2019 Programs

The Yukon Orienteering Association strives to offer programs for all ages and abilities.

Junior Programs

The Yukon Orienteering Association's junior programs, Kids Running Wild and Yellow Squad, are full for the year. However, there are regular orienteering meets through the summer—if you want to see what it's all about, the meets are drop in!

For questions about the junior programs, please contact:

c.abbott_90(at)hotmail(dot)com


Adult Programs

Learn to Orienteer Workshop

For information on our annual workshop for beginners please see the Learn to Orienteer Workshop page.

Intermediate Adult

This program is for orienteers with one or more season’s experience who want to improve their skills. Intermediate adults will meet at 19:00 to 20:30 on Monday evening starting May 6. The program cost is $50. Registration will take place at the first session on May 6 or subsequent session. (Membership and event fees are extra —  find the membership and waiver form here).

Instructor: Afan Jones (if you have any questions about this program contact afanjones(at)live(dot)com).

Red Squad

The Red Squad is for advanced orienteers aged 18 and over, as well as competitive adults. The focus of this group is on advanced training and competing. The upper end of this squad is training to win and includes members of Canada's High Performance Program and National Teams. There is an emphasis on both physical and technical training. Contact Forest at 393-3301 for more information and to join.


Guiding principles

  • Meet Mondays at 18:30 (1-1.5hrs).

  • Led by everyone.

  • Simple is good! Training exercises don’t need to be too complex, and controls are not required. Any opportunity to run in the forest on a map is better than none. It’s appropriate to send all your runners out to hang a control as a warm-up. :)

  • Season fee: $30. No fee for HPP athletes.

  • Help is available if you want to organize, but need some assistance.

  • If you want to organize a session on another night, go for it! Throw another line in the chart and send out an email.

  • Exercises should be for adv. intermediate to advanced (use cut-off options or ‘star’ exercises to make your session work for a range of speeds/abilities)
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Please also check our Calendar of Events for details on our regular Wednesday Night Meets, and also consider our Learn to Orienteer Workshop and Yukon Championships, all of which welcome newcomers.

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