Orienteering offers many benefits, but its real attraction is that it is fun! It is a joy to walk and run through forests and fields. Armed with a compass and a map, competitors must use their navigational skills to navigate from point to point in diverse and usually unfamiliar terrain, and normally moving at speed.
As part of an effort to increase awareness of orienteering as a sport, and to incorporate the many educational and problem- based learning aspects of the sport into the curriculum, NEOOC teamed up with 4th graders from Kenston Intermediate School to put on an orienteering event.
First, let me thank Stark Parks for inviting us to partner with them on introducing orienteering to their public. In February, we conducted an evening lecture on the sport of orienteering and Sunday marked our first land event offered in their parks (we’ve used Walborn Reservoir previously). In our 40th year, it is still exciting to inaugurate new venues. Read on for the full results!
Andreas Johansson, NEOOC Club Member, introduces the sport of orienteering in a shorter version of the original video.
Today’s event was a chance to work on skills that can help us improve as orienteers. Bob Boltz set a course targeted at two skills. Read more…
Join us for a class event at Sippo Lake Park – a small venue, with plenty of challenges for all.
You have two and a half hours to find as many checkpoints as you can! The checkpoints are marked on a waterproof map. A special punch at each checkpoint proves you were there. Some checkpoints may be worth more than others, so strategy is important. Can you think and paddle at the same time? Most checkpoints can be visited by canoe or kayak, but a number will be located in the surrounding parkland.
Highlights from the World Championships in Orienteering 2015 in Scotland.
Practice your O-skills even when you’re not out in the woods! The Maze-O will challenge your brain, and sense of direction while finding the shortest, or the fastest routes through the mazes. Each turn slows you down, so try for a straighter line through, with the least amount of turns. And who knows, maybe you’ll see something like this in the near future…
Andreas Johansson, member at Northeast Ohio Orienteering Club (NEOOC), introduces orienteering with some of the basic stuff you might encounter at your first event.