activities for children 7-13 and their parents

The Blue Sparks are the group of parents and coaches who provide activities like Map Mates and SC-ORE, for Primary School aged children AND their parents. We are part of Orienteering ACT and we teach parents as well as children.  While the children predominantly range in age from 7 to 13, children who are older and younger are welcome to take part.  Blue Lightning is our older cousin. We have cool shirts for sale if you want one.

Blue Sparks Programs

Map Mates

Ideal "starter" pack. 4 week adventure series. Every May and October. Teams of 1-4. Perfect for beginners. Parents welcome.

FOG - Focus on Girls

The training group for women and girls. 3 week course held twice a year. A great confidence booster. Social and fun. Parents welcome.


Good for beginners. School-based, school-safe. Exciting team relay. Before school for 4 weeks. Twice a year. Teams of 4. Electronic timing.

⭐ Ideal for beginners

Blue Sparks Annual Calendar

FebruarySummer Wednesday Evening Twilight series resumes. Easy courses available.
MarchSC-ORE  mini inter-school competition. Before school.
AprilSummer Twilight series ends
MayWinter Saturday Map Mates series begins.
JuneWinter Saturday & Sunday events continue. Easy courses available.
SeptemberWinter Saturday series concludes.
OctoberSummer Wednesday Map Mates series begins
October / NovemberSC-ORE mini inter-shool competition. Before school.
NovemberAnnual Blue Sparks Weekend Bush Camp – held annually since 2007.
NovemberAnnual Primary School Champs