Orienteering at Aberdeenshire Summer Camps
This summer Scottish Orienteering has been working in partnership with Live Life Aberdeenshire to deliver orienteering as part of its multi-activity holiday camps.
The objective is to take the sport out to new venues across the shire, making it accessible to a much larger audience and at the same time educating regular camp delivery staff in orienteering. The sessions are being led by our next generation of coaches – John Getliff, Eilidh Campbell, Kathryn Barr and Jenny Ricketts – who are all great role models for the sport and have a huge amount of knowledge to pass on from their own junior experiences especially.
Funding from Aberdeenshire Council has enabled new maps to be produced for Kemnay, Inverurie, Portlethen, Banff and Westhill Academies, as well as an extended area in Huntly to include the Nordic Outdoor Centre, where in-house staff have also been delivering orienteering as part of their programme. We hope that the youngsters are enjoying their first taster of orienteering and look forward to working further with Live Life Aberdeenshire to grow opportunities for future participation across the region.