Orienteering Skills Camp 2019
Improve your orienteering skills at our camp on the weekend of May 24 to 26 .
The Edmonton Overlanders will be hosting the 2019 Alberta Orienteering skills development camp. We want to encourage people of all ages and all skill levels to participate, from beginner to expert. Whether you wish to be competitive or just want outdoor fun finding the controls, this camp is for you.
We are excited to have Astrid and Jeppe, the Danish Junior National Team coaches, to lead the activities for advanced and intermediate orienteers.
Accommodation for the camp will be at the Strathcona Wilderness Centre Lodge located on Range Road 212, 4 km south of the Yellowhead Hwy, 24 km east of the Beverly Bridge. The skill development sessions will be at the nearby Blackfoot Recreation Area and, for some of the intermediate and advanced activities, at the Redwater Natural Area. It will be possible to attend the sessions without sleeping at the Wilderness Center, though doing that would miss out on some of the fun. The “live in” setting maximizes the opportunities for getting to know other orienteers and learn from each other.
Accommodation will be in the main lodge, limited to about 33 places. If we fill 33 spots, those who registered first will have the option of changing to a rustic bunkhouse (sleeps 8) or possibly tent camping.
Note: pre-registration is required for all options by May 10th, so that we can be prepared with enough maps, helpers, food etc.
Registration now open
To attend the camp you must be a member of an orienteering club. If you are not already a member , there is a link on the registration page to purchase a membership in EOOC or FWOC.
Whole weekend: Adult $160, Junior** (under 21) $65, includes:
- Friday evening snack and games.
- Saturday breakfast, lunch and dinner, morning and afternoon skills development sessions, evening fun activity.
- Sunday breakfast and lunch, morning skill development activity and afternoon event plus debriefing by coaches.
- Friday & Saturday nights accommodation at the Wilderness centre, either in the lodge or in unheated rustic bunkhouse (sleeps 8) or tent camping.
- ** Juniors under 16 must be accompanied by a parent (or two)
Saturday only: Adult $50, Junior** (under 21) $20, includes Saturday morning and afternoon skills development sessions and lunch.
**Juniors under 16 must be accompanied by a parent (or two)
Sunday only: Adult $50, Junior** (under 21) $20, includes Sunday morning skills development sessions, lunch, and afternoon event, plus debriefing by coaches.
** Juniors under 16 must be accompanied by a parent (or two) .
Astrid Ank Jørgensen, has a bachelor degree in Sport Science from Aarhus University, and has worked as junior national coach for 2 years. From 14-16 years old she was on the youth national team and won a gold medal at EYOC 2008 in Switzerland in the relay. From 17-19 years old she was on the junior national team and went to JWOC, in Denmark 2010.
Sample of the Redwater Natural Area map