April 16 - 30: Hale Education BYOM (Westwood, MA): Come enjoy the spring season in Westwood, MA. A full set of courses for folks to experience as their time allows.
April 20: Boston Common: This is the first event in the CSU/NEOC Greater Boston Area Spring Park-O Thursday Series (SPOTS). Registration is required. Series runs April 20—June 8. Starts at 6:00 pm!
April 23 - DCR Beaver Brook North (Waltham, MA): Come join us in-person on this updated map. Sign up to help out here.
May 13 & 14 - Training, Camping and Billygoat (Ashby, MA):
May 14:Sign up for the traditional Billygoat (or Kid-goat) event on Sunday. There will also be recreational courses for white, yellow and orange. No pre-registration required for these courses. Rec courses are free to NEOC members.
May 13:Sign up for the Saturday training (youth through advanced) on Saturday and camping available on both weekend nights.
Additional Local O- Happenings!
April 22: UNO College Woods (Durham, NH): Join our friendly 'up north' neighbors at this annual event.
It was great to see so many folks at the training in Baldwin Hill this past weekend! Check out the various upcoming training activities and events.
Spring Park-O Thursday Series (SPOTS): CSU and NEOC are co-organizing a series of 7 to 8 Thursday evening spring park orienteering events in the Greater Boston Area. Registration is required. Series runs April 20-June 8, 6:00 pm. Schedule listed here:
April 20: Boston Common - Boston
April 27: Nahanton Park - Newton May 4: Horn Pond - Woburn
May 11: Herter Park - Boston
May 18: Jamaica Pond - Boston
May 25: Menotomy Rocks - Arlington - Permit pending
June 1: Historic Beaver Brook - Belmont/Waltham
June 8: Pine Banks - Malden
Newton Recreation Spring Development Series:Register for these beginning training events in Newton Parks. Learn the basics of navigation and then try out your skills at the 2023 events. Two series dates remain: April 8 and 22 in Newton Parks. You can sign up for the full series or just for an individual event.
April 2: Please join us at Baldwin Hill (Ashburnham, MA) for a training event. Sign up by 4/1 at 5 pm to reserve a map. The following courses will be available:
Beginner: 2.4 km - Controls will be on or close to trails.
Advanced Short: 4.7 km - Normal course.
Advanced Long: 6.2 km - Normal course.
Advanced White-Out: 5.9 km or shorter version - The area around some control circles are 'whited out' which will help you practice choosing a good attack point and visualizing the control circle. A shorter version will also be available for those wanting to practice technical skills on a shorter course.
This event is free for members. Non-members should bring $5 (cash only) and sign a waiver form on-site.
Newton Recreation Spring Development Series:Register for this exciting beginning training 3-event series in Newton Parks. Learn the basics of navigation and then try out your skills at the 2023 events. The series dates are April 1, 8 and 22 in Newton Parks. You can sign up for the full series or just for an individual event.
Spring Park-O Thursday Series (SPOTS): CSU and NEOC are organizing a series of 8 Thursday evening spring park orienteering events in the Greater Boston Area. Pre-registration will be live soon. Register for the series or for just one of the events. Series runs April 20-June 8, 6:00 pm. Tentative Schedule listed here:
Spring 2023 here we go! See the Coming Events page for details and updates. In the next few weeks, we have:
March 25:Beginner Training Event (Newton, MA): Pre-registration Required. Bring a friend, child or sign up yourself. A few slots still available.
April 2: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Training Event (Baldwin Hill, Ashburnham, MA). This event is for everyone, not just folks training for elite orienteering. It is a chance to try a training course and focus on a particular skill. New Gear pick-up available during the start window.