Camp Archive

Dreamchasers Stage Racing Camps

with Lisa Smith-Batchen & Jay Batchen

lisa_jayJay Batchen &
Lisa Smith Batchen

Co-owners of Dreamchasers Outdoor Adventure Club, LLC
The Official Marathon des Sables Representative for the USA

This might sound crazy, but I had never given any thought to running technique. My approach to running had always been to run as hard as possible for as long as possible. I can’t believe how much I learned–and how quickly. After a short period of time, I’m running further (and am able to walk the next morning!)

– Ted Archer
MDS Camper

“Out of shape and exhausted I arrived at camp thinking I would return to work with sore quads, blistered toes and be even more tired… I’m so glad I was wrong! With Lisa, Jay and Mike’s instruction and guidance on correct running techniques, and learning the value of power-walking, I was refreshed and ready to go after returning home! The information and details on gear, nutrition and other tips were extremely helpful for Marathon des Sables.

– Georgia Stansell
MDS Camper

If you are interested in additional details about our next stage racing camp, please contact Lisa at info [at]

And have a look at feedback we received from previous camps*, which we hosted with our good friend and endurance athlete extraordinaire Marshall Ulrich.