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 May 16, 2021    Quail Hill Scout Camp    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Ava Suhocki  
Course Setter: Margaret Hammond
Notes: No dogs allowed at Quail Hill.... Protocols for COVID in Place
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:

Preregistration is required - use the link below to register.

https://eventreg.orienteeringusa.org/eventregister/a40/register/start/dvoa-may-16-2021

Sat Jun 12, 2021    Core Creek Park    Special 
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Mary Frank  16103104675
Course Setter: Mary Frank
Notes: Bucks County Senior Games which is allowing husband/wife or Senior with family member teams
Directions: From Langhorne, PA follow PA Rt. 413 North toward Newtown and watch for O'-signs.
Sun Jun 13, 2021    Core Creek Park    W  Y  O  Br  G 
Event has EPunching
Event Director:   
Course Setter: Samuel Kolins
Directions: From Langhorne, PA follow PA Rt. 413 North toward Newtown and watch for O'-signs.
Sat Jun 19, 2021        Summer Meeting, Picnic 
Event has EPunching
Event Director:   
Course Setter:
Notes: Tentatively 2 pm to 4 pm Virtual
Sun Jun 27, 2021    Hickory Run Sand Spring    Score-O  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Samuel Kolins  
Course Setter: Samuel Kolins
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

ED/CS Notes:

Event Details here

Register here

Join us for 10, 7, or 4 hours of navigation in excellent Poconos terrain!  Open to both solos and teams.

There will be over 60 control locations to find across all four of our fully-contiguous Hickory Run orienteering maps.

For those moving at a more leisurely pace or doing the shorter duration event, the course is set up with a higher density of controls near the start/finish so there will be plenty to find.  For those on the more competitive side, trying to get all the controls even in 10 hours would be quite a feat of expert route finding, navigation, and physical ability.

So whatever experience you are looking for, come out and join us for some fun and challenge in the woods!

 

Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
Score-O 0.00km 0.0m 63

Sun Jul 25, 2021    Governor Dick    W  Y  O  Br  G  R 
Event has EPunching
Event Director:   
Course Setter:
Notes: Beginner class at 10 am limit 20 people, Beginner class at 11 am limit 20 people
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.
Sat Aug 28, 2021    Nolde Forest    W 
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Mary Frank  16103104675
Course Setter:
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.
Sun Aug 29, 2021    Fort Washington    W  Y  O  Br  G  R 
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Mary Frank  16103104675
Course Setter: Bob Fink
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.

Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
White 0.00km 0.0m 0
Yellow 0.00km 0.0m 0
Orange 0.00km 0.0m 0
Brown 0.00km 0.0m 0
Green 0.00km 0.0m 0
Red 0.00km 0.0m 0

Sat Sep 18, 2021    Hickory Run State Park    Training  This event has been confirmed with park officials
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 19, 2021    Hickory Run Sand Spring    W  Y  O  Br  G  R 
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
Sat Sep 25, 2021    Harmony Hill    W  Instruct  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Mary Frank  16103104675
Course Setter: Mary Frank
Notes: Beginner program starting at 10 AM
Directions: 1200 Skelp Level Road, Downingtown PA, 19335. Entrace is discreet- marked by a wooden post with 1200 and a narrow driveway.
Sun Oct 03, 2021    Hickory Run State Park    Special 
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Lena Kushleyeva  
Course Setter: Sandy Fillebrown
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.

ED/CS Notes:

SVO Stumble

Sat Oct 09, 2021    Lower Perkiomen / J.J. Audubon    W 
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Mary Frank  16103104675
Course Setter:
Notes: Limit on participants. Registration will open in August. Contact frankdvoa@aol.com for more information
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 Oct 10, 2021    Hibernia County Park    W  Y  O  Br  G  R 
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Steve Ohrwaschel  
Course Setter: Nathan Ohrwaschel
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 Oct 17, 2021    Rutgers Ecological Preserve    W  Y  O  Br  G  R 
Event has EPunching
Event Director: John Gillette  
Co-Director: Patty Carrigan  
Course Setter: Ava Suhocki Co-Setter: Grace Suhocki
Notes: This event is tentative due to the COVID19. Please watch for confirmation when the time is closer. Stay safe.
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.
Sun Oct 24, 2021    French Creek State Park Central    W  Y  O  Br  G  R 
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Mary Frank  16103104675
Course Setter: Vadim Masalkov
Directions: Follow PA Rt.23 to Rt.345, take Rt.345 north and watch for O'-signs.
Sun Oct 31, 2021    Quail Hill Scout Camp    W  Y  O  Br  G  R 
Event has EPunching
Event Director:   
Course Setter: Bob Burg
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 Nov 06, 2021    Iron Hill Park    Sprint-O 
Event has EPunching
Event Director:   
Course Setter:
Directions: From DE Rt.95 take DE Rt.896 South. Go to Old Baltimore Pike and take a Right. The go to Whittaker Road and take a Right. Follow the O'-signs
Sun Nov 07, 2021    Rodney Scout Reservation    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl 
Event has EPunching
Event Director: John Gillette  
Course Setter:
Directions: The camp is approximately 30 miles southwest of Wilmington, DE and 50 miles northeast of Baltimore, MD. Take Exit 100 off I-95, follow Rt. 272 for 10 miles south, through the town of North East and look for signs
Sun Nov 21, 2021    Fair Hill Mason-Dixon    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: John Gillette  
Course Setter: Tom Overbaugh
Directions: West of Newark Delaware on 273, or East from the crossing of 272 and 273. Look for O Signs.
Sat Nov 27, 2021    Green Lane Park    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Sharon Siegler  
Course Setter: Steve Aronson
Notes: Reservoir parking lot. All courses are shorter than standard guidelines. within 72 hrs of event.
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..

ED/CS Notes:

This is a Short Course event. Course lengths and times will be shorter than usual.

Courses are on the North section of the map. Meet at the Boat House Rental parking lot.

Since this section of the map is rather small, and large areas are too green, Green and Red will have a map exchange.

Pre-registration online is required. The registration form covers both Saturday and Sunday. The idea is to save you from repeating name, club, etc. if you are doing both days.

You must wear a mask in the check-in area. Please observe social distancing.

Note:  For COVID reasons there will be no water on the course or in the registration or finish areas.  Please bring your own water out on the course.

Special start window for those with high COVID risk from 9:30-10:00.  General starts any time from 10:00 AM to 1 PM. Control pick-up will begin at 3:00 PM.

 

Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
White 1.80km 55.0m 7
Yellow 2.10km 65.0m 7
Orange 3.60km 130.0m 12
Brown 3.30km 90.0m 12
Green 4.30km 110.0m 14
Red 5.70km 125.0m 18

Sun Nov 28, 2021    Green Lane Park    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Sharon Siegler  
Course Setter: Steve Aronson
Notes: Main parking lot across from camping area. All courses are shorter than standard guidelines.
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..

ED/CS Notes:

 

This is a Short Course event. Course lengths and times will be shorter than usual.

Courses are on the South section of the map. Meet at the main parking lot across from camping area.

Pre-registration online is required. The registration form covers both Saturday and Sunday. The idea is to save you from repeating name, club, etc. if you are doing both days.

You must wear a mask in the check-in area. Please observe social distancing.

Note:  For COVID reasons there will be no water on the course or in the registration or finish areas.  Please bring your own water out on the course.

Indoor plumbing is available!

Special start window for those with high COVID risk from 9:30-10:00.  General starts any time from 10:00 AM to 1 PM. Control pick-up will begin at 3:00 PM.

 

Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
White 2.40km 30.0m 9
Yellow 2.70km 70.0m 7
Orange 2.70km 60.0m 11
Brown 3.50km 110.0m 11
Green 4.00km 125.0m 13
Red 4.70km 135.0m 17

Sun Dec 05, 2021    Batsto    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl 
Event has EPunching
Event Director:   
Course Setter: Bob Burg
Notes: Received message from New Jersey, they are not opening up for permits yet for 2021 (11/1/20)
Directions: From US30 East (White Horse Pike) in Hammonton take SR-542 (Pleasant Mills Rd.) toward Batsto, follow SR-542 north-east for about 7mi and watch for O'-signs.

Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
White 2.20km 42.0m 12
Yellow 3.20km 48.0m 12
Orange 4.40km 80.0m 11
Brown 4.20km 65.0m 11
Green 5.50km 80.0m 14
Red 7.40km 130.0m 17
Blue 10.30km 170.0m 24

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.
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 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.