DVOA Event Schedule

A Message to our Membership and Orienteering Friends:

  • DVOA will continue to host our in-person orienteering events - providing beginner level as well as challenging adventures through Orienteering in the great outdoors - as much as our volunteers and local parks allow with our pre-registration system.
  • For a more isolated orienteering experience - our Permanent Courses await you any time*. (*Check with the specific park for possible limits on their opening hours.)
  • We also will continue to respect local COVID regulations - see specific event information for anything uncommon or changed vs. the new-normal expectations.
  • Mask usage: Please continue to respect other Orienteers & Volunteers who have different COVID strategies than you do. At our registration, check-in and download areas in particular, please be respectful and wear your mask if they are masked.
  • Starts: When you register for a specific start window, please aim to arrive in that timeframe. It helps spread out starters, and ensures participants don't have to wait very long to get out on their course.
  • Online-pre-registration: watch for the deadlines a day or two before the event - see links within each event below. Pre-registration ensures there will be a map available for you.
  • If you miss the pre-registration, email the Event Director to check if they can accommodate you (additional fees may apply.)
  • Should you have any questions regarding a specific event, please feel free to click on the event director to clarify any specific needs you have.

    Stay healthy!
    DVOA Board of Directors

We use online preregistration for all of our events. Links to register are listed below. Deadline to register is normally the Thursday before the event.

Walk in day-of-event registration will be available on a limited basis and map/course selection will be limited. Cost for registering at the event is $10/map for the white course and $20/map for all other courses.

Thu Aug 11, 2022    Wolfs Hollow    W  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Mary Frank
Course Setter: Mary Frank
Notes: Possible Sprint being offered as well. Chester County Series
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Lena Kushleyeva  
Course Setter: Samuel Kolins
Preregister: Register Here
Notes: Bucks County Community College - Adjacent to Tyler State Park Special time: 10am-11am; New map 1:2,500

ED/CS Notes:

Come get you debut edition of our new Bucks County Community College sprint map!  With a very interesting layout of buildings, walls, and canopies, I think that this will be one of our most fun urban sprint maps and a great finale for the summer sprint series.

Note that both courses have a straight line distance of 1.7km.  The distances quoted below are the shortest legal routes, finding ways to run around all of the walls and buildings.

To register, use the link in red above.  Registration closes at the end of the day Thursday August 11th.

We may not have bathroom access on site!  Public restrooms are available at adjacent Tyler state park, a couple of minute drive away.

Full course notes available here.

Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
SprintO-1 2.40km 40.0m 17
SprintO-2 2.80km 45.0m 19

Sat Aug 20, 2022    Hickory Run Sand Spring  Google Map  
 Instruct  Training  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Julie Keim  
Course Setter:
Preregister: Register Here
Notes: Training Weekend.
Directions: Take Northeast Extension of PA Turnpike to I-80 exit. Turn right at light onto PA Rt. 940 and follow west for 3 miles. Go south on PA Rt. 534 and follow O'-signs. Along PA Rt 534 Between I80 and Rt 903

ED/CS Notes:

Training Weekend Schedule

August 19 – 21st 2022

Check in between August 19th at 6 pm to August 20th 9:30 am for Cabins.  Check anything that was broken at check in time.

August 20th

9:30 am Training for all levels begin to 12 Noon

11:30 to 12:30 – Lunch

13:00 to 14:00 Training Continues 

14:00 to 16:00 Short Courses Available 

17:30 to 19:00 Dinner

(all staff are volunteers so please assist with meals or clean up)

August 21st

9:00 am to 12 Noon Orienteering Event (any helpers to pick up controls always appreciated)

Cabin Check out by 2 pm – swept and report anything that was broken during stay.

Sun Aug 21, 2022    Hickory Run Sand Spring  Google Map  
 W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Mary Frank  16103104675
Course Setter: Greg Ahlswede
Preregister: Register Here
Notes: Training weekend courses
Directions: Take Northeast Extension of PA Turnpike to I-80 exit. Turn right at light onto PA Rt. 940 and follow west for 3 miles. Go south on PA Rt. 534 and follow O'-signs. Along PA Rt 534 Between I80 and Rt 903
Thu Aug 25, 2022    Harmony Hill  Google Map  
 W  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Mary Frank  16103104675
Course Setter:
Notes: 6 pm introductory class and course. Chester County Series
Directions: 1200 Skelp Level Road, Downingtown PA, 19335. Entrace is discreet- marked by a wooden post with 1200 and a narrow driveway.
Sat Aug 27, 2022    Evansburg  Google Map  
 Sprint-O 
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Kyle Sullivan  
Course Setter: Kirsten Mayland
Directions: From Rt. 422 take Rt. 29, North to Collegeville, East on Germantown Pike and watch for O'-signs.
Sat Sep 17, 2022    Lower Perkiomen / J.J. Audubon  Google Map  
 W  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Mary Frank  16103104675
Course Setter: Mary Frank
Notes: Beginner Program starts at 10am followed by beginner course.
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 Sep 18, 2022    Iron Hill Park  Google Map  
 W  Y  O  Br  G  R 
Event has EPunching
Event Director: John Gillette  
Course Setter: Bob Agosta
Directions: From DE Rt.95 take DE Rt.896 South. Go to Old Baltimore Pike and take a Right, West on Baltimore Pike. The park entrance will be on your right. Follow the O'-signs.

Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
White 0.00km 0.0m 0
Yellow 0.00km 0.0m 0
Orange 0.00km 0.0m 0
Brown 0.00km 0.0m 0
Green 0.00km 0.0m 0
Red 0.00km 0.0m 0

Fri Sep 30, 2022    Hollidaysburg High School    W  Y  O  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Mary Frank
Course Setter: Mark Frank
Notes: 4th Annual Flashlight Night (Night Orienteering) using map made by Jim Wolfe, WPOC. Simple map and easy courses.
Directions: Contact Mark Frank orienteer7 at aol dot com for directions
Sun Oct 09, 2022    Hibernia County Park  Google Map  
 W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Steve Ohrwaschel  
Course Setter: Nathan Ohrwaschel
Directions: From US Rt. 30 Bypass north of Coatesville, take PA Rt. 82 north. Watch for left turn at top of hill. Follow O'-signs.
Sat Oct 15, 2022    Ockanickon Scout Camp  Google Map  
 W  Y  O  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Mary Frank  16103104675
Course Setter:
Notes: Scout Only event
Sun Oct 16, 2022    Ockanickon Scout Camp  Google Map  
 W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Samuel Kolins  
Course Setter: Lena Kushleyeva
Notes: New Map - Bucks County, PA
Sat Oct 22, 2022    Green Lane Park  Google Map  
 W  Y  O  Br  G  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Mary Frank  16103104675
Course Setter:
Notes: Navy JR ROTC Area 4 competition - Host school -Boyertown HS
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..
Sun Nov 06, 2022    Rocky Ridge County Park (SVO)  Google Map  
Event has EPunching
Event Director:   
Course Setter:
Notes: SVO's Susquehanna Stumble
Directions: From Lancaster follow Rt. 30 West to Rt. 24 North (Mt. Zion Rd.). Take Rt. 24 north to top of hill and make a right onto Deininger Rd. Watch for O'-signs.
Sun Nov 13, 2022    French Creek State Park North  Google Map  
 W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Mary Frank  16103104675
Course Setter:
Notes: 55th Anniversary Event & Bench Dedication to the Ringo's
Directions: Follow Rt. 23 to PA Rt. 345, take Rt. 345 north and watch for O'-signs
Sat Nov 19, 2022    Norristown Farm Park  Google Map  
 Beg  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Mary Frank  16103104675
Course Setter: Mary Frank
Notes: 10 am Introductory program for the Park!
Directions: South side of Germantown Pike, midway between 202 and 363, just east of the crossing with Whitehall Road.
Sun Nov 20, 2022    White Clay Creek  Google Map  
 W  Y  O  Br  G  R 
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Steven Mones  
Course Setter: Ron Wood
Directions: From PA Rt 1 take PA Rt 896 south toward Newark, DE and watch for O'-signs, or from I-95 take DE 896 North to park.
Sun Nov 27, 2022    Ridley Creek State Park  Google Map  
 W  Y  O  Br  G  R 
Event has EPunching
Event Director:   
Course Setter:
Directions: From Newtown Square follow Rt.3 west approximately 2 miles to main park entrance on south side. Follow O'-signs.
Sun Dec 04, 2022    Patapsco Community College    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director:
Course Setter:
Directions: QOC hosts the Mid-Atlantics in Catonsville, MD
Sun Dec 11, 2022    Coventry Woods  Google Map  
 W  Y  O  Br  G  R 
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Katherine Moss  
Course Setter: Ron Bortz
Directions: From rt. 100 take Rt 724 west for 3 miles. Turn left on Unionville Rd. for 3 miles. Turn right on St. Peter's Rd. for a half mile. Park is on the left.
Sun Dec 18, 2022    Rutgers Ecological Preserve  Google Map  
 W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director:   
Course Setter: Patrick Shannon
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.