DVOA Event Schedule

Sun Oct 20, 2019    Quail Hill Scout Camp    W  Y  O  Br  G  R Volunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Bob Burg  
Course Setter: Bob Burg
Notes: NJ Scout Orienteering 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:

Scout Start Times from 10am to Noon – General Public Starts 10am until 1pm

Visit the event page for Registration Forms and Info Packets

DVOA again offers our Annual NJ Scout Orienteering Championship right in the middle of New Jersey at Monmouth Council’s Quail Hill Scout Reservation. Please pass along word among NJ scouting friends of yours who may not be aware of the event.

We welcome ALL Scouts – Girl Scouts and Brownies and Venture Crews as well as all Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts, including those who are members of a NJ Council even though their troop may be located in PA.

And all orienteers are welcomed to run a course.  White through Red courses are open to everyone, club members and geeral public,

JROTC Unit planning to attend:  To make morning Registration as easy and streamlined as possible, please fill in the Entry Form in the link below and email it to our Registrars. But don’t include fees: Your fees will be per entry, not per cadet, the same as usual, to be paid that morning.

Sun Oct 20, 2019    Rocky Ridge    W  Y  O  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
Event Director: Jacob Moore
Course Setter: Brad Whitmore
Notes: SVO Event. Courses by Brad Whitmore contact: whitmore@stsci.edu for more details
Sat Oct 26, 2019    Tyler State Park    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Mary Frank  610-792-0502
Course Setter: Bob Burg
Notes: NJ Navy Jr ROTC Championships
Directions: North on I 95 to the intersection with I 295. Follow I 295 East and exit at exit 8 and go west on PA 332. 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 Upper Plantation Picnic Grove.
Sun Oct 27, 2019    Tyler State Park    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director:   
Course Setter: Bob Burg
Notes: HVO Dual event
Directions: North on I 95 to the intersection with I 295. Follow I 295 East and exit at exit 8 and go west on PA 332. 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 Upper Plantation Picnic Grove.
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Lena Kushleyeva  
Course Setter: Sandy Fillebrown
Directions: Follow PA Rt.23 to Rt.345, take Rt.345 north and watch for O'-signs.

ED/CS Notes:

This event will be a score-O format meaning you will get a map with all the controls marked on it and you can go to as many as you like in the time available.  The time limit will be 90 minutes and it will be a mass start at 12 noon.

There will be a set of controls suitable for beginners, some more at an intermediate skill level and the rest at an advanced level.

You can go by yourself or in a group, go leisurely to a few or try to get to as many as you can.  The only constraint is that you are back by 1:30pm.

Registration will open at 10:45am and close at 11:45.  Maps will be handed out and final instructions given at that time.  Late arrivals will be allowed to participate, but your start time will still be recorded as 12 noon and you must still return to the finish by 1:30pm.

There will be NO water on the course so please be sure to bring your own if you think you will need it.

Scoring:

  • Controls 31-39 are each worth 1 point
  • Controls 41-49 are each worth 3 points
  • Controls 51-59 are each worth 5 points
  • Penalties: Lose 2 points for every minute (or part of a minute) overtime.

Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
Score-O 0.00km 0.0m 27

Sun Nov 03, 2019    Pine Grove Furnace State Park (SVO)    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  Relay  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Samuel Kolins  
Course Setter: Mike Bertram
Notes: Mid Atlantic Championships at SVO
Directions: From US30 go West from Gettysburg to Caledonia. Turn Right (North) on Rt.233 and watch for O'-signs.

ED/CS Notes:

Visit the event page for much more information and registration

In the morning there will be a set of classic-length courses; this will be a National Ranking event.

In the early afternoon there will be a three-person realy.

Both events are open to all orienteers and also determine the Mid-Atlantic Club Championships. 

All club members are encouraged to attend.  Attendence is one of the factors that determines the club championship!

Pre-registration will be strongly encouraged to speed up the process and so that we have the correct number of maps.  Pre-Register here.

 

Sun Nov 10, 2019    Fair Hill - Strawbridge Fields    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl 
Event has EPunching
Event Director: John Gillette  
Course Setter: Tom Overbaugh
Directions: Take Appleton Road North from Maryland 273, or from PA 896 take Appleton Road South. Look for Orienteering signs.
Sun Nov 17, 2019    Patuxent River  
Event has EPunching
Event Director:
Course Setter:
Notes: Stumble
Fri Nov 29, 2019    McKaig Nature Center    W  Instruct  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Christopher Hand  484-612-2140
Course Setter: Christopher Hand
Notes: From 11 AM to 2 PM Free instruction and beginners course on a professionally produced map.
Directions: From King of Prussia mall, take S. Gulph Rd about a mile to Brooks Rd (turn right). Merge on Croton Rd. School is on left in 3/4 mile.
Sat Nov 30, 2019    McKaig Nature Center    Night-O  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Christopher Hand  484-612-2140
Course Setter:
Notes: Starts from 5-7PM. Control pickup at 8
Directions: From King of Prussia mall, take S. Gulph Rd about a mile to Brooks Rd (turn right). Merge on Croton Rd. School is on left in 3/4 mile.
Sun Dec 01, 2019    White Clay Creek    W  Y  O  Br  G  R 
Event has EPunching
Event Director:   
Course Setter: Ron Wood Co-Setter: Steven Mones
Directions: From PA Rt 1 take PA Rt 896 south toward Newark, DE and watch for O'-signs, or from I-95 take DE 896 North to park.
Sun Dec 08, 2019    Four Mile Circle, Brendon Byrne State Forest    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl 
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Bob Burg  
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.
Sat Jan 25, 2020    Zion Lutheran Church    Winter Meeting, Potluck  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
Event Director:   
Course Setter:
Notes: Annual winter meeting. Details will be posted in a couple months.
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.
Sat Mar 07, 2020    Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center    W  Instruct  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Mary Frank  610-792-0502
Course Setter: Mary Frank
Notes: 10 AM Instructional program followed by a beginner level course. Great for Scouts! Total time is about 2 hours.
Directions: Rt 625 South of Reading, about 2 miles south of the Jct of 625 and 724
Sat Mar 21, 2020    French Creek State Park North    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl 
Event has EPunching
Event Director:   
Course Setter:
Directions: Follow Rt. 23 to PA Rt. 345, take Rt. 345 north and watch for O'-signs
Sun Mar 22, 2020    Coventry Woods    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl 
Event has EPunching
Event Director:   
Course Setter:
Sun Mar 29, 2020    Governor Dick    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  Instruct  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director:   
Course Setter: Samuel Kolins
Notes: Regular event with first starts at 10, plus an Instructional program at 11AM finishing in time to do a course in the woods.
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:

Join us for a full set of courses plus a beginner’s class plus a Yes-or-No-O at Governor Dick!

 

Starts any time from 10AM to 1PM (Yes-or-No-O starts until 2PM).  Control pickup will begin at 3PM.

There will be a Free Introduction to Orienteering Class at 11AM (after the class you can try out a course!)

 

Registration is on the porch of the environmental center, right next to the parking lot.

 

Courses will let you take your pick of the more open north side of the park, the rocky technical south side, or challenge your ability to adjust your orienteering approach by doing a mix of both!

 

In the Yes-or-No-O, some of the controls will not be placed in the correct spot marked on the map. Your goal is to complete the course only punching the correctly placed controls.

 

More detailed course notes will be posted on the e-board closer to the date of the event.

Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
White 2.20km 75.0m 10
Yellow 2.50km 110.0m 12
Orange 4.20km 155.0m 12
Brown 4.10km 120.0m 10
Green 5.50km 160.0m 12
Green-Y 5.20km 235.0m 15
Red 6.70km 265.0m 19
Blue 8.50km 333.0m 24
Special 1.20km 55.0m 13

Sat Apr 25, 2020    Lower Perkiomen / J.J. Audubon    W  Instruct  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Mary Frank  610-792-0502
Course Setter: Mary Frank
Notes: Instruction at 10AM followed by a beginner course.
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 May 02, 2020    French Creek State Park Central    W  Y  O  Br  Score-O 
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Mark Frank  
Course Setter:
Notes: MASOC 32
Directions: Follow PA Rt.23 to Rt.345, take Rt.345 north and watch for O'-signs.
Sun May 03, 2020    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.
Sun Jul 19, 2020    French Creek State Park North    W  Y  O  Br  G  R 
Event has EPunching
Event Director:   
Course Setter:
Directions: Follow Rt. 23 to PA Rt. 345, take Rt. 345 north and watch for O'-signs
Sat Sep 19, 2020    Harmony Hill    W  Instruct  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Mary Frank  610-792-0502
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 Nov 01, 2020    French Creek Shed Road    W  Y  O  Br  G  R 
Event has EPunching
Event Director:   
Course Setter:
Directions: Route 345 South from Birdsboro, or North from Rt 23, Look for O signs.
Sat Nov 07, 2020    Iron Hill Park    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl 
Event has EPunching
Event Director:   
Course Setter:
Notes: A event
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 08, 2020    Rodney Scout Reservation    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl 
Event has EPunching
Event Director:   
Course Setter:
Notes: A Event
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