DVOA Event Schedule

Sat Jan 27, 2018    Zion Lutheran Church    Winter Meeting, Potluck  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Nancy Sharp  
Course Setter:
Notes: Winter meeting followed by potluck dinner.
Directions: Take Route 422 W to PA Rt23 West exit. Follow Rt23 west through Phoenixville to Rt724. From Rt23 & Rt724 jct, follow Rt724 west 1.1 miles to Zion Lutheran Church on left. From the Rdg-Pottstown area, take the 724 Exit off 422. Continue E on 724 through 3 lights and look for signs. Large white Church on the right.

ED/CS Notes:

Tentative agenda as of 12/19/17:

2-5:30 p.m.: Information/discussions. Topics TBD (see member discussion board for your opportunity to weigh in on the topics)

5:30-6:30 p.m.: Pot-luck dinner. Bring a dish to share. 

6:30-8 p.m.: Membership meeting

- Election of officers: President, Vice-President, Secretary, and one Director

- Report on activities of club in 2017

- Looking forward: plans for 2018

Sun Jan 28, 2018    Springton Manor    W  Score-O  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Nancy Sharp  
Course Setter:
Notes: Presidents cup: starts from 11AM until noon
Directions: From the North take Rt 82 south to Rt 282. Follow 282 south and look for O signs at the junction with Springton Road. From the south take Rt 282 north from Downingtown to the intersection with Springton Road and follow the O signs.

ED/CS Notes:

This year's President Cup will be a Poker-O. Participants will have the opportunity to make their best poker hand by selecting from controls equivalent to playing cards. Twenty controls will provide at least one of each of the major poker hands, from a royal flush to two pair. 

I will have available papers showing the hierarchy of poker hands.

Participants will be given a clue sheet with the playing-card equivalents when they receive their map.

The person with the best hand in the least amount of time will win.

Alternative O-version: if you want a better workout, try for all 20 controls in the time limit. We might call this the REALLY full house version.

Time limit for both versions: 1 hour.

Sat Mar 03, 2018    Nolde Forest    Beginner  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Mary Frank  610-792-0502
Co-Director: Mark Frank  
Course Setter: Mary Frank
Notes: Free Beginner program starting at 10AM. Classroom plus an outdoor course.
Directions: South of Reading PA on route 625. Take Rt 724 West from I 176, or East from 222 and turn south on 625. The park is about 2 miles South of that intersection.
Sat Mar 10, 2018    Harmony Hill    W  Instruct  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Mark Frank  
Co-Director: Erik Eddy  610.790.5247
Course Setter:
Notes: East Bradford Township hosts the Delaware Valley Orienteering Association as we welcome you to the adventure of orienteering! This event will be approximately two hours in duration and will consist of an introduction to orienteering followed by a beginner’s level outdoor course set up especially for participants at the beautiful and dynamic Harmony Hill Nature Area! Please arrive promptly by 10:45 am. It is truly a ‘thinking’ sport for all ages; beginners are encouraged at this introductory event where instruction will be provided. Participation is free, pre- registration is required! To register, please send an email to Mark Frank at orienteer7@aol.com with your name and the number of participants in your party. Please specify that you plan to attend the March 10th event and copy Rich Phifer at rphifer@eastbradford.org . Event Page: https://www.eastbradford.org/departments/parks-open-space-trails/events/ Facebook Event Page
Directions: 1200 Skelp Level Road, Downingtown PA, 19335
Sun Mar 18, 2018    Hibernia County Park    W  Y  O  Br  G  R 
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Steve Ohrwaschel  
Course Setter: Scott Thatcher Co-Setter: Fred Reed
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.
Sun Mar 25, 2018    Quail Hill Scout Camp    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Bob Burg  
Course Setter: Bob Burg
Notes: New Jersey 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.

ED/CS Notes:

PRE-REGISTRATION is REQUIRED to compete for the scout championship (though anyone, scout or public, can run a course). Event patches will be provided to the first 300 scouts to register, with medals awarded to the top 3 finishers in each classs and category and trophies to winning troops. 

Click Here for more information and registration forms

 

Sat Mar 31, 2018    Governor Dick    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  Beginner  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Mary Frank  610-792-0502
Co-Director: Mark Frank  
Course Setter: Samuel Kolins
Notes: Regular start times beginning at 10AM. Free Beginner classroom program at 11AM with courses available after the program
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:

Registration is on the porch of the environmental center, right next to the parking lot.  The start is about a 300 meter walk from registration, with 15m of climb.  Finish is at the registration area.

One of the challenges with setting courses at Governor Dick is that the area near the environmental center is a bit green, leading to some trail run legs coming into the finish.  In order to change things up a bit this year, instead of just a trail run, the intermediate and advanced courses will have a downhill section containing a number of quick legs on controls all within 30m of the trail.  However, the controls will be on the back side of large rock features and thus not be visible from the direction of approach on the trail (or in some cases from the trail at all).  The challenge will be keeping map contact and leaving the trail at the correct time.  This section of the map has a lot of rock detail.  In order to see this section of controls clearly, in your map bag (on the back side of the main, 1:10,000 scale map) you will have a special 1:2500 scale insert of just this part of the course.  Detailed course notes will be posted on the DVOA e-board closer to the event.  Hope to see you there!

 

 

 

Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
White 2.10km 90.0m 10
Yellow 2.50km 100.0m 11
Orange 4.20km 160.0m 14
Brown 3.80km 115.0m 16
Green 5.10km 165.0m 18
Red 6.90km 280.0m 23
Blue 8.70km 360.0m 26

Sun Apr 08, 2018    Warwick County Park    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Mary Frank  610-792-0502
Course Setter: Nathan Ohrwaschel Co-Setter: Steve Ohrwaschel
Directions: Follow PA Rt23 to Knauertown and watch for O'-signs
Sat Apr 14, 2018    Lower Perkiomen / J.J. Audubon    W  Sprint-O  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director:   
Course Setter: Mary Frank
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 Apr 14, 2018    Hawk Mountain Scout Reservation    Training  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
Event Director: Roger Hartley  
Course Setter: Samuel Kolins
Notes: Scout training weekend based on Merit Badge requirements Merit badge requirements
Directions: Go to the event page for directions
Sun Apr 15, 2018    Norristown Farm Park    W  Y 
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Mary Frank  610-792-0502
Course Setter:
Directions: South side of Germantown Pike, midway between 202 and 363, just east of the crossing with Whitehall Road.
Sun Apr 15, 2018    Hawk Mountain Scout Reservation    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Roger Hartley  
Course Setter: Samuel Kolins
Notes: Part of Boy Scout Training Weekend. More details TBD.
Directions: Go to the event page for directions
Sat Apr 21, 2018    West Point A event    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director:
Course Setter:
Sun Apr 22, 2018    West Point A event    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director:
Course Setter:
Sat Apr 28, 2018    New England A event day 1     W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director:
Course Setter:
Sun Apr 29, 2018    Four Mile Circle, Brendon Byrne State Forest    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl 
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.
Sun Apr 29, 2018    New England A event day 2     W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director:
Course Setter:
Sat May 05, 2018    French Creek State Park Central    W  Y  O  Score-O  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Mark Frank  
Course Setter:
Notes: MASOC 30
Directions: Follow PA Rt.23 to Rt.345, take Rt.345 north and watch for O'-signs.
Sun May 06, 2018    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.
Sat May 12, 2018    French Creek State Park Central    W  Y  O  Br  Relay  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Mark Frank  
Course Setter: Mark Frank
Notes: Patriots Orienteering Challenge, the Mid-Atlantic JR ROTC & Military High School Championships for units from NY, NJ, PA, DE, MD, VA, and DC.
Directions: Follow PA Rt.23 to Rt.345, take Rt.345 north and watch for O'-signs.
Sat May 19, 2018    Brandywine Creek State Park    W  Instruct  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Mary Frank  610-792-0502
Course Setter: Mary Frank
Directions: East side: turn west on Eden Road near the Wawa on US 202 about a mile south of 92 and follow O signs. West side park office: take 92 West off of US 202 to park entrance. Follow O signs
Sat May 19, 2018    Hay Creek    Bike-O 
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Diane Reider  
Course Setter: Erik Eddy
Directions: North side (rustic picinic area): From Rt 422 go south on Rt 345. Continue straight on Furnace Street in Birdsboro to a dead end at the Birdsboro Rustic Picnic area. From the South take Rt 10 north from Morgantown to Plow Road and continue on Cocalico Road to Hay Creek Road turn right and follow signs to parking.
Sun May 20, 2018    Mount Penn - Antietam    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  Instruct  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Katherine Moss  
Course Setter: Glen Tryson
Notes: Berks County Parks hosted event, including 11AM instructional event.
Directions: From the E or S: Business 422 to Mt Penn, Right on Carsonia Ave, Left on Antietam Road, Left on Angora Road. From the W or N: Skyline Drive south from Rt 12, Bingaman to Angora, Right on Angora, and look for O signs
Sat May 26, 2018        W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl Volunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Gregory Balter  
Course Setter:
Notes: Westchester County Challenge - Middle distance

ED/CS Notes:

Map Notes

Vegetation - predominantly open hardwood forest, with a few clearings, relatively small areas of Japanese Barberry bushes, mapped as vertical green lines. Not too many trees down from recent storms.

Water features - all streams are crossable, wetlands and marshes are well mapped and will be out bounds, due to the hatching activities in the spring. Courses are designed to avoid protected wetlands.

Rock - fair amount of cliffs and boulders of various sizes, mapped to IOF standards (cliff face has to be at least 1 m high, and 6 m long to be mapped, boulder at least 1 m high)

Topography - glaciated hills with up to 65m relative height, some steep, usually rocky slopes.

Manmade features - well developed trail and stone wall network.

Map - 1:10,000 scale, 5m contours. First edition of this map dates to 1984, field work was done by a number of Westchester Orienteering Club volunteers with coordination and drafting by Eric Weyman. Latest version of the map was done in 2014, by Greg Balter, using Westchester County LIDAR data and Aerial Photography from 2013. Field-checking was done by Geof Connor and Greg Balter in 2015. Geof updated trail network since, at least once a year. Last time this map was used by HVO for regional JROTC Event in November of 2017.

Schedule of events

10:00 - 16:00 - Shuttle busses operate between Fox Lane High/Middle School and Westmoreland  Sanctuary (~ 15 min. ride)

10:00 – 14:00 - Registration packet pick-up at the Westmoreland Sanctuary.

11:00 - 11:40 - US Team Trials starts.

12:00 – 14:00  General public competitive starts.

The Start is 500 m away, trail walk from the Registration packet pick-up.

White, Yellow and Orange Recreational courses available at Westmoreland Sanctuary, starting 12:30

14:30 - 16:00 Live results award ceremonies for competitive classes.

16:00 - All courses closed

Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
White 2.20km 45.0m 12
Yellow 2.80km 65.0m 14
Orange 3.20km 100.0m 13
Brown 2.90km 95.0m 14
Green 3.80km 150.0m 15
Red 4.20km 180.0m 17
Blue 5.10km 200.0m 19

Sun May 27, 2018        Relay Volunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Gregory Balter  
Course Setter:
Notes: Westchester County Challenge - Continental Relay Championships

ED/CS Notes:


Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
Relay 4.40km 180.0m 14
Relay 2.90km 120.0m 13

Mon May 28, 2018        W  Y  Br  G  R  Bl Volunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Gregory Balter  
Course Setter:
Notes: Westchester County Challenge - Long

ED/CS Notes:

Schedule of Events

7:30 Parking Open (same area as on Sunday), walk 600 meters marked route to Event Arena. Parking at event arena is reserved for EMT and event workers.

8:00 - 11:00 - Registration at Event Arena is open.

8:30 - 9:30  - US Team Trial Starts

9:30 - 11:30 - General public competitive starts.

The Start is 200 m away from arena.

White, Yellow and Orange Recreational courses available at Mountain Lakes, starting 9:30

11:30 - 13:00 - Live results award ceremonies for competitive classes.

14:59  - All courses closed.

Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
White 1.60km 75.0m 10
Yellow 2.20km 85.0m 13
Orange 5.00km 200.0m 13
Brown 4.40km 135.0m 14
Green 6.50km 250.0m 18
Red 8.70km 355.0m 19
Blue 11.60km 500.0m 24

Sun Jun 10, 2018    Fort Washington    Relay  Summer Meeting, Picnic 
Event has EPunching
Event Director:   
Course Setter:
Notes: Summer picnic and meeting
Directions: From Exit 26 of the PA Turnpike follow PA Rt. 309 south to Rt. 73. Take a right onto Rt. 73 and follow it north and west and watch for O'-signs.
Sun Jun 17, 2018    Colonel Denning (SVO)    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl 
Event has EPunching
Event Director:   
Course Setter:
Notes: SVO event with help for DVOA.
Directions: On PA Rt 233 about 8 miles SW of Landisburg PA, or 20 miles NW of Carlisle.
Sat Sep 08, 2018    Hickory Run Sand Spring    Training 
Event has EPunching
Event Director:   
Course Setter:
Notes: Hickory Run Training Weekend (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
Sat Sep 08, 2018    Hickory Run Daddy Allen    Night-O 
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.
Sun Sep 09, 2018    Hickory Run Sand Spring    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl 
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
Sun Sep 30, 2018    Green Lane Park    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Kathy Urban  610-888-4367
Course Setter: Ron Barron
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 Oct 06, 2018        Canoe-O 
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Christopher Hand  484-612-2140
Course Setter: Christopher Hand
Notes: 264 Canal Street ? Port Providence, PA 19460 N 40.1282 x W 075.4930 More data as we get closer to the date
Sat Oct 20, 2018    Tyler State Park    W  Y  O  Br  G 
Event has EPunching
Event Director:   
Course Setter: Bob Burg
Notes: Area 4 Naval JROTC Championship
Directions: From I-95 exit 49 take PA Rt. 332 west toward Newtown. 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 Boardwalk Picnic Area, inside the park.
Sun Oct 28, 2018    Pine Grove Furnace State Park (SVO)  
Event has EPunching
Event Director:   
Course Setter:
Notes: Susquehanna Stumble hosted by SVO
Directions: From US30 go West from Gettysburg to Caledonia. Turn Right (North) on Rt.233 and watch for O'-signs.
Sun Nov 04, 2018    French Creek State Park North    Score-O 
Event has EPunching
Event Director:   
Course Setter: Fred Reed
Notes: Long score O
Directions: Follow Rt. 23 to PA Rt. 345, take Rt. 345 north and watch for O'-signs
Sun Nov 11, 2018    Fair Hill - Big Elk Chapel    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl 
Event has EPunching
Event Director: John Gillette  
Course Setter: Thomas Overbaugh
Directions: Rt 273 west of Newark Delaware or east on 273 from the crossing of MD Rt 213
Sun Dec 02, 2018    Rutgers Ecological Preserve    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl 
Event has EPunching
Event Director:   
Course Setter: Bob Burg
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.