Youth Programs Overview
FUNdamentals (6-9 yo)
Our FUNdamentals program is catered to our youngest participants, offered for boys and girls aged 6 to 9 years old. Over the course of 8 weeks participants will learn map-reading and navigation skills and improve their running, agility, and strength, as well as their confidence in and enjoyment of the outdoors.
With a 1:3 or 1:2 ratio of adults to kids, we also provide fun games and activities in a safe wilderness environment in which kids can learn, play, and improve their basic sports skills (running, jumping, etc.).
Learn to Train (9-12 yo)
Our Learn to Train program is our youth orienteering program for boys and girls aged 9 to 12 years old. Over the course of 8 weeks participants will improve their map-reading and navigation skills, running, agility, and strength, as well as their confidence in and enjoyment of the outdoors.
All Learn to Train participants will be guided by an experienced orienteering coach so that after just 1-2 seasons, they should be able to confidently navigate around novice-level orienteering courses. More advanced Learn to Train level participants should be able to successfully navigate intermediate-level orienteering courses (courses that take participants periodically off trails and paths).
Adventure Program (10-18 yo)
Our Adventure Program is our non-competitive orienteering program for boys and girls aged 10 to 18.
The program has been designed for pre-teens and teenagers that are new to orienteering and/or don’t want to be in the competitive Train to Train program but want to continue orienteering past the Learn to Train program.
As a non-competitive program the primary focus is on providing a fun social setting while teaching orienteering skills and providing fun orienteering and adventure sport challenges that push participants’ boundaries.