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Camp Scherman Training Weekend 2023



November 19, 2023

Girl Scout Camp Scherman, near Mountain Center, CA



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Training Weekend from Friday through Sunday, November 17-19
Sunday - standard LAOC event open to the public. Starts 10:00am - Noon


Join us for a weekend of training and socializing or just come for the event on Sunday. Camp Scherman features a combination of developed camp, rocks, and manzanita scattered hillsides. The regular brush clearance by the camp keeps much of this fairly runnable.



Map and Course Notes

Sunday will be a COOL scoring event and will have point-to-point courses.

Map:  1:7,500 scale  5m contours

White 1.6km, 30m climb, 9 controls

Yellow 2.7km, 105m climb, 8 controls

Orange 3.9km, 135m climb, 9 controls

Brown 2.8km, 80m climb, 8 controls

Green 4.2km, 180m climb, 13 controls

Red 6.7km, 265m climb, 19 controls

Additional Information

Throughout the weekend, you'll learn, have a whole lot of fun, get a ton of experience, and meet fun people.

Training weekend fee includes:

  • Two nights lodging in very nice cabins with bunk beds. Bring your own bedding or sleeping bag.

  • Five meals beginning with Saturday Breakfast and through Sunday Lunch

  • Training activities all day Saturday

  • Fun evening social activities

We will accommodate orienteers of all levels from Basic to Expert.

The following standard LAOC protocols will be in place at this event:

  • Please pre-register. $10 additional fee per person for Sunday on-site registration dependent on map availability.

  • Assigned start blocks. Registration form asks for your start time preference. Your preference is not guaranteed. The earlier you register, the more likely that you get your preferred start.

  • Bring your own water and snacks. No water will be placed on the course. We will have water available at the assembly area.

  • Please take advantage of our online pre-event beginner clinic information. If you need additional training or have questions, let us know when you arrive. On-site training on Sunday will depend on volunteer availability.

  • Please do not attend if you are sick.

Liability Waiver - Everyone must have a waiver on file. The registration system gives you an opportunity to accept the waiver for yourself or your family members. Minors whose registration is not handled by a parent/guardian must print out the form and bring it with them with a parent/guardian signature.

Registration and Pricing

Preregistration is now closed. There is a $10 late fee to register on site.

Registration List

Weekend Pricing (includes the race on Sunday):

  • Regular Registration (closes Friday, November 10)  $140 / person

  • Late Registration (closes Wednesday, Nov 15)       $165 / person

  • Member discount $5

  • estick rental $2 (unless you own your own)

  • 25% discount for members of the OUSA National Team or Youth Development Program

Sunday only - Standard LAOC fees:

  • Adult $13

  • Youth (20 and under) $10

  • Member discount $5

  • Children under 10 free (one free child per paying adult, additional children at the youth rate)

  • estick rental $2 (unless you own your own)

  • $10 per person additional for on-site late registration

Prepayment is encouraged and is the only way to pay with a credit card. The online preregistration system uses Paypal as the payment portal. Only cash or checks are accepted at the event site.


Girl Scout Camp Scherman

32700 Morris Ranch Rd, Mountain Center, CA 92561

Google Map to event parking

Race Management
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Meet Director: Clare Durand

Course Setter: Rex Winterbottom

Trainers: Roland Hansson, Goran Hellgren

Cook: John Phillips

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