CAMP IS SCHEDULED FOR....
March 28 - 30, 2014
The 8 hour "sprint" race will take
place on Sunday, March 30th to conclude the camp. It will be an
USARA National Championship Qualifier. Come as a team or form a team at the camp.
Participate at your own pace, there will be a competitive and and a
recreational, non competitive division.
2014...Register for the 8 hour Lightning Strikes Adventure Race only!
$150.00 per person for Saturday night lodging in cabins, Saturday
evening buffet meal, Sunday morning light buffet breakfast, insurance,
canoe rental, ropes and rigging, custom maps, and after race
The Keynote Speaker for the 2014
Robyn Benincasa, presented by
ZANFEL. Robyn is a World Champion Adventure Racer, selected as a
2011 "Top Five" Team Building Expert at www.speaking.com, 3 Time Guinness World
Record Kayaker, San Diego Firefighter on Americas only All-Female Crew, 5 Time
Hip Replacements from Osteoarthritis, and Founder and CEO of Project Athena.
For the 5th year at the High Profile Adventure Camp, Robyn will "inspire you
to grab life with one hand, grab your teammates with the other, and create that
special magic that allows each of us to become better and stronger than we ever
would have been alone."
visit Robyn's web sites at:
Robyn's presentation on Saturday Night alone, is well worth the cost of the
camp. This is something you do not want to miss! Robyn will also be
available throughout the weekend to socialize and get to know each of you.
Watch Video from the 2011 High Profile Adventure Camp by Justin Anderson
and Crazy Eye Productions
The High Profile Adventure Camp
High Profile Adventures L.L.C. presents the
annual adventure camp in Mount Carroll, Illinois at the scenic and
historic YMCA Camp Benson. The camp will give aspiring first timers to
experienced racers the skills and knowledge needed to participate and excel
in adventure races. The camp is also ideal for adventurers who may
not be not interested in racing but in adventure travel and for those
preparing for mountaineering, backpacking, or canoe trips.
The camp will be held on Friday, March 28, – Sunday, March 30,
The focus of the camp is on fixed ropes (rappelling, ascending, Tyrolean
traverses, zip lines), rock climbing, navigation with map
and compass, mountain biking and canoe and kayak paddling.
Fixed ropes instruction will focus on safety, equipment, knots,
and communication with plenty of hands on experience in the field with rappelling, ascending, and traversing on fixed ropes and rock
climbing. The rappels, ascents, and climbs are on cliffs over 100’ high and traverses of over
Navigation instruction is presented
in a classroom setting with an outstanding Power Point Presentation
followed by an extensive field exercise in a small group setting at the
Mississippi Palisades State Park in Savanna. Buses will provide
transportation to the Park.
Paddle instruction will include a
presentation on clothing selection, safety precautions, paddle
selection, boat and hauling method selection, boat ergonomics, paddle
stroke techniques to include forward and control, reading water/line
selection, teamwork/communication, drafting/wake riding techniques,
navigation, and setting up the boat. Skill stations on the
Mississippi River will allow participants to practice strokes, boat
control and turning, drafting/wake riding, and turning in and out of
The highlight of the camp is
the LIGHTNING STRIKES 8 hour sprint
adventure race on Sunday featuring land navigation, mountain biking,
canoeing, caving and multiple fixed ropes. The race will feature
two divisions, competitive and recreational. In the competitive
teams of two or three coed or same gender racers will compete.
Coed and same gender teams of 3 will be attempting to qualify for the USARA National
Championship. Prizes will be awarded to the winners in
the competitive race for both the coed and same gender divisions. The winner of the
three person coed competitive division will receive a
$400 voucher towards the USARA National Championship Race. In
addition, the top four, three person coed teams will qualify for the race. The
LIGHTNING STRIKES Adventure Race is an excellent opportunity to
qualify early in the season! The recreational race will run the
same course as the competitive race. It will be a 4 hour race and
approximately 25 miles in length. This race is run at your own
pace and will feature all of the ropes events. It will start at
the same time as the competitive 8 hour race.
The cost of the camp includes Friday night seminars,
all day Saturday classroom and field instruction, fixed ropes and
rigging, canoes, use of a limited number of kayak paddles and PFD's, Friday and Saturday night lodging in cabins at Camp Benson, a
Saturday morning buffet breakfast, a Saturday evening buffet meal, a Sunday morning
light buffet breakfast,
insurance, prize drawings for valuable gear donated by our generous
sponsors, the 8 hour LIGHTNING STRIKES adventure race, and a certificate of
Active Endeavors will be at the camp and
will have all the
required rope gear for sale along with headlamps, shoes, clothing other
accessories available. All gear sold at the camp will be
The High Profile Adventure Camp's
are all experienced adventure racers and adventurers. Each is highly skilled with
backgrounds and expertise in the topics and disciplines presented.
The camp is presented by Gerry
Voelliger, Director of the Thunder Rolls Adventure Race and
Captain of Team ENViROMARK - Orthopaedic Specialists.
2014 scheduled presenters include
Gerry Voelliger, Ron Stonitsch, and Robyn Benincasa. Additional
presenters may be announced in the future.
The High Profile Adventure Camp and
Lightning Strikes Adventure Race are sanctioned by the United States Adventure Racing
Association. The camp is one of the only camps geared towards adventure
racing held nationwide in 2014 and
by far the least expensive and the best value!!
The Lightning Strikes Adventure
Race is a regional qualifier for the USARA National Championship.
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