Orienteering at CRLS is relatively new, but in the few years the high school has been involved with orienteering, CRLS has made a big splash in the national competitive scene, and is well established with the local orienteering community. In the spring of 2018, CRLS won the Junior National Championships in the Varsity category, and placed third in the JV category, and second for Intermediate.
The season is split between the spring and fall, where the spring focuses more on competition while the fall season has a greater emphasis on learning navigation skills. That said, both seasons are open to students of all ability levels, even those who have never picked up a map or run through the woods before!
The team typically meets 3-4 times a week. At least one of those days we will take a bus to the forest, and another day will be attending a public event put on by one of the local orienteering clubs. The other 1-2 days will take place in local parks or on the streets throughout Cambridge.
If you would like to know more about the CRLS orienteering team, feel free to contact Coach Ethan Childs directly through email: firstname.lastname@example.org.