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 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
Click here to register
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 Dec 18, 2021    Tamanend Upper Southampton Park    W  Y  O  Br  Sprint-O  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Samuel Kolins  
Course Setter: Samuel Kolins
Directions: Park entrance is from PA 232 (Second Street Pike). Within the park, take the second right to reach the parking lot.

ED/CS Notes:

Variety of courses on a new map.  Do a sprint as a second course for just $3 extra!

Note the Saturday date. Starts from 10AM to 1PM, extended to 2PM for the sprint.  Courses close at 2:45PM.

Pre-registration required by Thursday Dec 16th here.

Course notes are available here.

Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
White 1.40km 20.0m 15
Yellow 2.40km 40.0m 20
Orange 4.10km 65.0m 20
Brown 4.10km 60.0m 21
SprintO-1 2.20km 25.0m 15
SprintO-2 3.60km 50.0m 23

Sat Jan 22, 2022    Virtual Meeting    Winter Meeting, Potluck  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
Event Director: Tom Overbaugh  
Course Setter:
Notes: Please disregard Potluck note.
Directions: You choose the location. Just connect and relax.
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: Mary Frank  16103104675
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
Sat Apr 23, 2022    Lower Perkiomen / J.J. Audubon    W  Beg  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Mary Frank  16103104675
Course Setter: Mary Frank
Notes: Introduction at 10 am
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.
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.
Tue May 10, 2022    Green Lane Park    Y  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Mary Frank  16103104675
Course Setter: Mary Frank
Notes: 2022 Montgomery County Senior Games
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..
Sat Jun 11, 2022    Tyler State Park    Y 
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Mary Frank  16103104675
Course Setter:
Notes: 2022 Bucks County Senior Games Tentative
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 Sep 17, 2022    Hickory Run Sand Spring    Training 
Event has EPunching
Event Director:   
Course Setter:
Notes: Tentative - Training Weekend.
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 18, 2022    Hickory Run Sand Spring    W  Y  O  Br  G  R 
Event has EPunching
Event Director:   
Course Setter:
Notes: Training weekend courses tentative.
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 Nov 13, 2022    French Creek State Park North    W  Y  O  Br  G  R 
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Mary Frank  16103104675
Course Setter:
Notes: 55 Anniversary
Directions: Follow Rt. 23 to PA Rt. 345, take Rt. 345 north and watch for O'-signs