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Mill Creek High School

Cross Country Camp

July 15th-19th, 2019


Dear Mill Creek XC Runners:


It’s that time of year when we begin planning for the upcoming 2019 Cross Country season.  Part of that planning involves summer training, and we’d like to extend the following opportunity to you!


Monday, July 15th  through Friday, July 19th, 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 $275 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 15th

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

2:00 pm                           Check-In

3:00-5:00                         Evans 122-Team Movie

6:15-7:00                          Dinner Krannert Dining Hall

7:00-9pm                         Camp games, Sand volleyball                         

10:00                                 In rooms

11:00                                  Lights Out


Tuesday, July 16th-Thursday, July 18th

6:45am                                 Wake up

7:10                                     in front of dorm ready for run

7:15-10:00                           Run/breakfast/shower

10:15-12:00                           classroom session

12:00-1:00                            Lunch Krannert Dining Hall

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

2:00-3:00                              Cage Pool

3:00-4:45                              Afternoon classroom session

4:45-5:45                              Afternoon circuit/run for anyone with a double day

6:10                                     In front of dorm ready for dinner

6:15-7:00                              Dinner Krannert Dining Hall

7:30-9:30                              Sand volleyball/tennis/frisbee next to dorm

10:00                                   In rooms

11:00                                   Lights Out


Friday, July 19th

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 Thomas Berry

11:15am                                 Lunch at Bella Roma, then head home

around 2pm                        Arrive back at school


We have 24 slots for our male runners, and 24 slots for our female runners (with the possibility of a few extra spots if necessary).  And yes, the boys and girls will be staying on separate halls in the dorms! We believe we’ll fill these slots quickly, so if you are interested, please complete the Online Registration form and mail your $50 deposit (checks only, made out to MCXC Booster Club) by June 1st.  You can access the online registration form at:  www.millcreekcrosscountry.com.


Deposit checks should be mailed to:

Donna Gakstatter

2646 High Creek Run

Dacula, Ga 30019


Final payment and a copy of your insurance card (front/back) may be submitted at any time, but no later than June 27th.  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.


MCXC Camp 2019

July 15th-19th at Berry College

Price TBA but should be similar to last year ($275)


New for 2019:

We will have a 2 mile timetrial on June 13th.  The top 20 boys and top 20 girls at the timetrial will qualify for camp*. If runners can't make it on the 13th, they will do it on 6/6.


Also, the 4 fastest rising freshman boys and girls will qualify for camp.  


We will also take any rising senior that doesn't place in the top 20 but who is on pace to run at least 200 miles and 100 more miles than they did in the summer of 2018.


Finally, any girls on pace for 350 miles and boys on pace for 450 can come to camp, as long as they have attended a majority of summer practices prior to camp (number to be determined later).


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


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


Final payment of $225 for all attending will be due on June 27th. 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 $50 deposit by June 1st AND submit final payment of $225 and a copy of your insurance card (front/back) by June 27th.


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 2019!



Coach Christie

Coach Sexton