Organizers: Louise Oram (Organizer), Linda Hildebrandt (Organizer), Ted De St. Croix (Coach)

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.


Day Time          Location Activity
Saturday 11:00 am Francis King Park Relocation exercise
  12:30 pm Francis King Park Attackpoint exercise
  3:30pm Highrock Park

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)
Google map
Phone: 1 800 434-8835
Quote 'orienteering group' when calling to book. 



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