OUTDOOR ADVENTURE COCHRANE -OAC
Play, Run & Don't Get Lost!
We are a community-based outdoor program in Cochrane, affiliated with the Alberta Orienteering Association. Our program allows kids to develop competence, confidence and motivation to be active outside for life. We play games to have fun and improve agility, balance and coordination while developing skills in running off trail, and navigation. Put together, these activities allow kids to enjoy the sport of orienteering.
We want to foster a family-focussed outdoor program to engage not only kids but youth leaders and parents as well.
Our program is based on the goals and principles of the of the Canadian Physical Literacy & Long-Term Athlete Development model. Each session includes 3 stations: physical literacy, agility/endurance and navigation.
Why should you try it?
Growing up in Canmore, AB Lauren developed a love for adventure and the outdoors early on. After a degree in Business and Sport and Recreation, she began to understand that physical literacy was a skill that needed to be taught and she wanted to share her passion and love for recreation with others. Before starting a family, Lauren worked as a Recreation Programmer, and since moving to Cochrane 2 years ago with her young family Lauren has been teaching spin and yoga classes in town and has had the privilege of connecting with like-minded individuals partnering to run programs with Sport for Life Cochrane. Lauren loves to go biking, hiking, and skiing with her family and looks forward to meeting other families who share the same interests.
Zoi is in grade 11 finishing High School soon. From a young age, she was taught that to have a healthy mind and body, she needed to have an active lifestyle. She chose to focus on sports. She has done every activity you can think of-from soccer, to dance, to badminton, to ping pong, etc. She also loves to teach children and wants to have a career in education. Zoe has been coaching many younger athletes ranging from the ages of 2 to 12 in soccer and other sports. Her plan for this program is to give the children a great first experience with orienteering, and she wants them to have fun in a non-judgemental zone. If you ever have any questions or concerns, please feel free to talk to Zoe at any moment.
Bogi is always happy to be outside. She believes that for kids to grow up happy and healthy, they must spend significant time outside. She takes her kids along to do her favorite activities which includes mountain biking, hiking, paddle boarding, orienteering and xc skiing.
Bogi is the AOA Executive Director and orienteering for many years. She has a B.Ed. Degree in Physical Education and over 15 years of coaching background from national level (gymnastics) to community coaching (cross-country skiing, orienteering). She also worked in the fitness industry as a trainer and program director, but her passion is with the outdoors for life. If you have any questions or feedback about the program, please let her know.
Our Volunteer Coaches:
Thanks to SOMA and TOBY and DAVID our outstanding youth volunteers, the adventures at the Cochrane Ranche are always full with laughter and fun times.
Their never-ending energy and enthusiasm is a great help for our leaders and the kids.