This weekend will focus on forest orienteering technique. Each training session will have a specific aim, clarified by the coaches before, and discussed in groups of similar abilities after. This camp is intended for adult orienteers who have, at a minimum, some experience with orienteering and are looking at improving their skills. Participants must already belong to an orienteering club. Sorry - no beginners/ new members.
Thanks to everyone who filled out the Training Camp Survey, this information will be used to shape the details of the some of the sessions.
|Saturday||11:00 am||Francis King Park||Relocation exercise|
|12:30 pm||Francis King Park||Attackpoint exercise|
Control descriptions / confidence, several controls near each other with no numbers
|5:00 pm||Juan de Fuca||Flow, working on bearings / looking up|
|6:30 pm||Juan de Fuca Golf Club||Saturday Night Social and Presentations|
|Sunday||9:00 am||Royal Roads University||Control picking exercise, working on control taking system|
|10:30||Royal Roads University||Simplification exercise|
|1:00 pm||Francis King||Race / bringing things together training (+ redo course from day before)|
|3:00 pm||Wrap Up|
Saturday Night Social Details - the Kinsmen Club House at the Juan de Fuca Golf Course (located in Colwood near the Westshore Rec Centre) has been booked for a catered supper. Along with some fine dining you can also enjoy an excellent opportunity to discuss orienteering techniques with some presentations by our very experienced coaches. (cost $20 to cover food and facility rental)
This evening will include Informal talks / discussion on:
- Map symbols - unique features and simplifcation
- Orienteering "systems" - control taking, relocating...
Costs: $50 for the 2-day camp or $30 per day, $20 for Saturday Night Social/Presentations
Registration: Sorry - registration is now closed. We have had close to 40 people register. Go to Zone 4 Registrations and click Confirmation List to see who is coming.
Latest Updates (2 Apr 2013):
We have added a Locations map of all of the training sites that will be used. An email will be sent out to all registered participants by Thursday 4 Apr to provide more info on where to meet, timings etc. Also keep checking here for more information or updates to be posted. If you are coming from out-of-town and still looking for accommodations, one of the local hotels is providing a group discount. Please see details below.
See you at the training camp, this weekend!!
The Robin Hood motel is giving us a discount for this training camp. This motel is relatively central to all of the training sessions.
2 queen + kitchen = $64 per night (based on 2 ppl, +$5 per additional person)
1 queen = $52 per night for 1 or $54 per night for 2
2 doubles = $54 per night (2 ppl, +$5 per additional person)
Phone: 1 800 434-8835
Quote 'orienteering group' when calling to book.