25th Annual
Sequoia Running Camp
August 8-15, 2010

Camp Cost: $350

Checks Payable to: Explorer Post 2237

Mail to: 
Jim McCarthy
3811 Monroe Avenue
San Diego, CA  92116

Camp Cost Includes:

•Gourmet food served up all day by our fabulous new cooking staff

•Unbeatable campsite accommodations in a beautiful area of Sequoia National Park

•Transportation to, from, and around the park.

•Awards, gift merchandise, and some great campfire raffle prizes allo week long.

•The now “infamous” camp sweatshirt with a new 2010 embroidered logo.


•Beautiful backcountry runs along mountain trails that climb above 9000 feet.

•Many runs and activities through and among the Earth’s largest living things:  The Giant Sequoia

•Swimming and hiking along the crystal clear  beautiful lakes and rivers of the High Sierras.

•Fun activities throughout the day.

•Great food and campground facilities in the heart of the Giant Forest and its wildlife.

•Expert running advice and experience from some of California’s most accomplished runners.

•The “best” hill training in the Western U.S.

(click here for a simple list of the essentials. Try not to bring any more than this. We simply have no room for it.)
30 Largest Giant Sequoias
Cool stuff here. Do some research on this subject before coming up to camp. Amaze your friends, win bets, see for yourself.

Downloadable Forms:

•Printable Information Sheet

•Permission Form

Camp Rules/Regulations

Driving Instructions


Jim McCarthy  tel: 619-206-9814: Coached (with Dale Fleet) University City HS girls to 6 CIF cross country titles in ’98, ’00, ’01, ’02, '06, '07. UCHS boys team in 2002 finished 1st in CIF and 2nd at State Championships. Also coached two Footlocker Finalists (Riley Booker '04 and Sheree Shea '08) and Mac Fleet, California State Champion and USATF Junior National 1500 meter champion.


Dale Fleet:  California State Champion in 1971 at 2 miles (8:53).  Assistant Coach at University City HS since 1998.  Nicknamed “Papa Toad”, he was one of the founding members of the Jamul Toads, the elite runners at the beginning of the running scene in San Diego.

Joe Rubio:  1992/1996 Olympic Trials Marathon qualifier.  2:18:06 PR.  29:44 10k PR.  He is co-owner of a national running store, a nationally recognized coach of several world-class athletes, and is a regular contributor to Runner’s World and Running Times magazines.

Kevin McCarthy: HS and Junior Olympic Coach since 1980. His JO teams have produced over 100 All-Americans and 5 National Champions. In 2009, his Junior Olympic Boys Cross Country Team won the USATF National Championship.

Steve Boaz:  Head XC/Distance Coach at San Luis Obispo HS since 1987.  A Southern Section Coach-of-the-Year, he led his boys to the individual and team State Championship in 2003.

Mike Rouse:  One of the great Ultramarathoners in San Diego, Mike has won several 100 milers, and finished 2nd at the Cuyamaca One Day, running 124 miles in 24 hours. He competes this summer in his first Ironman Triathlon at lake Placid, NY.

Kim Rouse:  Kim remains one of San Diego’s finest masters runners, having qualified for several U.S. Olympic Trials at the marathon distance.  She is currently an age group leader in her new event, triathlons, where she is the reigning World Half-Ironman Champion in the 50+ age group. WOW!

Important Camp Information:

Fir Group Campground, Sequoia National Forest. Fir Group is managed by the California Department of Land Management.

CLICK HERE for a link to the Fir Group site.

We are staying at Fir Group Campground. Stony Creek Lodge is literally right across the street.  There is a pay phone at Stony Creek for calling out.  Cell phones DO NOT work in the park. There are no relay stations in the park.

Travel Plans (see info sheet for more details):  Aug 8 @UCHS 5:00 a.m.

Meet at University City High School at 5:00 a.m. on Sunday, August 8 in front of the main office.  We will have spaces with seat belts for every participant, and trailer space for extra gear.  Try not to overpack (see What to Bring list on home page).

Permission Forms

Camp Rules/Regulations (copy and sign)

Every participant must have a signed permission form completed and on file with the camp director.  If you do not have this on August 8, you will not be going.  Please be sure this is taken care of.