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Permanent course at Yankee Springs.

Orienteering Instruction

  • What Is Orienteering? An introduction to orienteering: what it is, how to do it, where to get equipment, and more.
  • Orienteering for the Young. Orienteering teaches fitness and technical and conceptual skills, so it's not surprising that there is a great deal of interest in introducing orienteering to youth. Check out James Baker's coverage of the subject here.
  • How to Use a Compass. An illustrated guide by Kjetil Kjernsmo.

Orienteering Organizations

Related Outdoor Activities

SMOC Member Sites


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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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Rain (snow) or Shine

Southern Michigan Orienteering Club races go on despite the weather.

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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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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