Wilderness Orienteering Primer

Learn To Navigate In The Wilderness!

Orienteering is a popular recreational activity in which the orienteer uses a map and compass to navigate quickly from point to point in unfamiliar terrain. Participants navigate through a series of checkpoints along the way. This program is designed as an orientation to using a map and compass to navigate for all ages.

Our goal is to familiarize guests with the basic principles of observing surroundings and relating reality to map representation, understanding map scale, and working together to achieve a goal. After this intro, we hope that you will want to take on more challenging courses!

Please see our Frequently Asked Questions for more information on booking activities at Earthshine Lodge as well as our cancellation policies.

If you do not see a certain activity on the schedule during your stay, please do not hesitate to ask. Sometimes we can adjust depending on staff schedules.

Activity Details

  • Cost: $25 per person
  • Availability: Pre-registration is required.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Ages: All ages welcome (Children must be accompanied by an adult.)
  • Led by: Earthshine staff
  • Other Info: Please let us know if you or anyone in your party have food allergies.