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Orienteering 101 *NEW*


Join OSSC in this NEW outdoor social class and explore the landscape of the National Capital Region through Orienteering!

Orienteering is the sport of navigating with a map through a series of checkpoints. It's easy to learn, but always challenging with unfamiliar terrain.

In the first week, you will receive an introduction and learn from an Orienteering expert, exploring through Rockcliffe Park. Each week after that, you will receive a new location and map to practice your skills and enjoy the outdoors! You will also receive a second check-in from your Orienteering Expert for more coaching and discussion on the sport. No compass is needed for this program.

This is a GREAT way to meet nature-oriented people, learn a unique set of skills and stay active! 

Registration deadline is Wednesday, June 16th @ midnight.

Sprummer 2021 Details: 

COVID-19 Protocol & Guidelines


We are committed to providing the highest levels of safety for our community.  

To ensure participant and staff safety, we have implemented mandatory 'Safe Return to Play Protocol & Guidelines' for all Club Activities.  In order to play with the Ottawa Sport & Social Club and stay in good standing, the following guidelines MUST be followed.  A zero-tolerance policy is in place for those who challenge these decisions.   

To ensure a successful season, please remember to practice safe physical distancing and a positive attitude!

All players are required to read, understand, and adhere to all COVID-19 Guidelines.

Start/End Dates

Starts Saturday, June 19 and ends Saturday, July 17.

# of Weeks

4 weeks.


Meeting Times

Participants will meet at 10:00am at a designated location.

Each course varies in length and per person but will last approximately 1 hour in length each week.


Individual Registration: $35.00 + HST.

Bye dates

Saturday, July 3 (Canada Day long weekend).


The meet up location will be posted online and sent to participants two days prior to Orienteering day.


Ready to Play? Decide on your night of the week & skill level from the grid below!

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- Prices listed are before taxes
- Review the Refund Policy
- After the posted registration deadline, late fees will apply.

Is the class/league/night/skill division you are interested in sold out?
Please send an email with your name, phone number and desired sport to and we will add you to the wait list! We will contact you if/when a spot opens up.

How to request to play with a friend or two

Sport Info

What you need to know about Orienteering!    


This is a outdoor social class.

Participants will be sent the meeting point ahead of time. Participants will meet the Orienteering Expert on Week 1. Throughout the remainder of the program, participants will be given other courses to navigate through.

Participants are encouraged to navigate the courses with other OSSC participants on Saturday mornings, but have the flexibility to complete it on their own.

Open skill level, everyone welcome. 

Mandatory Group Requirements


  • This program will have a maximum of 25 participants per group (would be revised if there are changes to Provincial guidelines).  

1) All participants are required to sign the waiver.


2) Orienteering day wellness checks “COVID-19 Self Screening” must be completed by all prior to participation.

3) Participants must maintain physical distancing of 2-meters before, during and after all activities.  This includes arriving on-site, active participation, resting/sitting, and departing the location.


4) No Spectators are allowed under any circumstance (this includes kids, family, friends, etc). Only registered participants are able to participate.



Participants should wear a comfortable pair of shoes and clothing that suits the weather. No compass is needed.

Participants are required to wash/sanitize their hands before and after each course. Do not share water bottles, snacks or clothing with others.


COVID-19 RULE MODIFICATIONS - Please refer to the sport rules page to view league rules.  It is the responsibility of all players to read and understand the sport specific rules as well as the general rules & club policies.


Courses will take place at one of these locations (but not limited to):

Rockcliffe Park, Gatineau Park, Stoney Swamp and South March Highlands Conservation Forest. 

*The specific meeting point for each class will be communicated beforehand.