Camp & Race Details...
Directions to Camp Benson
Info. and Directions - The Quad City International Airport in
Moline, Illinois is recommended. Camp Benson is 1:30 away. From the
Airport take I-74 east to I-80. North on I-80 to I-88 eastbound. Go
north at exit 26 on IL-78. Continue on IL-78 to Mt. Carroll.
Strikes 8 Hour Results
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED!
Camp and Race -$240/adult and $120 for
children for Friday night seminars, all day Saturday classroom and field
instruction, fixed ropes and rigging, Friday and Saturday night lodging in cabins at Camp Benson, a
Saturday morning buffet breakfast, a Saturday evening buffet meal, a Sunday morning buffet breakfast,
insurance, prize drawings for valuable gear donated by our generous
sponsors, the 8 hour LIGHTNING STRIKES adventure race, and a certificate of
Race Only - $150/person for Saturday night
lodging, Saturday evening buffet meal, Sunday morning buffet breakfast,
insurance, ropes and rigging, custom maps, and
after race refreshments.
Rental Gear - $30 for harness,
carabineers, ATC, ascenders, and slings.
or call 563-370-5235
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High Profile Adventures L.L.C.
Annual High Profile Adventure Camp
YMCA Camp Benson - Mt. Carroll, Illinois
April 7 - 9, 2017
The one and only, and longest
running adventure racing camp in the United States, 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, rock climbing, backpacking, or canoe trips.
The focus of the camp is on learning and practice in the adventure
racing skills of fixed ropes (rappelling, ascending, Tyrolean
traverses, zip lines), rock climbing, and navigation with map
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.
PARENTS...The camp is
a wonderful opportunity to get your children involved in adventure
racing. Last year alone there were more than 20 parents with their
children learning, sharing, and competing side by side. As always,
children pay only 1/2 the registration price.
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
division, Solo racers and 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 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.
2017 scheduled presenters
include Gerry Voelliger, Ron Stonitsch, April Hernann, Ellie Hernann,
and Robyn Benincasa
The Keynote Speaker for the 2017 Camp
is 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 Hip Replacements
from Osteoarthritis, on the Advisory Board of the 2015 Primal Quest
and Founder and CEO of Project Athena.
For the 7th 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.
Click on the above picture to access
the gallery by John Morris Photography.
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
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get the latest race up-dates, find teammates, discuss gear, and meet
The Lightning Strikes Adventure Race is a
2016 United States Adventure Racing Associated sanctioned event and a
qualifier for the National Championship Race. As one of the
original promoters, High Profile Adventures L.L.C. is proud to continue
it's participation in what is the largest adventure racing series in
North America. Register your team for regional and national
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