Orienteering is an exciting sport for all ages and fitness levels that involves reading a detailed map and using a compass to find checkpoints as quickly as you can.
The Sage Orienteering Club produces high quality orienteering events in Kamloops and the Shuswap. There is just one event left this fall, the BC Night Orienteering Championships on the Grasslands map. In addition to local events in both locations, this fall we hosted the 12 hour McQueen Redeemed Rogaine in Kamloops. Salmon Arm events for this fall have finished, but a Ski-Orienteering event will take place this winter at Larch Hills likely on New Year's Eve. Events in a green font take place on weeknights in Salmon Arm and those that are black take place on weekends in Kamloops.
How to get started
The best way to get started is to just come out to any of the events. If you arrive a few minutes before the starting time, we will give you a brief introduction and then you can go around all or part of a course, on your own or with someone else. It's easy to learn and a lot of fun.
All you need is some older clothing and footwear, in case the trails are a bit muddy. For insurance reasons, you must become a member of the Sage Orienteering Club in order to participate in local orienteering events. Membership fees are: $5 for a one time try out of orienteering; $20 for Individuals for the season and $40 for a family for the season. Membership is valid for the entire calendar year and is payable at either the first event you attend or by registering on Zone4. Membership includes liability insurance through the Canadian Orienteering Federation insurance policy.
Our events are in the Kamloops and Salmon Arm areas, and usually have a couple of different course levels. There is a fee of $5 per adult for a weekend event (Kamloops), and 2$ per person for a weeknight event (Salmon Arm).
You can now fill in your Sage Orienteering Club Membership online at Zone4. If you prefer paying with cash or cheque, membership forms will still be available at Sage events.