Shannon Maas plans fitness and athletic camps in Siskiyou County

Bill Choy
Shannon Maas. Photo courtesy of Shannon Maas.

Siskiyou County native Shannon Maas plans to hold three fitness and athletic camps in Mount Shasta this summer.

The dates, times, and location are yet to be determined. Maas said that he will have a better idea of when and where in the near future, depending on the situation with the COVID-19 pandemic.

“These camps are designed with safety first, are challenging, extremely fun, and are life-altering,” he said. “I guarantee you or your child will learn a lifetime of skills in a few short weeks.”

Maas, a 1995 Weed High School graduate, competed in track and field at College of the Siskiyous before moving on to the University of California, Berkeley. He also was the head track and field coach at COS from 2008 to 2014.

Maas is currently the head track and field coach at San Francisco State University, and an elite trainer for FitnessSF Mid-Market, a gym located in the Twitter building headquarters.

He also trains elite level collegiate, high school, Olympic athletes, such as Shannon Rowbury, as well as the everyday person.

Maas said the camps might start as early as mid-May, with each camp meeting about twice a week, with the camp running 5-6 weeks. There is a possibility he may add another 4-5 week block afterward.

There will be a youth camp will be for those 6-12, and an elite camp for ages 13 to college age. He also is planning a camp for adults from ages 18 to 80.

“I want to help create smart, intelligent training and show how to do things correctly,” he said. “I want to help them build a foundation.”

With the youth camp, participants will learn critical patterns, movements, and terminology that will aide them for a fruitful physical life - while having a great time.

“My youth camp will be fun, challenging, and I’ll make sure your kid is ready for nap time,” Maas said.

The ages 13 to college camp will have training, Maas said, that will be aggressive, yet very intelligent, designed to help them excel in their respective sports. The training will help with acceleration, velocity, coordination, proprioception, and other athletic variables.

Maas said he believes the training he will provide will help athletes from all sports with the fundamentals of working out and preparing their bodies for the season.

The adult camp is designed to start slow and will progress at the person’s own speed.

“I’ve designed this camp for longevity, mobility, and to add complexity and difficulty over time,” Maas said.

He said that he has been planning these camps in Siskiyou County for a few years and that the time was right to start them up. Maas hope is for this to be an annual tradition.

“I plan to be up here every year,” he said.

Maas said he wanted to make the camps affordable “because Siskiyou County has given so much to me. It’s time I give back. If the reduced price I decide on is an issue for you and yours, please contact me, and I’ll make it work.” The cost, Maas said, is $100 for 12 sessions, which comes to $8.33 per lesson.

For more information, and to sign p for the camps, go to the Coach Maas Summer Camps Facebook page at

Or, email him at