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2017 Sass Peepre National Junior Training Camp

July 30 – August 1 at Morin Heights, Quebec

For many years, the Sass Peepre Junior Development Committee has organized an annual training camp for juniors from across Canada. Junior athletes of all abilities from 11 to 20 years of age are invited to participate in the 3 day camp, which always has amazing volunteer coaches coming from the ranks of the Senior National Team, High Performance Programme athletes, ex-national team members, and parents wanting to help their kids.

Our 2017 National Junior Training Camp will be held at Morin Heights, which is in the Laurentians in the province of Quebec, about a 2 hour drive from Ottawa, or about 1 ¼ hour drive from Montreal.

For whom:
Juniors ages 11 – 20. Participants age 10 and under are welcome only if a parent volunteers at camp full time and only after obtaining permission from Kitty to attend. Non-Canadian juniors are welcome.

Start Sunday, July 30, late afternoon, time to be determined (depends when Eastern Canadian Championships in Montreal finish).
Finish Tuesday, August 1 (approx. 1:00pm, to allow time to get to Ottawa for orienteering events there)

Training will be on maps at and near Morin Heights. Transport to the maps will be in coaches’ cars and possibly a rental van.

We will sleep in campsites and cabins at Morin Heights Nature Camping, which is at the base of the Morin Heights ski hill. We will eat meals and do presentations in the facility at the base of the ski hill. More details will be provided in the information that will be sent to registered participants in June. The location is here.

Meals will be catered at the Morin Heights Nature Camping facility.

Camp Fee:
Includes accommodation, meals and coaching

  • Early Bird Fee before May 31: $150, or $130 for additional sibling(s)
  • Regular Fee June 1-30: $165, or $145 for additional sibling(s)
  • Late Fee July 1-15: $180, or $160 for additional sibling(s)

Final deadline is midnight on July 15. $25 of your fee is non-refundable. Consider contacting your own club for a subsidy.

The Ramblers Orienteering Club has obtained a grant for this camp, which makes it possible to subsidise the fees. Thank you Ramblers! We are very grateful to the Government of Canada’s ‘Canada 150 – Community Foundation of Canada (Laurentians)’ for this grant.

Register online here.

For more info:
Registrar: TBA
Camp Coordinator: Kitty Jones (Calgary)
Further information: Contact Kitty, kittyjones at shaw dot ca
Detailed information: will be emailed to registered participants starting in June.


  • As usual, we are looking for volunteers to coach, cook, drive, and generally help out (e.g. supervise younger kids at bedtime).
  • COACHES: If you are worried about tiring yourself out or getting injured at camp, then consider offering to help part time instead of full time. Of course we’d love to have as many HPP folks to coach as possible, but we do not want to risk affecting your potential to reach your competitive goals. On the plus side, remember that coaching does give you insights into O skills.
  • We need adults to volunteer to help coach at all levels from beginner to advanced. We do not need volunteer cooks or kitchen helpers as the meals will be catered. Whether you are a National Team athlete (either current or past), or a parent of a camp participant, please consider offering your time, as this camp relies 100% on volunteers.
  • All adult volunteers will receive free room and board at the camp. Sorry – no honoraria! But you’ll be making a big contribution to the Canadian orienteering scene and have fun while doing so!
  • If you have a vehicle, you will be asked to help with transporting participants the short distance to training sessions. If necessary, we’ll have a 15-passenger rental van as well, to eliminate shuttling.

Contact Kitty (kittyjones at shaw dot ca) to join the camp!

Coaches’ Meeting: Details TBA.

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