Orienteering Victoria’s junior training camp will be held in the coming school holidays, 24-26 June. This year the camp will be based in Creswick (near Ballarat, so rug up!).

NOTE: AWOC is affiliated with Orienteering Victoria and thus this camp is open to all juniors in our region, including those from Albury and surrounds.

The juniors love this camp – this is the best way to get juniors excited about orienteering! There’s nothing better than being around a great group with similar passion and participating in three days of orienteering activities. The camp is very well run, with quality accommodation, a variety of training exercises and top-level coaching. Most importantly, it’s great fun – the kids really do enjoy it!

Further information below or contact the club for more details (info@awoc.org.au).

NOTE: Registration for the camp closes Monday, 5th June.

The following is copied from Orienteering Victoria:

Victorian Junior Squad Camp 2023 June 24-26: Great training, excellent maps and a fun weekend for all juniors.

We are pleased to announce the annual Junior Squad Training Camp will be based at Creswick this year, planned for the first weekend of the June school holidays. The camp is open to all juniors but training will be aimed at those of secondary school age. Our cosy modern accommodation is located close to the training venues, check out the photos on eventor.

The camp starts on Saturday morning with training on (WA like) granite terrain at the nearby Mt Beckworth. Saturday evening will be a chance to settle in and socialise. Sunday will be an opportunity to run in the Ballarat Winter Series event on the renowned gold miming terrain of the Nerrina map, with other training activities planned here for the day. After an early dinner we have an exciting option of some night training that everyone will be able to try. Monday morning will include some sprint training before the camp concludes in the afternoon.

The camp is intended for all juniors and their families, and especially for those juniors aiming for selection in the Victorian schools team travelling to the Australian Championships later in the year. Juniors attending the camp need to be accompanied by an adult (parent or nominated carer), and there will be training options suitable for the adults as well. The training will suit those who do moderate courses and above, novices are welcome but will need to be assisted by a parent.

The cost of the camp will be between $100-120 per person with meals self-catered. In support of our juniors and their families, Orienteering Victoria is providing a large contribution to off-set the full cost (for accommodation, maps, etc).

Attendance for all days is strongly encouraged. Many former squad members rate the weekend as a great experience. We hope to see all our current and new juniors involved this year.