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Orienteering Training Camp

The Saturday after Thanksgiving a one day intense training program is offered. This consists of a mix of class-room
style instruction coupled with short outdoor activities and courses to reinforce the new knowledge. Plan on spending
a significant portion of the time outside, bring appropriate clothing for the conditions. Interactive quizzes and challenges
will be offered for fun and learning enhancement. Food is also included in the registration. The camp is $15 for students in
high school or younger, $25 for adults, FREE for TROL season pass members. See OCIN Event Schedule Page for current year details and link to register.  
If you have special needs, please both let us know.  

Date: Saturday after Thanksgiving. 2022 will be Nov 26
Boyd Hall - Miami University, Oxford, OH
Western College Drive

Tentative Schedule (schedule, activities, and presenters changes a little each year.)

8:15 - Arrive - Registration - pick up materials - Donuts, Hot
Chocolate, Coffee 8:30 - Introduce teachers and students () 8:45 - Beginner Introduction to Orienteering & Maps (PAT) (What is O', Orient your map, map scale) 9:15 - Beginner (white) course - outside activity (MIKE) 10:00 - Beginner course review / debriefing (MATTHEW) 10:15 - Basic skills - aiming off, handrails, collecting and catching features, attack points (PAT) 11:00 - Intermediate (yellow) course - outside activity (MIKE) 11:45 - Intermediate course review / debriefing (MATTHEW) 12:00 - Basic compass skills (PAT) 12:15 - Outside compass activity (MIKE) 12:30 - Lunch - Sandwiches, drinks, fruit, snacks 1:00 - Intermediate Orienteering Skills - contours (PAT) 1:45 - Distance estimation, measurement and pacing (MIKE) 2:00 - Outside pace count activity (MIKE) 2:30 - Orienteering on campus areas (MATTHEW) 2:45 - Campus micro-sprint - outside activity (MIKE) 3:15 - Campus sprint review and debrief (MATTHEW) 3:30 - Systems of Orienteering (MIKE) 4:00 - Difficult (orange) course - outside activity 4:45 - Difficult course review and debrief (MATTHEW) 5:00 - Advanced strategies and skills (PAT) 5:45 - Making maps (MATTHEW or VLADIMIR) or Junior National Team (DYLAN P, NOA, JASPER?) 6:00 - Dinner - Pizza / Social 6:45 - Clean up classroom / pack up 7:00 - Leave

Juniors (High school and younger) $15
Adults $25
TROL season pass holders - free
Fee includes all course material, maps, lodge rental, and food.

Instructors: Pat Meehan, Mike Minium, Matthew Robbins, and others

The camp is designed to bring a junior orienteer's knowledge up to a level of understanding that will
encourage and compliment further practice and development beyond their current skill set.

Adults are welcome to attend, participate, and assist. Adult attendees should expect that the main focus will be on the youth and may be asked to help with administrative tasks as needed.

To Register:

See OCIN Event Schedule Page for current year details and link to register.

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