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Junior Orienteering Day Camp

Calero County Park

Date: (Sun.) Sep. 25, 2011
Location: San Jose, CA
Event Director: - 925.872.3935
Type: Junior; A one-day training camp for beginning orienteers, for the young and the young at heart

Please note that fees and time limits apply, unless otherwise mentioned below. Events are typically not canceled due to bad weather.

This Day Camp will be held at the Calero County Park in San Jose, in conjunction with a regular orienteering event.

When: 9 AM to 4:30 PM

Where: Meet near event registration at Calero County Park. Lunch will be at one of the nearby picnic tables.

Fee: $20 per person — includes lunch, maps, course materials, compass and e-punch finger-stick rental, and course start fees. Staff, youth staff, and helpers are free.

This will be Part 1 of a 2-part program. Part 2 of this course will take place sometime during November through February. In Part 2, you will set the course you designed for a COOL event.

This event is designed for kids, but people of any age are welcome.


22 Sept. 2011 - Packets have gone to the printers. Only four handouts left.

Preregistration is required (for mapping exercise and lunch quantity); you will pay on site. To register, email with the following information:

What to Bring


  9:00 – Route-O
11:00 – White course
12:30 – Lunch
  1:00 – Yellow Course
  3:00 – Design COOL Course
  4:15 – Part-1 graduation
  4:30 – Dismissal


Here is the list of the people who have registered:

     Name               Age
     Vera Alekseyeva     10
     Nikolay Alekseyev  Adult
     Alexander Ocher    Adult
     Olivia Ocher        10
     Julia Ocher          8
     Jaideep Padhye     Adult
     Gargi Padhye       Adult
     Matan Demayo        10
     Tami Demayo        Adult
     Aviv Regev           7
     Jacqueline Regev   Adult
     Molly Wilkinson      8
     Dennis Wilkinson     6
     Ty Gampell           7
     Irene Kim          Adult
     Richard Gampell    Adult
     Hope Fa-Kaji        12
     Troy Kaji          Adult
     Eric Chen           16
     Andrew Rensel-Smith 12
     Bobby Lacey         10
     Steven Lai          12
     Michael Brooks      12
     Kenneth Brooks     Adult
     Kylie Thompson      10
     Brian Thompson     Adult
     Jason Traut        Adult
     Matthew Bowman      11
     Adam Bowman         18
     Bruce Bowman       Adult
     Molly Gallagher     10
     Lyndsay Nunley      10
     Grace Miller        10
     Ashley Jazbec       10
     Camille Curran      10
     Lauren Sapp         10
     Anjali Shute        10
     Alexis Hammond      10
     Kylee Bourbon       10
     Elise McCarthy      10
     Eileen Gallagher   Adult
     Madeline Crawford   10
     Gian-Andrin Coolen  10
     Alex Larsen         12
     Gina Hausmann      Adult
     Ben Wu              14
     Mari Bray           12
     Danny Bray           8
     Susan Bray         Adult
     Steve Herman        13
     Ryan Hipple         12
     Fillan Swift        11
     Gregg Westbrook    Adult
     Grace Westbrook     10
     David Marcus       Adult
     Solomon Marcus      13
     Caleb Marcus        11
     Bibit Traut        Adult
     Lauren Phillips     11
     Mike Phillips      Adult
     Roy Herman         Adult
     Dennis Wilkinson
     Damian Swift

Driving Directions

From the Peninsula, take Highway 85 south to Almaden Expressway. Head south 5 miles to the end of the road. Turn right onto Harry, and then immediately left onto McKean. The main park entrance is 5 miles south on McKean. Go past the boat ramp, and turn instead at the entrance marked "Calero County Park; Park Office; Equestrian Center; All Trailheads".

From the East Bay, take Highway 101 south past San Jose and exit at Bailey Ave. After 3.2 miles west, Bailey ends at McKean. Turn left and go south 0.7 miles to the park entrance.

There's a map here that shows the location of the event.