What we do

Navigation Games is Cambridge, MA based not-for-proift organization founded in 2015. Our mission is to bring the joy of orienteering to every child in Cambridge and beyond. 


In the spring of 2015, we organized after-school classes at six Cambridge schools, in-school electives at the Cambridge Street Upper School, and worked with the 5th grade classes at the Morse School. In the summer we worked with the Compass program 5th grade, and the Upton Street Community School. In the fall we provided a program for the 8th graders at the Vassal Lane Upper School, and an afterschool class for the Upton Street Community School. In November and December we held weekly introductory orienteering events on Sundays at parks around Cambridge.


Ethan Childs

Ethan is a long-time member of the US National Team, and has participated in multipule junior and senior World Championships since he was 17. He recently graduated from the University of Vermont in 2016 with degrees in English and psychology, and is now working to share his orienteering experience with anyone who wants to give his favorite sport a try.


Barb Bryant

Barb got started by volunteering in her kids' classrooms in Cambridge, MA, and one thing led to another. She is now the President of Navigation Games and her focus is to bring orienteering into schools and to every child in the city. Barb is also Vice President of Youth Initiatives for Orienteering USA.