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SMOC

The Southern Michigan Orienteering Club is dedicated to the advancement of the sport of orienteering in southern Michigan. Meets are held in the fall and spring at a variety of sites around southern Michigan. They are open to the public. The following links provide more information about the Southern Michigan Orienteering Club.

New to orienteering?

If you are interested in a one-on-one lesson on orienteering basics and off trail navigating this summer at Huron Meadows Metropark or Pontiac Lake Recreation Area. Cost is just $6 for the permanent course map, which you can use to practice afterwards.

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Join the Fun

Orienteering is a sport for all ages! Have fun with your kids, friends, family, or participate as an individual.

Next meet - April 27 - Waterloo Rec Area Headquarters

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Meet Schedule

All meets hosted by SMOC are held rain or shine (or snow!).

Meets are held in the spring and fall. see schedule

Membership

There are a number of benefits to becoming a SMOC member. Check out the membership page for all the details.

Results

All SMOC meets are scored and the results are post on the results page. Past results are archived and accessible.


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Orienteering Is

Orienteering is a sports that combines navigational skills, using a highly detailed map and a compass, to navigate through diverse and often unfamiliar terrain and visit control points in sequence.

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Maps

Orienteering maps are a very detailed topographic map. They show such things as vegetation density, water features, trails, roads, ditches, pits, fences, buildings, boulders, and many other features of the terrain.

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Rain (snow) or Shine

Southern Michigan Orienteering Club races go on despite the weather.

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Teaching

Want to try orienteering? Free instruction is available at all meets, just ask when you sign in. You may rent a compasses for a nominal fee.