These days, some of us would be lost without our navigational systems in our cars. Hand-held orienteering skills into practice at York River State Park.
Orienteering participants learn to plan out their routes to find their objectives. Sometimes they leave the well marked trails and challenge the terrain. Each team strives to reach their destination before their competitors.
Not only are these students prepared to find their ways through the woods, they are finding their way through life. The JROTC Program has been successful in teaching respect, self-discipline, teamwork, and other important lessons. Some of today’s orienteering participants will serve in the military while others will study at two and four year institutions. We are glad that the Virginia State Parks are playing a role in their development into adulthood.