Bring New Life to Your Property and Your Programs
Orienteering Unlimited, located in Somers, NY since 1979 is a small company with large aspirations.
Founded on the international sport of orienteering, we provide innovative educational projects and training programs not only for the orienteering community, but also for schools, camps, youth groups, corporations, and nature centers. We incorporate map-reading and navigation to infuse any program with the natural fun and engagement of a treasure hunt, enriching any objective with any group, whatever the age or setting.
Orienteering Unlimited also creates state-of-the-art maps for our clients
as well as marketing the best technology in the world to produce such maps. We have served for years as North American consultant to OCAD, the world’s most adaptable and creative cartographic software. We also specialize in identifying and adopting the rapid advancements of technology to further our mission – from cutting edge technological advances in software, computers, GPS, LiDAR, and Photogrammetry. In addition to our merchandise line of orienteering equipment and educational materials, we provide hands-on consulting services to groups interested in utilizing any of these technologies. We are passionately committed to helping you in any way we can, please contact us to see how we can exceed your expectations.
3 Jan Ridge RoadSomers, NY 10589
Types of Orienteering
A course of controls to be taken in a specific order is laid out. Lengths vary from a few kilometers for beginners to ten or more kilometers for experts. The classic form of orienteering.
Participants travel to each control on a bike. Events are held on both street and mountain bikes (mountain bike has the international championships).
Designed for those with disabilities. Participants remain on the trail. It is an un-timed event where the challenge is mental and achievement is based upon the ability to correctly interpret the map and its relationship to the ground.
Event is done on cross country skis. A point-to-point event in which the participant tries to pick the fastest route through a network of trails.
What is Orienteering?
Orienteering is a family of sports that requires navigational skills
using a map and compass to navigate from point to point in diverse and usually unfamiliar terrain, and normally moving at speed. Orienteering has been likened to a scavenger hunt in the woods, but it's much more than that! Orienteering provides many benefits like mental challenges, lifetime skills, physical effort, and loads of fun and excitement!
In orienteering, participants receive a map of an area which shows a series of sites to visit. Participants develop strategies to navigate from one site to another.
Find the most efficient route to all of the locations and prove you were there.
Proof of arrival:
In a regular orienteering meet, participants use either a special pin-punch or electronic timing located at each station to punch a control card.
The benefits of Orienteering are many:
- Builds self-confidence
- Improves map reading
- Teaches a lifetime sport
- Provides mental challenges
- Provides physical challenges