Welcome to NEOOC!

Orienteering is a sport that exercises your mind as well as your body. The challenge is to read a detailed topographic map and figure out the best way to get yourself from point A to point B and then to point C… and so on, while you climb hills, cross streams, choose trails and take compass bearings.

We host events that can be enjoyed on foot, on bike, in a canoe or kayak, that take place in the woods, as well as on city streets.

At each event there are navigation course levels from absolute beginner to advanced. And courses can be enjoyed by individuals, families and groups as their choosing.

Ready? See our upcoming events here, and join us for a great day in the beautiful outdoors. Want more? Read more about the history of orienteering, here.

About Orienteering

Orienteering is a competitive international sport that combines racing with navigation. It is a timed race in which individual participants use a specially created, highly detailed map to select routes and navigate through diverse and often unfamiliar terrain and visit control points in sequence.

Courses also can be enjoyed as a walk in the woods, with difficulty levels from beginner to expert offered at most events.

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O-Blog

2017 World Orienteering Day Updates

The implementation of World Orienteering Day (WOD) shows that there are many people with a lot of passion to develop orienteering worldwide. NEOOC participated this year by hosting an event at Kenston Schools, with a mix of sprint and woods courses. See results, and photos, here. Read the rest of the WOD newsletter online, here…

Classic Orienteering + Trail-O 5K & 6.5K at Oak Hill | Sunday July 2, 11:30A-1PM

The Oak Hill area offers two distinct trails, the Oak Hill Trail, and the Plateau Trail. Naturally, in orienteering, we aim to get off trail for some of the controls, but this event will also feature 2 courses that are all on-trail, especially designed to bridge the gap between trail runners and orienteering. So why not come out, enjoy some trail running, and learn to orienteer at the same time?

FAQ

When and where is the next event?

Select the Schedule link in the menu to see the up to date schedule.

How much does it cost?

Our club charges a nominal fee for events. The fees mainly cover the cost of printing the maps and the upkeep of the club’s supplies, and for developing new maps. Special events may have additional fees. Continue reading “FAQ”