Papago Park

Saturday, May 25, 2024

8:00 to 9:30 AM

Beginner's Orienteering Class

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On Saturday, May 25, 2024, from 8:00 to 9:30 AM, members of the Greater Phoenix Orienteering Club and the City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department will present a clinic teaching basic navigation concepts used in orienteering. The clinic is offered outdoors at Papago Park, just west of the Hole-in-Rock parking area. 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.

Note: See this link here for directions. Please pay special attention to the directions. You need to drive about 100 meters past the parking area at Hole-in-Rock, to the ranger station/rest room building. We won't arrive until around 7:30 AM, so you're unlikely to find us if you arrive at 7:00 AM.

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

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Due to limitations on group sizes, we are limiting participation in the clinic to the first 15 individuals who sign up and pay the registration fee. If you'd like to join us for the clinic, please use the above link above.

Fees: $5/person.


8:00 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.)
9:30 AM Clinic ends. For those who want to practice what they've learned, we'll provide a map for a short course at Papago Park. You're also welcome to join us at one of our many orienteering events listed at

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. See our classroom training summary here for additional details.