May 28 Forest Park (Springfield, MA): This area is a great venue for park orienteering. The courses are all intermediate level, but there is plenty of route choice to challenge advanced orienteers. The map had recently been updated and is now lidar-based. Be prepared for some climbs into and out of reentrants! If you have time, consider signing up for a remaining open volunteer slot.
June 1, Historic Beaver Brook (Belmont/Waltham): This will be the 7th of the 8 events in the Spring Park-O Thursday Series (SPOTS). We are now hitting between 50 - 65 participants at each event. Registration is required to reserve your map. Series runs April 20 - June 8. You can join one or all of the events. Starts at 6:00 pm Results from the series to date are posted here. The final event is June 8 at Pine Banks in Malden.
June 18, DCR Houghton's Pond - Mark the DATE - More info to come!!!
Additional Local O- Happenings
Wednesday, June 7 - Family Navigation Game (Cambridge, MA) with Navigation Games - for intermediate and advanced orienteers, we will have a one-person relay (run the same advanced courses used earlier in the day for the Cambridge Middle School champs!). Children are welcome to try our Animal Orienteering. Beginners are encouraged to form teams and explore Danehy Park, finding checkpoints. Optional training available before the event. Course designer and event director: Ethan Childs.
Always report to the results computer before you leave a NEOC event — even if you don't complete your course. We want to be sure that everyone is safely out of the woods! NEOC is an all-volunteer organization.