Study Trip -- Orienteering for Beginners



Orienteering is a navigation contest using a map and a compass, often in unfamiliar territory. It is easy to learn and a fun way to exercise your mind and body while enjoying the outdoors. It began in the late 19th century in Sweden as military training and has developed into an international sport. Beginners are welcome. In the morning, we'll meet at the McKimmon Center to learn the rules and skills. You'll have time to grab a quick early lunch before heading to the course in nearby Schenck Forest. You will be provided with a compass, map, finger stick, and whistle. We will start with a beginners course, with an option to then complete a more demanding course if you wish to further test and develop your skills. Since everyone will be completing the course/s at different rates, participants will drive themselves to Schenck Forest, a short distance from the McKimmon Center. 

Notes: Participants must be able to hike through a wooded area, and navigate uneven ground. Wear closed-toe, sturdy walking shoes or boots. Dress for the weather and terrain – hat, sunscreen, bug spray, and take plenty of fluids to keep you hydrated. A small backpack will be ideal. Further details and directions to the Schenck Forest meeting location will be sent out to participants nearer the time. Everyone will be required to sign a waiver before setting out on the course, and participants are expected to comply with all NC State University COVID-19 directives in place at the time of this study trip. If you find yourself unable to participate in this trip, please contact the office; no substitutions are permitted.  

Includes: Instruction by the Backwoods Orienteering Klub (BOK), orienteering materials, course set-up, and supervision

Class:  9:30 -10:30am, Room 11/12, McKimmon Center

Orienteering course start time:  Meet at Schenck Forest by 11:45; the beginner's course can be completed within 90 minutes; but if you choose the second course as well, that should be finished up by 3:00 pm.

Registration Deadline:  November 2

Location: McKimmon Center and Schenck Forest

Name Session Dates Location Format Registration Dates
Study Trip -- Orienteering for Beginners11/09/21 - 11/09/21McKimmon CenterClassroom08/16/21 - 11/02/21  REGISTER NOW