Five years ago, the moment I set foot on the campus of Montreat College and its Black Mountain Campus, I immediately envisioned hosting a residential cross country camp. Its proximity to the variety of parks and trail heads, including the creeks and lakes-- it was perfect. I knew Montreat, with its natural beauty, including the great summer weather and elevation changes, would be the home of the Cavalier Distance Running Camp.
Simply put, Montreat College had all the tools for an awesome running camp: trails, streams, a beautiful campus, seclusion, yet a short drive to hit the Asheville city-life! But with so many running camps across the country, Coach Justin Herbert, Coach Jason Lewkowicz and I felt it was important that we provide our campers with a superior running camp experience, in a Christ-centered environment... where middle school, high school, and college runners could gather, train, and be motivated in the fellowship of other young Christians.Naturally, the staff that will serve you during your week at the Cavalier Distance Running Camp was hand-selected for their Christian leadership and their knowledge of our sport. They motivate me in my personal walk, as I am sure they will do the same for you.
It is our hope that once you experience the Cavalier Distance Running Camp, you:
- had a ton of fun!
- had an amazing week of fellowship with other young Christians!
- were educated in many aspects of training and athletic preparation by a knowledgeable staff.
- had many opportunities to praise and worship God!
- left motivated and ready to have a tremendous cross country and track season!
Hope to see you this summer,
Coach Jose Larios, Camp Director
Athletic Director at Emmanuel College (GA).
Coach Justin Herbert, Camp Director
Cross Country and Track & Field Coach at Montreat College (NC)
Coach Jason Lewkowicz, Camp Worship Leader
Cross Country and Track & Field Coach at Eastern Mennonite University (VA)