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Posted on: April 1, 2021

Orienteering workshop for ages 16 and older offered on April 24

Orienteering map and compass

Do you enjoy hiking cross-country, but fear losing your way? If so, join the Johnson County Park and Recreation District for a Map and Compass Orienteering Workshop beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 24, at the Ernie Miller Nature Center, 909 North Kansas 7 Highway, Olathe. Physical distancing and COVID-19 safe practices will be encouraged during this program.

This beginner's workshop is taught by members of the Possum Trot Orienteering Club, and is for ages 16 and older and children ages 10 and older accompanied by a parent or guardian. This program will introduce participants to orienteering, a fun way of learning the basic skills for using a topographic map and a magnetic compass. The program includes a practice orienteering hike in the park. Workbook and the loan of a compass are provided.  Remember to dress for the weather. 

To find this program online at, browse first under adult and then under nature & outdoors. When using the website’s advanced search, look for the keywords “map & compass.”

The cost for this three-hour workshop is $15 per person for Johnson County residents or $17 for nonresidents. Preregistration is required. For more information or to register by phone, call (913) 831-3359. To register online at, click on “Activity Search,” and look for activity number 7434. 

Printed copies of the My JCPRD Activities catalog are available for pickup at all Johnson County Library branches, and all JCPRD facilities.