race strategy, etc.
  • Form analysis
  • Volleyball tournament
  • 3 hot, all you can eat meals served daily in the dining hall
  • Monday night pizza party
  • Friday night campfire
  • Chapel
  • Daily recreation and free times
  • Team bonding activities
  • Q & A sessions
  • Giveaways courtesy of National Running Center

Click here for the 2019 camp video!

Covid-19 Considerations

Running Ahrens Cross Country Camp and Rock Mountain Bible Camp will be abiding by PA Department of Health orders and CDC guidelines. As we have all experienced, these guidelines can change quickly. For a current outline of Covid-19 mitigation strategies, please read through RMBC's Health & Safety Plan. Updates to this plan as well as guidelines specific to Running Ahrens Cross Country Camp will be communicated via email and posted on this registration site.

Daily Schedule (Tuesday—Friday)

7:30 am-8:15 am        Breakfast

8:30 am-9:30 am        Clinic

9:45 am-11:30 am      Run

12:00 pm-12:45 pm    Lunch

1:00 pm-2:00 pm        Clinic

2:15 pm-3:45 pm        Free time

4:00 pm-5:15 pm        Run

5:30 pm-6:15 pm        Dinner

6:45 pm-7:45 pm        Tournament time

8:00 pm-9:00 pm        Chapel

9:00 pm-10:00 pm      Snack bar open; free time

10:00 pm                    Cabins/dorms

10:30 pm                    Lights out

COST

The total cost for camp is $375.

There is a deposit ($50 + processing fees) due with General Registration.

The remaining registration fee ($325) will be due at check-in on the first day of camp (cash or check made out to Running Ahrens).

$50 deposit is refundable through August 1st.

Register before July 12 to guarantee your t-shirt size!

Deadline for general registration is August 1st!

ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE

Check-in: Monday, August 9th, 4-5PM

Check-out: Saturday, August 14th, 10AM 

WHAT TO BRING

Sleeping bag or bedding

Pillow

Toiletries

Towels

Plenty of running clothes (especially socks!).  Shirts must be worn for all runs on camp property.

Multiple pairs of running shoes

Swimwear (no bare midriff)

Cash for snack shack

Insect repellant

Sunscreen

Water bottle with your name on it

Flashlight

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS are permitted only with signed parent permission and dosage instructions. All medications will be kept and administered by our trainer.

Check this space for further details as they become available.  A checklist for what to bring and what not to bring will be emailed prior to camp.  

CAMP STAFF

Our staff includes been some of the most successful coaches in the state of Pennsylvania!  They combine for over 100 years of coaching and have coached more than 40 athletes to individual state medalists.  They also have 7 state championship team titles and 8 state runner-up team finishes.

Rob Ahrens - Coach Ahrens has won the Hershey Half Marathon, Scranton Half Marathon, and Binghamton Bridge Run in addition to placing in the top 5 in the Steamtown Marathon three times.  He has 12 years of high school and college coaching experience.  He has coached multiple district champions and state medalists as well as Foot Locker Cross Country Champion Tessa Barrett.  He currently serves as the Head Women's and Men's Cross Country and Track & Field Coach at Marywood University where he was voted eight-time Atlantic East Conference Coach of the Year.

Jeff Brandt - Started Coaching at Danville Area High School in Fall of 1978 (44 Years this Fall) in Cross Country and Track and Field. Prior to that, he ran at Hershey High School and Bloomsburg State College (University) in both Cross Country and Track and Field. Coached a total of 32 PIAA District IV Team Titles (11 Boys and 21 Girls), and 11 Individual District IV Titles (4 Times a Boy and 7 Times a Girl Won). At the state meet, had 5 Runner-Up Place Finishes (1 Boy 1984, and 4 Girls Teams 1992, 1997, 2015, 2018) with 2 State Titles under the girls program (1991 and 2017). 7 times a boy and 21 times a girl has placed individually in the Top 25 at States.

Ronnie Chastain, M.A., A.T.C. - Head Athletic Trainer and adjunct instructor at Clarks Summit University.

Kyle Hardenbrook - Coach Hardenbrook has 20 years of coaching experience across multiple levels from Jr. High through post-collegiate athletes.  His athletes have won 3 HS state medals in addition to multiple district and conference individual championships.  He has also helped to coach athletes for fitness and conditioning for the police academy, Division 1 lacrosse, and college football.

Kip Hoffman - Coach Hoffman has 21 years of coaching including 7 years as head coach at Warrior Run High School, 10 years assistant coach at Bucknell University, 2 years head coach at Lycoming College and is currently assisting back at Warrior Run.  He competed at Warrior Run and Bloomsburg University.  After college, he raced several marathons including Boston and NYC and currently enjoys long runs in the woods (finished two hundred milers last year!).

Will Squier - With 20 years of coaching experience, 4 state titles, and 4 state runner-up finishes, Coach Squier heads up one of the premier cross country programs in PIAA Class A.  During his time at Elk Lake he has been named "Coach of the Year" for both boys and girls.  

Kellie Wynne - Coach Wynne is a self-proclaimed cross-country camp enthusiast! She has been a part of the camp for almost a decade, going back to when she attended as a camper. She teaches Health and Phys. Ed and coaches cross-country and track and field at Tunkhannock High School. Kellie ran for Elk Lake and had the privilege of being on a two time State Championship team (2010 & 2012). She also competed in cross country at Cairn University where she holds a spot in the top 10 performances for the school (2013).

More coaches & counselors TBA.


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Rock Mountain Bible Camp

1156 Rock Mountain Drive

Susquehanna, PA 18847

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Refunds up to 7 days before event

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Organizer Coach Rob Ahrens

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Coach Ahrens has won the Hershey Half Marathon, Scranton Half Marathon, and Binghamton Bridge Run in addition to placing in the top 5 in the Steamtown Marathon three times.  He has 9 years of high school and college coaching experience.  He has coached multiple district champions and state medalists as well as Foot Locker Cross Country Champion Tessa Barrett.  He currently serves as the Head Women's and Men's Cross Country and Track & Field Coach at Marywood University.

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