Organizer: Jeff Teutsch (Coach)

We are partnering with Central New York Orienteering to host our 5th annual Spring Training Weekend. The weekend will be about 0.5 hours north of Syracuse and 2.5-3 hrs from Ottawa.

What follows is the latest update on from May 6th. Apologies to all who noticed that we are two and a half months behind with our update and have been asking about the event.

The full weekend includes one evening training session and a presentation on Friday, 2 training sessions and evening activities on Saturday, and 2 sessions on Sunday. Sunday morning's session is combined with a four course (Novice/white, Intermediate/orange, and two lengths of advanced courses (green and red) event at the Salmon River Fish Hatchery. That event is open to everyone regardless of registering for the weekend and will have on site registration. The rest of the camp is open to orienteers who consider themselves to be at an intermediate level or higher. The camp schedule also includes a couple of group meals and very fun social weekend.

We will have coaches working with 4 groups:

  • Intermediate level
  • Advanced level
  • Train to Train Program
  • National Team/High Performance Level

Schedule

The following schedule is tentative (as of May 6th).

Start Time End Time Item Location
Friday
18:00 19:00Orienteering simulation training (this is a running session with map reading) Hidden Acres Campground
19:30 20:30 Potluck style dinner
Hidden Acres Campground
20:30 21:15 Presentation on orienteering training Hidden Acres Campground
Saturday
9:30 11:00 Compass / directional control training exercise
Klondike State Forest
11:00 13:30 break and lunch - up to participants
13:30 15:00 Contour training exercises Klondike State Forest
15:00 20:00 Free afternoon for activities and dinner*
20:00 21:00 Stretching Hidden Acres Campground
Sunday
10:00 11:30 Sunday meet registration Salmon River Fish Hatchery
10:30 11:30 Sunday meet Start Window Salmon River Fish Hatchery
11:30 14:00 Post-race refreshments available Salmon River Fish Hatchery

14:00 Courses close Salmon River Fish Hatchery
11:30 13:30 break and lunch - up to participants Salmon River Fish Hatchery
13:30 14:30 Fish Hatchery Relay Training Salmon River Fish Hatchery

* If there is interest we can help coordinate group activities and dinner plans on Saturday afternoon evening.

Accommodation

We encourage participants to stay at the Hidden Acres Campground which is just 1100m from the start of both exercises on Saturday (see the pin on the location map for the location of the campground). Hidden Acres will also be the site of Friday's potluck dinner and Saturday evenings stretching session. The campground has a rec hall that we have reserved for evening activities. There are also full washroom and shower facilities.

You can book a tent site at Hidden Acres by calling +1 315-625-7110. When booking a site provide them with your name and let them know you are with the orienteering group for the Orienteering Ottawa event on June 7-9th. If no one picks up the phone (they are a small family run campground) you can simply leave your information on the answering machine.

The price is $25 (USD) per tent site per night and payment is cash or cheque on arrival (no debit or credit cards). They will do their best to group us all in neighbouring sites.

If you do not want to camp you are, of course, welcome to find yourself your own accommodation nearby.

Food

You will need to provide your own breakfasts and packed lunches (to eat on site between morning and afternoon training sessions). We will provide additional water at all training sessions though not enough to be everyone's sole source of water. On Sunday morning after the event there will cookies and fruit post-race.

On Friday evening we will coordinate a potluck dinner at Hidden Acres Campground. Saturday night the dinner options are up to the participants to coordinate.

Costs

When you register you will have the option to register for Saturday, Sunday or the full weekend. The full weekend option includes both Saturday and Sunday's training as well as Friday evening's activities. Orienteering Ottawa and CNYO members will get a discounted rate. Note that registration fees will be in Canadian Dollars.

Fees are as follows. These fees are in Canadian dollars and do not include an online registration system fee.

Orienteering Ottawa club members' get a discounted rate. Orienteering Ottawa Club members that have a season's pass get a further $10 off if they are participating on Sunday morning (i.e. for Sunday and full weekend options).

Options

Club members

Non-members

Full weekend

$ 85.00

$ 100.00

Saturday

$ 45.00

$ 50.00

Sunday*

$ 45.00

$ 50.00

Family max

$ 200.00

$ 240.00

Season pass Sunday discount

-$ 10.00

Registration

Registration is available here.

Registration will close Wednesday June 5th.

Note that this year registration will be capped at 70 people.

There is a 'who's coming' list available here.


Please e-mail programs@ottawaoc.ca if you have any questions.


Location

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