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Our orienteering skills classes are great for beginners and will help develop skills needed to complete an orienteering course.  

The Scout and Youth Group Workshops will teach participants about the sport of orienteering including understanding the map, orienting the map, thumbing the map, planning your route, and using a compass.  Groups will split into teams with an adult leader to complete the course.  This program is best for children in grades 2 and above. 
Looking for multi-day orienteering classes for youth?  Check out our Orienteering Programs for Youth with Navigation Games.

The Intro to Orienteering Class will focus on the basics to get you out on an orienteering course.  Skills like understanding the map, orienting and thumbing the map, planning your route, and what to do if you are lost or can't find the marker will all be discussed. Instruction will be about 30 minutes, then participants will head out on their own to complete a beginner orienteering course.

The Orienteering Skills Classes will develop your skills in orienteering. We'll focus on understanding map scale, pace counting and using a compass with a map at Cold Spring Park and learning about control description symbols and what those symbols represent in real life at Kennard Park.  Both classes will talk about how to use these skills to plan the best route for you.  Participants in this class should have a basic understanding of orienteering or have participated in the Intro to Orienteering class.  Instruction will be about 30 - 45 minutes, then participants will complete a training course to focus on skills learned during instruction.

For the family classes, children under 8 may have difficulty understanding all of the concepts, but will have fun joining their family in the activities.


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

Looking for more orienteering options or want to test out your newly acquired skills?  Check out the coming events schedule with New England Orienteering Club for upcoming in-person events that are open to members and non-members of all levels at https://newenglandorienteering.org/events-schedule/this-years-events

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Intro to Orienteering for Individuals 
13 and up N/A Sa  10/02/2021
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Auburndale Cove - Skinned baseball/Softball Field
$5.00 Res, $5.00 Non-Res
11 seat(s) available
Learn the basics of orienteering including understanding the map and skills needed to complete a beginner course.
 
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Intro to Orienteering for Families 
18 and up N/A Sa  10/02/2021
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Auburndale Cove - Skinned baseball/Softball Field
$10.00 Res, $10.00 Non-Res
8 seat(s) available
Please register 1 adult in your family then list the names of all family members that will be joining you so we can print the correct number of maps.
 
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Intro to Orienteering for Families 
18 and up N/A Sa  10/02/2021
11:30 AM - 12:45 PM

Auburndale Cove - Skinned baseball/Softball Field
$10.00 Res, $10.00 Non-Res
8 seat(s) available
Please register 1 adult in your family then list the names of all family members that will be joining you so we can print the correct number of maps.
 
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Orienteering Skills for Individuals - Map Scale, Pace Counting and Using a Compass 
13 and up N/A Sa  10/16/2021
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Cold Spring Park (New) - Basketball Court
$15.00 Res, $15.00 Non-Res
14 seat(s) available
Understand the difference in map scales, figure out your pace count and how to use that on a course, and learn how to use a compass to find your next control. Compasses will be provided for participants to keep.
 
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Orienteering Skills for Families - Map Scale, Pace Counting and Using a Compass 
18 and up N/A Sa  10/16/2021
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Cold Spring Park (New) - Basketball Court
$25.00 Res, $25.00 Non-Res
8 seat(s) available
Learn about map scale, figure out your pace count and how that helps you on a course, and how to use a compass to find your next control. Register 1 family member and list others joining you. Families will be provided with 2 compasses to keep.
 
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Orienteering Skills for Individuals - Understanding Control Description Symbols 
13 and up N/A Sa  10/23/2021
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Kennard Park TRAILS
$10.00 Res, $10.00 Non-Res
14 seat(s) available
Learn about the different control symbols and directional clues on an orienteering map and what they represent in real life to help you find controls more quickly.
 
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Orienteering Skills for Families - Understanding Control Description Symbols 
18 and up N/A Sa  10/23/2021
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Kennard Park TRAILS
$15.00 Res, $15.00 Non-Res
8 seat(s) available
Learn about the different control symbols and directional clues on an orienteering map and what they represent in real life to help you find controls more quickly. Register 1 family member and list others that will be attending.
 
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Troop 67315 Orienteering Workshop 
7 and up N/A Su  11/07/2021
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Auburndale Cove - Skinned baseball/Softball Field
$50.00 Res
0 seat(s) available
For members in troop 67315
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