HHS XC Paws Up Team Camp

Our site may not be quite as posh as the Resort at Paws Up (right next door), but it’s the company you camp with that makes the adventure meaningful and memorable. Every Bengal runner is expected to attend camp. This is a great team building opportunity and a great way to get to know each other, whether eating, running, star-gazing, collaborating on skits or playing games.

When: Tuesday, Aug. 16-Thursday, Aug. 18

  • Leave: 8 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16 from HHS
  • Return: 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18 at HHS

Where: Lubrecht Experimental Forrest

Who: All Bengal XC runners are expected to attend.

Transportation: Runners will travel to the camp via a First Student school bus.

Lodging: Runners will sleep in boxcars and cabins.

What to Bring

  • Gift (wrapped, worth $5-10 for team gift exchange)
  • Running gear for three days (wear running gear Tuesday, and pack two more days worth)
  • Running shoes
  • Spikeless racing shoes/flats for time trial if that’s what you prefer
  • Extra socks
  • Warm sweats and sweatshirt/jackets for chilly mountain nights
  • Rain jacket
  • Hat/beanie
  • Sandals
  • Sleeping bag
  • Pillow
  • Flashlight
  • Water bottle
  • Swimsuit
  • Towel
  • Toiletries (small sizes): Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Deodorant, Soap, Shampoo, Conditioner
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug Repellent
  • Energy and Enthusiasm

Tentative Plans


Recovery Run

We will enjoy a recovery run and hill sprints along the Blackfoot River. After the run, runners can swim in the river and enjoy a snack, before we drive the last leg of the trip to camp.


Boys and Girls: Individual/Team/Core Values/Culture/Roles

Team Game/Activity: Kickball/Volleyball

Skit Instructions, Team Formation and Practice

Free Time

Ice Cream Social and Gift Exchange


Lunch: Make Your Own Sandwich/Other

Dinner: Burgers/Dogs


Trail RUN

We plan to do a steady morning run of varying distances on the trails that surround the camp. We will follow that with core, strength and mobility at camp, and a nourishing breakfast.


Boys and Girls: Fears/Expectation/Safe Space to Explore

Team Game/Activity: Ladder Ball Tourney

Boys and Girls:
Goals – Process to Outcome

Free Time

Dessert and Team Skits


Breakfast: Egg Bake and other options

Lunch: Make Your Own Sandwich/Leftovers

Dinner: Lasagna



We will start the day with the Red and White 2-Mile Time Trial on the path that circles the camp. We will do the August Trail Race (fundraiser) that evening in Helena as a lite shakeout/recovery.


Red and White Team Time Trial (2 miles)

Team Game/Activity: TBD

Boys and Girls:
Relax and Reflect


Camp Clean-Up: Cabins, Kitchen, Etc.


Breakfast: Assorted Options; Bagels, etc.

Lunch: Make You Own Sandwich/Leftovers