Orienteering - Basic


Hiking (walking) and biking are about the most common forms of exercise and perhaps the oldest forms of transportation in the world today. Our hiking and biking programs offer the fun, excitement, and physical exhilaration of being out in the woods with a group of co-workers and colleagues.

This seminar presents the challenge of meeting strategic goals in a mentally demanding atmosphere with the purpose of meeting objectives in a timely manner. This program has been designed to provide an ambitious challenge for corporate employees of all ages and physical conditions.


    Only by working in small teams will it be possible to master this smaller area of wooded fields and make contact with all the required control points. Using a map and compass, teams will practice basic orienteering in our introductory orienteering area. With a set time limit, the competition heats up as both teams gain expertise, speed and ability.


    To plan ahead strategically in order to complete the check in at all 5 control points in the allotted time and on as many courses as required.

Time: 30 to 45 minutes

General Features

Lengths of Seminar: 4 hours, 6 hours or 8 hours

Locations available:

  • Skirmish USA (700 acres)
  • Your facility
  • Any number of picnic/ entertainment facilities

Seasons offered:

  • Offered year round
  • Orienteering can be performed indoors or outdoors

Physical Conditioning Requirements:

  • Minimal - designed for a variety of physical conditions
  • Team positions available for sedentary and disabled lifestyles.

General Features of the overall program:

  • Six Courses available with 12 optional starting locations
  • Average Seminar size: 30 to 40 employees
    Most segments are performed in groups of 4 to 10 members
  • Min. Size: 8 - 10 for competition
  • Max. Size: No limit (if done if groups of 30 to 40)
  • Age Range: Middle School to 99 yrs.
  • Typical Team Make-up:
    • Group Leader for Hikers
    • Group Leader for Bikers
    • Map Reader
    • Compass Reader
    • Compass Checker
    • Spotter/ Coordinator
    • Map Constructor/ Record Keeper