DVOA Event Schedule

Due to the COVID-19 virus, DVOA will suspend all scheduled events until further notice. We will resume orienteering activities when public health and park officials relax restrictions on group activities. In the meantime, we encourage members to still get outdoors Ė 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).

When this unfortunate situation eases, we hope to rebound quickly with a full slate of events. Until then, take care of yourself and your loved ones.
Stay healthy!

DVOA Board of Directors

Thu May 14, 2020    Germantown Academy    Short 
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Sandy Fillebrown  
Course Setter: Sandy Fillebrown
Notes: Summer Fun Short Course Series, US Team Fundraiser, special pricing
Sun May 24, 2020    Rocky Ridge County Park (SVO)    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl 
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Sandy Fillebrown  
Course Setter: Mike Bertram
Notes: Joint Event SVO with DVOA
Directions: From Lancaster follow Rt. 30 West to Rt. 24 North (Mt. Zion Rd.). Take Rt. 24 north to top of hill and make a right onto Deininger Rd. Watch for O'-signs.
Sun May 31, 2020    Hickory Run State Park    Rogaine  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Samuel Kolins  
Course Setter: Samuel Kolins
Directions: Take Northeast Extension of PA Turnpike to I-80 exit. Turn right at light onto PA Rt. 940 and follow west for 3 miles. Go south on PA Rt. 534 and follow O'-signs.

ED/CS Notes:

With the virus situation, not sure if this event will have to be cancelled, postponed, or run in a modified format.  Just have to wait and see how things play out.  Stay safe!

The Exact Change Rogaine at Hickory Run

Check out all the event details here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1HSkkMlZMox6jaPMUqpY31qGGjd7PII9W

Pre-Registration required on Event Register: https://eventreg.orienteeringusa.org/eventregister/a40/register/start/exact-change-rogaine

Normal Registration ends on May 10th.  Late Registration Ends May 27th.

 

Join us for 10, 7, or 4 hours of navigation in excellent Poconos terrain.  We will be using all four of our fully-contiguous Hickory Run orienteering maps (these have been used for national level orienteering and adventure racing events).  Food will be provided after the event, with a chance to hang out with orienteering friends, new and old, to share your adventures. 

Tasty Prizes for the most controls found!  Special coins will be placed at each control, and an additional prize will go the person who can collect just the right coins on the course, so that their coin value most closely matches their final orienteering score.


The timing options for the different duration courses are:
10 hour:  Map handout 7AM, event 8AM-6PM.
7 hour:  Map handout 10AM, event 11AM-6PM.
4 hour:  There are two different options:  
     Map handout 10AM, event 11AM-3PM.
     Map handout 1PM, event 2PM-6PM.

Plan on joining us for a day of navigational fun in some of our best terrain.  Despite the fact that DVOA goes up to Hickory Run for training each year, there are a ton of awesome areas of the park that most orienteers have not visited in years, if ever.  Check out the compiled map on the last page of the event details link above to get a look at just how cool the entire mapped area is when viewed as once.  Look forward to seeing you in the woods!

 

Sun Jun 14, 2020    Warwick County Park    W  Y  O  Br  G  R Volunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Diane Reider  
Course Setter: Mary Frank
Notes: Postponed Hopefully can be held this summer
Directions: Follow PA Rt23 to Knauertown and watch for O'-signs
Wed Jul 01, 2020    FDR Park    Short 
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Nathan Ohrwaschel  
Course Setter: Nathan Ohrwaschel
Notes: Co sponsor American Swedish Museum, Summer Fun Short Series Summer Fun Short Course Series, US Team Fundraiser, special pricing
Sun Jul 19, 2020    French Creek State Park North    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director:   
Course Setter:
Directions: Follow Rt. 23 to PA Rt. 345, take Rt. 345 north and watch for O'-signs
Sat Sep 12, 2020    Hickory Run Sand Spring    Training  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
Event Director:   
Co-Director: Mary Frank  610-792-0502
Course Setter:
Directions: Take Northeast Extension of PA Turnpike to I-80 exit. Turn right at light onto PA Rt. 940 and follow west for 3 miles. Go south on PA Rt. 534 and follow O'-signs. Along PA Rt 534 Between I80 and Rt 903
Sun Sep 13, 2020    Hickory Run Sand Spring    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director:   
Course Setter:
Directions: Take Northeast Extension of PA Turnpike to I-80 exit. Turn right at light onto PA Rt. 940 and follow west for 3 miles. Go south on PA Rt. 534 and follow O'-signs. Along PA Rt 534 Between I80 and Rt 903
Sat Sep 19, 2020    Lower Perkiomen / J.J. Audubon    W  Instruct  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Mary Frank  610-792-0502
Course Setter: Mary Frank
Notes: Montgomery County had cancelled in March all public programs.
Directions: From King of Prussia follow US 422 west to Oaks Exit. At the bottom of the ramp turn right at the light then make another right at the next light. Follow O-signs to parking. From Pottstown follow US 422 east to the Oaks Exit. Stay right at end of ramp and yield on to Egypt Road. Go under 422 and make a right at the 2nd light (before crossing bridge). Follow O-signs to parking.
Sat Sep 19, 2020    Harmony Hill    W  Instruct  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Mary Frank  610-792-0502
Course Setter: Mary Frank
Notes: Beginner program starting at 10 AM
Directions: 1200 Skelp Level Road, Downingtown PA, 19335. Entrace is discreet- marked by a wooden post with 1200 and a narrow driveway.
Sun Sep 27, 2020    Quail Hill Scout Camp    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director:   
Course Setter: Bob Burg
Notes: NJ Scout Championships
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.
Sun Oct 04, 2020    Hibernia County Park    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Steve Ohrwaschel  
Course Setter: Nathan Ohrwaschel
Directions: From US Rt. 30 Bypass north of Coatesville, take PA Rt. 82 north. Watch for left turn at top of hill. Follow O'-signs.
Sat Oct 17, 2020    Myrick Center (BVA)    W  O  G  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Mary Frank  610-792-0502
Course Setter: Mary Frank
Notes: Start at Dusk.....
Directions: From Rt. 202 take Paoli Pike exit west to West Chester, left onto High St. then three blocks to a right on W. Miner St. W. Miner St. becomes Rt. 842. Follow Rt. 842 west for about 6 miles to Brandywine Valley Association Myrick Center.
Sat Oct 31, 2020    Tyler State Park    W  Y  O  Br  G  R 
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Mary Frank  610-792-0502
Course Setter: Lena Kushleyeva
Notes: Area 4 Naval JROTC Championships & Cadet Challenge
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. Parking and registration will be in the Upper Plantation Picnic Grove.
Sun Nov 01, 2020    French Creek Shed Road    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director:   
Course Setter:
Directions: Route 345 South from Birdsboro, or North from Rt 23, Look for O signs.
Sat Nov 07, 2020    Iron Hill Park    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl 
Event has EPunching
Event Director:   
Course Setter:
Notes: A event
Directions: From DE Rt.95 take DE Rt.896 South. Go to Old Baltimore Pike and take a Right. The go to Whittaker Road and take a Right. Follow the O'-signs
Sun Nov 08, 2020    Rodney Scout Reservation    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director:   
Course Setter:
Notes: A Event
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
Sun Nov 15, 2020    Governor Dick    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director:   
Course Setter: Samuel Kolins
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.

ED/CS Notes:

This event was re-scheduled from March so hopefully will be able to be held in November.

While archery hunting is allowed in PA on Sunday Nov 15 this year, no hunting is allowed at any time at Gov. Dick.  Still, not a bad idea to wear some orange in case of illegal archers.

There will be a Free Introduction to Orienteering Class at 11AM (after the class you can try out a course!)

The White, Yellow, Orange, Brown, and Green courses all stay on the northern part of the map, which is flatter, less rocky, and more open.   

The GreenY, Red, and Blue courses go on the southern part of the map, which provides some of the club’s more technically and physically challenging terrain (one of my favorite and most frustrating areas for working on my skills).

The Special Course is a Yes-or-No-O, where for each control you must decide if the flag was placed in the correct spot or not.

Starts any time from 10AM to 1PM  (Yes-or-No-O starts until 2PM).  Control pickup will begin at 3PM.


Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
White 2.20km 75.0m 10
Yellow 2.50km 110.0m 12
Orange 4.20km 155.0m 12
Brown 4.10km 120.0m 10
Green 5.50km 160.0m 12
Green-Y 5.20km 235.0m 15
Red 6.70km 265.0m 19
Blue 8.50km 333.0m 24
Special 1.20km 55.0m 13

Sun Nov 22, 2020    Rutgers Ecological Preserve    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director:   
Course Setter: Bob Burg
Notes: Park in Lot No. 111
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 Dec 06, 2020    Batsto    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Bob Burg  
Course Setter: Bob Burg
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.
Sat May 01, 2021    French Creek State Park Central    W  Y  O  Br  Score-O  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Mark Frank  
Course Setter:
Notes: MASOC 32
Directions: Follow PA Rt.23 to Rt.345, take Rt.345 north and watch for O'-signs.

ED/CS Notes:

Due to the COVID-19 restrictions the MidAtlantic Scout Orienteering Championships has been canceled for May 2, 2020.

Please download the information below for important information.

Sun May 02, 2021    French Creek State Park Central    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officials
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.