2022 BASE Camp FLORIDA

Clermont Florida: 2/17/22 - 2/20/22 or 2/24/22-2/27/22

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR WEEK 1 (2/17-2/20/22)

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR WEEK 2 (2/24-2/27/22)

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR BOTH WEEKS (2/17-2/27/22)

"Base Camp was just what my soul needed this week. I can’t say it any better then Bret! This is my tribe, this is my family, this is MY TEAM!

 

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Thank you to all my Teamies who made it such an amazing camp, and to Matt, Lauralee, Jay, Rachel and all of you behind the scenes that do what you do to bring this big crazy family together! And to Bret for the 🌮 truck! #tacosarelife"


IMPORTANT - COVID RESTRICTIONS AND CONCERNS

SAFETY IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING FOR OUR TEAM MEMBERS, SO THE FOLLOWING PROTOCOLS MUST BE ADHERED TO

  • CAMPERS MUST ADHERE TO ALL FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL GUIDELINES REGARDING FACE MASK USE WHEN IN PUBLIC.
  • YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE IN ANY ACTIVITIES IF YOU ARE SICK
  • ALL CAMPERS MUST SIGN A WAIVER RELEASING BASE AND THE MILLER FAMILY FROM ANY POSSIBLE SICKNESS OR INJURY, YOU ARE ATTENDING THIS CAMP ON YOUR OWN FREE WILL
  • ALL CAMPERS MUST SIGN A USAT WAIVER, AN NTC POOL WAIVER, AND A QUINTANA ROO WAIVER IF THEY ARE RENTING BIKES
  • WE WILL HAVE YELLOW BONDI HEAD BANDS AVAILABLE - IF YOU WEAR THIS YELLOW BAND ANYWHERE UP NEAR YOUR HEAD, IT WILL SIGNIFY TO PLEASE RESPECT YOUR SPACE AND NO HUGGING, HAND SHAKING, OR KISSING (STEVE) OF THIS PERSON
  • YES, THE PRICE HAS INCREASED SLIGHTLY AS WE ARE TAKING SAFETY MEASURES TO INSURE COVID RESTRICTIONS ARE ADHERED TO IN 2022
  • YOU WILL BE PROVIDED WITH YOUR OWN BAG OF HYDRO FOR THE WEEK - BASE WILL NOT BE PROVIDING ANY SHAREABLE DRINK COOLERS
  • ALL SCHEDULED GROUP EVENTS WILL BE HELD OUTDOORS EXCEPT FOR FRIDAY BOWLING AND SUNDAY CARRABBAS DINNER. 
  • PLEASE PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE

 

Before I get started, the two most important things about BASE Camp Florida.

  1. In 2022 Lauralee, Finn, Scout and I will be down there for a month. We will have the entire family participating in everything
  2. Finn will be joining us on some of the bike rides and runs.

This is a FUN FOCUSED camp where you get to meet and spend time with your other BASE Teammates. This is a social camp for people who like to drink wine, have fun, and train a little. This is not an ego camp go crush the person next to you. Except when we are doing some sets in the pool. Then it's game on.

Event details and schedule

Camp Cost: - Registration will open November 15th.

  • $199 - register by December 31, 2021
  • $249 - register January 1 - January 31, 2022
  • No registrations after January 31st - we have to ship all items to camp and notify the pool, bowling alley, and clubhouse as to how many people will be attending due to covid restrictions
  • Camp is for BASE team members, friends of BASE Team Members, and  Members of Partner Teams

Includes: Group led training sessions. 1 BASE Camp T-Shirt. 1 bag of BASE Hydro. Swim lane reservation. Catered Dinner on Thursday and Saturday. Bowling Alley Lanes on Friday. - if you decide not to eat with the group or Bowl with the group, I am sorry but we are not able to refund you the difference. 

We are trying to provide these camps to our BASE team members as economically as possible, but in doing so we have to prevent everyone signing up and canceling at the last minute. Hence the reason for a small fee. We need to provide accurate numbers to the pool in order for us to have lane reservations. The National Training Center which is hosting our swim workouts charges $20 / camper per day. Hence that is where the bulk of your registration money is applied. We are also bringing in coaches to assist and help. If you register and at the last minute you cannot attend, you will NOT receive a refund on your payment or the product as we will have had to use the money to secure non refundable lane space in the pools. You DO have the ability to transfer your registration to someone else if you are not able to attend. I set this up in Active so that you can do it.

 

We are sorry but there are NO discounts. The pool charges us the full amount. We are not able to tell them "well we only had 96 swimmers in the water today and not 100, so can we get a $20 / person discount"

 

This camp will be a ZONE 1 effort camp where we have fun and get in some fun mileage. We will be swimming for 90 minutes for the 3 of the 4 days. We will never do anything harder than a Zone 2 effort. Except for some sprints in the pool. We will do some climbing at Sugar Loaf mountain. It's a big hill.

 

If you go to Air BNB, you will see a lot of homes for rent about 10 minutes away from the NTC. This is where we should all stay, in the same neighborhood.

Most workouts will be at or start / finish at the National Triathlon Training Center (NTC)

The address is:

1935 Don Wickham Drive. Clermont, FL 34711

You will fly into Orlando International Airport. It is about a 30 minute drive. You will want to leave Clermont 3 hours before your flight on Sunday. Due to Disney, you want to get to the airport no less than 2 hours early. Trust me.

Training Schedule: All workouts are optional, below is what is scheduled. NOTHING HARD. ALL FUN.

    • Wednesday

      • 5:00 - 8:00 pm - welcome party / packet pickup at Home BASE - this is where you will retrieve your mask, t shirt, turn in waivers, and pick up Hydro

    • Thursday

      • 7:30 - Arrive at pool

        • 8:00 - 9:30 - Group 1 Will Swim

        • 8:00 - 8:40 - Group 2 Will Run

        • 9:30 - 11:00 - Group 2 Will Swim

        • 10:00 - 10:40 - Group 1 Will Run

      • 11:00 - 12:30 - Break - lunch on your own.  Meet other people.  Restaurants all around

      • 1:00 - 3:00 - Bike. Nothing too hard. Just fun group ride. Flat.

      • 6:00 - dinner as a group at Home BASE, Olive Garden, Pre Boxed Meals

      • 7:00 - Social at Home BASE

      • Friday

        • 7:30 - Arrive at pool

        • 8:00 - 9:30 - Group 1 Will Swim

        • 8:00 - 9:00 - Group 2 Will Do Yoga in the grass with Karen (Or Stretch, or sleep in)

        • 9:30 - 11:00 - Group 2 Will Swim

        • 10:00 - 11:00 - Group 1 Will Do Yoga in the grass with Karen (Or Stretch, or sleep in)

      • 11:00 - 12:00 - Break - lunch on your own.  Meet other people.  Restaurants all around

      • 12:30 - 3:30 - Bike / Run Workout with hills for bike. Climb A hill, Eat a Taco, Run, multiple times.

      • 3:30 - 6:00 - Break, Dinner On Your Own

      • 6:00 - 9:00 - Team Cosmic Bowling - Wear your BEST COSTUME - 

    • Saturday

      • 8:00 - Bike: however long you would like to ride. We will be split into groups. Meet at Waterfront Park.  330 3rd St, Clermont, FL 34711

      • ALL RIDES ARE ON VAN FLEET TRAIL, OUT AND BACK

      • Group 1 - 2 Hours out, 2 Hours Back

      • Group 2 - 1.5 Hours out, 1.5 Hours Back

      • Group 3 - 1 Hour Out, 1 Hour Back

      • Group 4 - Follow Meehan to the Restaurant, get food, hang out, Ride Back

 

      • 5:00 - dinner as a group at Home BASE, Catered - Mexican

      • 6:00 - Social, recap of how the camp is going so far.

  • Sunday

    • 8:00 - Run: However long you would like to run. We will do this at Famous Clermont Clay Trail (10 mile loop or out and back)

    • 11:00 - 12:30 - swim, optional at the pool

    • 1:00 - 5:00 - hang out at the beach at the lake with paddle boards

    • 6:00 - group dinner at Carraba's for those of you who are still in town

    • 7:00 - recap of the weekends events

Swim:
We will be putting in 2,500 - 3,500 yards per swim workout. Thursday, Friday and Sunday. - you are not required to go this far. Most of our sets will be 25's, 50's and a few 100's. You will be in a lane with people of your speed. We have 21 lanes reserved. So we will not be crowded.

Bike:

  • We will Ride Thursday, Friday and Saturday. We will not ride Sunday.
  • Ride leaders will lead their speed groups. Within the group, it is a NO DROP RIDE. Period. Meaning, if someone in your group get's a flat, the ENTIRE GROUP STOPS TO HELP. There will be one hammer group, but that is it. These are social rides to get to know one another.

Run: Our runs will never be hard. No track. No speedwork. Fun social runs. Friday will be exciting and different, but we will never race each other running.

 

Campers should arrive Wednesday at any time so they are prepared to go Thursday morning at 7:30 AM. We will do team dinners every night.

The focus of the camp is to train in the morning, have fun in the afternoon / evening and get to know other people.

 

Partners such as Quintana Roo, REV 3 and Normatec will be providing us with demonstrations.

Accommodations:

I HIGHLY recommend that you rent a house with a group of friends. It will save you a ton of money and be a lot more fun. Starting on December 1st, we will start an online type house bid on the Team Facebook Page. Matt will rent a house, and then the first people to pay him via paypal will get into that house. We keep doing this until everyone has a room in a house unless you want to do a hotel. If you can please get together with your friends and arrange your housing, I would be forever grateful. 

If you are going to rent a house with your friends, please rent in the same neighborhood as HOME BASE. Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday night events will be held here.

There are a few homes remaining which are close. Do NOT go all the way down to Disney. These homes here will book fast.

We will have each house outfitted with 2 sets of Normatec boots so you can recover each night.

To Summarize, you have 3 options for housing.

  1. Work with other team members and rent your own house (Easiest on me) - if you do this, email me first so it is in same area
  2. Stay in a BASE house that I start to set up in December
  3. Stay in a Hotel

BIKE RENTAL - This is NOT Set in Stone yet, but highly likely

At the current time, Quintana Roo does not have a rental fleet, so I highly recommend you contact local shops in Clermont Florida and reserve your rental.

What you will need:

Swim: Swim Paddles, Buoy, Goggles, BASE Cap, Great Attitude

Bike: Bike, Helmet, Sunglasses, Sunblock, Shoes, Amazing Attitude

Run: Running Shoes, Run Gear, Sun Block, Great Personality

Nutrition: You will only be provided with one bag of Hydro. I recommend you bring your own training food such as BASE Bars.

 

FAQ'S

  • How do I get into a group house with others?
  • Starting on December 1st, Matt will be on the BASE Team Facebook page and will post houses he rents and then will open up the rooms which you will pay via paypal to him

  • How do I pay for Team Dinners?
  • These are included this year in the camp fee
  • What is Home BASE For camp?
  • HOME BASE is an outdoor venue in the neighborhood of all the houses we rent. It is a community clubhouse with a huge pool deck. We will be on the pool deck Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday.

  • How do I get from airport to Camp?
  • You are responsible for your own transportation from Airport to houses to pool to training. I recommend renting a mini van and sharing with 1 or 2 others. BASE does not provide transportation.
  • Code of Conduct
  • We are all adults. This is a fun camp. In 2019 and 2020, we had a blast. Some people drank very little, some people drank a lot. Please do not do anything that will get anyone in trouble. Unless you're a twin, then you can hop a fence

BELOW ARE SOME STATS FROM 2020 FLORIDA CAMP

 

 

IMPORTANT ADDRESSES

POOL: 1935 Don Wickham Drive. Clermont, FL 34711

CARRABAS: 2240 E HIGHWAY 50, CLERMONT, FL

If you are going to rent a house with your friends, please rent in the same neighborhood as HOME BASE. Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday night events will be held here.


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