Our mission is to develop, share and deliver navigation education for children, engage families and enable access to the sport of orienteering, and promote public health through outdoor exercise.
We create lesson plans, programming, coaching, and events for schools, organizations, and the public. We want you to love orienteering as much as we do because it not only promotes health and wellness, but it also helps students build the 4 C's: critical thinking, creativity, collaboration and communication.
As students are tasked with navigating through a space in a completely new and unfamiliar way, learning resilience in difficult situations, and learning to manage conflicts, communicate, and cooperate with their peers in effective ways, they develop a 5th C: community.
Through orienteering, kids will also have a unique opportunity to experience the outdoors in a way that enhances positive feelings around the outdoors and promotes environmental stewardship.
Our goal when we teach orienteering is to create a brave space that enables kids to build self-confidence, learn skills that can be applied in academia and real life, and gain a deeper appreciation for this planet we inhabit.