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 this camp, which always has amazing volunteer coaches coming from the ranks of the Senior National Team, High Performance Program athletes, ex-national team members, and parents wanting to help their kids.
Our 2020 National Junior Training Camp will be held at the Kimberley Nordic Centre in Kimberley, BC.
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 Philippe to attend. Non-Canadian juniors are welcome.
Start: Wednesday, July 8, approx. 9 am. Meet at Kimberley Nordic Centre, at the south end of North Star Drive, Kimberley
Finish: Thursday, July 9, approx. 5pm
Training will be on maps in Kimberley and Cranbrook area. Transport to the maps will be in coaches’ cars.
Accommodation: This will be a day camp. No overnight accommodation is provided. More details will be provided in the information that will be sent to registered participants in June
Meals: Wednesday evening supper ONLY will be prepared by volunteers at the Kimberley Nordic Centre. Participants must bring their own lunch and snacks.
The camp fee includes coaching, transport to training locations and one supper.
- Regular Fee before June 1: $45
- Late Fee June 1-30: $60
- Final deadline is midnight on June 30.
- $25 of your fee is non-refundable. No refund at all after June 30.
- Consider contacting your own club for a subsidy.
Philippe Côté-Jacques, Granby, QC is the camp coordinator
Detailed information will be emailed to registered participants starting in June. It will also be posted on this website. For specific inquiries, please fill up the form below with your name, your email address and your questions.
CALLING ALL COACHES, COOKS AND HELPERS!!
As usual, we are looking for volunteers to coach, cook, drive, and generally help out.
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 also need adults to volunteer to help prepare the supper on Wednesday. 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 supper on Wednesday. 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.
Contact Philippe to join the camp!