Regional Clubs

(North Texas Orienteering Association) 
(Houston Orienteering Club)
(ArkLaTex Orienteering Society)
(New Mexico Orienteering) 

Orienteering Organizations

  Orienteering USA
(United States Orienteering Federation) 
(International Orienteering Federation) 



1.  Classic Event, Camp Tahuaya Day Meet - Saturday, December 7, 2019

  • White Beginner (Beginner) - Manual Punch (2-3 Km, Easy)
  • Yellow (Beginner) - Manual Punch (3-5 Km, Easy to Medium)
  • Orange (Intermediate) - Electronic Punch (ePunch) (4-7 Km, Medium)
  • Green (Advanced) - Electronic Punch (ePunch) (4-7 Km, Hard)

1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards to highest score for the day for each category.

Manual Punch   Electronic Punch (ePunch)


2.  Night-O (Score-O), Camp Tahuaya - Saturday, December 7, 2019

  • Mass start at 6:00 pm, 1 hr time limit.
  • Start and Finish is at the Dining Hall.


3.  Introduction to Radio Orienteering, Camp Tahuaya - Sunday, December 8, 2019

  • There will be a relatively informal 5 pt radio orienteering course set up for Sunday, Dec 8.  First start is at 9 am.  There is a limited supply of radios so each person will have a maximum of 1.5 hours to complete the event and should report back to the finish after 1.5 hours even if they have not completed the course.


Map Scale:  1:5000   Contour Interval:  3 m

Meet Contact Person: Nancy Bowers, (512) 644-0092,

Course Setter:  Nancy Bowers, (512) 644-0092,


Event Location:  BSA Camp Tahuaya, 2603 Tahuaya Dr., Belton, TX  76513

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Check-in/Package Pick-up and On-site registration
9:15 AM Orienteering Class for Beginners Instruction
10:00 AM Classic Event First Start
2:00 PM Awards Ceremony (or as soon everyone is back from the course)
3:00 PM Course Closed. All participants must have returned to Finish
5:30 PM Night-O On-site registration opens
5:55 PM Night-O Map handout
6:00 PM Night-O Mass start
7:00 PM Night-O Finished
7:10 PM Night-O Awards
7:20 PM Night-O Control Pick-up
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Radio Orienteering On-Site Registration
9:00 AM Introduction to Radio Orientering Instructions
9:30 AM First Start
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM Wrap Up

Online registration closes at 10 PM on Thursday, December 5, 2019.

Online Registration is CLOSED

All participants (individual competitors and each member of a group) must complete an Entry Waiver. To save time on the event day, complete the waiver in pen and bring it with you to the event.

Those without a completed waiver will not be permitted to participate in the event.

Online registration is highly encouraged. The number of maps with preprinted courses is based upon Online registration numbers.


Registration moved to Orienteering Online website:

To simplify our processes, registration will be made through the Orienteering Online website. Some benefits of using Orienteering Online include:

  • Create and maintain an orienteering profile that can be easily used to register in orienteering events across the globe;
  • Ability to mass-register club members (for schools, troops, large groups, etc.);
  • Serves as the main registration platform for most international orienteering events;
  • Quick registration to our future events.

If you do not already have an Orienteering Online profile, please register at

If you are ready to register for this event, go to

*For schools, troops and large groups, the administrator can create a new club profile as well as add individuals to an orienteering event without having to re-enter their information every time.

If you need assistance, don’t hesitate to contact Radu Greavu at

Online registration is highly encouraged. The number of maps with preprinted courses is based upon Online registration numbers.


How to select a Class?

Individual competitors are divided into classes by Course, Gender and Age as of  December 31 of the current year;

  •    The first letter in each Class represents the course (e.g. "W" for White, "Y" for Yellow, etc);
  •    The second letter represents the Gender ("M" for Male and "F" for Female);
  •    The numbers that follow represents the Age group (e.g. "-18" represents "Under 18";
  •    For Recreational/Map Hike, select the desired "Rec" course.

Example 1: "WM1618" represents - White course male, age 16 through 18.
Example 2: "YF-13" represents - Yellow course female, age under 13.
Example 3: "GM45+" represents - Green course male, 45 years of age and older.
Example 4: "Y-Rec" represents - Yellow course, Recreational/Map Hike


Payment Options

    1. Pay Online with a Credit Card or PayPal account. See online payment section.

    2. Pay On-site the day of the event (Cash or Check)

If you are a school and would like to make special arrangements, please contact Radu Greavu by email at


Entry Costs:







Map Hiker

(Non-competitive per map)

AOC Member


  Classic Event (Saturday) Preregistered





  Classic Event (Saturday) On-site Registration





  Night-O Pre-Registered





  Night-O On-site Registration





  Radio Orienteering Pre-Registered $5 $5 N/A $1
  Radio Orienteering On-site Registration $7 $7 N/A $1

*There are NO REFUNDS, but we can often place other runners on a missing entrant’s card if they have a waiver or hold an account balance until the next event. Make checks payable to AUSTIN ORIENTEERING CLUB.

Directions to Camp Tahuaya: 

From the North:   Take I-35 south to exit 289a about 4 miles south of Belton, TX.  Turn right onto Tahuaya Rd and go 1.2 miles to the Camp.  After Tahuaya Rd curves to the north, go straight onto the gravel road.  The start and finish will be about a quarter mile up on the left (west side) near the main lodge.  You can park either in the gravel areas near the lodge or the field on the right side of the road.


From the South:  Take I-35 north from Austin past Georgetown to 53.5 miles from the 290 – I-35 junction to exit 289a about 4 miles south of Belton, TX.  Turn left to cross the freeway, turn left again to the south.  Then take an immediate right onto Tahuaya Rd and go 1.2 miles to the Camp.  After Tahuaya Rd curves to the north, go straight onto the gravel road.  The start and finish will be about a quarter mile up on the left (west side) near the main lodge.  You can park either in the gravel areas near the lodge or in the field on the right (east) side of the main road.  Buses go to the right.


  • Camping is available for both Friday and Saturday nights at Camp Tahuaya for $2.50/person/night.
  • Unless there is a burn ban, campfires are allowed. Reserve camping through AOC at registration and pay AOC on site at check-in.
  • Underage campers must be accompanied by an adult. We will reserve campsites for each group once registered and post reservations at the campsite entrance as well as online.
  • Any campsites not marked as reserved starting the Friday of the event are first come first serve. We will occupy the ones south of the dining hall first and spread north if necessary.

Course Mapper/Setter Notes:

Camp Tahuaya is a 147 acre camp with the largest spring in Texas. At the center of the camp is Lake Boyd Callon which is stocked with trout. A spring-fed creek feeds into the Lake from the central west side of the camp and runs out of the lake on the north side into the Lampasas River. The north side of the Camp is bounded by the Lampasas River. It looks like a creek and can be easily crossed with only slight wading. The south, east, and west sides of the camp are bounded by barb wire fences. There are a few cliff areas where north-south trending creeks have cut through limestone and on the north side of the camp where the river has downcut through the limestone. The vegetation is varied from dense juniper in sections to fairly open easy running through the forest. There are also multiple campgrounds scattered throughout the south and east side of the camp and archery, skeet and rifle ranges on the north side. Tahuaya has a rich lore of history. The sparkling cold springs attracted the camps and burial grounds of prehistoric Plainview Man, and later Native Americans of several tribes. The Spanish Conquistadors built their forts and, according to legend, buried their gold here. Texas settlers built a grinding mill and millrace whose ruins are now historic landmarks in the camp. The Old Military Road and the Shanklin Mill brought thousands of wagons to the spring, carving deep wheel ruts still visible in the stone by the lake. In the late 1800’s and into the 1900’s water from the Spring at Camp Tahuaya was bottled by the Oasis Water Company, a Texas based subsidiary of Perrier. Come visit the camp and soak up a little of its history while running through the woods.

Night-O Event Details:

Start/Finish: At the Dining Hall.
Required Items: Flashlight/head lamp, Cell phone, Watch, Liability Waiver (signed by parent/guardian if under 18). Registration, Liability Waivers and Event Information can be found on the Austin Orienteering Club website at: All participants under 18 must have their liability waiver signed by their parent/guardian. 

Participants will have one hour to find as many control points as possible and return to the start. All participants must finish by 7:00 pm. As safety is a concern there is a no tolerance policy for late returns. Anyone returning after 7:30 pm will be disqualified. Each control point will be worth one point. Point will be deducted for each full minute after 7:00 pm. Competitors can go as a team or as an individual; Participants under 18 must be on a team.

Radio Orienteering

Sunday will be a beginner-level Amateur Radio Direction Finding event - no license or experience is necessary.  Five small transmitters will be hidden in the camp.  You’ll have 90 minutes to find them and return to the finish.

The transmitters are on the 80m amateur radio band.  Because the transmitters share the same frequency, they take turns (on for one minute, off for four minutes).  You can tell which transmitter is on by counting the number of dits/beeps (1-5), so you don’t even need to know Morse code.

Another transmitter on a separate frequency (called the homing beacon) guides you to the finish, but the finish is also marked on your map.

We have 7 receivers to loan out, and if more than 7 people want to try this, there’s time for a second set of starts after the first set begins to come back.  You can go out together and share, but that will put you at a disadvantage - it helps to be listening 100% of the time. 

Straight line distance should be between 2-3K, and you should be able to stay 90% on trails!  Please meet at the dining hall by 9:30 AM for check in and a brief tutorial, and the first start will be around 10.

Technical specs:
Transmitters 1-5: 3.579 MHz AM
Homing beacon: 3.530 MHz AM
Vertically polarized antennas
Approx. 1W output power

Start exclusion zone: 200 meters
Transmitter exclusion zone: 100 meters
Time limit: 90 minutes 

For corrections to registration entries please email