2018 Programs

Program registration and information

Wednesday April 18, 2018

17:00 to 19:00

Sport Yukon (4061 4th Avenue, Whitehorse)

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

Youth Programs

Kids Running Wild (KRW)

The Kids Running Wild Program is intended for youth aged 7-9. The program encourages kids to be active through games and fun activities on the trails and in the forest. Although this is a Yukon Orienteering Association program, it is really a running program that encourages a love of the outdoors. Older kids will be introduced to orienteering maps. For safety reasons participants are required to have a parent accompany them during the sessions. No experience is necessary.

The Kids Running Wild Program is once per week, for six weeks, 16:30-17:30 Tuesdays from May 1 to June 5, 2018. The program will meet in the parking lot at Mt. McIntyre Recreation Centre. With the Kids Running Wild Program, parent volunteers are expected to stay for the duration, to help with coaching, snacks, and learn some skills to help them accompany their young orienteer(s) at Wednesday night events. The program cost is $50.

Instructors: Colin Abbott, Justine Scheck

Yellow Squad

The Yellow Squad is designed for 10-13 year olds with limited or no orienteering experience. The goal of this group is to learn the basic skills of orienteering so that individuals can complete a beginner course confidently by themselves. The emphasis is on fun and participation.

The program will run once per week, for six weeks, 18:00 to 19:00 Tuesdays from May 1 to June 5, 2018. The program will meet in the parking lot at Mt. McIntyre Recreation Centre. The program cost is $50.

Instructors: Colin Abbott, Justine Scheck

Adult Programs

Learn to Orienteer Workshop

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

Advanced or 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. Participation is by invitation. Meeting times, venues and fees are yet to be determined.

Instructors: to be determined

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 Thursday evening starting May 10. The program cost is $50. Registration will take place at or after April 18 registration evening at Sport Yukon. (Membership and event fees are extra — see 2018 membership form.)

Instructor: Afan Jones


This free program is offered to members of ElderActive Recreation Association who are looking for an easy introduction to orienteering in a low-key manner. Sessions will be offered on Thursday afternoons beginning in early May. Registration will occur in mid-April.

Instructors: Nesta Thomas and Ev Pasichnyk

Collect Controls

  • All the controls that have been set out for a Wednesday night event have to be collected
  • Anyone who wants to gain additional experience orienteering, can volunteer to collect 1 or more controls
  • When? After the regular meet is over the controls on trails and near trails need to be collected. Controls further in the woods can be collected the day or two after the event
  • Cost – free
  • Contact the meet organizer listed on the Calender Of Events or volunteer at the registration desk

Program Registration Logistics

An annual $5 membership in the Yukon Orienteering Association is required by all program participants; this is separate from the program registration fee; participants must fill out both the program registration form (including waiver) and a membership form. A single membership form can be used for all members of a family.

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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