Delaware Valley Orienteering Association

General Club Information

The Delaware Valley Orienteering Association (DVOA) is a non-profit organization founded in 1967 and is the oldest civilian orienteering club in the United States. In 1991, DVOA became the largest of the over 70 clubs affiliated with the United States Orienteering Federation (USOF). DVOA currently has approximately 700 members. DVOA's primary goals are to promote orienteering through educational programs and provide a variety of quality orienteering experiences for people in eastern Pennsylvania, northern Delaware, northern Maryland and central and southern New Jersey. DVOA holds approximately 45 orienteering events a year at various local, state, national parks, and environmental centers in the area. These events are open to the public and DVOA always provides instruction for beginners. In addition, DVOA Educational Services volunteers teach over 40 introductory programs a year for various organizations including Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, school groups from the elementary level through adult continuing education programs, and corporations. For further information contact DVOA:

14 Lake Drive
Spring City, PA 19475-2721

Registration for DVOA events is from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm, unless otherwise noted. The last start time is 1:00 pm. The courses close and controls are picked up at 3:30 pm during EST, and 4:00 pm during EDT.

Cost is $7.00/map for non-members (a group can use one map), $5.00/map for Scout/Youth Group non-members, and $4.00/map for members. Courses are pre-printed on the map, and typically include White, Yellow, Orange, Green, and Red. Occasionally there will be a Brown and/or a Blue course available. Occasionally there will be a String-O course for the kids.

Membership rates for new members are:

Register Between Individual Family Expires
Jan 1 and Jun 30 $16 $26 Dec 31 This Year
Jul 1 and Nov 15 $24 $34 Dec 31 Next Year
Nov 16 and Dec 31 $16 $26 Dec 31 Next Year

Annual membership renewal rates are: $16 for individual, and $26 for family.

Membership entitles you to:

  • DVOA's quarterly newsletter
  • Check out materials from its library
  • Reduced event fees.

Membership form

For more information contact the club secretary, Mary Frank.