Canadian National Orienteering Team
Spring Training Camp

This training camp is intended to help Canada’s National Team Members prepare for the summer racing season and Junior and Senior World Championships. The training camp will be based out of Canmore in the four days leading up to the WOC Team Trials. We hope that team members will take advantage of this great opportunity to kick start their summer training! It should also be a great chance to have Senior and Junior team members bond, hang out and train together.

The following document outlines the schedule for the National Team Training Camp. In addition to these four days of training, the Alberta Orienteering Association will be hosting a training camp with guest coach Lars Lindstrom (Danish Junior Team coach) in Kamloops, BC from Saturday, May 16th to Monday, May 18th in conjunction with Sage Stomp. Canadian WOC Team Trials will take place the following weekend based out of Calgary, AB.

Sage Stomp and AOA Training Camp

Saturday, May 16th- Monday, May 18th

01AOA Training Camp and Sage Stomp
Danish Junior Team Coach Lars Lindstrom will be coordinating the weekend training.
Training Sat/Sun, Racing Monday

Further Information: Orienteering Alberta


National Team Training Camp Schedule

Tuesday May 19 – Friday May 22nd

Tuesday, May 19th

Morning – Barrier Lake
Organizer: TBA
Exercise: Paired Technical Training
Terrain: Areas of flat forest interspersed with intricate contour detail.
Mostly open forest with some deadfall.

04Afternoon – Mt Laurie
Organizer: TBA
Exercise: Relay Training
Terrain: Mixed forest hillside with some contour and erosion features.

Evening Talk – Øystein Sorenson, JWOC gold medalist

Wednesday, May 20th

05Morning – The Banff Centre
Organizer: Patrick Goeres
Exercise: Sprint Race
Terrain: Very open, runnable forest with cliff detail and urban campus combination.

Afternoon – Rest and swimming



Evening – Mt Laurie
Organizer: TBA
Exercise: Farsta Relay Race (SI timing)
Terrain: Extremely intricate contour detail, some large hills.
Mostly fast, open forest.


Thursday, May 21st


Morning – Bow Valley
Organizer: TBA
Exercise: Simplification Training
Terrain: Many small hills and contour details and very open running. Similar to the Manitoba Sandhills for the 2009 COCs.


07Afternoon - Canmore Nordic Centre
Organizer: TBA
Exercise: Hillside and Downhill Training
Terrain: Well developed trail network, but some great contour detail between. Moderately fast forest.

Evening Talk – Adrian Zissos

Friday, May 22nd – Calgary, AB

Morning – Rest and fun activity

Afternoon – Fish Creek, Calgary
Organizer: TBA
Exercise: Team Trials Sprint Model Event
Terrain: Detailed vegetation and small contour features with well developed trail network.

National Team Selection Races

Saturday, May 23th-Sunday May 24th

10Saturday AM: Sprint in Calgary park
Saturday PM: Middle at Sandy McNabb
Sunday AM: Long at Sandy McNabb

Further Information: Orienteering Calgary


National Team Training Camp: Logistical Details

Accommodation in Canmore, AB

The Bell Cabin, operated by the Alpine Club of Canada, will be the official accommodation for the training camp. We plan to rent the entire cabin which sleeps 15 people. The cabin is well equipped with a kitchen, living room, sauna and dorm style rooms which include bedding.

If there are more than 15 people registered, there are an additional 31 beds onsite in the main ACC lodge. Floor space in the Bell Cabin is also an option.

Important Dates

March 16th

Registration opens.

April 1st

Deadline to reserve a bed in the Bell Cabin and if you want to be included in transportation plans. Depending on response, we can arrange group rental cars.

May 10th

Registration closes. Deadline to reserve training session maps.


Transportation to training events will be organized. Depending on who is available to drive, we may have to rent a van. Costs will be split between car occupants. Transportation between Sage Stomp and Canmore and to the Team Trials can be arranged as well.


Camp Fee: $25 (NB the AOA/Sage Stomp camp is separate from this!)
Bell Cabin: $140 for 3 nights accommodation (Tuesday, May 19th-Thursday, May 21st)
Transportation: TBD depending on driver arrangements


Please note that this registration is only for the National Team training camp. The AOA/Sage Stomp camp and team trials are separate events and you must register for them independently.

Please register online at Zone4. Contact Patrick with any questions about the camp.