DVOA Event Schedule

A Message to our Membership and Orienteering Friends:

Our limited schedule continues due to the COVID-19 virus

The Board continues to meet virtually and adjust our procedures based on , Federal and State guidance and OUSA guidelines.

  1. We will continue in person orienteering events using the OUSA Social Distancing Guidelines outlined in their draft guidancePlease comply with our masking policy at the registration and download site to protect our volunteers and other participants. 
  2. As we continue to add events to the schedule, we are taking a cautious and deliberate approach as state openings in the four states that we service ebb and flow with the current COVID situation. Our foremost consideration is for the safety of our members and guests. 
  3. Pre-registration will be required for these events. Links to online registration will be posted in the schedule for each event. Fees will be payed online and waivers signed during registration to limit person to person contact. 
  4. The Winter meeting will likely be virtual with newsletter distributed to members.  
  5. Because of the impact of and the variations in the state restrictions and the understanding that returning to events is very much an individual decision, the Board has voted to suspend our points system for the 2020 competition year.  We will vote on resuming our points system in January 2021

Please check the schedule below for returning events, and bear with us as we rebuild a more complete schedule, and adjust to evolving guidelines. In the meantime, we encourage members to still get outdoors – it will be therapeutic. Train on your own, re-run old courses, do course planning field work. As a reminder, we have numerous permanent courses with maps available on the DVOA website: > Our Permanent Courses  Be sure to check that the park is open before heading out (a few are currently closed). 

Stay tuned to the schedule page to see our opportunities as they develop.  We appreciate everyone's patience as events are adjusted and rescheduled to abide by local and state guidance.  Take care of yourselves and your loved ones and we hope to see everyone soon.

Stay healthy!
DVOA Board of Directors

 
Sun Oct 24, 2021    French Creek State Park Central    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Mary Frank  16103104675
Course Setter: Vadim Masalkov
Notes: Click Here to Register
Directions: Follow PA Rt.23 to Rt.345, take Rt.345 north and watch for O'-signs.

Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
White 3.10km 35.0m 9
Yellow 3.50km 55.0m 10
Orange 5.30km 120.0m 14
Brown 4.80km 75.0m 12
Green 6.20km 130.0m 14
Red 7.10km 175.0m 17

Sat Nov 06, 2021    Bellevue State Park    Sprint-O  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Mary Frank  16103104675
Course Setter: Tom Overbaugh
Notes: This is a National Event. All are Welcome!! Part of the Back to the Woods event.

See Webpage for registration information.


Directions: Exit I-95 at Marsh Rd. Go south on Marsh Rd. then turn left on Carr Rd. Park entrance is to the right off of Carr Rd.

Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
White 1.40km 15.0m 9
Yellow 1.70km 15.0m 12
Orange 1.90km 20.0m 12
Brown-X 1.80km 15.0m 12
Brown-Y 1.60km 13.0m 11
Green-X 2.20km 18.0m 14
Green-Y 1.90km 13.0m 14
Red 2.50km 18.0m 16
Blue 3.10km 18.0m 18

Sat Nov 06, 2021    Iron Hill Park    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  Middle  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Mary Frank  16103104675
Course Setter: Tom Overbaugh
Notes: This is a National Event. All are Welcome. Part of the Back to the Woods event.

See webpage for more information on start times and registration.


Directions: From DE Rt.95 take DE Rt.896 South. Go to Old Baltimore Pike and take a Right, West on Baltimore Pike. The park entrance will be on your right. Follow the O'-signs

Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
White 2.40km 35.0m 10
Yellow 2.40km 55.0m 9
Orange 2.90km 70.0m 11
Brown-X 2.50km 65.0m 12
Brown-Y 2.20km 45.0m 8
Green-X 3.40km 75.0m 12
Green-Y 3.10km 85.0m 13
Red 3.60km 85.0m 15
Blue 4.10km 105.0m 17

Sun Nov 07, 2021    Rodney Scout Reservation    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  Long  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Mary Frank  16103104675
Course Setter: Wyatt Riley
Notes: This is a National Event. All are Welcome! Part of the Back to the Woods event.

See webpage for more information on start times and registration.


Directions: The camp is approximately 30 miles southwest of Wilmington, DE and 50 miles northeast of Baltimore, MD. Take Exit 100 off I-95, follow Rt. 272 for 10 miles south, through the town of North East and look for signs

Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
White 2.20km 50.0m 10
Yellow 2.70km 115.0m 11
Orange 4.30km 175.0m 11
Brown-X 3.90km 140.0m 12
Brown-Y 3.60km 150.0m 11
Green-X 6.80km 255.0m 14
Green-Y 5.80km 225.0m 13
Red 8.10km 295.0m 17
Blue 10.90km 430.0m 20

Sun Nov 14, 2021    Rutgers Ecological Preserve    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Patty Carrigan  
Co-Director: Ava Suhocki  
Course Setter: Patrick Shannon Co-Setter: Margaret Hammond
Notes: This event is tentative due to the COVID19. Please watch for confirmation when the time is closer. Stay safe.
Directions: From S on US 1, or exit 9 on the NJTPK , take NJ-18 N to Davidson Road/Metlar's Lane, right on Ave E look for O signs. From N on 287 take Centennial Ave to Hoes Lane, exit at Davidson/Avenue E campus exit, bear left Over Rt-18 and follow O signs.
Sun Nov 21, 2021    Fair Hill Mason-Dixon    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  Relay  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Steven Mones  
Course Setter: Tom Overbaugh
Notes:

Mid-Atlantic Championships - Click Here to Register


Directions: West of Newark Delaware on 273, or East from the crossing of 272 and 273. Look for O Signs.

Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
White 2.70km 80.0m 11
Yellow 3.20km 95.0m 10
Orange 4.10km 165.0m 11
Brown 3.70km 135.0m 11
Green 5.50km 170.0m 15
Red 7.30km 240.0m 19
Blue 8.80km 255.0m 21
Relay 1.90km 80.0m 6
Relay 2.30km 85.0m 7
Relay 2.90km 95.0m 8

Sat Nov 27, 2021    Green Lane Park    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Sharon Siegler  
Course Setter: Steve Aronson
Notes: Reservoir parking lot. All courses are shorter than standard guidelines. within 72 hrs of event.
Directions: From Rt 422 take Rt 29 north. About 3.5 miles after the junction with Rt 73 look for a left turn onto Deep Creek Road and follow that and O signs to the park. From the North on Rt 29, look for O signs to the right as you approach the town of Green Lane..

ED/CS Notes:

This is a Short Course event. Course lengths and times will be shorter than usual.

Courses are on the North section of the map. Meet at the Boat House Rental parking lot.

Since this section of the map is rather small, and large areas are too green, Green and Red will have a map exchange.

Pre-registration online is required. The registration form covers both Saturday and Sunday. The idea is to save you from repeating name, club, etc. if you are doing both days.

You must wear a mask in the check-in area. Please observe social distancing.

Note:  For COVID reasons there will be no water on the course or in the registration or finish areas.  Please bring your own water out on the course.

Special start window for those with high COVID risk from 9:30-10:00.  General starts any time from 10:00 AM to 1 PM. Control pick-up will begin at 3:00 PM.

 

Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
White 1.80km 55.0m 7
Yellow 2.10km 65.0m 7
Orange 3.60km 130.0m 12
Brown 3.30km 90.0m 12
Green 4.30km 110.0m 14
Red 5.70km 125.0m 18

Sun Nov 28, 2021    Green Lane Park    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Sharon Siegler  
Course Setter: Steve Aronson
Notes: Main parking lot across from camping area. All courses are shorter than standard guidelines.
Directions: From Rt 422 take Rt 29 north. About 3.5 miles after the junction with Rt 73 look for a left turn onto Deep Creek Road and follow that and O signs to the park. From the North on Rt 29, look for O signs to the right as you approach the town of Green Lane..

ED/CS Notes:

 

This is a Short Course event. Course lengths and times will be shorter than usual.

Courses are on the South section of the map. Meet at the main parking lot across from camping area.

Pre-registration online is required. The registration form covers both Saturday and Sunday. The idea is to save you from repeating name, club, etc. if you are doing both days.

You must wear a mask in the check-in area. Please observe social distancing.

Note:  For COVID reasons there will be no water on the course or in the registration or finish areas.  Please bring your own water out on the course.

Indoor plumbing is available!

Special start window for those with high COVID risk from 9:30-10:00.  General starts any time from 10:00 AM to 1 PM. Control pick-up will begin at 3:00 PM.

 

Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
White 2.40km 30.0m 9
Yellow 2.70km 70.0m 7
Orange 2.70km 60.0m 11
Brown 3.50km 110.0m 11
Green 4.00km 125.0m 13
Red 4.70km 135.0m 17

Sun Dec 05, 2021    Batsto    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl 
Event has EPunching
Event Director:   
Course Setter: Bob Burg
Notes: Received message from New Jersey, they are not opening up for permits yet for 2021 (11/1/20)
Directions: From US30 East (White Horse Pike) in Hammonton take SR-542 (Pleasant Mills Rd.) toward Batsto, follow SR-542 north-east for about 7mi and watch for O'-signs.

Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
White 2.20km 42.0m 12
Yellow 3.20km 48.0m 12
Orange 4.40km 80.0m 11
Brown 4.20km 65.0m 11
Green 5.50km 80.0m 14
Red 7.40km 130.0m 17
Blue 10.30km 170.0m 24

Sun Dec 12, 2021    Quail Hill Scout Camp    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Margaret Hammond  
Course Setter: Bob Burg
Notes: NJ Scout Program DUAL EVENT with HVO
Directions: From N & W: NJ Turnpike Exit 8 to Rt 33 East for 5 mi. Rt 527Alt North/Iron Ore Rd. From E: Garden St Pkwy Exit 100A to Rt 33 W for 16 mi. to Rt 527Alt/Iron Ore Rd. Then North 1/4 mile on 527Alt to Quail Hill sign, turn right onto Le Valley Rd into camp.
Sat Feb 26, 2022    Governor Dick    Beg  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director:   
Course Setter:
Notes: Introductory Class for Beginners...
Directions: From the PA Turnpike, go South from the Lebanon-Lancaster exit of PA TPK on route 72. Turn West on Cider Press Road then North on Pinch Road. (From Rt 30 in Lancaster go North on Rt 72 through Manheim and another 3+/- miles to Pinch Road.) Follow Pinch Road to the event site. Look for entrance shortly after crossing over the Turnpike.
Sun Mar 06, 2022    Core Creek Park  
Event has EPunching
Event Director:   
Course Setter: Bob Burg
Directions: From Langhorne, PA follow PA Rt. 413 North toward Newtown and watch for O'-signs.
Sat Mar 19, 2022    French Creek State Park North    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl 
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Mark Frank  
Course Setter:
Notes: National Event
Directions: Follow Rt. 23 to PA Rt. 345, take Rt. 345 north and watch for O'-signs
Sun Mar 20, 2022    Coventry Woods    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl 
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Mark Frank  
Course Setter:
Notes: National Event
Directions: From rt. 100 take Rt 724 west for 3 miles. Turn left on Unionville Rd. for 3 miles. Turn right on St. Peter's Rd. for a half mile. Park is on the left.
Sat Mar 26, 2022    Tyler State Park  
Event has EPunching
Event Director:   
Course Setter:
Directions: North on I 95 to the intersection with I 295. Follow I 295 East and exit at exit 8 and go west on PA 332. Go straight 4.7 miles, and in that stretch 332 becomes Route 413. Where Rt 413 makes a sharp right turn, you will instead be turning left at that light into the main Park entrance. Watch for O-signs.
Sat Apr 02, 2022    Hawk Mountain Scout Reservation    Training 
Event has EPunching
Event Director:   
Course Setter:
Sun Apr 03, 2022    Hawk Mountain Scout Reservation    W  Y  O  Br  G  R 
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Mary Frank  16103104675
Course Setter: Eric Silva
Sun Apr 10, 2022    Warwick County Park    W  Y  O  Br  G  R 
Event has EPunching
Event Director:   
Course Setter: Mary Frank
Directions: Follow PA Rt23 to Knauertown and watch for O'-signs
Sun Apr 24, 2022    Willows & Skunk Hollow    W  Y  O  Br  G  Special 
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Tim Walsh  610-446-3255
Course Setter:
Notes: Tentatively, this event will feature an updated map by Wyatt. It event being planned to be a memorial event - in memory of John Edwards.
Directions: From Rt. 320 and Rt. 30 intersection at Villanova follow Rt. 320 south to first light. Right at light then bear left at road fork (Newtown Rd). Follow O'-signs.
Sun May 01, 2022    Four Mile Circle, Brendon Byrne State Forest    W  Y  O  Br  G  R 
Event has EPunching
Event Director:   
Course Setter: Bob Burg
Directions: NJ Rt 70 East of Medford NJ to Four MIle Circle, the junction of NJ 70 and 72. Follow Orienteering signs from there.
Sat May 07, 2022    French Creek State Park Central  
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Mark Frank  
Course Setter:
Notes: S-MASOC 33
Directions: Follow PA Rt.23 to Rt.345, take Rt.345 north and watch for O'-signs.
Sun May 08, 2022    French Creek State Park Central    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl 
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Mark Frank  
Course Setter:
Directions: Follow PA Rt.23 to Rt.345, take Rt.345 north and watch for O'-signs.
Sun Nov 13, 2022    French Creek State Park North    W  Y  O  Br  G  R 
Event has EPunching
Event Director:   
Course Setter:
Notes: 55 Anniversary
Directions: Follow Rt. 23 to PA Rt. 345, take Rt. 345 north and watch for O'-signs