Orienteering June Session




Welcome to another orienteering season! This spring, SaskOutdoors and the Saskatchewan Orienteering Association will offer an Orienteering for Kids and Youth program in Saskatoon with four sessions (1 session/week) starting May 31.

We will offer the following two levels:

Level 1: Beginners ages 5-9. This level includes games to help kids learn map symbols and cardinal directions. We will also do lots of treasure hunts to help children learn to use a map. We will use a compass to find cardinal directions, but this level will not require children to use a compass while navigating. Parent/guardian participation is mandatory for children under 8 years of age.

Level 2: Children 8 years or older, who have taken level 1 or who have other background knowledge in orienteering. Children who are 10 years or older will have the opportunity to start directly at level 2 even if they are beginners because they are likely to learn the basics covered in level 1 quite quickly and they are old enough to learn to use a compass. In this level we will review map symbols and cardinal directions, but we will focus on learning to navigate more complex terrain using a compass. Parent participation is welcomed, but not required.

The orienteering sessions will be held at Gabriel Dumont Park, Diefenbaker Park and Chief Whitecap Park. The specific location for each week will be sent to registered participants.

The registration fee is $45 per child which includes an annual membership ($10) for the Saskatchewan Orienteering Association. Saskatchewan Orienteering Association members (including returning program participants) and SaskOutdoors members are able to register for $35. Sibling discounts are available as well. Please note that you are able to register several children on the same registration form as long as they are registering for the same session. Saskatchewan COVID restrictions will be monitored closely and will be followed at all times. Sessions are currently capped at 8 participants, but this may change.  

Please contact us if you have any questions at orienteering@saskoutdoors.org

Register Now:
Level One:
Monday 1-2pm

Wednesdays 6-7pm

Sundays 1:15-2:15pm (starting June 6)

Level Two:
Tuesdays 6:30-7:30pm

Wednesdays 1-2pm

Sundays 6:30-7:30pm (starting June 6)

 


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