Orienteering Weekend

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at Westmoreland Sanctuary!

Saturday, September 22, 12:00pm – 4pm, program:

12:00-1:00: Cidermaking.  Join Westmoreland staff to learn about making apple cider at home.

1:00 pm:  ORIENTEERING 101. Learn the basics of navigation using a map and compass with Westmoreland Sanctuary staff.  Map interpretation and learning to utilize a compass in concert with a map will be the focus of the program.  Great for beginners or anyone needing a refresher for their skills.  Also a great tune-up for the upcoming orienteering meet on Sept 23rd.  Suggested donation $5/person non-members.  RSVP by Sept 20.

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Tractor Rides*  Enjoy a ride through Westmoreland’s forest on our wagon trail.  Members – $2.00pp / Non-Members – $4.00pp.  *Tractor rides will be canceled in the event of rain or muddy trail conditions.

Sunday, September 23, 10:00am – 4:00pm, program:

10:00am – 3:00pm:  ORIENTEERING CHALLENGE.  Co-sponsored by Hudson Valley Orienteering.  The Orienteering Challenge is an all-levels orienteering event with challenges presented for all in attendance.  Westmoreland’s scenic woodlands are a perfect setting for everyone to test their navigational skills against Hudson Valley Orienteering’s expertly designed courses.  This event is perfect for individuals, families, and small groups to enjoy a day in the outdoors.  Participants of all ages welcome!

– Registration/Check-in is from 10:00am to Noon on the day of the event.
– Courses open for navigation from 10:00am until 3:00pm; course entrance will close at 1:00pm.
– Event fee includes maps for all courses (easy to challenging), instruction/training, and refreshments.
– Training sessions available at 10am and 11am
– Courses use hi-tech electronic recording system and participants receive computer printout upon course completion
– Compass rental available – FREE for Westmoreland and HVO members!
– $5 discount for registering and submitting payment by September 21st!  Orienteering Challenge Participant Fees
Adults: $15pp Members, $20pp Non-members, Students (20yrs old and under): $10pp, Families: $25 Members, $35 Non-members
All participants are eligible for $5 pre-registration discount when registration and payment are recieved by Sept 21st.

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Live Animal Presentation. Join us after the orienteering meet to learn about Westmoreland’s resident animals.  Learn how they might navigate Westmoreland’s forests and get a chance to touch everyone’s favorite critter, Buster, the rabbit.

These are all rain or shine events. Please visit www.hvo.us.orienteering.org for additional details on the orienteering meet.
Questions about this weekend may be directed to the Westmoreland Sanctuary staff at (914)666-8448 or westsanc@optonline.net or click HERE.