Join the Orienteering for Beginners event to learn about the sport of orienteering, how to work the map and compass, and ultimately, how to be successful on a beginner course. We’ll have plenty of instructors, and activities for you to try your skill at finding controls, use a few orienteering techniques, and venture out on a short, but easy course to build your skill.
If you’re looking for a new adventure, a lifetime sport that will take you, literally, off the beaten path, constantly challenge you, and let you discover new things about yourself and what you can do, orienteering may be the sport for you.
Orienteering is often called the thinking sport because it involves map reading and decision-making in addition to a great workout. It’s a sport that everyone can enjoy, regardless of age or experience. The competitive athlete can experience the exhilaration of running through the woods at top speed, while the non-competitive orienteer can enjoy the forest at a more leisurely pace. Most events provide courses for all levels, from beginner to advanced, and the sport has been adapted for small children and people in wheelchairs.
If you love maps, exploring, and the great outdoors, try orienteering. You’ll be hooked for life!
REGISTRATION, FEES & START TIMES
- Registration starts at 11:30AM.
- General Fee – $15 ($3 for extra maps)
- Boy & Girl Scouts – $5 ($3 for extra maps)
- NEOOC Annual Individual Membership – $15
- Basic Instruction – FREE!
- Event Director: Howard Montgomery
- Course Designer: Howard Montgomery
- Setter: Andreas Johansson
- Registrar: Jeff Perry
- Instructors: Howard Montgomery, Andreas Johansson
- Starter: N/A
- Timer: N/A
- Greeter: N/A