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2017 Orienteering Skills Workshop at West Point

posted Sep 11, 2017, 8:59 AM by Alisa Vural   [ updated Sep 11, 2017, 9:08 AM ]

Orienteering Skills Workshop at West Point's Lake Frederick, 29 Sep 2017 to 1 Oct 2017

Calling all cadets! The United States Military Academy Orienteering Team will host a weekend workshop at Lake Frederick, NY, in order to teach the fundamentals of Orienteering. Participants do not require any background in orienteering, only a desire to learn. We will bivouac, an excellent experience for those who have not done it before.

Cadets will get experience on introductory and advanced level orienteering courses. Everyone will participate in various exercises and practical applications, culminating in a team-level orienteering competition. This weekend is rigorous, competitive and sure to be exciting for all participants, and is an annual favorite for our squadron. 

Reserve your spot first on our Online RSVP Form for the OSW.

Cost: $25 for food, payable via check to CAP. $25 registration fee payable directly to West Point, details to be provided along with West Point waivers for each participant.

Required forms (4):

a. CAPF 161 Emergency Information (keep in your right BDU/ABU pocket with your CAPID at all times)

b. CAPF 160 Member Health History (submit to Lt. Marashlian with other forms)

c. CAPF 32 Parent Permission Slip (attached below; submit to Lt. Marashlian with other forms)

d. CAPF 31 Application for activity (attached below; submit to Lt. Marashlian with other forms)

1.       All forms and the $25.00 food check (payable to CAP) and $25 registration check for West Point must be submitted to Lt. Marashlian by 8:00 pm, Tuesday, September 26.

2.       All cadets and adults must be SAFETY CURRENT.  We will have our monthly safety briefing, Tuesday, September 11.  If you are unable to attend (and have submitted your forms and registration and food payments), you MUST complete an online SAFETY CLASS to become Safety Current.

3.       Please advise no later than Tuesday evening, September 20, if you have any special dietary restrictions.  We are planning to serve camp food, which may include burgers, hot dogs, chili, pasta, salad, etc.  Breakfasts will be bagels, fruit, juice.

4.       Bring a bag dinner for Friday evening.

5.       Meet at 4:00 pm, Friday, September 29, at the Red Cross Building to load the trailer. 

6.       Uniform for Friday evening is full BDU/ABU.  Uniform on Saturday and Sunday is CAP PT (Black t-shirt, gray or dark shorts. Running pants, sweatshirt optional but highly advised.)

7.       Be prepared for rain.  Poncho or raingear is required. Extra socks and running shoes are highly advised. 

8.      Showers are available and highly advised. Bring a towel and soap.

9       Bring a set of “civilian” clothes for Saturday evening.  Jeans OK.

10.       Bring CAPID and medical documents, and signed USMA waiver form (attached to squadron email.)



       Tent to Share (for those who have one.  Please ensure the tent is 100% complete and functional.)  *** We will finalize tent arrangements Tuesday, September 26. ***

       Sleeping Bag and Pad (45 Degree or lower recommended)

       Flashlight or Head Lamp with extra batteries

       Canteen/Hydration Pack

       Mess Kit (Cup, Plate, Utensils)

       Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, as needed, etc.)

       Towel and soap


       Bug spray or lotion


       (1) BDU/ABU Shirt (travel)

       (1) BDU/ABU Pants (travel)

       BDU/ABU Cover (travel)

       BDU/ABU Boots (travel)

       (1) Boot socks, pair (travel)

       (1) Black T-Shirt ( travel)

       (2) Undershorts / Undergarments

       (1) Fleece (black preferred)

       Poncho or raincoat (Woodland Camo pattern preferred but not mandatory)

       Sleep Clothes


       (2) Pair PT socks

       (2) Pair PT shorts

       (3) Black t-shirts for PT

       (1) Pair running pants for PT

       (1) Sweatshirt (dark preferred)

       (1) Set of civilian clothes for Saturday evening (t-shirt, jeans)

       Plastic bag for put wet clothes

       Backpack or duffle bag for personal gear

       Folding camp chair (optional)


Please contact Lt. Vural if you have any questions.

Alisa Vural,
Sep 11, 2017, 8:59 AM
Alisa Vural,
Sep 11, 2017, 8:59 AM