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

 
Sat Jan 30, 2021    Virtual Meeting    Winter Meeting, Potluck 
 
Event Director: John Gillette  
Course Setter:
Notes: Winter Meeting, virtual meeting login info will be posted.
Directions: You choose the location. Just connect and relax.
Sun Mar 14, 2021    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  610-310.4675
Course Setter: Lena Kushleyeva
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.
Sat Mar 20, 2021    Hawk Mountain Scout Reservation    This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
Event Director:   
Course Setter:
Notes: This is a Scout Only Training Day. Preregistration only.
Sun Mar 21, 2021    Hawk Mountain Scout Reservation    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director:   
Course Setter:
Sat Apr 03, 2021    Batsto    W  Y  O  Br  G  R 
Event has EPunching
Event Director:   
Course Setter: Bob Burg
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.
Sat Apr 10, 2021    Lower Perkiomen / J.J. Audubon    W  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Mary Frank  610-310.4675
Course Setter: Mary Frank
Notes: Introduction to Orienteering Class to begin at 10 am. After 30 minutes of introductions, you get to go on a beginner course. Watch for the event registration signup.
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 Apr 11, 2021    Warwick County Park    W  Y  O  Br  G  R 
Event has EPunching
Event Director:   
Course Setter:
Notes: his event is tentative due to the COVID19. Please watch for confirmation when the time is closer. Stay safe.
Directions: Follow PA Rt23 to Knauertown and watch for O'-signs
Sun Apr 18, 2021    Rutgers Ecological Preserve    W  Y  O  Br  G  R 
Event has EPunching
Event Director: John Gillette  
Co-Director: Patricia 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.
Sat Apr 24, 2021      
Event has EPunching
Event Director:   
Course Setter:
Sat May 01, 2021    French Creek State Park Central    W  Y  O  Br  Score-O  This event has been confirmed with park officials
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.

ED/CS Notes:


Sun May 02, 2021    French Creek State Park Central    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officials
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.
Sat Sep 18, 2021    Harmony Hill    W  Instruct  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Mary Frank  610-310.4675
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.
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:

 

Saturday, 11/28/2020

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 
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.