Where We Orienteer...
DVOA holds Orienteering events in various parks, nature centers and schools throughout our area. All events are open to the public and instructions are always available for beginners. google map of our venue locations
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DVOA is monitoring the COVID-19 virus situation and has resumed orienteering activities as public health and park officials relax restrictions on group activities. Check the schedule page for returning events, and a message from DVOA.

> Our Permanent Courses are still available. Be sure to check that the park is open before heading out (a few are currently closed).

Stay healthy!

DVOA Board of Directors.

Thu - Jul 18, 2024
Swarthmore Urban Orienteering
Join us for Mailbox Madness, an urban sprint orienteering training series in Philadelphia. Events follow a Score-O format, with mailboxes instead of control flags. Tag as many mailboxes as you can in 60 minutes--pace and route choice are up to you. Scoring is unofficial, on the honor system. Note that urban running involves risk--please cross streets safely and carefully. Please arrive at 5:45 pm to enter and collect your map. Mass start at 6 pm. We will meet in front of the Swarthmore United Methodist Church, next to the public library. There is abundant parking (meters end at 5 pm).

Mappy hour to follow at Ship Bottom Brewery, a two-minute walk away from the finish.

Sat - Jul 20, 2024
Nockamixon State Park
NOTE Special start time: 5pm to 7pm.
Sat - Jul 27, 2024
Franko Farm Park
Note special Start time: 5pm to 7pm.
Sat - Aug 03, 2024
Canadian Orienteering Festival
This event runs from August 3rd to August 10th.
Sat - Aug 17, 2024
FDR Park
Starts 10am to 1pm
Sat - Aug 24, 2024
Wilson Farm Park
starts 10am to Noon Followed by picnic and awards for summer short course series

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