Crow’s Nest: Orienteering for Beginners next weekend

February 25, 2013

The Delaware Valley Orienteering Association will be holding a beginner’s workshop on orienteering next Saturday, March 2, 2013 at Crow’s Nest Preserve at 10 am. Training indoors will be followed by a short beginner’s course outdoors at the preserve.

If you ever wanted to see what traditional orienteering, using maps and compass, is all about, this will be an excellent opportunity. The program is open to all ages and donations to DVOA are welcome. The indoor portion of the program will run about 45 minutes and then people can try the outdoor course which takes about an hour. The program is rain or shine; please dress for the weather.

For those wanting to explore Crow’s Nest Preserve and surrounding public lands in their choice of orienteering courses, the DVOA will be holding a full event on Sunday, April 21. For full events like the one in April, participants can start their courses anytime between 10 am and 1 pm and a small fee is charged. Beginners could take what they learn at the March 2 workshop and apply it at the April 21 event! Check out the DVOA website for more details.

Posted by Daniel Barringer on February 25, 2013.