PPR Altitude Camp
The PPR Altitude Camp is focused on high performance and athlete excellence. This camp is for athletes entering to high school fall of 2020 and current HS athletes focused on setting their season up for success. It isn’t enough to just train at over 9,000 ft. it’s another to conquer the terrain. Each day is filled with challenges that won’t just dare you to push harder physically but also grow mentally. This program hones in on where the physical meets the mental – no one day is the same as the next. Athletes will be required to show up every day ready to perform to their best potential.
The PPR High Altitude camp is focused on building athletes for their next great performance. The challenges they will face at altitude starts and ends with the mountains. Conquering the mileage, and the terrain is only one part of what makes this camp special. This camp is about building leaders and teammates that lean in and for one another to build the team for a greater good. Individuals attending this camp will feel a remarkable sense of community, taking these skills back to their team – allowing them to lead from the front. The summer altitude camp combines a beautiful setting, big miles, and a remarkable sense of community. It’s hard to find another camp that will put you on a runner’s high quite like this.
Where Performance Meets Excellence
The coaching staff at this camp brings together performance, education, and excellence. Head Coach Andrew Simmons leads the programs, designs the running routes and provides the challenges for the day. The coaching staff will also include former coaches of high performing teams, as well as current professional and collegiate athletes. Athletes will be accompanied by staff on every run and will be lead and supported through any major challenge throughout the day. Activities will challenge athletes to look internally as well as externally to better understand how they present themselves to their team and the outside world.
We Build Champions
Peak Performance Running has built numerous All-Americans in cross country, world-class mountain runners, and track and field stars. Athletes in our program are challenged to become better every day. We are excited to share the principles of our program with a larger audience and with the running community as a whole. The altitude camp won’t just challenge you, it will change you; drawing on this growth will allow you to take yourself to the next level this fall.
A Culture of Success
A culture of excellence begins with you. Challenge yourself by surrounding yourself with athletes who have big goals and dreams – just like you.
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Are athletes separated by gender? What’s the sleeping arrangement like?
Athletes will connect in common areas – every room will have staff or coaches present when athletes are not actively engaged in activities. Athletes are broken up into small groups by gender, each condo sleeps 6-12 athletes. Athletes will abide by a strict curfew if they can stay awake that long!
Food and Dietary needs are a big concern for many athletes, how do you accommodate?
Athletes are required to complete an entrance survey prior to camp listing any special dietary restrictions, food allergies, and special needs. We strive to accommodate athletes needs from the moment they arrive. Athletes are responsible for cooking for one another during their stay at camp. Athletes needing Gluten-Free or vegetarian/ vegan meal options will be cooked a separate meal as needed. Please be specific with your athlete’s needs when you complete your athlete survey and profile.
Athletes at altitude – what do I need to know?
Athletes need to be extremely conscious of hydration and caloric consumption. Athletes who don’t take hydration and calories seriously will struggle to complete the daily mileage. Air at over 9,000 ft has a lower concentration of oxygen and can lead to some initial discomfort that can be mitigated with increased hydration and caloric intake. We know the signs of altitude sickness and how to mitigate these effects with minimal intervention. Athletes will need additional calories – we’ve got this all under control!