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Introduction to Orienteering with New England Orienteering Club

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Join Newton Parks and Recreation and New England Orienteering Club for 

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Introduction to Orienteering
Saturday, March 25, 2023
at Auburndale Cove on West Pine St in Newton
Instruction Provided Between 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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What is orienteering?  Essentially it's a hike and scavenger hunt all mixed into one.  Participants use a detailed map to find specific check points, or controls, in the woods.  Everyone can go at their own pace.  Want to run?  Great!  Want to walk?  That's great too!  All abilities are welcome.  There is an accessible course at Auburndale Park.  Children under 13 must have an adult on-site with them.

Brand new to orienteering?  Always wondered what to do with a map & compass?  This introductory event will offer 30 minutes of instruction to beginners to get you started with orienteering.  After instruction, participants will head out on their own to complete a course.  New England Orienteering Club members orienteer for free.  Be sure to enter the code that is emailed out to members.  Become a member HERE.  Non members pay $5.00 per person.

Already have a basic understanding of how orienteering works?  Try the Bring Your Own Map (BYOM) event at Auburndale Park. This event will run from March 24th through 26th and you can register through New England Orienteering Club.  

Ready to further develop your skills in orienteering?  Check out the Orienteering Skill Development Series being offered by Newton Parks and Recreation.  These classes are designed for orienteers ages 13 and older.  Children ages 8 - 12 may register and participate with a registered adult.

New England Orienteering Club offers a full schedule of Spring and Fall orienteering events across Massachusetts.  Check out their schedule of events HERE.

Did you know that Newton Parks and Recreation has permanent orienteering courses in 5 of our parks?  Check out our Orienteering page on the City of Newton website for more information.

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