Sunday, January 23, 2022
10:00 to 11:30 AM
Beginner's Orienteering ClassDirections
Pre-register (Deadline Friday, January 21, 11:59 PM)
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On Sunday, January 23, 2022, from 10:00 to 11:30 AM, members of the Greater Phoenix Orienteering Club and the City of Buckeye Parks and Recreation Department will present a clinic teaching basic navigation concepts used in orienteering. The clinic is offered outdoors at Sundance Park, southwest of the intersection of South Rainbow Road and West Lower Buckeye Road in Buckeye. (see directions). Participants will learn important techniques to navigate with a map and compass. While GPS receivers provide an 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 an invaluable complement to navigating with a GPS receiver.
Additional information concerning our Beginner's Orienteering Training is found here.
NOTE: PRE-REGISTRATION is REQUIRED.
|10:00 AM||Clinic 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.)|
|11:30 AM||Clinic ends. For those who want to practice what they've learned, we'll provide a map for a short course in Buffalo Ridge Park. You're also welcome to join us at one of our many orienteering events listed at gphxo.org.|
|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. See our classroom training summary here for additional details.|
Follow this link for directions to Sundance Park.