What is Orienteering?

Often described as “The Thinking Sport”, Orienteering is a navigation game or sport that takes place in parks, cities and forests all over the world. A detailed map and compass are used to locate markers that have been placed throughout an area.


Learn to stay “on the map” with us!

The most essential component of orienteering is staying “on the map”. Staying in touch with the map and knowing where you are at all times. We teach the basic elements of map-reading and compass use. We set a course in a mapped area, then participants use the map provided to navigate to the locations marked on the map. There, they find and use a special “stamp” to prove they visited the site!

The activity is highly flexible to accommodate all age ranges and skill levels. (Younger children should be accompanied by a parent or other adult.) The length of the activity is generally 1-2 hours, but is also flexible, depending on your group’s objectives.

We can work with your group to create an experience that’s right for you!

Experience Orienteering!


             A combination of mental and physical challenge, 

          recreation, wrapped up in a fun, outdoor adventure!


Group Outings


    1. Youth groups

    2. Scout troops

    3. Field trips

    4. Birthday Parties

    5. Corporate teams

 


Benefits of Orienteering


Learning map-reading and navigation helps to build a variety of skills that support critical thinking -- Learning spatial relationships, problem-solving, developing and following through with a plan.


Participants experience increased awareness of their surroundings. Successfully navigating to a location supports independence and a sense of accomplishment.


Add to that the experience of being outdoors and gaining an appreciation of the natural environment.


Orienteering is good for the mind and body!