In addition to the pair of championship races on Saturday and Sunday, the orienteering weekend will have additional events!
Social Mixer Relay at Camp Casey
Friday at 7:30pm at Camp Casey. This will be a paper punch, score-o relay for with a modified mass start. Teams will be comprised of three people and will be organized on the spot. There will be a mass start at 7:30pm, but your team may get to start early depending on how "mixed up" it is. Try to find teammates of different states, time zones, ages, and sex! This is intended to be a fun, non-competitive event and a good way to explore the grounds of Camp Casey! Everyone will be on the same course and this will be a short race (under 30 minutes winning time).
Sprint Relay at Fort Casey State Park
Saturday at 4:30pm at Fort Casey State Park. This will be an SI-timed relay with a mass start. Each leg will be a "sprint-distance", which means a the winning time of each leg in the 12-15 minute range. All teams will run the same courses (which may be forked), with navigation skills in the beginner to intermediate range. Teams will be comprised of three people, with the following categories:
High School Open
High School Mixed
Middle School Open
Middle School Mixed
Elementary School Open
Elementary School Mixed
(Mixed is a team that includes one or more females)
This is not an "A-Meet" sanctioned by Orienteering USA, nor is it part of the official championships. It is intended to be for fun!
Advance pre-registration is required. The intent is for teams to be from the same school (for juniors) or same club (for adults), but we realize that this won't be possible for all teams. For people looking for teams, leave a note for the registrar during the registration process and we'll organize some "potluck" teams!
We will also have two mass starts: one for the juniors, followed by another for the adults approximately 10-15 minutes later. Since this is a junior-focused event, we want to see a junior cross the finish line first!
Coupeville 'Hood Hunt
Some of our event staff organize a series of grassroots urban orienteering events called 'Hood Hunts. During the event weekend, there will be one available in Coupeville, four miles north of our Athletes' Village at Camp Casey. Expect the event to cover about half a square mile, with around 20 checkpoints to visit. Each checkpoint usually references something quirky or historical!
There is no set schedule for the 'Hood Hunt, as individuals or teams may participate whenever they find it convenient. It's self-timed and completely free to participate! There will be two different ways to play:
Smart Phone App. Download the SCVNGR app for either iPhone or Android phones and load the map when you're on site!
Paper Map. Download and print a copy of the map & question sheet (PDF) and bring it with you! Maps will be available to download no later than Monday, April 16th, and they will be linked both on this website and the official 'Hood Hunt website.
Fun and Games at the Athletes' Village
The following will be available on the grounds at Camp Casey: Soccer, frisbee, basketball, volleyball, ping pong, billards, foosball, hiking trails, and a beach with campfires! (Or, if the weather is bad, we'll hunker down in the auditorium for some indoor fun!). There are also plans to have an event that will be a fundraiser for the United States Orienteering Team that will compete at the World University Orienteering Championships this summer!