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2017 Sass Peepre National Junior Training Camp

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.

Schedule:
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)

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

Accommodation:
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:
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.

Registration:   
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.

CALLING ALL COACHES, COOKS AND HELPERS!!

  • 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.

Sass Peepre Orienteering Training for Teens 2016

SPOTT 2016

Sass Peepre Orienteering Training for Teens (SPOTT) 2016

Thursdays, February 4 – June 23, 2016

at 17:00 Pacific Standard Time  (18:00 MST, 20:00 EST, 21:00 AST)

SPOTT 2016 is an on-line program for orienteers aged 13 – 18. SPOTT builds smarter, more prepared orienteers through off-season, on-line discussions, activities, and games. SPOTT also seeks to expand the teen athlete’s orienteering community by extending the opportunity to interact with orienteers of like ages from just summer to year-round.

It is anticipated that most participants will be at the “Train to Train” stage, with some being at the “Learn to Compete” stage (see Orienteering Canada’s LTAD Guide).

SPOTT aims to facilitate the goals of teen orienteers in whatever role you seek, be it athlete (HPP or other), coach, event organizer, or mapper, as you continue to grow in orienteering. SPOTT 2016 will provide coaching and arm-chair orienteering training. Depending on interest levels, SPOTT could include some exposure to mapping, course setting and event organization.

Athletes in the SPOTT program will meet on-line about once every 2 weeks for one hour from February 4th through June 23rd.  This schedule accommodates any potential school holidays around Easter. The sessions will be from 5 – 6PM Pacific Standard Time. That is 6-7pm Mountain Standard Time, 8-9PM Eastern Standard Time and 9-10PM Atlantic Standard Time. These sessions will include discussions, map study, Catching Features games, and other orienteering training activities. In addition, SPOTT will use a variety of social networking tools to develop a nation-wide community of juniors who want to actively pursue orienteering.

The program fee is $70 ($60 for additional siblings in the same household), which will help defray the costs of program preparation and delivery. Sass Peepre funds will cover the remaining program costs.

Register online at https://zone4.ca/reg.asp?id=11173 The deadline is February 3.

Questions? Contact any of the members of the Sass Peepre Junior Development Committee: Lori H (New Brunswick), Anne T (Ottawa), Eugene M (Toronto), Kitty J, Karen M & Marsha F (Calgary). SPOTT organizers are: Marsha Fehr (marsndave AT gmail DOT com) or Karen Martino (kmartino AT telus DOT net).

Register by June 30th for Sass Peepre Ntl Jr Training Camp before prices increase

Sass Peepre 2015 June 30

2015 Sass Peepre National Junior Training Camp

Registration is open for the always popular Sass Peepre Junior Training Camp which is being held this year in New Brunswick as part of the 2015 Canadian Orienteering Championships.

The Sass Peepre Junior Training Camp is for junior orienteers ranging in age from 11 to 20 years. Orienteers with all experience levels, from those new to the sport to elite level orienteers are all welcome and encouraged to participate. Training will be geared towards the age and competitive level for each and every participant. The camp typically sees participants from across Canada as well as from the United States.

Sass Peepre is an active, educational, fun-filled and friend-filled few days and is an excellent precursor to the COC’s. Build on your orienteering skills, then practice what you have learned the following weekend, and get feedback from your coaches.

More camp details and registration info is here.

Sass Peepre Orienteering Training for Teens

SPOTT 2015 – Sass Peepre Orienteering Training for Teens

SPOTT 2015 is an on-line program for orienteers aged 13 – 18. SPOTT builds smarter, more prepared orienteers through off-season, on-line discussions, activities, games and mentoring. SPOTT also seeks to expand the teen athlete’s orienteering community by extending the opportunity to interact with orienteers of like ages from just summer to year-round.

SPOTT aims to facilitate the goals of teen orienteers in whatever role you seek, be it athlete (HPP or other), coach, event organizer, or mapper, as you continue to grow in orienteering. SPOTT 2015 will provide coaching, training and mentoring. SPOTT will include some exposure to mapping, coaching, course setting and event organization.

Athletes in the SPOTT program will meet on-line about once every 2 weeks for one hour from January through June. These sessions will include discussions, map study, guest speakers, Catching Features games, and other orienteering training activities. In addition, SPOTT will use a variety of social networking tools to develop a nation-wide community of juniors who want to actively pursue orienteering. Where possible, the Sass Peepre Junior Development Committee will identify local mentors who are willing to assist with outdoor training for SPOTT participants in May and June.

The program fee is $80 ($65 for additional siblings in the same household), which will help defray the costs of program preparation and delivery. Sass Peepre funds will cover the remaining program costs.

Further details about the SPOTT 2015 program will be available by the end of December. If you might be interested in participating in SPOTT, please contact Marsha Fehr (mfehr AT telusplanet DOT net). If you would be willing to be a guest speaker or mentor, please contact Kitty Jones (kittyjones AT shaw DOT ca).

Questions? Contact any of the members of the Sass Peepre Junior Development Committee: Lori H (New Brunswick), Anne T (Ottawa), Eugene M (Toronto), Kitty J, Karen M & Marsha F (Calgary).

Adults invited to 2013 Sass Peepre Training Camp in Manitoba

The Western Canadian Orienteering Championships are being held in Manitoba July 27 – Aug 5, 2013. A Sass Peepre training camp is happening during that week. The Manitoba Sass Peepre Training Camp is breaking with tradition to welcome adults as well as juniors, on a one-time only basis. Juniors are expected to register as full-time participants. Adults can choose between the full-time option and a drop-in option.  Current info is here.

Volunteers are need to help with coaching, cooking, driving, and supervising the youngest juniors. Contact Kitty Jones at kittyjones AT shaw DOT ca  if you can offer to help.

Thanks!

Kitty Jones
on behalf of the Sass Peepre Junior Development Committee

 

 

Contract job opportunity: Sass Peepre On-line Training

Contract Job Opportunity for an Experienced Orienteer
Part?time for Feb 20 through April 2013

SASS PEEPRE ONLINE TRAINING
ASSISTANT COORDINATOR

Goal: To assist, on an occasional basis, with delivering an online training series to the new pre-HPP Youth Squad

The Sass Peepre Committee has hired a coordinator to deliver online training to a group of pre-HPP juniors ages 14-16. The online training sessions will begin in mid-February and continue until approximately late April. They will be weekly and will include discussions, presentations, map analysis sessions, etc.

An assistant is required to deliver the program approximately 3 separate weeks (when the coordinator is unavailable) during the 10-week series.

The time commitment will be a total of 15 hours. This will involve 3-5 hours for each session, to include preparation in advance, leading the skype session for two (2) separate groups (maximum 8 participants per group), and recording what was discussed at the session.

The wage will be $20/hour.

Interested persons should email a letter of interest, including relevant background, to Kitty Jones at kittyjones@shaw.ca by February 18, 2013.

News from Sass Peepre group re juniors across Canada

To all Orienteering Clubs, volunteers working with Junior Programs and parents of young orienteers:

Please share this info with those who may benefit from any of the Sass Peepre happenings for Junior Orienteers!

The Sass Peepre Junior Development Committee would like to take a few moments of your time to update you on our activities.  We hope that you will find something amongst our current projects that may be of interest to the junior orienteers in your family, programme or club.

The items include:

  • The Sass Peepre Junior Development Committee – what is it?
  • Sass Peepre Junior Training Camps
  • Pre-HPP Youth Squad – A Call for Interested Juniors
  • Junior Training Resources
  • Looking for Committee Members for the Sass Peepre Junior Development Committee

The Sass Peepre Junior Development Committee – what is it?
First, for those who are new to it, what is the Sass Peepre Junior Development Committee?  Sass Peepre was instrumental in establishing the sport of orienteering in this Canada.  After his death, a fund was created in his name, to support and encourage growth in the sport among the juniors.  The Sass Peepre Fund has recently morphed into the Sass Peepre Junior Development Committee, as a committee of Orienteering Canada, with the fund being managed by that organization.

Sass Peepre Junior Training Camps
For many years, the Sass Peepre Committee has organized a training camp for juniors from across the country, connected in time and location to the annual Canadian Orienteering Championships.  Junior athletes of all abilities, from 10 to 19 years of age, from novice to candidates for the Canadian Junior Team, 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.

This year, there will be two separate Sass Peepre Junior Training Camps – one in Manitoba, associated with the Western Canadian Championships in late July, and one in New Brunswick in association with the Eastern Canadian Championships in August.  If you are interested in either or both of these camps, you might want to send a quick e-mail to the contact so that you get on the mailing list for further information as it becomes available.

Manitoba
July 30 to August 1 > contact Kitty Jones at kittyjones AT shaw DOT ca

New Brunswick
week of August 19 to 23 > contact Lori Heron at heron.lori AT gmail DOT com

Pre-HPP Youth Squad – A Call for Interested Juniors
We are just now starting up, with the help of Orienteering Canada and the High Performance Committee, a new Pre-HPP Youth Squad.  The intent of this programme is to fill a gap in training support for athletes who might be interested in joining the High Performance Programme and who would like a programme now to help them move in that direction.  This program will give athletes, mostly in the 14 to 16 year age group, an opportunity to have some coaching, guidance and support for their training as they progress towards more serious training and competition. A national network of Junior Orienteers will also help build friendships and strengthen peer support for these young athletes. If you are interested in learning more about this new junior group, please contact Anne Teutsch at anne AT teutsch DOT ca.

Junior Training Resources
Last year the Sass Peepre Committee started two new projects.  One was a pilot project for an online training and coaching programme for juniors.  This project was successful and is the jumping block from which our new Youth Squad will evolve.  The second project was a compilation of resources that are currently available across Canada and in other countries to support coaches of junior orienteering athletes.    The information collected through this project will be valuable as Orienteering Canada and the Sass Peepre Junior Development Committee work to create a national junior development curriculum.  If anyone is interested in receiving the compiled resources, please contact Meghan Rance at meghan.rance AT gmail DOT com.

Looking for Committee Members for the Sass Peepre Junior Development Committee
In the near future, we plan to expand our committee from the current three people (Kitty Jones, Calgary; Meghan Rance, Vancouver; Anne Teutsch, Ottawa) to up to 6 people. We will be looking for new members from across the country who have an interest in helping develop opportunities for the junior orienteers in Canada.  If you might be interested, please contact any of the current committee members.  We would love to hear from you!

Kitty Jones kittyjones AT shaw DOT ca
Meghan Rance meghan.rance AT gmail DOT com
Anne Teutsch anne AT teutsch DOT ca

2011 Sass Peepre Junior Training Camp

Registration is open for the always popular Sass Peepre Junior Training Camp which is being held this year in Whitehorse as part of the 2011 Canadian Orienteering Championships.

The Sass Peepre Junior Training Camp is for junior orienteers ranging in age from 10 to 20 years. Orienteers with all experience levels, from those new to the sport to elite level orienteers are all welcome and encouraged to participate. Training will be geared towards the age and competitive level for each and every participant. The camp typically sees participants from across Canada as well as from the United States.

Sass Peepre is an active, educational, fun-filled and friend-filled few days and is an excellent precursor to the COC’s. Build on your orienteering skills, then practice what you have learned the following weekend, and get feedback from your coaches. Many of the camp coaches will be competitive athletes themselves, so you can follow their progress at the COC’s as well.

Full camp details are here.

2019 Annual General Meeting

Date: Thursday July 25, 2019.
Time: 3:00pm
Location and address: Ski Morin-Heights chalet- 2nd floor, 231 Rue Allen, Morin-Heights, QC, J0R 1H0

The AGM is the one time of year when all the members of Orienteering Canada (the provincial/territorial associations) gather to discuss and decide on the business tasks of the association (such as electing board members, making changes to the constitution, reviewing the financial statements, etc).

2019 AGM documents:

(other documents and links for the above will be added here as they are available)

Other documents of interest:

2019 AGM information Voting delegates confirmed to date:

BCDavid Bakker
YukonForest Pearson
AlbertaMarion Owen
ManitobaSébastien Kerhervé
OntarioAndrei Logvin
QuebecAnna Fichman
New BrunswickLori Heron
Nova ScotiaEmily Secord

NOMINATIONS

The position of Treasurer (2 year term), and 3 members at large of the Board (2 year terms) will be up for election. Nominations received:

Treasurer: Amanda Edmunds
Member at large: Cheryl Smith
Member at large: Stan Woods
Member at large: Bruce Rennie

NEW BUSINESS

Deadline to submit items for New Business is July 12th, 2019