Learn how to explore nature through the sport of navigation using a detailed map. Grow your map reading and compass skills through a high energy adventure of trail hiking and running where you are the navigator.
Available for Ages 7-17
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ORIENTEERING - COURSE DESCRIPTION
Orienteering is a high energy competitive sport that combines racing with navigation. It is a timed race in which individual participants use a specially created highly detailed map to select routes and navigate through the wilderness.
Learn the basics of enhanced, two or three-color topographic maps; reading and understanding the orienteering course that consists of a start, control flags and finish.
Learn the basics of a base plate thumb compass for orienteering and navigation using hands-on activities.
Review how to interpret map symbols, colors, land features, trails and how to orient an orienteering map. Continue to review how to navigate using a base plate thumb compass and orienting a compass to a map. Learn what to do when lost on the course and how to use a safety bearing.
Discover the difference in orienteering course levels and the purpose of control descriptions that assist you in finding control flags in the wild.
Navigate the entire orienteering course and document your time in a high energy fun challenge, testing your skills to reach new times and skill levels.