Saturday, October 21 at 09:00 am
Called “the art of map and compass reading,” this recreational activity dates back more than 100 years by using “low-tech” tools to navigate the landscape. Often held as a competitive, timed event participants navigate a course using a map and compass, documenting their progress along the course by punching a card at points along the course.
This program is designed to be an introduction to orienteering, and no prior experience is required. The program will begin with approximately 30 minutes of instruction, and courses will take 1-2 hours to complete. Course monitors will keep track of times, but the event is not competitive, and very family friendly. A beginner course and a more challenging course for those who might have more experience will be available. All required materials will be supplied, but feel free to bring a compass if you have one.
We are happy to offer this program at no cost to participants, but if you are able, a $10 suggested donation would be greatly appreciated. Wissahickon Trails is a local, community-supported nonprofit. Our budget depends entirely on the generosity of our supporters—individuals, foundations, and corporations. Donate online today.
Briar Hill Preserve, 205 W Skippack Pike, Ambler, PA 19002
Prophecy Creek Park paved parking lot
Free; donations accepted