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Orienteering Kids Program

Posted on January 25th, 2019 by Oliver

We are pleased to announce our new youth orienteering program for boys and girls 10 to 14 years old. Over the course of 8 weeks participants will enjoy the outdoor adventures of exploring trails, finding objects, and cross country running while learning some map reading and navigation skills.

Think of it as Geocaching to a whole new level of skill and fitness. We have designed the program with the following broad goals for participants, all taught through a variety of activities and exercises designed to keep kids moving and engaged:

  • To make friends.
  • To enjoy being outdoors and in the woods and exploring, playing, and running in the woods and other ‘wild’ environments both on and off trail.
  • After one or two seasons, they should be able to confidently navigate around novice level orienteering courses and more challenging park courses.
  • To improve their physical fitness, running, and agility.

Location: Earl Bales Park

Age group: 10 - 14 years 

Date: Every Wednesday at 6:00PM starting March 27th for 8 weeks. The program will end on May 15th with our School Race.

Please send us an email if you are interested in joining the program.