Mesquite Library

Beginner's Training

4525 Paradise Village Parkway North
Phoenix, AZ 85032

Saturday, December 9, 2017

[image:O flag] Beginning Orienteering: General Information
[image:O flag] Mesquite Libraray Directions
[image:O flag] Pre-Register (deadline Wednesday, December 6 at 11:59 PM)


On Saturday, December 9, 2017, from 9:00 to 10:30 AM, members of the Greater Phoenix Orienteering Club will present a FREE class teaching basic navigation concepts used in orienteering. The class is offered in one of the meeting rooms inside the City of Phoenix' Mesquite Library (north side of Paradise Valley Mall - see directions). Participants in the class will learn some of the important techniques involved in navigating with topographic maps and a compass. While GPS receivers provide an incredibly easy way for people to navigate, conditions sometimes make the GPS units unreliable or unusable (navigating in deep canyons, dead batteries, etc.) Navigation techniques used in orienteering are invaluable for times when GPS receivers are unusable.

Additional information concerning our Beginner's Orienteering Training is found here.


We provide some instruction materials for participants at our beginner's clinics. In order to ensure that we have enough handouts, we ask that you pre-register for the beginner's clinic. We may print several extra packets but we cannot guarantee a handout for those who do not pre-register.

Pre-Registration is open until Wednesday, December 6 at 11:59 PM. After the pre-registration closes, you can still try your luck and register on-site. We cannot guarantee a handout for those who register on-site.

Click [image:O flag] here to pre-register.


9:00 AM Class begins. Please be on time for the class. We'll do our best to make our way through as much of the course material as possible. (Click here for general course information.)
10:30 Class ends. For those who want to practice what they've learned, we'll move to the park across the street for a practice course.
12:00 Practice course closes.

What to bring:

Compass We prefer that participants bring their own compass. This will allow them to learn techniqueS during the training, then practice the techniques further at home. We will provide compasses to those who are not able to bring their own.


Follow this link for directions to the Mesquite Library.