Who are the weekends for?
People keen to learn or improve off-track navigation and orienteering skills. We suggest a minimum age of 13 years.
The women’s weekend caters specifically for women and generally includes all female coaches.
Our all-comers weekend welcomes any gender with a diverse collection of coaches to ready to assist you with your navigation.
You are very welcome if you have never navigated in a bush environment before. You are also very welcome if you are experienced but just want to brush up on skills or sneak in some practice (and spend time with an awesome bunch of people!).
Beginner, intermediate and advanced level training options will be available.
Across this weekend, we utilise orienteering maps as this gives an opportunity to focus on learning and practicing navigation techniques in a focussed way and in a confined area. The techniques and skills that we practice are equally applicable to finding your way on any map but will be especially useful to orienteers. We learn and practice compass use as well as reading and understanding land forms, how they are represented on a map and how to use contours for navigation. We also teach navigation techniques to apply in different scenarios. The weekends are hands on and active.
We meet up at 10:30am for an 11am start on the Saturday and expect to conclude by 3pm on the Sunday.
In the week preceding the event we email participants with precise location and meeting details for the weekend.
Whilst we have included accommodation in past weekend packages, in the new COVID normal we feel it is important that everyone can choose their own accommodation and any roommates. We therefore generally recommend (and may reserve rooms at) a comfortable and well-located motel or guest house that participants can book into.
Of course, participants can also book into any other accommodation of their choosing or return home for the Saturday evening.
Saturday Evening Meal
On our weekend training sessions, guests are invited to join the group to share a relaxed meal together on the Saturday evening. The evening meal is a great way to get to know each other better as we share laughs and stories from the day. We will also often follow the meal with an optional talk by one of our fabulous coaches which is always insightful and entertaining.
Participants should make their own transport arrangements. We are happy to put people in touch with each other if participants are eager to carpool.
What should I bring?
- A sense of adventure and good humour!
- Comfortable clothes for two days of exercise including leg cover (track suit bottoms or running tights are good options).
- Compass and whistle.
- Camping chair.
- Lunch, snacks and a water bottle for each day.
- A change of clothes for dinner on Saturday night plus PJs and toiletries.
Pricing is released as each weekend is organised. We do our best to ensure that these weekends remain affordable and accessible for as many people as we can. There are many volunteer hours that are invested in these weekends, for which we are very grateful to our coaches and the broader Bold Horizons team. To assist us with forward planning, there is generally an early bird discount made available.
Guests should also budget for transport, meals and Saturday evening accommodation.
- Two days of training activities tailored to assist novices through to highly experienced navigators
- Coaching by accredited, first-class coaches
- Maps and all land access fees
- All equipment
- Extensive risk management planning and weekend coordination
Please contact Barbara on 0418 270 476 or email on email@example.com.