8 week orienteering series for kids 6-8 yr old
GOAL: kids can develop competence, confidence and motivation to be active outside for life. We use orienteering as a tool to teach navigation, we play games to have fun and develop basic running skills, agility & endurance. We want to foster a family-oriented outdoor program to engage not only the kids but youth leaders and parents as well. Our program is based on the goals and principles of the Canadian Physical Literacy & Long-Term Athlete Development model. Each session includes 3 stations: physical literacy games, agility/endurance skills and navigation stations.
- 1.Albert McGowan
- 2. RIverside Park
- 3. Valleyview Park
- Details: To introduce different maps we will switch locations
- lesson 1 - Sept 25 - Albert McGowan
- lesson 2 - Oct 2- Albert McGowan
- lesson 3 - Oct 9- Riverside Park
- lesson 4 - Oct 16 -Riverside Park
- lesson 5 - Oct 23 - Valleyview Park
- lesson 6 - Oct 30 Valleyview Park
- lesson 7 - Nov 6 Riverside Park
- lesson 8 - Nov 13 Albert McGowan
- The 5-6 years old group will have 45 min instructional time. Outdoor free-play is essential for kids' development. We find that after class the kids just want to play in the park, so we encourage the parents to let them play for 15 minutes after their sessions, to build confidence and have fun with other kids.
Volunteering: Parents are encouraged to assist and play alongside their children, but attendance is not mandatory. If you are signed up for volunteering, we will have a volunteer sign-up list at the check-in where you can check which day is your shift. Thanks for your help! What to wear: Please dress your children for the weather and come prepared for a change in weather as well. Always have top layer (sweater or rain jacket), as the temperature can drop fast this time around. We would like to suggest the following: What to Bring: • Water bottle – labelled with name • Outdoor footwear: athletic shoes with good tread • A base layer (pants, long sleeve) that can get muddy! Not time for your Sunday best • Pack or wear –a waterproof or water-resistant jacket (maybe splash pants are great for younger participants if it is wet.) • Weather dependent accessories such as hat or gloves. What if it rains? Experiencing the outdoor elements is part of our program. If it is raining (and it is not a downpour or lighting), we will still go ahead with the sessions. Bring a rain jacket and dress warm. If the weather turns unsafe for participation, an email will be sent for cancellation.