Learn to Orienteer

Date & Time: 
Saturday, April 17, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Location(s): 
Garner Park
333 South Rosa Road
Madison, WI

Often described as the “thinking sport”, orienteering is an outdoor navigation game that takes place in parks, cities, and wilderness areas all over the world. Using a highly detailed map and a compass, individuals or small groups navigate the course and attempt to locate pre-marked checkpoints in as short a time as possible. This class is free to attend, with advanced registration requested. Maps and a compass to use during class are provided. Participants may bring their own compass. 

Learn to Orienteer is a free class perfect for all ages with an accompanying adult for the younger ones. The session will begin with a 25-minute introduction to map-reading and the rules of orienteering. Following the introduction, participants will "scramble" around the park to find as many markers as they can within a 1-hour time limit. Participants must return to the start location within 1 hour. Many will finish within 20-45 minutes. The event will be held rain or shine.

Meeting Location: Garner Park shelter
All participants aged 5 years or older must wear a mask or face-covering during introductions and whenever physical distancing cannot be maintained with anyone outside of your household.

Register ONLINE or by calling (608) 266-4711

Thanks to the Madison Parks Foundation all Learn to classes are free to attend! 

Event Cost: Free
Handicapped Accessible: Yes
Sponsoring Organization(s): On the Map, Orienteering Experiences
Pre-Registration?: Yes
American Sign Language (ASL) Provided?: No

Last Updated : 04/06/2021
Agency: Parks
Tags: Learn to, Parks