Beginners Clinic

Interested in orienteering but don’t know where, or how, to start? Come on out to our next Beginner Clinic.  We’ll show you how to use a compass, how to read an orienteering map, and walk with you through an orienteering course.

 

Cost:

$30.00 person (includes map, instructions) Discount of $10 for TOC Members.

Time:

Wednesday evening clinics run from 6:00 p.m. until dark. We offer clinics at most of our events as well.

Registration:

Note that there are limited spots per session. Pre-registration is required, the day before the intended clinic, to guarantee your spot. Drop-in registration will be accepted if there are spots available, but there is no guarantee.

Location:

Clinics are generally held in conjunction with the Wednesday Night Park Series. The Park Series is held a different GTA park every week. 

What to wear:

Regular running or comfortable walking shoes. Long pants are recommended.

Compass:

Bring your own compass, if you have one, or we’ll loan you one for the session. 

Beginners Clinic Schedule

EventLocationDate
Earl BalesEarl Bales Park Wednesday, August 16th, 6:00 pm Signup for clinic

Intermediate Clinic 

Interested in developing your orienteering skills further? Come join us for a 1-day instructor-led course to sharpen your navigation skills for your next orienteering meet or adventure race!
 
Cost: $60.00 person (includes map and instructions). Discount of $20 for TOC Members.
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (approximately)
Prerequisite: Beginner’s Clinic or instructor’s approval.
Covered Material:
  • Review of Map-Reading/Compass Use
  • Distance Judgment/Pace Counting
  • Line-Orienteering
  • Contour-only Orienteering
  • Route planning/Strategy

If you’re not quite ready for an advanced clinic, try one of our Beginner’s Clinics to build your basic orienteering skills.

Team Building

If you are planning a company outing this summer, consider orienteering for a unique and exciting alternative to typical corporate excursions. Not enough time to get outdoors? We can bring orienteering into your office as well.

Our offering:

Poker Orienteering

Poker Orienteering

A fun team building event that combines strategy, navigation skills and … a bit of luck.
Control points are placed in the park and marked on the orienteering map. Each control point has a score based on its difficulty: 10, 20, 30 or 40 points. Teams of 2-3 people have to navigate to the control points and collect the maximum number of points.

The Poker twist is that each team will receive 2 cards and each control point will have a bag of 2-3 poker cards. At each control point a team can pick or swap one card.

There are 2 winner teams: one that collects the most points in the shortest time and the one that has the best poker hand.

Location: Sunnybrook Park
Duration: 4-5 hours
Price: starting at 40CAD/person, minimum 10 people
Fitness level: All levels

What is included:

  • Brief introduction to Orienteering
  • Navigation 101
    • How to use a compass
    • How to read a map
  • Guided walk on a short orienteering course
  • Team Challenge - Poker Orienteering race

 

Office Orienteering

Office Orienteering

This is a perfect event for Office Happy Hour.
We will design a mini orienteering race where a simplified map of the office will be used.
Control points will be placed in the office and will be marked on the map.
The winner is the person or the team that can find all the control points in the shortest time.

A real orienteering race setup will be used with electronic punching cards and timing software.

Location: In the office
Duration: 1-2 hours
Price: starting at 15CAD/person, minimum 20 people
Fitness level: All levels

What is included:

  • Brief introduction to Orienteering
  • Navigation 101
    • How to use a compass
    • How to read a map
  • Office Orienteering

 

Scavenger Hunt

Control points are placed at different parts of the island. Teams of 2-3 people will have to solve the puzzles at each control point and find the next control based on the clues.

Location: Toronto Island
Duration: 4-5 hours
Price: starting at 40CAD/person, minimum 10 people
Fitness level: All levels

What is included:

  • Brief introduction to Orienteering
  • Navigation 101
    • How to use a compass
    • How to read a map
  • Scavenger Hunt on Toronto Island

 

Custom event

Do you have other ideas for your team building event? Contact us and we will help to take your co-workers outdoors in one of the beautiful parks in Toronto.

Location: Park in Toronto
Duration: 4-5 hours
Price: starting at 40CAD/person, minimum 10 people
Fitness level: All levels

What is included:

  • Brief introduction to Orienteering
  • Navigation 101
    • How to use a compass
    • How to read a map
  • Custom event

For more information, please inquire by email at info@torontoorienteering.com.

Orienteering for Schools

Orienteering is a fun and educational sport. We offer school programs and orienteering events for schools at various levels and couching workshops for teachers and group leaders. 

In School Education

Combine theoretical concepts with fun activities in a 3-4 session program in the classroom and schoolyard. We can provide an Orienteering map for the schoolyard and surroundings.

When: During physical education hours or as extra-curricular activity

Where: Schoolyard

Duration: 60 minutes sessions

Price: from 5$/student with a minimum fee of 150$ per session

 

School Events

Once the students are familiar with the orienteering basics, they should be ready to apply their knowledge in a real orienteering race! We will setup a course in a nearby park. This is a great opportunity for a fun field trip for 2-4 classes.

When: Field trip

Where: Nearby park

Duration: 3-4 hours

Price: from 5$/student with a minimum fee of 250$ per event

 

Inter School Events

For the past 37 years the Toronto Orienteering Club has been organizing an Orienteering Schools Meet. This Score-O event is usualy held in April or May and will gather around 500 participants from various schools from all GTA.

When: Once a year, April or May

Where: Designated venue with high quality orienteering map

Duration: Full day

Price: from 5$/student 

 

Coaching Workshops

We are pleased to offer Orienteering Canada's community sport coach workshops.

Community Sport Coaches are parents, teachers, group leaders, and O-club members. They are not necessarily experienced orienteers but they have a desire to contribute towards the development of new athletes (of all ages) in our sport. 

Please find more details about the workshop here.

 

Please send your inquires for School Programs and Coaching Workshops to info@torontoorienteering.com.