Mill Creek High School

Cross Country Camp

July 12th-16th, 2021


Dear Mill Creek XC Runners:


It’s that time of year when we begin planning for the upcoming 2021 Cross Country season.  Part of that planning involves summer training, and we’d like to extend the following opportunity to you!


Monday, July 12th  through Friday, July 16th, we’d like to invite you to attend our MCXC camp at Berry College in Rome, Georgia. The college is allowing us this unique opportunity to train, board, and dine at their amazing campus at a cost of $279 per runner. This is a great deal and a wonderful chance for you to become a better runner, train with your coaches and teammates, get a t-shirt commemorating the camp, and experience running in some of the most beautiful landscape in our state. A typical day will include the following (subject to change):


Monday, July 12th

7:30                                     Summer Practice like normal

1pm                                     Arrive at Mill Creek Bus lane (eat lunch before you come), pack cars, leave ASAP

3:00 pm                                Arrive at Berry

3:00-5:30                             Check-in, set up rooms

5:45-6:30                             Dinner Krannert Dining Hall

7:00-9pm                              Camp games, Sand volleyball                         

10:00                                   In rooms

11:00                                   Lights Out


Tuesday, July 13th-Thursday, July 15th

6:45am                                 Wake up

7:10                                        in front of dorm ready for run

7:15-10:15                              Run/breakfast/shower

10:30-11:55                           classroom session

12:oo-12:45                            Lunch Krannert Dining Hall

1:00-2:00                              Dodgeball (?) team building game/activity

2:00-3:00                              Cage Pool

3:10-4:30                               Afternoon Run (if needed)

5:00-6:00                              Camp Games

7:00-7:45                               Dinner Krannert Dining Hall

8:00-9:30                             Camp games/Sand volleyball/tennis/frisbee next to dorm

10:00                                     In rooms

11:00                                     Lights Out


Friday, July 16th

6:45am                                 Wake up

7:10                                     In front of dorm ready for run

7:15-10:00                            House of Dream run, breakfast, get camp shirt, shower and clean up

10:00-11:00                         Check-Out

11:30am                               Lunch at Mellow Mushroom, then head home

around 2pm                         arrive back at school


The boys and girls will be staying on separate halls in the dorms.  We believe we’ll fill slots quickly, so if you are interested, please complete the Online Registration form and mail/Venmo your $52 deposit (checks made out to MCXC Booster Club) by June 1st.  You can access the online registration form at:


Deposit checks should be mailed to:

Donna Gakstatter

2646 High Creek Run

Dacula, Ga 30019


Team Venmo: @mcxchawks



Final payment and a copy of your insurance card (front/back) may be submitted at any time, but no later than June 22nd.  Mrs. Gakstatter will be at practice on Mondays to accept payment and insurance card copies or they can be mailed to her directly at the above address. 


 More details of what your athlete will need to bring and any special news will be shared with the runners in July.


This year, Camp is first open to our top 20 boys and top 20 girls from the June time trials.  After that, we will open up registration to any others who want to attend, until all slots are full. Also the top 4 Freshmen per gender in the June time trial who wish to attend camp may attend. All freshmen who hope to be eligible should make sure they have been running consistently, so that they can complete all runs at Camp if they earn the trip.  


*Coaches have the discretion to qualify an athlete outside of these standards in the case of extenuating circumstances. 


In the event Berry limits the amount of room we have, camp attendance will be secured by the first runners to pay their deposit. 


Final payment of $227 for all attending will be due on June 24th. If we don’t receive a check from you and haven’t heard from you, then your name will be taken off the list and you will not be going.


Reminder: You are not completely registered to attend camp until you complete the online registration form and submit your $52 deposit by June 1st AND submit final payment of $227 and a copy of your insurance card (front/back) by June 25th.


For now, simply complete the online registration form and mail your deposit check to Donna Gakstatter by June 1st.  Let’s make this the best summer running camp ever!  Go MCXC 2021!



Coach Christie

Coach Sexton