Mandatory Practice & Team Pictures

The last couple of days have been incredible as our first cross country camp was a huge success! We were blessed with beautiful weather, great food, challenging workouts, supportive friends, and positive attitudes. I am so proud of these runners for their dedication in bettering themselves stride for stride. Thank you parents for your continual support; we plan to continue hosting a cross country camp as a tradition that will strengthen our team each year.

Looking ahead to this week…

Sunday, July 30– Long run meeting at 7 pm at Lyons Park

Tuesday, August 1st– 1st day of mandatory practice for high schoolers. We will be meeting at 7 am at Evergreen HS. Practice will be 7am Tue-Fri this week. If transportation is a concern, please let Coach Schwan or Coach Hesson know so transportation arrangements can be made.

Thursday, August 3rd – Fall sports parent meeting at 6pm in the HS gym. This will be a great chance to meet the new Athletic Director, Eric Simon, and to get information on athlete expectations, required forms, etc.

Saturday, August 5th– Team pictures for high schoolers at 1 pm at Evergreen HS. *Uniforms will be passed out at practice on Friday, August 4th.

Monday, August 7th– 1st day of mandatory practice for middle schoolers- 7 am at Evergreen HS. If transportation is a concern, please let a coach know.

Viking XC Summer Camp Info


As part of our continued work in building the Evergreen Cross Country program, we are holding our inaugural Viking XC Summer Camp this year.  High school athletes will be leaving Evergreen High School on July 25 at 7:00 am and will be traveling to Pokagon State Park by bus. We will be returning to the high school around 7:00 pm on July 27. The cost for camp will be $30 per runner. If you collected pledges for the car wash last year, your fee will be adjusted (Coach Hesson will be letting individuals know).

The goals for camp include:

  1. To strengthen your relationship with your teammates and coaches.
  2. To establish a foundation of training for the upcoming season.
  3. To learn things you may have not known about yourself.
  4. To both have fun and train in a relaxed environment outside of your home.
  5. To be safe in everything you do.
  6. To set goals for your upcoming season.
  7. To learn to work together as a team.

What to bring to camp

  • Sleeping bag/pillow
  • Bug spray/sunscreen
  • Toothbrush/toothpaste
  • Shampoo/soap
  • Sandals/flipflops (shower and hanging out)
  • Running Shoes
  • Beach Towel/Bathing Towel
  • Running clothes (x6 runs)
  • Casual clothes (x3 days)
  • Swimsuit
  • Lawn Chair
  • Flashlight
  • Bicycle (bring to HS)

Paperwork Needed
(Coach Hesson has paper copies or you can print an electronic copy via the links below)

*We are in need of at least 3 parent chaperones!
Primary responsibilities will be to assist with meals and help ensure athletes are safe and accounted for. If you are interested let Coach Hesson or Coach Schwan know. If you are interested in bringing your family to camp, you may call Pokagon to reserve a camp spot. Contact Coach Hesson or Coach Schwan for the campsites the team is using.

Both coaches and athletes are very excited for this opportunity to improve our team and strengthen our program. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Coach Hesson or Coach Schwan.