Mill Creek High School

Cross Country Camp

July 11th-15th, 2022


Dear Mill Creek XC Runners:

It’s that time of year when we begin planning for the upcoming 2022 Cross Country season.  Part of that planning involves summer training, and we’d like to extend the following opportunity to you, with a NEW LOCATION this year!


Monday, July 11th  through Friday, July 15th, we’d like to invite you to attend our MCXC camp at Young Harris College, in Young Harris, Georgia. The college is allowing us this unique opportunity to train, board, and dine at their amazing campus at a cost of $350 per runner. We know this is more than previous years but the main advantage is that we will have transportation to all runs, which we did not have before. We also will have our own area in the dorm, instead of having to share it with other teams, like we’ve had to do in the past.  Finally, the weather in the mountains of Young Harris is significantly cooler, which will mean some great training for us!


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 11th

7:30                                     Summer Practice like normal

11am                                     Arrive at Mill Creek Bus lane (bring a sack lunch), pack cars, leave ASAP

1:00 pm                                Arrive at Young Harris, `Check-in, set up rooms (boys and girls will stay on separate halls)

3:00pm            Camp Kick-off meeting

4:00pm            2nd run for anyone needing it

6:00pm                                Dinner 

7:00-9pm                              Camp games, Volleyball, Basketball                       

10:00                                   In rooms

11:00                                   Lights Out


Tuesday, July 19th-Thursday, July 21st

6:30am                                 Wake up

6:45am                                leave for run

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

10:30-12:00                          classroom session

12:00                                Lunch 

1:00-2:00                              down time, team building game/activity

3:00                                        Afternoon run (for those that need it)


4:45-5:45                              Afternoon circuit/ice bath/free time

5:00                                  Dinner 

7:30-9:30                             Camp games, Volleyball, Basketball   

10:00                                   In rooms

11:00                                   Lights Out


Friday, July 22nd

6:30am                                 Wake up

6:45pm                                  In front of dorm ready for run

7:15-10:00                            Brasstown Bald run, breakfast, get camp shirt, shower and clean up

10:00-11:00                         Check-Out

1:00pm            Arrive back at school


 If you feel confident your child will be in the top 20 at the camp timetrial,  complete the Online Registration form and mail your $52 deposit (checks made out to MCXC Booster Club) ASAP.  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 30th.  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 summer time trials.  After that, we will open up registration to any others who want to attend who have been running consistently and logging on Strava, until all slots are full. We will reserve 4 places per gender for Freshmen who wish to attend camp (the top 4 freshmen in the timetrial). Any freshman interested in attending should make sure they have been running consistently, so that they can complete all runs at Camp. 


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


Final payment of $300 for all attending will be due on June 30th. 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 AND submit final payment of $300 and a copy of your insurance card (front/back) by June 30th.


For now, simply complete the online registration form and mail your deposit check to Donna Gakstatter if you feel confident you will be in the top 20 at the timetrial.  Let’s make this the best summer running camp ever!  

Go MCXC 2022!



Coach Christie