ACHIEVE - Youth Triathlon Summer Camp

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ACHIEVE DC celebrates its 8th Anniversary in 2014!  Founded in 2007 with the support of Washington DC's Department of Parks and Recreation it has had six successful years of existence.  The program was launched at Turkey Thicket Recreation Center in the summer of 2007.  The success of the initial year led to expansion over the last five years to four sites in DC.

Camp Dates
Jun 24 - Aug 02, 2013
Race Date
Aug 02, 2013
Deanwood Community Center
Race Location
Deanwood Community Center
49th and Quarles Streets, NE
Washington, DC 20019
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Phone (202) 645-3980
Email achievekidstri@gmail.com
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Turkey Thicket Recreation Center
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Turkey Thicket Recreation Center
1100 Michigan Ave NE
Washington, DC 20017
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Phone (202) 576-9238
Email achievekidstri@gmail.com
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WHUR, the Howard University Radio Show

WHUR, the Howard University Radio Show, came out to ACHIEVE Turkey Thicket and interviewed Director Jeff Horowitz, Coach Monique Major and several of the athletes. Pictured is Jeff with two of the WHUR representatives.

Demetrius Denson received an ACHIEVE All Star Award

At the 2011 ACHIEVE Benefit, Demetrius Denson received an ACHIEVE All Star Award. Demetrius is the DPR facility director for ACHEIVE Benning and for the past three years has gone above and beyond in his support for the program. He is the main reason that athlete outreach and recruitment, as well as camp logisitics are so successful at Benning Park Recreation Center. He is pictured at the Benefit with his award and Molly Quinn, Executive Director.

Guest Coach Program

In 2011, ACHIEVE partnered with a number of community organizations to enhance the Guest Coach Program.  ACHIEVE is planning to continue and improve these partnerships in 2012, as well as support ACHIEVE's Host City Camps in developing their own Guest Coach Program. The 2011 DC Guest Coach Parterns brought the ACHIEVE athletes workshops such as:


Chris Seyoum

Why ACHIEVE is important to me

Chris Seyoum has participated with ACHIEVE Kids Tri for four years in a row.  We asked him to tell us why he keeps coming back each summer:


“ACHIEVE is important to me because it helped me become a better person. They showed me to do the best in everything I do from sports to school work.  Now I love this sport! I was doing good in school but Achieve helped me do better. My test scores increased each year I participated in Achieve. Everyday you learn something new at Achieve. Whether it's nutrition, health, sports, anything.”

Wilson Coles

Why ACHIEVE is important to me

Wilson joined for his first summer with ACHIEVE in 2010 and was such a talented athlete that he came in first overal male athlete for the ACHIEVE Kids Triathlon at the end of his six-weeks of training.  He writes:

“ACHIEVE helped me to build my confidence, develop discipline and endurance.    When I started the triathlon camp, swimming was the area that I needed to improve in the most.  I really needed to work on my form and my endurance.  Coach Derek, encouraged me to push pass my limits. I also have a better understanding about the different food groups and how we have to have a balanced diet.  Overall, I believe ACHIEVE has taught me to be more focused and to be more determined to achieve my goals.”