What we're about

The Central Virginia Orienteering Club (CVOC) is a group dedicated to orienteering and adventure racing in the Richmond and central region of Virginia. We are chartered with the national organization, Orienteering USA. Orienteering is the sport of navigation with map & compass and can be done on foot, bike, or by boat.

Head out into the woods to find specific locations shown on your map, making choices along the way of the best routes between them. Orienteering is great for improving your map reading or wilderness navigation skills or preparing for adventure races. Race against the clock for the shortest time or do it as a fun walk in the woods!

People of all ages and skill levels are welcome. Come join in the adventure!

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Upcoming events (4)

Beginner Clinic

New Quarter Park

CVOC is partnering with York County Parks and Rec to put on a beginner orienteering clinic at New Quarter Park. It will involve instruction on a variety of orienteering topics and opportunities to try out what's been learned. Class is limited to 20 people. To sign up, go to the website below and click on "Special Events" in the list of Activity Types. Click the plus sign under Walk & Talk Series -[masked]. Click Add To Cart. https://recreation.yorkcounty.gov/wbwsc/webtrac.wsc/SPLASH.html

New Quarter Park

New Quarter Park

This is our first time at New Quarter Park, so it should be fun for everyone to explore new terrain. There's a nice mix of woods, hiking trails, biking trails, open fields, and even a disc golf course. Come join us for a fun day in the park! Three courses to choose from! See below for more details. *** *** *** *** *** *** *** STARTS: Start any time between noon and 2:00 pm. (Everybody must be back to the start no later than 3:30 pm.) Feel free to arrive any time after 11:45 am. COST: Maps are $5 each. LOCATION: New Quarter Park at 1000 Lakeshead Dr in Williamsburg. Look for the red & white arrow orienteering signs to lead the way. OTHER: As always, instruction will be available for beginners or those who would like some help to get started. We can also offer some tips to those who've been out a few times and want to advance their skills a bit. Bring your own compass, or borrow one of ours (on a first-come basis). Be prepared to leave car keys or an ID as a deposit when borrowing. Dress appropriately for the weather and for travel both on & off trail. Water, sunscreen, and bug spray are also good items to bring along. Feel free to post comments or contact one of the organizers if you have any questions! Be sure to answer the instruction and map questions when you RSVP! This really helps us with planning. *** Our meets wouldn't be possible without the help of volunteers. Please consider offering some of your time at this or another upcoming meet. *** MEET DETAILS: All courses will be traditional orienteering courses which are to be completed in the numerical order indicated on the map. Courses will be: Beginner Novice/Intermediate Advanced Course Designers & Setters: Alec Richardson & Ellen Stefaniak

Save the Date!!!

Pocahontas State Park

Starts will be 11 am - 1 pm. More details coming soon!

Save the Date!!!

Powhatan State Park

Starts will be 11 am - 1 pm. More details coming soon!

Past events (122)

Paddle-O at White Bank Park

White Bank Park

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