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Public is welcome at all events, unless specifically noted in the announcement. Beginners are always welcome and basic instruction is offered at no charge. OCIN Events are held rain, shine or snow. In the event of severe storm or snow emergency, check this site on the morning of event.
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Sat, Nov 18, 2017     OCIN TROL #1 - Camp Butterworth
    Full range of courses from white to red. Courses: white: 1.2 km; yellow 2.3 km; orange 3.3 km; brown 2.8 km; green 4.1 km; red 5.5 km. Saturday will be the first meet of our annual TROL series. Start times 11 am - 1 pm. Normal OCIN event fees: $7 for members, $10 for non-members, $2 discount if you own your own SI card, free for TROL and WARS season pass holders.
    8851 Butterworth Rd, Maineville, OH.
    Locator Map. Directions: From I-275, take I-71 north for 6.2 miles, and take exit 24 to Western Row Rd. Turn right on Western Row Rd for 1.3 miles. Turn left on Socialville-Foster Rd for 1 mile. Turn left on Old 3C highway for less than 0.1 mile, then turn right to stay on old 3C highway for 0.1 mile. Turn right on Foster-Maineville Rd for 0.3 mile, then right on Butterworth Rd for 0.5 mile and watch for the camp entrance on the right.

Nov 18-19, 2017     OCIN TROL girl scout training weekend
    Camp Butterworth. Weekend of training activities for youth, primarily girls. This will include a regular OCIN meet on Saturday, with courses from white to red. Contact Vicki Huseman for registration details
   

Fri, Nov 24, 2017     Jefferson Memorial Forest, Louisville, KY
    Orienteering Louisville website Event Director:
    Horine Area of Jefferson Memorial Forest, Louisville, KY. Starts from 1000 to 11:30, control pickup at 1:30. Courses: white, yellow, green, red. $7 for members and juniors, $10 for others.

Sat, Nov 25, 2017     OCIN / TROL training day, Miami University, Oxford, OH
    tentatively at Miami University. All-day training program on Saturday with a mix of indoor and outdoor activities, geared primarily toward youth, but open to all.
    8 am - 7 pm. Come ready to go in the woods. Lunch, snacks, and pizza dinner are included.
    Details about the TROL training day
    Please pre-register here. You may also buy a TROL season pass or renew OCIN membership.
    Locator Map

Sun, Nov 26, 2017     TROL meet #2, Miami University, Oxford, OH
    Miami University. Sunday will be a regular competition with a range of courses from white to red. Sunday starts 11 am to 2 pm.
    Normal OCIN event fees: $7 for members, $10 for non-members, $2 discount if you own your own SI card, free for TROL and WARS season pass holders.
    Locator Map

Dec 1-3, 2017     OCIN TROL / OINK! National event
    Orienteer In Northern Kentucky! - National meet, 3 new maps in Northern Kentucky. Saturday counts in TROL season standings and is also the Ohio Valley School orienteering Championships.
    event details     Online Pre-registration is required.     See who's registered
    Friday: Middle distance race at Waller-Stephenson Park. Saturday: Ohio Valley School Championships, Camp Ernst. Sunday: middle distance race at A.J. Jolly Park.

Sat Dec 9, 2017     Cricket Holler Night-O', Dayton, Ohio
    tentative: MVOC annual Night Score Course, followed by "search and Destroy O" (competitive control pickup), and potluck dinner. Sponsored by Miami Valley Orienteering Club (MVOC). Miami Valley Orienteering Club website Event Director: Steve Barnhart
   

Sun, Dec 10, 2017     OCIN TROL, Miami Univ Ecology Research Center, Oxford, Ohio
    courses from white to red. Start times 11 am - 1 pm. Normal OCIN event fees: $7 for members, $10 for non-members, $2 discount if you own your own SI card, free for TROL and WARS season pass holders.
    Locator Map

Dec 10, 2017     Tar Hollow State Park, Chillicothe, Ohio
    Sponsored by Central Ohio Orienteers (COO). Central Ohio Orienteers website
   

Sat Dec 16, 2017     OCIN TROL, Bear Creek Scout Camp, Everton, IN
    courses from white to red. Bear Creek, Indiana, co-sponsored by ICO.
    Start times 11 am - 1 pm. Normal OCIN event fees: $7 for members, $10 for non-members, $2 discount if you own your own SI card, free for TROL and WARS season pass holders.
    Locator Map

Dec 30-31 and Jan 1, 2017     OCIN New Year's Event
    OCIN New Year's meets - details to be announced.
    Locator Map

Jan 6 or 7, 2018     OCIN TROL, to be determined
    courses from white to red. details to be announced. tentatively in Hamilton, Ohio, director Pat Meehan.
   

Jan 12-15, 2018    Georgia Navigator Cup, Augusta, Georgia
    3 days of National meets, then the Georgia "Extreme-O" on Monday. Organized by Georigia Orienteering (GAOC) Friday middle distance race at Hard Labor Creek State Park. Saturday and Sunday will be a two-day classic event at Mistletoe State Park. Monday Extreme-O will also be at Mistletoe. The Extreme-O is based on a NATO military competition and requires navigation on a variety of types of maps and aerial photos, and includes various challenges, typically including a rope bridge over water and some form of boat or raft water crossing.
    Event information     Online Pre-registration is required.

Sat, Jan 20, 2018     OCIN TROL, Diamond Oaks HS, Dent, Ohio
    Diamond Oaks school and surrounding park land. Co-sponsored by Diamond Oaks Army JROTC. Start times 11 am - 1 pm. Normal OCIN event fees: $7 for members, $10 for non-members, $2 discount if you own your own SI card, free for TROL and WARS season pass holders.
    Locator Map and Directions coming soon.

Sun, Jan 28, 2018     OCIN TROL, Big Bone Lick State Park, Union, KY
    courses from white to red. details to be announced. Start times Noon - 2 pm. Normal OCIN event fees: $7 for members, $10 for non-members, $2 discount if you own your own SI card, free for TROL season pass holders.
    Locator Map and Directions coming soon.

Sat Feb 3, 2018     OCIN TROL, site tentattive, Ohio
    courses from white to red. indoor event center and restrooms. details to be announced.
   

Sat Feb 10, 2018     OCIN TROL, Camp Friedlander, Loveland, Ohio
    courses from white to red. indoor event center and restrooms. details to be announced.
   

Sat Feb 17, 2018     MVOC TROL, Woodland Trails BSA Camp, Camden, Ohio
    courses from white to red. indoor event center and restrooms. details to be announced.
   

Sat Feb 24, 2018     OCIN TROL, Mt Airy Forest, Cincinnati, Ohio
    courses from white to red. indoor event center and restrooms. details to be announced. Mt Airy Forest, Oak Ridge Lodge, Cincinnati, Ohio.
   

Mar 3 or 4, 2018     OCIN TROL, to be determined
    courses from white to red. tentatively at Miami Whitewater. details to be announced.
   

Mar 10 or 11, 2018     OCIN TROL, to be determined
    courses from white to red. tentatively at Sharon Woods. details to be announced.
   

Sat Mar 17, 2018     MVOC TROL, location tba
    courses from white to red. details to be announced. Miami Valley Junior Championships.
   

March 23 and/or 24, 2018     OCIN Easter Egg Orienteering
    in coperation with MetroParks of Butler County. Kids Easter Egg course will be a short, easy "white" level course; kids can collect plastic Easter eggs which can be exchanged for candy or a toy when they finish. More challenging courses will be available for older children and adults.
   

March 23 to April 1, 2018    California Orienteering Week
    full week of National "A" meets, California. Bay Area Orienteering Club (BAOC)
   

Saturday, March 31, 2018     OCIN Easter Egg Orienteering
    in coperation with MetroParks of Butler County. Kids Easter Egg course will be a short, easy "white" level course; kids can collect plastic Easter eggs which can be exchanged for candy or a toy when they finish. More challenging courses will be available for older children and adults.
   

April 6-8, 2018     OCIN Flying Pig XXII
    National events, details to be announced
   

April 21-22, 2018    West Point National Meet
    The annual West Point "Invitational" weekend in rugged terrain near the U.S. Military Academy, New York. (USMA)
   

April 28-29, 2018    U.S. Interscholastic Championships
    National "A" meet, U.S. Interscholastic Championships: tentatively New England Orienteering Club (NEOC)
   

May 23, 2018     World Orienteering Day
    Location to be announced. In cooperation with the International Orienteering Federation.
    Event Director Mike Minium For a listing of events worldwide, go to Worldorienteeringday.com
   

June 3-8, 2018    TJOC 2017, Bridgeport, Texas
    Texas Junior Orienteering Camp - week-long intensive training camp for junior orienteers. North Texas Orienteering Assoc (NTOA)
    Pre-registration is required. Please contact Mike Minium right away for details.

2018   North American Orienteering Championships, Canada
    open to all, the North Americans alternates between USA and Canada. host and site to be determined.
   

March 29-31 or April 5-7, 2019     OCIN Flying Pig XXIII
    National events, details to be announced
   

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