Learn to Orienteer
Often described as the “thinking sport”, orienteering is an outdoor navigation game that takes place in parks, cities, and wilderness areas all over the world. Using a highly detailed map and a compass, individuals or small groups navigate the course and attempt to locate pre-marked checkpoints in as short a time as possible. This class is free to attend, with advanced registration requested. Maps and a compass to use during class are provided. Participants may bring their own compass.
Learn to Orienteer is a free class perfect for all ages with an accompanying adult for the younger ones. The session will begin with a 25-minute introduction to map-reading and the rules of orienteering. Following the introduction, participants will "scramble" around the park to find as many markers as they can within a 1-hour time limit. Participants must return to the start location within 1 hour. Many will finish within 20-45 minutes. The event will be held rain or shine.
Meeting Location: Garner Park shelter
All participants aged 5 years or older must wear a mask or face-covering during introductions and whenever physical distancing cannot be maintained with anyone outside of your household.
Register ONLINE or by calling (608) 266-4711
Thanks to the Madison Parks Foundation all Learn to classes are free to attend!