FORT DAVIS FITNESS & TRAINING CAMP
Davis Mountains Fitness & Training Camp is designed
for adults who have a desire to participate in physical
activity and experience new challenges. Whether you are
wanting to start a new fitness regimen or you are seeking
a program to enhance your training, Camp will provide you
with various choices and an experienced staff to meet your goals.
Camp also provides opportunities to relax on your cabin
porch, establish long-lasting friendships and escape from
the stresses of your daily life. Camp is as serious as you
make it, but always fun.
In 1980, Jack Jennings ventured out West and created a camp
for runners called the Davis Mountains Running Camp. Within
a few years other activities were introduced to the curriculum
and, in 1984, the name changed to Davis Mountains Fitness
& Training Camp. A year later a nonprofit corporation
was formed to ensure continuity in purpose, programs and
organization. Activities at Camp continue to evolve as new
Camp is held at the Prude Ranch, located approximately six
miles west of Fort Davis on Highway 118. Fort Davis has
a population of approximately 1,050 and will remind you
of the old West town, before the appearance of mega malls
and traffic jams. There are no theme parks, stop lights
or theaters. At an elevation of 5,050 feet, Fort Davis is
the highest town in the state.
Prude Ranch was established over 100 years
ago as a ranch. For the last sixty
years, five generations of the Prude family
have run the ranch as both a guest facility and a
working cattle ranch.
The mile-high altitude provides
cool, pleasant summer days and crisp nights.
August daytime temperatures in the lower 90's, night time
temperatures in the 60's, along with low humidity, provide
a great escape from the typical Texas summer heat.
cyclists have the opportunity to use the area's low-traffic
roads and mountain trails on the ranch. Swimmers have both
an indoor pool on the ranch and the spring fed pool at Balmorhea
State Park. Hiking and other activities are available at
the ranch and at nearby locations.
For information on our staff, please click here.
photo courtesy of Texas
Parks and Wildlife ©
2004, Earl Nottingham
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