Orienteering For Groups

Orienteering is an ideal activity for groups looking for something different:

  • corporate team building
  • sporting, social and youth groups
  • people with a disability

Corporate Groups

Orienteering promotes team work by creating a challenge that can be completed successfully if people work together to gain the best result for their team.

Orienteering combines navigational challenges with integrated tasks demanding group communication, co-operation and delegation of responsibilities. It involves:

  • careful planning
  • delegation of tasks
  • assessment of strengths and weaknesses
  • handling burdens
  • goal setting
  • moderate physical exertion

A half day orienteering activity works best with groups of 15 + up to about 60. Each group is divided into teams of 5.  The objective is to gain the maximum points through navigating to a series of controls in an allocated time period, usually 1.5 to 2 hours.

The activity will be suitably challenging, enjoyable and stimulating. It will be designed acknowledging that a wide range of people will be taking part with differing levels of fitness and navigational expertise.

All our staff are fully qualified teachers and outdoor educators with years of experience.

Areas popularly used include:

  • Brimbank Park – Keilor
  • Cardinia Reservoir Park – Narre Warren
  • Darebin Parklands – Alphington
  • Maroondah Reservoir Park – Healesville
  • Hanging Rock – Woodend

There is a fee which is dependent on type of group, size of group, location and duration of the activity.  Contact the Orienteering Victoria office for more information.

Sporting, Social and Youth Groups

Groups wanting to learn how to navigate, vary their training program, or just enjoy the outdoors, are welcome to take part in our regular programs such as Park and Street Orienteering or MelBushO.

If you are bringing a group to an event, please contact the event organiser beforehand so that we ensure there are enough maps.

Find out more about our events.

People With A Disability

Orienteering Victoria welcomes people with a disability at our events, and recognises the Companion Card with free entry for carers.  Park and Street events are regularly enjoyed by people with physical and intellectual disabilities.

Each event has an accessibility rating indicating the level of access for wheelchairs or terrain suitable for people with ambulant problems.  You can select the events most suited to your ability.

Instructors will help with basic map use.  It is suggested that you select the “Power Walker” course (suitable even if you intend to just stroll).  You can set your own pace and visit as many controls as you like in an hour.

 

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