Welcome to TROL! 2017-18 Season
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.
Please Pre-register for the camp and TROL season pass here
If you have special needs, please both let us know.
8:15 Arrive - Registration - pick up materials - Donuts, Hot Chocolate, Coffee 8:30 Introduce teachers and students (JOE) 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 (JOE) 2:00 Outside pace count activity (JOE) 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 (JOE) 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 (ADDISON or AIDAN) 6:00 Dinner - Pizza / Social 6:45 Clean up classroom / pack up 7:00 Leave
Juniors (High school and younger) $15
TROL season pass holders - free
Fee includes all course material, maps, lodge rental, and food.
Instructors: Pat Meehan, Mike Minium, Matthew Robbins, Joseph Ratermann
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.