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Introduction to Orienteering

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Our introduction to orienteering programs are great for beginners and will help increase the skills needed to complete an orienteering course.  These programs will have a training on various aspects of orienteering

The Intro to Orienteering Class will focus on the basics to get you out orienteering like understanding the map and symbols on the map, orienting and thumbing the map, planning your route, and what to do if you are lost or can't find the marker. Participants will then head out on their own to complete a beginner orienteering course.

The Orienteering Skills Class will develop your skills in orienteering at a different park each week. We'll focus on understanding map scale and pace counting, learning about control description symbols, using a compass with a map, and how to use these skills to plan the best route.  Participants will then use these skills to complete courses at each of the parks.  Participants in this class should have a basic understanding of orienteering or have participated in the Intro to Orienteering class.  

These activities run rain or shine.  We will cancel in the event of extreme weather.

* Adjustments and discounts will be applied during checkout if applicable. *

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